● “Don’t think that only Caitanya Mahaprabhu can give gopi prema. Also Nityananda Prabhu can give. What Mahaprabhu is not giving, He (Nityananda) can give by His mercy. That is why He can give, in Ananga-manjari form, even gopi prema. Sometimes Radhika gives Her seat to Ananga-manjari. One may think, ‘Nityananda does not have a manjari mood and he did not preach it – so he is not guru. I will not obey him. I will only obey Srila Rupa Gosvami.’ A person who thinks in this way is a bogus person, an offender in the lotus feet of the entire guru-parampara.”
● 1. Don’t Think That Nityananda Cannot Grant You Radha Dasyam
Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Goswami Maharaja cautions us to never think that Nityananda cannot give us Radha-dasyam. He also says that Nityananda gives what Mahaprabhu is not giving, and that we cannot do anything without Nityananda:
“Don’t think that only Caitanya Mahaprabhu can give gopi prema. Also Nityananda Prabhu can give. He is guru. He is serving Krishna in vatsalya rasa, sakhya rasa, dasya-rasa, all rasa, especially in His Ananga manjari form, being the younger sister of Radhika, oh, He’s serving Krishna and Radha both. That is why He can give, in Ananga-manjari form, even gopi prema. I’m telling for you, all cannot understand, only for you. Something? Little bit you understand? What I told? Go on? What I told that Nityananda Prabhu also can give?” Sometimes Radhika gives Her seat to Ananga-manjari. She sits on the right side of Krishna, and She makes Ananga-manjari sit on the left side of Krishna.”
“So He knows all, Nityananda Prabhu is so much expert in all these things. So you should not think that, “Oh, He cannot give.” Oh, He might… What Mahaprabhu is not giving, He can give by His mercy. So many like Krishnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami, he went to Vrindavana, he took darsana of Vrindavana, he took darsana of Radha Govinda, Radha Gopinatha, Radha Madana. And by His mercy, what They inspired, Gopinatha, oh, he wrote. So we see that without Nityananda Prabhu’s mercy we cannot do anything.” (On Nityananda Trayodashi, at Bali, Indonesia, February 6, 2001)
● 2. Without Nityananda, Gaura Cannot Do Anything
Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayan Maharaj states below that without Nityananda, Gaura cannot do anything and that Gaura always depends on Nityananda for everything. So Gaura needs Nityananda even for the distribution of unnatojvala rasa of Shrimati Radhika:
“Without Nityananda Prabhu, Gaura cannot do anything. Gaura is helpless. Gaura is the abode of all powers- Sarva shaktimaan. But yet, He always depends on the service of Nityananda Prabhu. When the Supreme Personality of Krsna wants to come to this world to spread His mercy all throughout the universe, there has to be Nityananda Prabhu, Baladeva Prabhu. In any way He will be there. Can you say when Krsna came in the form of Nrisimha Dev, how Nityananda Prabhu was with Him? His all, everything was Nityananda Prabhu. When Ram came, this Nityananda Prabhu or Baladeva Prabhu came in the shape of Lakshman. When Krsna came, He came in the shape of Baladev. When Chaitanya Mahaprabhu came, He came in the shape of Nityananda Prabhu.” (Brisbane, 1997)
● 3. Nityananda is Not Only Krishna’s Expansion, He is SVAYAM-RUPA
Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayan Maharaj clearly refutes the wrong conception that Nityananda Baladeva is just an expansion of Krishna. He states that Nityananda Baladeva is the original source Svayam-Rupa also, and that the original Baladeva too never leaves Vraja, just like Krishna Himself:
“There is no difference between Krsna and Baladeva. Krsna is Svayam-rupa, and Baladeva Prabhu is also like that – but still He is Krsna’s prakasa or manifestation. There is only some difference in color and paraphernalia. He only carries His vamsi, and Baladeva Prabhu carries only His sringar (buffalo horn). Sometimes Baladeva also carries a vamsi, but the vamsi is not prominent. Krsna also carries a sringar, but the vamsi is prominent for Him. By that vamsi Krsna performs rasa-lila and all similar pastimes.”
“Baladeva does not keep a plough or club because there is no use for them in Vraja, where all His lilas are madhura, sweet. He is not married in Vraja, and Krsna is also not married there – openly. Both of Them only engage in Their sweet lilas there. In Dvaraka however, it is Vasudeva-nandana and Devaki-nandana who appear. ‘Vrndavana parityaja padam ekam na gacchati.’ It is not only the part of Krsna, but also the part of Baladeva Prabhu, who go there. Baladeva Prabhu also never leaves Vrndavana. He always lives in Vrndavana.” (Saturday, 27th April, 2002)
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● 4. Don’t Think That You Can Follow Only Rupa Goswami Without Nityananda for Manjari Prema
Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayan Maharaj clearly refutes the completely wrong conception that directly taking the shelter of Srila Rupa Goswami without Nityananda is enough to get manjari deha:
“Nityananda Prabhu is akanda-guru-tattva. Does he have the mood of a manjari or not? Yes, he is Ananga Manjari. One may think, “He does not have a manjari mood and he did not preach it – so he is not guru. I will not obey him. I will only obey Srila Rupa Gosvami.” A person who thinks in this way is a bogus person, an offender in the lotus feet of the entire guru-parampara. We must obey the guru-parampara. Those who are pure preachers of Krsna’s holy name know the mood of the manjaris, but not all are qualified to hear about it from them.” (Volgograd, Russia, September 13, 2004)
● 5. Shelter of Rupa Raghunatha comes ONLY by Nityananda Kripa
When you will go to Nityananda Prabhu, and pray to Him—then He will kindly, and mercifully perform a miracle. And then, all your attachments to worldly things will go away. All your desires for senses gratification will go away. What is the symptom? By the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu, He will manage for you to go to Rupa Gosvami, Sanatana Gosvami, Raghunatha Das Gosvami, and all the other Gosvamis.
rupa raghunatha pade
kabe hama bujhaba
[When will I eagerly follow the path of Srila Rupa Gosvami and Srila Raghunatha Das Gosvami? By their instructions I will able to realize the divine love of Sri Radha and Krsna.]
When Nityananda Prabhu will be merciful to us, then He will at once offer us at the lotus feet of Rupa Gosvami, and Raghunatha Das Gosvami. Seeing His signature on the recommendation letter, Rupa Gosvami will at once accept us. And, we can know what Yugala-piriti, and Vrndavana is by Rupa Gosvami’s mercy. By his mercy, we can know who Radha Govinda, Radha Gopinatha, Radha Madana-mohana, Radha-ramana, Radha Gokulananda, Radha Damodara, Radha Syamasundara, Radha Madhava, and Radha Vinodabihari are. Otherwise, you cannot know. If you try understanding Yugala-piriti without the mercy of Rupa Gosvami, then you will become a sahajiya, and become ruined. Do you understand?
Without following Rupa-Raghunatha, if you try entering the realm of Radha-Krsna’s piriti i.e. if you try to jump, then you will fall down into hell. I think that you will have no place even in hell; you will have to go to another hell, which is worse. Don’t read Govinda-lilamrta, Krsna-bhavanamrta, Radha-rasa-sudha-nidhi, Lavanga-latika, and other scriptures. Make a platform. The platform will be made by the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu, and Rupa-Raghunatha. You should actually follow all these teachings. And then, try to realize all these moods. You should gradually progress from the stage of ruci (taste) to asakti (attachment), bhava (the preliminary stage of prema), and prema. We should try to follow in a line. This is the instruction of Rupa Gosvami, Raghunatha Das Gosvami, and all our disciplic acaryas.
● 6. Go to Nityananda if You Want to Call Out to Gaura With a Melting Heart
If you want to call out to Gauracandra, with tears, and a melting heart, then what should you do? You should take the shelter of Nityananda Prabhu. We should go to the lotus feet of Nityananda Prabhu.You should call out and say, “Oh Nityananda Prabhu! There is none like You in the whole world. I am taking shelter at Your lotus feet. You should be pleased with me without any reason. I have no qualification. But, You should be merciful.
Nityananda Prabhu is so humble, and merciful that He will at once accept us when we pray like this. All our anarthas will go far away by having His mercy. Without the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu, anyone cannot go towards the lotus feet of Caitanya Mahaprabhu. And, he cannot realize who Radha-Krsna are. You should have very strong faith in this. But, how can we go to Nityananda Prabhu?