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Sri Nityananda Rama - Selected glorifications

Gaurasundara - Fri, 14 Feb 2003 04:27:18 +0530
Caitanya Caritamrta

“The ocean of Lord Nityananda's glories is infinite and unfathomable. Only by His mercy can I touch even a drop of it.” – CC Adi 5.157

“The glories of Lord Nityananda's transcendental attributes are unfathomable. Even Lord Sesa with His thousands of mouths cannot find their limit.” CC Adi 5.234

Caitanya Bhagavata

“I offer my respectful obeisances unto Sri Nityananda Raya, for He is my worshippable Lord. By His mercy the glories of Lord Caitanya become manifest.” – Adi 1.11

“There is no one more dear to Lord Caitanya than Nityananda, therefore Lord Caitanya always enjoys pastimes within Him.” – Adi 1.17

“Sri Krsna Caitanya is most satisfied with one who chants or hears the characteristics of Lord Nityananda.” – Adi 1.18

“Lord Nityananda is the dearmost object of Sri Caitanyacandra, therefore anyone who commits an offense at His lotus feet is vanquished.” – Adi 1.42

“Those who wish to cross the ocean of material existence and drown in the ocean of devotional service should worship Lord Nityananda.” – Adi 1.77

“By the mercy of Lord Nityananda the pastimes of Sri Caitanya will become manifest, because His tongue is the storehouse of Lord Caitanya’s glories.” – Adi 1.81

“No one can understand Lord Nityananda’s unlimited characteristics as He wanders about Mathura with ankle bells on His feet.” – Adi 1.176

“Whatever relationship Nityananda may have with Lord Caitanya, I still keep His lotus feet within my heart.” – Madhya 11.62

“Simply by the mercy of Nityananda one obtains devotional service of Visnu. Know it for certain that Nityananda is the full potency of Krsna.” – Madhya 12.26

“The characteristics of Nityananda are incomprehensible to the Vedas. He is the origin, protector, and friend of all living entities. His dealings are full of transcendental mellows for Krsna. Just by serving Him one obtains devotional service in love of Krsna.” – Madhya 12.28-29

“Krsna will never leave that person who is touched by the air that has passed by Nityananda’s body.” – Madhya 12.58
Gaurasundara - Fri, 14 Feb 2003 04:32:27 +0530
tumi nityananda murti nityananda nama
murtimanta tuni caitanyera sunadhama

“Your name is Nityananda and indeed You are ‘nityananda,’ eternal bliss. You are the form of Sri Caitanya’s transcendental qualities.”

sarva jiva paritrana tumi mahaketu
mahapralayete tumi satya dharmasetu

“You deliver all living beings and protect religious principles at the time of annihilation.”

tumi se bhujao caitanyera premabhakti
tumi se caitanya bakes dhara purna sakti

“You descended to give caitanya-prema-bhakti. Indeed, You are the full potency of Lord Caitanya.”

brahma siva naradadi bhakta nama yara
tumi se parama upadesta savakara

“You teach supreme knowledge to devotees headed by Lord Brahma, Lord Siva, and Narada.”

visnu bhakti sabei payena toma haite
tathapio abhimana na sparse tomate

“Everyone getss visnu-bhakti from You, yet You’re untouched by pride.”

patita pavana tumi doya drsti sunya
tomare se jane yara ache bahupunya

“You deliver the fallen souls without seeing their faults. Only the very pious can know You.

sarva yajnamaya ei vigraha tomara
abidya bandhana khao smarena yahara

“You are the only enjoyer of sacrifices. Simply remembering You destroys the bondage of ignorance at once.”

yadi tumi prakasa na kara apanare
tabe kara sakti ache janite tomare

“If you do not manifest Yourself then who will understand You?”

akrodha paramananda tumi mahesvara
sahasra badana adi deba mahidhara

“You are the most blissful Supreme Lord, completely free of anger. You are the thousand-headed Ananta who holds the universes on His hoods.”

raksa kula hasta tumi srilaksmanacandra
tumi gopa-putra haladhara murtimanta

“You are Sri Laksmanacandra, destroyer of the raksasa dynasty. You are Haladhara, the son of a cowherd.”

murkha nica adhama patita uddharite
tumi avartina haiyacha prthibite

“You descended to save the fallen, wretched, foolish, and low-class people.”

ye bhakti banchaye yogesvara munigane
toma haite taha paibe yete jane

“By Your mercy, everyone easily achieves devotional service that is aspired for by great sages and mystic yogis.”

-- Advaita Acarya’s prayers, Sri Nityananda-caritamrta Chapter 6
gauranga - Sat, 03 May 2003 05:51:21 +0530
Absorbed in a mood of great mercy, Sri Nityananda Raya raised Jiva Goswami from the ground and gave him the shelter of His own lotus feet. Sri Jiva Goswami quickly stood up, and with folded hands he offered the following prayers unto Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, "You are the same divine universal form! You are the shelter of all the universes! You are Lord Sri Balarama, the original expansion of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. I am an insignificant jiva (soul). How can I understand you, my Lord, Who possesses unlimited transcendental qualities? You are my eternal master, and I am Your eternal servant! My only desire is to always reside in the shelter of the shade of Your lotus feet! Whoever You give Your causeless mercy to easily achieves the shelter of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and thus is swept away in the flood waters of pure love for Godhead, but without Your mercy no one can achieve the lotus feet of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu even if they worship His lotus feet for a hundred births! Even if Lord Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu intends to punish someone, and if You protect that person, then he is saved! On the other hand, those offenders whom You punish are also punished by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Therefore, my Lord, I have accepted the shelter of Your lotus feet in complete surrender on the strength of my accumulated devotional assets. Kindly have Your mercy upon me! Give me Your blessing that I may see with pure spiritual vision Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and that I may have spontaneous ecstatic loving devotion for that Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu known as the Golden Avatar, Lord Gauranga!"

When Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu visited the village of Ramakeli, my two maternal uncles (Sri Rupa Goswami and Sri Sanatana Goswami) accepted the shelter of the Lord's lotus feet. At that time I was merely a small child, but I forgot myself when I saw the beautiful golden form of Lord Chaitanya, and my eyes filled with tears of love. Even now that transcendental sight always awakens in my mind! Then I fell grabbing on the lotus feet of Lord Sri Gauranga and offered prayers. Touching the completely spiritual body of the Lord gave me immense spiritual bliss. At that time Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu said unto me, 'Oh, Jiva! You should study all of the Vedic literatures, and after completing all of your studies, you should go to My abode, Sri Navadvipa dhama, where you will achieve the abode of Lord Nityananda Prabhu, and by His transcendental mercy you will achieve everything.'