Mmarkhandeya Rishi das prabhuji and Nityananda Praneshvari devi dasi mataji :
Maharaja is very unique in many many many ways ready to imbrace and share truly Nitya nectarines to all…lucky to have his SADHU SANGA and simultaneously very fortunate…Joy Nitai mercy miracles flows freely as Mandakini river !
Nitaaaaiiiiiii!!! Just heard half of this super magnificent katha and already feel overhwmened by mercy. This katha has actually come at the best timing possible because Raghunath das Goswami recieved the highest mercy by the touch of Nitai’s lotus feet only!
Every katha which is coming from Ekachakra Dham is so so so indescribably beautiful, the only word I can think of to describe it’s effect is ‘entrancing.’ In the beginning, Nitaipreshthji reveals very deep, esoteric meanings of each word in the first two verses of Nitai Chalisa…the beauty of it is the spontaneity with which these divine realizations emanate from Gurudev’s lotus mouth as He sings each verse. In the very beginning when Gurudev suddenly stopped singing and began speaking about the glories of Nitai as Samasthi Guru…got shivers. One point which was very touching was the reason why Nitai is Samasthi Guru in the true sense, even though Krishna is Samasthi Guru as well. The unique trait of an Acharya is that they are easily approachable by all souls, their mercy is fully accessible by one and all, otherwise how can we be fully take advantage of their mercy and shelter…who will teach us how to walk in devotional Service? Krishna is Samasthi Guru also, but it is only Nitaichand who is easily approachable. As soon as Gurudev reveals these points it becomes so crystal clear. That’s the thing about pure transcendental sound vibration. Even though you may think that you already know something, when th same thing enters your ears in its pure form as unadulterated sound vibration…you begin to realize the true imports of that tattva, due to the potency of the vani.
When Nitaipreshthji “My Jiva has come,” while describing the pastime of Nitai calling Jiva Goswami when He arrives at Navadvipa…one can literally imagine Nitai saying it like that. Another thing which I’m still unable to forget is about how Gurudev says that our first reaction when we see Nitai’s lotus feet is that we literally feel and realize how the whole creation is residing within this yugala pada of Nitai. Je chayay jagata juray!!! How many times we have sang this verse yet didn’t really realize it! The way Gurudev describes Nitai’s lotus feet and how everything is there only…and then He goes onto humbly speak of His own hankering for Nitai’s lotus feet…it creates a unique anxiety in the heart to behold these miraculous lotus feet just once. Its so touching when it is explained how Banka Raya never leaves Ekachakra even for a second…He hides in Jahnukund and then secretly comes and embraces His beloved brother Nitai as soon as Nitai enters the kund. This is the first time this secret is revealed…Bankim Raya can come out any time from Jahnukund and perform His pastimes with Nitai.
Another mega revelation. Dridha kori dhoro Nitaiyer paay. Throughout this whole bhajan, Nitai’s lotus feet are again and again emphasized. Tightly hold onto Nitai’s lotus feet. But what does tightly holding onto Nitai’s lotus feet mean, how does one tightly hold on…this is never discussed. Nitaipreshthji Gurudev finally penetrates into the quintessence of this potent statement by Narottam das Thakur…which is— Nitai Bhakti!!! Nitai Bhakti is the only way to hold onto Nitai’s lotus feet. The secrets of Nitai bhakti revealed by our Acharyas have been right before our eyes all along…but we couldn’t realize them until Nitai’s pure devotee brought it to our notice after unveiling all the coverings.
The pastime of Kridhnadas Kaviraj Goswami attaining EVERYTHING by Nitai’s mercy alone is done in a very unique and striking way in this katha. First Nitaipreshthji goes into depth of how exalted Kaviraj Goswami is and the potency of His mahavakya…how dear he is to Radharani. Then he dives into the vital point…the question of how Kridhnadas Kaviraj attained all the
ultimate perfections of Raganuga bhajan…and of course what do we get–only Nitai!!! The way this point is expertly put out is very powerful and keeps a lasting impression. Especially when Gurudev questions at the end…it really just leave you goosbmamps and you whant to hear more and more…