Can we get the mercy of Chaitanya without Nityananda?

Can we get the mercy of Chaitanya without Nityananda?

When we read the pastimes of Lord Chaitanya, we find that only because of the mercy of Lord Nityananda devotees got the mercy of Lord Chaitanya.

Lord Chaitanya who is lovingly called as Nimai and Lord Nityananda who is affectionately called as Nitai are always together.

As fragrance from flower and sweetness from sugar is inseparable so is Nitai inseparable from Nimai. They enjoy each other’s company, appear on earth together and together they perform many pastimes to attract the heart of those who left the beauty of the spiritual world and got caught in this not so happy place.

Nityananda always serves Krishna in different forms

Nitai is none other than Lord Balaram and he enjoys serving Krishna anywhere and everywhere.  

Kṛṣṇadāsa Kavirāja Gosvāmī explains, “In all the forms He tastes the transcendental bliss of serving Kṛṣṇa. That same Balarāma is Lord Nityānanda, the companion of Lord Gaurasundara.”  Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 5.11

These are the different ways in which Lord Balarama serves Lord Krishna

  • As Ananta-Shesha he is the bed of Lord Vishnu in Vaikuntha.
  • As Ananga manjari he assists Srimati Radharani in her amorous pastimes with Krishna.
  • As Lakshmana he is ready to do anything and everything for Lord Rama.  
  • And in Kaliyuga he accompanies Lord Chaitanya to introduce sankirtan movement to distribute mercy of Krishna to all the living entities without caring and bothering about the recipients’ qualification.

We cannot get the mercy of Radha and Krishna without getting the mercy of Lord Chaitanya, and we cannot get the mercy of Lord Chaitanya without getting the mercy of Lord Nityananda.

Examples of devotees who got mercy of Lord Nityananda

Rupa Goswami (the abhidheya acharya), Sanatana Goswami (the sambandha acharya), Raghunath Das Goswami (the prayojana acharya) who played a very vital role in spearheading bhakti movement got the mercy of Lord Chaitanya through Lord Nityananda.

Chaitanya Bhagavata and Chaitanya-charitamrta, the two most authoritative and authentic biographies of Lord Chaitanya were written by the inspiration of Lord Nityananda.

Nityananda Prabhu ordered his disciple Vrindavana Dasa Thakura to write Sri Caitanya Bhagavata and he appeared in the dream of Krishna Dasa Kaviraja Goswami inspiring him to author Chaitanya-charitamrta.

Upon the instruction of Lord Chaitanya, Nityananda Prabhu and Haridas Thakura were approaching each person beseeching them to chant the names of Krishna.

Mercy of Nityananda on Jagai & Madhai

While distributing the sublime love of Krishna freely they encountered Jagai and Madhai, the two wicked personalities. They were so sinful that pious residents upon seeing them used to bathe in Ganges to get purified from contamination.

But Nityananda Prabhu decided to deliver them too but in return Madhai assaulted him with an earthen pot. Lord Chaitanya upon getting this news became so angry that he called his sudarsan chakra to kill Madhai but Nityananda prabhu begged the Lord to forgive the offender.

In this age of Kaliyuga the Lord is not supposed to kill the sinner but is to kill their sins using the weapon of the holy name.

Seeing the magnanimity of Nityananda Prabhu, Jagai and Madhai surrendered to them giving up all ungodly behaviour and decided to chant the name of Krishna and serve all the Vaisnavas.

Lord Chaitanya is always present at these 4 places:

  • At mother Sachi’s house
  • At the kirtan of Srivas Pandit
  • At the house of Raghav Pandit
  • At the place where Lord Nityananda is dancing while performing kirtan.

Taking shelter of Lord Nityananda

And Lord Nityananda is always present where Lord Chaitanya is glorified. So, the best way to please Nityananda Prabhu is by distributing Lord Chaitanya’s message profusely.

Nitai and Nimai freely distributed one way ticket to the spiritual world to everyone. We too can get that ticket if we take shelter of Nityananda prabhu’s lotus feet.

He is so magnanimous that he will surely take us back to the kingdom of Krishna if we are sincere and carry desire to serve the Lord. 

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