When we speak or hear Nitai katha, Nitai mahima, then all holy rivers get attracted towards that place where katha is going on. You don’t need to go to them. Ganga is flowing, Yamuna is flowing, Saraswati is flowing, Narmada, Tapi, Krishna, Kaveri, Godavari all the rivers are flowing in that place where Nitai Katha and Nitai Kirtana is going. And you are taking bath and you are getting purified. Don’t worry about that at all. Don’t need to go anywhere to take bath. Just hear Nitai Katha and the rivers will come and bathe you. No need to take your body to the river and bathe yourself. Just hear Nitai Katha regularly and attentively. The rivers will regularly come and bathe you. (The rivers will say) “Ohh you are listening to Nitai Katha, I will bathe you. I want to have your association because you are hearing Nitai katha.” This is so high. Nitai Katha Shravana-Kirtan is so high, powerful, and purifying.
Raghunatha Das Goswami, Rati Manjari, when he met Nitai in Panihati, then Nitai told him -Oh Das Goswami! Tumi jao Puri Dhaam (Go to Puri Dham). Tumi jao Jagannatha Puri. Tumi meet your pranath Gauranga. All your obstacles will be taken care of by me. Prabhu Balram Ami Sarva Shakti Dhora. I am omnipotent. If I want you to go to Puri and meet your pran-nath Gauranga, then who can stop you? Your gaurds will stop you? Do you really think they are more powerful than me. I am Matta-simha. Won’t they be afraid of me if I will become a lion? I will not kill them by becoming a lion. I will just roar. (Roars) My hunkaar is kafi. My hunkaar is sufficient. I will say- Ha Gauranga! Ha Gauranga! Ha Gauranga! Ha Gauranga! When you will be running out of your home, the gaurds will try to catch you and I will provide such an ecstatic background music that while catching you they will faint in ecstacy. My background music will be like this.
Ha Gauranga! Ha Gauranga! Ha Gauranga! Ha Gauranga! Ha Gauranga!
My dear Vrindavana Das Thakur uses the word lion for me. But don’t think if I am a lion, I am going to be fatal. I am a lion, I roar. I roar the lord’s name so that everybody can hear, you know. In a jungle if a small animal will produce its sound the donkey will start braying or the monkey will start whooping or screeching then will all the animals of the jungle hear? Obviously no. But if a lion comes out of his den and he does “Haaaaunnn” (roars) then all the animals will hear. So just for the sake of preaching dear Raghunatha Das, I roar. I become a lion just to deliver as many as possible. Vrindavana Das Thakur uses the word lion. So there are only two possibilities. Either your gaurds will also start running towards Puri, as they will get so much love for Gauranga by listening to the background music. Or they will faint here. So in both the ways your work is done. You are definitely going to go to Puri. I will remove all the obstacles, don’t worry. I am the Lord of the full time devotees. If you want to get full time, just do Nitai Vayulekhan. You will very soon become full time.
You just absorb yourself in Nitai bhajan. Nitai bhajan means Nitai Vayulekhan, Nitai kirtana, Nitai Lila Sravana. You absorb yourself in these activities and you will automatically feel some attachment, spontaneous attachment for dhama, as dhama is a manifestation of Nitai only.
Once you get attached to Nitai, you will try to associate yourself with everything that is Nitai and in one way everything is Nitai because the entire material and spiritual creation is coming from Nitai. But obviously there is a difference between a direct relation and an indirect relation. The external energy is indirectly related to Nitai but the holy dhams, the spiritual abodes of the Lord are directly Nitai, direct manifestations of Nitai. So why won’t you get that intense desire to visit dhama or stay in dhama, once you get attached to Nitai, when you realise that dhama is also Nitai? Obviously you will.
The darshana of the Lord is only possible by first coming to dhama, by first staying in dhama, by first having the desire to see the dhama which the Lord has mercifully manifested in this material world.We are reluctant to see the dhama. We don’t have any desire to see the dhama, how can we have a direct desire to see the Lord? The Lord has manifested the dhama for us so first we should have an intense desire to see the dhama. First we should be vyakula antara (anxious from inside). You know we should be disturbed from inside always, “When will I go to dhama? When will I be able to go to dhama? When will I be able to stay in dhama?” That constant vyakulta (spiritual anxiety) should be there. If you are vyakula (anxious) to see the dhama, then only your desire to see the Lord is genuine. Otherwise it is bogus. Joy Ekachakra! Joy Radhakund!
You know how to seek the lord’s darshana? First seek the darshan of the dhama. That is the first step we have to take. And this is being taught in an expert manner by Shrila Nitaipreshthji. I am just speaking and he is actually staying. And it is said “actions speak louder than words.” He is staying in dhama always. Even if he leaves Ekachakra, he will leave Ekachakra to go to Radha Kunda, not to come to Delhi or Mumbai or Dubai or Switzerland. Dhama to dhama, only dhama. Jeena yahan marna yahan, iske siwa jana kahan. This is Shrila Nitaipreshthji’s motto. (He says) “I have to live in dhama. I have to give up my body in dhama and I have to go to Goloka from dhama to dhama.” He says that the dhama is the airport. The plane will not land anywhere else. Not in Delhi. It is a huge airport in Delhi, in fact two terminals. But the plane of Goloka will not come here. This is not national or international flight. This is interloka flight. Interjagata flight. Loka is also too small you know for bhakti, for devotees. Loka is like going from bhuloka to bhuvarloka to swargaloka. That is for Yogis. This is interjagata flight from Bhautika Jagat (Material World) to Adhyatimika Jagat (Spiritual World). Do you think the Goloka’s plane will land in a city’s airport? That is insult to the plane of Goloka if it will land there. Goloka’s plane will land in Vrindavana. Goloka Vrindavana. Ekachakra’s plane will land in Yogapitha. So simple logic. Gurudev says its simple logic. It is not rocket science. You stay in dhama, you die in dhama, you go to dhama. From dhama to dhama. (Except if you are outside Dham and are fully engaged in carrying out the order of the spiritual master and spreading Nitai’s name… This was told to me by Gurudev)
We know that Nitai is Guru, Vaishnava and Bhagvan combined. We all know that. Shri Guru Bhakti Bhakta Bhagvanta. So He is bhakta also, He is guru also and He is bhagvan also. And Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami, when he begins writing Chaitanya Charitamrita, in the very first chapter of Chaitanya Charitamrita, Adi Lila, he glorified Guru, Vaishnavas and Bhagvan. And after glorifying all three, what did he say? He said,
granthera ārambhe kari ‘maṅgalācharaṇa’
guru, vaiṣṇava, bhagavān,—tinera smaraṇa
tinera smaraṇe haya vighna-vināśana
anāyāse haya nija vāñchhita-pūraṇa
(Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita: Adi-lila, 1.20–21)
So Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami is writing one very important thing. He is saying I have glorified all three, Guru, Vaishnavas and Bhagvan. It is not possible to glorify all the Vaishnavas as we don’t even know about most of them. Vaishnavas are unlimited. Ananta koti Vaishnava-vrinda ki Jaya! So how is this possible? I mean he is also writing the glories of remembering Guru, Vaishnava and Bhagvan, together. He is saying you have to remember all three. Guru, Vaishnavas and Bhagvan. And he is saying if you remember all three, then what will happen? tinera smaraṇe haya vighna-vināśana. All your obstacles will be removed. Any kind of obstacles you are having in bhakti, in material life, in spiritual life, any life, this life, after life, all obstructions, all problems, will be removed by remembering Hari, Guru and Vaishnavas. And anāyāse haya nija vāñchhita-pūraṇa. and quickly, instantly, without any effort all your desires will be fulfilled spontaneously, you know, naturally all your desires will be fulfilled simply by remembering Hari, Guru and Vaishnavas. You don’t need to do anything. Krishna also says in Bhagawad Gita that if you are remembering Me, Me means Hari, Guru and Vaishnavas, then I will provide everything that you lack and will preserve everything that you have.
ananyāś cintayanto māḿ ye janāh paryupāsate
tesāḿ nityābhiyuktānāḿ yoga-ksemaḿ vahāmy aham
( Bhagavad Gita 9.22)
If you remember Me, then I will provide everything that you lack and will preserve that you have. And as far as Gurus are concerned, Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami is saying one is Shiksha Guru, one is Diksha Guru, one is Chaitya Guru, internal Guru, external Guru, but we know Nitai is Guru of all Gurus. The internal Guru, the Chaitya Guru is Nitai’s son, Virchandra, who is the disciple of Jahnva Mata, Ananga Manjari, who is the wife of Nityananda Ram. Internal Guru, and the external Guru has always to be perceived as manifestation of Nityananda Prabhu. It is written by Srila Prabhupada in the commentaries of the first chapter of Adi Lila of Chaitanya Charitamrita. So internal Guru, external Guru, every Guru is Nitai only ultimately. And Vrindavana Das Thakur is mentioning in Chaitanya Bhagavata that Nitai is Vaishnava Dhama. It is impossible to remember all our Vaishnavas. It is beyond our capacity to even know who all are all the Vaishnavas. We don’t know all the Vaishnavas. But it is easier to remember all of them by doing NITAI VAYULEKHAN as Nitai is the sum total of all Vaishnavas!
And the third one - Bhagwan. When we talk of Bhagvan, Nitai is the most merciful Bhagwan who does not consider any fault, any fall down, any mistake, any anartha, any desire for sense enjoyment, any material desire. He is the most merciful Bhagwan. He is the abode of all Vaishnavas. And He is the Guru of all Gurus. Simply by doing Nitai Vayulekhan, you can remember all three as a shortcut, the greatest shortcut, and all your obstacles will be removed. haya vighna-vināśana. haya nija vāñchhita-pūraṇa. All your desires will be fulfilled. So Nitai Vayulekhan is the greatest benediction for all living entities as per Chaitanya Charitamrita.
To sum, the ultimate perfection for all living entities is to remember Hari, Guru and Vaishnavas, and the safest, easiest and the fastest method of constantly remembering Hari, Guru and Vaishnavas is to constantly do Nitai Vayulekhan. Joy Nitai Vayulekhan! Joy Nitai! Joy Shrila Nitaipreshthji!