Dear devotees and friends
We are going to celebrate the appearance day of Lord Nityananda on the 5th of Ferbruary and it is going to be very extatic. If you understand who is Lord Nityananda you will know why… Just read what Srila Prabhupada told us about Him… And come in a very happy mood to serve the Lord and enter the realm of Saranagati (complete surrender in Love) to the lotus feet of the Lord!
“If you are actually serious about going back to home, back to Godhead, then please seek after the mercy of Nityananda.
nitaiyer koruna habe, braja radha-krsna pabe,
dharo nitai-carana du’khani
“Please catch up the lotus feet of Nityananda.” Then he says, nitaiyer carana satya. One may think that as we catch hold of so many shelter, but in this material world later on they prove false, similarly, suppose we catch hold of the lotus feet of Nityananda; it may also prove false. But Narottama dasa Thakura assures that nitaiyer carana satya: “It is not false. Because Nityananda is eternal, His lotus feet is also eternal.” Tanhara sevaka nitya. And anyone who takes to the service of Nityananda, they also become eternal. Without being eternal, nobody can serve the eternal. That is the Vedic injunction. Without becoming Brahman, one cannot approach the Supreme Brahman. Just like without being fire, nobody can enter into the fire. Without being water, nobody can enter into the water. Similarly, without being fully spiritualized, nobody can enter into the spiritual kingdom. So nitaiyer carana satya. If you catch nitaiyer, the lotus feet of Nityananda, then you become immediately spiritualized. Just like if you touch electricity, immediately you become electrified. That is natural. Similarly, Nityananda is eternal happiness, if you touch Nityananda some way or other, then you become also eternally happy. Tanhara sevaka nitya. Therefore one who has in contact with Nityananda, they have become eternal.
nitaiyer carana satya, tanhara sevaka nitya,
drdha kori’ dharo nitair pay
So just catch Him very tightly. Narottama boro duhkhi, nitai more koro sukhi. At the last Narottama dasa Thakura, the composer of this song, he is appealing to Nityananda, “My dear Lord, I am very unhappy. So You please make me happy. And You kindly keep me in corner of Your lotus feet.””
Sri Sri Gaura Nitay ki jaya!!!
Gopala Acarya dasa