Nama Om Vishnu paadaaya..
Hari Haraya Naama Krishna …
Jaya Radha Madhava…
Mukham karoti…

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Balaram hoilo Nitai. Nityananda knew who Lord Caitanya was. He knew that He was … but as He was playing the part of a devotee, He didn’t show to everyone that He knew what Lord Caitanya was. So now we will hear the details in Caitanya Bhagavat.

When the devotees met with Lord Caitanya, with great happiness, morning and night, they engaged in sankirtan, the congregational chanting of the holy names.

So all the devotees assembled together with Gauranga, except Lord Nityananda. Not seeing His brother, Gaurachandra was feeling very sad. So when Lord Gaurasundar saw all the devotees participating in the blissful kirtan except Nityananda prabhu, He became especially unhappy, in separation from Lord Nityananda.

Sri Caitanya Mahakaavya

So to all the assembled devotees, the Lord with a voice very deep as a thunder cloud, He said that He heard that the wonderful form of avadoot Nityananda had come here. So how will all be able to see His auspicious form here? So Lord Caitanya, He is asking devotees how to find Nityananda, how to get Him here?

Caitanya Bhagavat Madhya Kanda

Lord Vishwambhar was constantly remembering Lord Nityananda. Nityananda prabhu knew this. He was non-different from Lord Anantadeva. So in the absence of His brother, Nityananda prabhu, Vishwambhar was constantly thinking of Him and realized His original position. So He knew that Lord Nityananda was Balaram, who is the source of Anantadeva.

So in this connection please listen to a condensed form of the description of His appearance and activities.

So Vrndavan das Thakur, he offers his obeisances for his worshipable Lord, Lord Nityananda prabhu. By His mercy, the glories of Lord Caitanya become manifest or become known. So Vrndavan das Thakur, offered his obeisances to all the vaishnavas and then to his guru. His guru is Lord Nityananda, and by Lord Nityananda’s mercy, one will be able to describe the pastimes of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. It is to be remembered that Lord Nityananda, Baladev, is a svayam prakash or the original form of the expansion of Lord Gaura Krishna. He is the source of the following Vishnu tattvas – Moola Sankarshana, Maha Sankarshana, the three Purusha avatars, Kaaranodaakshaayi Vishnu or Maha Vishnu, Garbodhakshaayi Vishnu and Kshirodakshaayi Vishnu, the Paramatma or Supersoul, as well as the thousand headed Anantasesha. So now it is time for me to go and give the Bengali class. But one important thing is to be mentioned. That is Haridhwani’s appearance day. Let us give her a big Haribol! Haribol! Also Kavichandra Maharaj and Bhakti Nityananda Swami will be approaching you for helping with the Shantipur Maha prasadam. Jayaraseshwari has just sponsored 25,000 rupees for the Shantipur feast. Haribol!

Transcribed by Jayaraseshwari devi dasi
16 March 2019