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Supremely Worshippable Day

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Lord Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance, morning class
Sri Ekachakra Dham, 25 February 2021, part 1
Translated from Bengali

 

Jay Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jay
Visva-varenya Srila Guru Maharaj ki jay
Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jay
Om Vishnupad Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur Prabhupad ki jay
Jay Rupanuga-guru-varga ki jay
Namacharya Haridas Thakur ki jay
Vrinda Devi, Tulasi Devi, Sri Bhakti Devi ki jay
Sri Shyama Kunda, Radha Kunda, Sri Giri Govardhan ki jay
Sri Mayapur Dham, Sri Nabadwip Dham, Sri Vrindavan, Mathura ki jay
Sri Purusottam Ksetra ki jay
Baladev Subhadra Jagannathjiu ki jay
Akar Math-raj Sri Chaitanya Math ki jay
Mayapur Yogapith ki jay
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math ki jay
Tandiya sakha Math samuha ki jay
Sri Mather sevak vrinda, bhakta-vrinda ki jay
Ananta-koti Vaishnav vrinda ki jay
Sri Gaudiya Acharya vrinda ki jay
Tridandi-pad-gan ki jay
Saparsada Sriman Nityananda Prabhu ki jay
Saparsada Sriman Mahaprabhu ki jay
Bhakta-prabara Prahlad Maharaj ki jay
Suddha-bhakti-vighnar vinasankari Bhagavan Nrisinghadev ki jay
Sri Sada-Siva Gangadhar, Giriraj Govardhan ki jay
Jay Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda jiu ki jay
Nityananda Prabhur avirabhav tithi-vara maha-mahotsav ki jay
Nityananda trayodasi ki jay
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math ki jay
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Krishnanusilana Sangha ki jay
Samagata Sri Gaura bhakta-vrinda ki jay
Jay all the sannyasi-, brahmachari-, bhakta-vrinda ki jay
All the assembled devotees ki jay
All the worldwide devotees ki jay
Harinam sankirtan ki jay
Nitai Gaura premanande Hari bol

Devotee: Jay Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj ki jay. Harinam sankirtan ki jay. Nitai Gaura premanande Hari bol

Today is a very fortunate day for us. We always wait for this day very much every year—the holy worshippable day when our supremely worshippable Sriman Nityananda Prabhu chose to come to this world. We, especially all devotees of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu, have a very special regard to the holy day Gaura Purnima (Bengali people call this day 'dol purnima'), and today is the holy appearance day of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu—He without whose mercy this world is plunged into darkness, He without whose mercy we do not see and will never see any light, He without whose mercy the door of Goloka Vrindavan will never open for us, He without whose mercy we can never save ourselves from this illusory environment.

Sriman Nityananda Prabhu accepted Sriman Hadai Pandit and Srimati Pamavati Devi as His parents and appeared on this holy day in this world in the age of Kali to rescue all the low and fallen souls like ourselves. Therefore, this day, Nityananda Trayodasi, is an extremely worshippable day for us.

Many different sampradayas are observing this holy Nityananda Trayodasi day, but our Gaudiya sampradaya observes this day beautifully, with heart and soul, extracting and smearing mellows of deep love from their hearts. You too come here every year with much enthusiasm, and you will hopefully come next year too. Many of you have got an opportunity to come and be here from dasami tithi, which is very good, there is no problem with that. You have come one-two days earlier getting an opportunity to stay at Nityananda Prabhu's holy abode, we have also got this opportunity. I do not get time to come here all the time because I have to visit all the other temples—this is how the time passes. Because you all came before the festival, then I too came here a few days before the festival. This is how I too get an opportunity to hear the nectarean narrations about this holy dham (Mahima-charitamrita, Mahima-amrita, Mahima-katha). This is an extremely pure land, non-different from Sri Vrindavan Dham. Just as everyone says, "Jay Radhe Radhe" in Vrindavan, everyone here says, "Jay Nitai!" When people meet each other here, they say, "Jay Nitai!" Nityananda Prabhu's Name is uttered here all the time.

নিতাই না বলিল মুখে মজিল সংসার সুখে,
বিদ্যাকুলে কি করিবে তার ॥

nitai na balila mukhe majila samsara-sukhe
vidya-kule ki karibe tara

"What will learning (aristocratic birth) do for one who was immersed in worldly pleasures and never called aloud, 'Nitai'?"

We are so proud of our knowledge, we are controlled by our ego—we are proud of our wealth, proud of our knowledge, proud of our bodily beauty, proud of our material qualities. This is how we become mad with pride and forget Nitai's lotus feet ("Ahankare matta haina, Nitai-pada pasariya" (অহঙ্কারে মত্ত হৈঞা নিতাই-পদ পাসরিয়া). I have seen Gurudev. One time, when Gurudev had an operation in Kolkata. When I saw him being taken to the operation theatre, I cried to see him suffer so much. There was about forty-five minutes before the operation and Gurudev told the nurse to allow foreign devotees (his servants) to stay. Seeing our crying faces, Gurudev only started chanting kirtan. He was lying on the stretchers, dressed in the hospital clothes, and he was chanting,

নিতাই-পদকমল কোটীচন্দ্র-সুশীতল
যে ছায়ায় জগত জুড়ায় ।
হেন নিতাই বিনে ভাই রাধাকৃষ্ণ পাইতে নাই
দৃঢ় করি ধর নিতাই পায় ॥

nitai-pada-kamala, koti chandra-susitala,
ye chhayaya jagata judaya
hena nitai vine bhai radha-krsna paite nai
drdha kari' dhara nitaira paya

"Cooling like ten million moons, Nitai's lotus feet soothe the world with their shade. O brother! Without Nitai, you cannot reach Radha-Krishna. Firmly grasp Nitai's feet."

It is necessary to have the strongest faith. If you do not have a very strong faith, you will not have faith in Nitai. People sing at market places

যদ্যপি আমার গুরু বেশ্যা-বাড়ি যায় ।
তথাপিও আমার গুরু নিত্যানন্দ-রায় ॥

yadyapi amara guru vesya-bari yaya
tathapio amara guru nityananda-raya

"Even if my Guru, Nityananda Ray, goes to a prostitute's house, He is still my Guru."

This is what faith is.

 

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