Every devotee may want to stop falling down and become free of the harmful and self-destructive lust, greed, envy, ego, pride, duplicity, desire-for-recognition, etc. One may regularly hear or read a lot from the Shastra about the destructive effects of these harmful tendencies for many decades or even a whole lifetime. But still one cannot give them up. These harmful habits remain stuck to the devotees like leeches.
What is the reason for this? Why can't the devotees’ give them up once and for all inspite of all the hearing and reading? Why do they keep falling down? Devotees think that by reading and hearing about the repeated hearing or reading about the futility and damage caused by these harmful thoughts and actions will make them stop indulging in them one day. But they are not quite correct.
The simple answer to this predicament is given in the Gita 2.59 by Lord Krishna Himself: “param drishtva nivartate”. It is only when our mind and senses constantly experience the higher divine happiness of the Name, then they can keep such harmful indulgence at bay far away and eventually eradicate it totally.
And this eternal happiness, totally free from the consideration of all offenses and without any pre-conditions or expectation of pre-qualifications, is liberally distributed in this world only by Lord Nityananda, no one else.
sukha-lāgi cheṣṭā tava
āmi tāhā diba
tāra vinimaye āmi
kichhu nā la-iba
ye sukha āmi ta diba
tāra nāi sama
nāhi tāra bhrama
(Navadvipa Dhama Mahatmya 1.34, 36)
Lord Nityananda tries to convince and plead to all the souls who are His part and parcels, “You all are endeavoring so hard for happiness day and night. Your every action is to get some joy out of it. I will give you the real happiness you seek. I don’t want anything in return for it so please accept this happiness from me right now knowing that I have no selfish interest in giving it to you all. (34)”
In order to desperately persuade the souls even more to accept it, Lord Nityananda elaborates further on the exact nature of the happiness which He is indiscrimately awarding to one and all as follows:
“There is nothing comparable in the entire creation to the happiness which I am so eager to shower on you without any expectation in return. Just take it, just take it from Me and be truly happy forever. Take it right now! Don’t think too much. It is the eternal pure bliss, free from each and every illusion of the whole material world (36).”
So our only hope to ever become free of this relentless haunting of our senses is to beg for that happiness from the only unconditional, all-forgiving, liberal, and instant giver of transcendental happiness Nityananda Prabhu by practicing Nityananda Bhakti for Harinam Siddhi.