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Mukham karoti vacalam pangum langayate girim
Yat kripa tam aham vande sri gurum dina tarinam
Paramananda Madhavam Sri Caitanya Isvaram
Apart from being the day of Nrsmiha caturdasi, it is also the appearance day of Madhavendra Puri. Madhavendra Puri is the only person, that he experienced maha bhava. Normally, Radharani is the only one who experiences maha bhava. But Madhavendra Puri was so absorbed, that he also realized maha bhava. Lord Caitanya took initiation in his line. And he connected to the Madhva line. Therefore, we are in the Brahma, Madhva, Gaudiya sampradaya. Lord Brahma to Narada muni and Vyasadev and then to Madhvacarya. He took initiation from Vyasadev in the Badrika ashram. In his line Madhavendra Puri came and his most dear disciple was Ishwara Puri maharaj, and it was Iswara Puri maharaj that Lord Caitanya took initiation from. Madhavendra Puri’s birthplace is what we are trying to get. It is very near the birthplace of Sitapati Advaita Gosain, which is in the north east of Bangladesh. So we are almost, if not already have, in purchasing this land. Also Madhavendra Puri, his contribution to our sampradaya is incalculable. So we are very grateful. He had a disciple called Ramacandra Puri, he was critical of everybody, and he was even critical of Madhavendra Puri. So Madhavendra Puri kicked him out, said he was nonsense, because Madhavendra Puri was feeling separation from Lord Radha Madhava, and he expressed his separation mood in great ecstatic form, but Ramacandra Puri he said, why are you in anxiety? You should be peaceful. Om shanti! Om Shanti! So he didn’t understand the mood of Madhavendra Puri. Madhavendra Puri was angry at him for his speculating that he was in some kind of material misery. So Ramacandra Puri being deprived of the mercy of his guru, where ever he went he caused some disturbance. He would go someplace and force the people to eat more and more and give them prasad and then when they took even when they didn’t want, he was insisting, and then he would criticize them, you are gluttons! See how much you are eating! They didn’t want it! He forced them! And then he criticized them! So people were afraid of him. He tried to go and find some fault with Lord Caitanya but he could not find any fault! Then he saw an ant crawling across in His room. Oh! what kind of sanyasis are You? Ant is crawling in Your room! That means You must be having some sweets, hidden!! See actually you are a false sanyasi, eating sweets! This insect is a proof! So then Lord Caitanya, He reduced His eating to one fourth, and everybody was lamenting because Ramacandra Puri had criticized Lord Caitanya and forced Him and He ate less. They wanted to serve Lord Caitanya more and more, but He wouldn’t take. Finally, when Ramacandra Puri left, usshhhhhh, everybody gave a sigh of relief! Madhavendra Puri went to Remuna and there the deity of Gopinath stole a pot of kheer for Madhavendra Puri! Because Madhavendra Puri was thinking, that I would like to know how the kheer tasted like so I could offer that kheer to my deity in Vrndavana, Gopal. Then he thought oh, it was not offered and I thought to eat it. So he was feeling very bad. He was sitting in the empty market place and he was thinking, that I have committed a great offence. In the meantime, Gopinath came to the pujari in the pujari’s dream and told him that he had kept one kheer, condensed milk, behind His dhoti! And he should go to the marketplace and give it to Madhavendra Puri. So he took a bath and found the kheer behind the dhoti, the cloth of the deity and he went to the market place called MADHANVENDRA PURI, MADHAVENDRA PURI, MADHAVENDRA PURI! (That was not up to the mark said guru maharaj about how the repeater said the words!) MADHAVENDRA PURI! Then Madhavendra Puri identified himself. The pujari said, you are the most worshipable person in the world, most fortunate, the deity has stolen the kheer for you!! Ha! Ha! He explained what happened and he gave him the kheer. I don’t if you have ever had the kheer that they offer to the deity in Remuna? Ahladini had. I had and it is superb. So Madhavendra Puri he decided to leave because he knew that the next thing, he would be surrounded by people. But he took the pot of kheer and even at! the pot. Little by little, he ate the pot!
It is also the appearance day of Srinivas Acarya and Radha Ramanji. Srinivas Acarya, he was born to Caitanya das and his wife. Caitanya das and his wife went to Jagannath Puri to find out if Lord Caitanya wanted them to have a child. To make a long story short, before they could say anything Lord Caitanya said, you should go back and have a child and your child will be called Srinivas and he will be a great acharya. So Gopala Bhatta was worshipping 11 or 12 shaligrams. Others had deities and they were worshipping the deities, they could put clothes for them, but he had all shaligrams. So one night on this day, one of his shaligrams turned into Radha Ramanji! So that deity is still visible in Vrndavana and the deity is very beautiful. The deity is a self-manifested deity of Krsna. That happened today.
So this day is a very important day. If you haven’t made your contribution to the TOVP yet, they are open till 9 o clock. Whatever you make, Ambarisa will match it! Here is Radha Ramanji! How will they see?
So this is from Caitanya Bhagavat, Madhya kanda, Srimad Bhagavatam 10.21,5.
“Wearing a peacock feather ornament upon His head, blue karnikara flowers on His years, a yellow garment as brilliant as gold, and the Vaijayanti garland, Lord Krsna exhibited His transcendental form as the greatest of dancers as He entered the forest of Vrndavana, beautifying it with the marks of His footprints. He filled the holes of His flute with the nectar of His lips, and the cowherd boys sang His glories.”
As soon as Lord Nityananda heard this verse being spoken, He fell unconscious to the ground and there was no consciousness visible in His body.
As Lord Nityananda lost His consciousness in spiritual ecstatic bliss, Gauranga instructed Srivas to continue reading, read, read, read on!
Hearing the verses for some time, He regained His consciousness but then Prabhu Nityananda began to cry in ecstasy!
Again and again, Srivas recited verses and hearing that Lord Nityananda, He became maddened. He roared so loud like a lion roaring and the sound pierced the universe!
Unexpectedly, suddenly, He jumped high into the air and He fell on the ground forcefully! Everyone was thinking that maybe His bones were smashed!
What to speak of others, even the vaisnavas were frightened! Oh, Krsna protect Him! Krsna protect Him! They all began to pray!
Then Lord Nityananda, began to roll on the ground. His entire body became wet with His eyes’ tears of love!
Seeing the face of Lord Viswambhar, He sighed deeply, inside He was in great bliss or full ecstasy and sometimes He loudly laughed again and again! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ho! Ho! Cannot imitate!
One moment He was dancing, one moment He was bowing down, one moment He was clapping His hands and one moment He jumped wonderfully with His feet together! So bahutala has been translated as clapping His hands, but literally bahutala means wrestlers slapping their arms. So somehow He made this slapping sound, either hitting by His arms or hitting His hands and He was jumping and when people saw that, it looked very good! So it says that He jumped with His legs together or another reading is that He jumped like a horse! Ha!
Seeing Lord Nityananda’s amazing madness in the ecstasy of love of Krsna, Lord Gauracandra with all the vaisnavas began to cry in bliss!
Thus ends the chapter entitled Nityananda Prabhu’s plight upon seeing Lord Gauranga! Haribol! Nitai! Gauuuuuranga! Nitaaai! Gauuuuranga! Nitai!
So last night, I figured out that if we say ten times, My Knee, My Knee, My Knee, it becomes MY NIMAI!! Wi Nrsimha! Wi Gauranga!
Question: Hare Krsna guru maharaj: We were in Mayapur for your Vyasa puja celebration but could not meet you personally. Abhaycharan Nimai told us you sent your blessings through him to Krishnangari and me. We were so happy to hear that. Your mercy is endless. Thank you so much! Thank you so very much! Guru maharaj, my question is how do we get the special mercy of Lord Nityananda? What pleases Him specifically? Thank you guru maharaj, your daughter, Mathura Lileswari devi dasi.
Guru maharaj: Blessings to you and Krishnangri. Reading these verses, you don’t understand what gives Nityananda Prabhu bliss? He is fully absorbed in serving Lord Gauranga, in serving Lord Krsna and He feels bliss, just hearing the description of the Lord! If you serve guru and Krsna, guru and Gauranga, then Nityananda Prabhu will be very, very pleased! He wants to give out His special mercy! There is a song by Locanadas Thakura, parama koruna bahu dui jana Nitai Gaurancandra, saba avatar sara siromani, kevala ananda kanda. Amongst all the Lords, the two Lords Nitai and Gaurancandra, They are most munificent, most merciful! Of all the avatars, They are the crown jewels. They have given us a process which is simply blissful! Oh my dear brothers and sisters, please worship. Bhajo bhajo bhai, Caitanya Nitai, suhrida viswasa kori. Worship Caitanya and Nitai with full faith. Visaya chariya sei rase mojiya, mukhe bolo Hari Hari. Stop thinking that material happiness is the goal of life. Be absorned in transcendental bless of Krsna consciousness and constantly chant the holy names. Deko o re bhai tribhuvane noi, eimono dolyala daata. See my dear brothers, there is no one in the three worlds as merciful as Nitai Gaur. Hear Their glories! Pasu paki jure, pasana bidore suni tara guna gatha. Listen to Their glories. They got the animals to chant and dance and cry! They melted the stone. Then he said in the last stanza of the song, samsara majhiya rohili poriya sei pothe nahilo asha. Apana koroma bhunjaya sravana kohe ei locana dasa. But I am hopeless fallen in the material illusion of the ocean of birth and death. I had no desire to have the mercy of those two lotus feet. Instead, I am suffering and enjoying just according to my karma. Apana karama, so sings Locana das. So this song is kind of some set up that Lord Nityananda He wants so much to give His mercy to you, but we don’t want it! But we should! Haribol! Last question.
A devotee said: Guru maharaj, I have come from Bangladesh.
Guru maharaj said: Oh, from Bangladesh, good!
I had seen a dream some days ago and you said that my name is Gaur Nitai Sundar das. But I am not even sheltered under you and do not understand.
Guru maharaj; Have you taken initiation. Oh, haven’t got shelter yet? What is your name now? Ruman Kanun. Usually I give the first letter. So if your name is Ruman your name will start with R. The dream may sound like that you are being initiated, so one day you may be initiated. Haribol!
Is Prema Gaurasundar das here tonight?
From tomorrow, please note that you have to write your questions down for those present here. Please send the chit through the door. We won’t be circulating the mike outside.
Did you all have a nice darshan of the Nrsimha abhishek? Haribol! So you all had anukalpa prasad?
So everybody, happy Nrsimha caturdasi! Happy appearance day of Madhavendra Puri, Srinivas Acarya, Radha Ramanji! Thank you for your donation, thank you for your presence! Haribol!
Transcribed by Jayaraseshwari devi dasi
18 May 2019