Nama Om Vishnu Paadaya, ….
Hari Haraaya Naam Krishna Yadavaya Naama Hari Gopal Govinda Rama Sri Madhusudhan
Hare Krishna! So today is the auspicious day of Nityananda Trayodasi. So we witnessed the abhishek of Nitai Gaur. Krishna thought that He enjoyed His pastimes in Dvapara yuga and He wanted that people in Kali yuga should also be able to enjoy. So He came again as His own devotee to give out the Vraja prema freely to the conditioned souls. Sri Krishna Caitanya Radha Krishna nahi anya. Balaram hoilo Nitai. Lord Caitanya is Radha and Krishna, Balaram is Nityananda. So Lord Nityananda, carries out the orders of Lord Caitanya. So Lord Caitanya said He wanted His sankirtan movement spread. Lord Caitanya wanted to see everyone become happy in Krishna Prema, so Lord Nityananda implemented that order of Lord Caitanya, and He gave out the mercy freely. Without considering who was qualified and who was not qualified. So when Nityananda, He was travelling around South India and different parts of India. He took initiation from the Madhva line. He was in Vrndavan when Lord Caitanya started the sankirtan movement. That time He went to the Govardhan hill, Sridham was there in the Govardhan hill in a cave. Sridham is one of the sakhas of Lord Krishna, one of the cowherd boyfriends. So Nityananda called, Sridham, Sridham! So Sridham, he came out from the cave. He said, who are You? I am Balaram, I am Balai! You are so small! It is Kali yuga, everybody is small! If You are really Balaram, you will beat me racing me around the Govardhan hill? Balaram is the only one who could beat me! Get ready, set, go! He was running on one side around the four corners, went by side, around the last side corner, and then went back to the starting point, Haribol! And it was Nityananda, Balai who won!! Haribol! Then Sridham said, okay, you must be Balaram. What do You want? Kanhai has come as Lord Caitanya and He has started sankirtan movement in Navadvip. You want to join? I want to go and join him. Oh yes, yes! I would like to go with You! Aaamaam! Nanri! Thanks! Ha! And then Nitai said let me make you Kali yuga size! He put his hand on Sridham’s head, and shrunk him, and then He came to be known as Abhiram. So They came and joined Caitanya Mahaprabhu in Navadvip. So there Nityananda, He came to the house of Nandan Acharya. Then Lord Caitanya said my counterpart Nityananda is here, go and find Him! And they looked everywhere. They couldn’t find Him! They came back to Lord Gauranga and told Him that they could not find Nityananda. Of course, you cannot find Bhagavan, He has to reveal Himself to you! But I can find Him! We will all go tomorrow and we will find Him! They went out the next day chanting Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare! Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare! Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare! Lord N heard the kirtan coming. Lord Gauranga entered the courtyard of Nandan Acharya. He saw Nityananda, Nitai! Nitai! Gaura! Gaura! Said Nityananda! Nitai Nitai! Gaura! Gaura! Nitai! Nitai! Gaura! Gaura! Then the two embraced each other. Haribol! They both went out in kirtan together. Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare! Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare! People were wondering who is the person with Lord Caitanya, Lord Nimai. He is also similar height, he is also golden but slightly reddish. So Lord Nityananda He went door to door begging people please chant Hare Krishna! Then He saw Jagai Madhai, two gundas! Maatal (crazy), drunkards. They were born in a brahmin family. They studied all the scriptures. What is the worst sin? Then they would do that. They were such horrible people! Nityananda looked at them. Someone told Him don’t approach these two, they are the worst. Lord Nityananda He had several pastimes with these Jagai and Madhai. He went to them and told them please chant Hare Krishna! and lead a holy life! Us lead a holy life? Beat him! Heat Him! Kill him! Kill him! Lord Caitanya said You don’t have to take such risks. He said You are patita paavan, deliverer of the most fallen! So I want to deliver these two, want to show Your mercy. One time, Nityananda again approached these two brothers. He gave the same request, chant Hare Krishna and lead a holy life! Madhai was so angry, he hit Nityananda on the head with a wine bottle. Lord Nityananda said, just because you caused me to bleed, does that mean that I won’t give you love for Godhead? And then Jagai said to Madhai, you just beat him, causing him to bleed, and he is talking about love!! He is not an ordinary soul! And then Lord Caitanya appeared, He was so angry that Lord Nityananda had been struck. He said, that He would not lift a weapon in Kali yuga but His longstanding promised is that His devotee will never perish. So weighing the two promises, He called the chakra! CHAKRAA, Chakra came! Effulgent like a thousand suns! And Nityananda pleaded, please if You kill him, You will have to kill so many in Kali yuga. Then Jagai and Madhai bowed down and surrendered. Lord Gauranga said, I will forgive them if they chant Hare Krishna, and give up their sinful acts. So they agreed. He told them bathe in the Ganges they came back and got initiated by Nitai! Jai Nitai! Jai Nitai! So like this there are so many pastimes with Lord Nityananda. On the appearance day, Lord Caitanya said to observe His Vyasa puja. Thank you all for being present on Lord Nityananda’s appearance day. Today my publishing devotees want to release three books. One in Hindi, Amrita Varsha. Two in Spanish, Reena Sair, two volumes. Three altogether. No Tamil books?
So thank you all.
HG Mahavaraha prabhu spoke:
Hare Krishna! I wanted to address all of you, the Chennai congregation for a few minutes. I wanted to address all of you the other day during the initiation ceremony but I did not have the opportunity because we changed the location of the initiation at the last hour. Tomorrow will be our last day in Chennai. We have been staying here with Guru maharaj for the past 13 months. This is the first time in his life that he has stayed in one place for such a long period of time – 13 months! After Mayapur. So I wanted to actually thank each and every one of you. If I have the time I will thank each and everyone one of you personally but I don’t think so I can do that, but we wanted to thank from the bottom of our hearts, on behalf of all the caretakers of Guru maharaj, and also on behalf of Guru maharaj we wanted to really thank you thank you thank you for all your wonderful, loving, tender care, you have been a great host in Chennai. We really felt that this is our home as well, we have many homes Ha! But we really felt that you really took very good care of us and there are many families who directly served us as well. I also wanted to thank Sumitra Krishna das prabhu, the temple president and the TNT members who gave us all the facilities plus all kinds of services that was required. And we actually wanted to specially thank one family, Ajita Gopinath prabhu and his family – Radha Rajehwari mataji and Charu Hasini Radhika. Of course, many others were involved – Sumitra Krishna prabhu family, Rangakrishna prabhu family, Prasanna Gopinath prabhu, Srivas Nitai prabhu, many many, Murali prabhu and family, I cannot remember full list. But this particular family, they dedicated their entire house, hours, work and they really tolerated us. So we cannot thank them enough with words in fact but I just wanted to thank all of you. And please forgive us if we committed any mistakes or any offences. Otherwise, we are looking forward to coming here to Chennai again! We actually fell in love with Chennai! Hare Krishna!
Guru maharaj said: Nanri, nanri, nanri! (thank you)
Sumitra Krishna prabhu: When guru maharaj heard the name of Chennai (before it was called Madras he used to tell him Burkit Road, Mad Rush) when the name changed to Chennai, one day he said Che Nai, Caitanya Nitai, oh! Chennai is Caitanya Nitai Desh, so both Gaura and Nitai are there! That is the reason he has stayed here for 13 months and he will be coming here again and again! Haribol! I would like to thank all the devotees in Chennai who have restricted their emotions and enthusiasm, not to disturb guru maharaj so that he could take proper therapy and treatment. So again I would like to thank all the devotees here and would like to invite Ajita Gopinath prabhu and his family to come and take blessings from guru maharaj. (Someone said, he is hiding somewhere like Nitai)
Mahavaraha das prabhu said: Actually he told me once that he does not like this kind of felicitation, but anyway we will try to grab him somewhere if we find him.
Sumitra Krishna das prabhu said: Meanwhile as he comes, we have three devotees taking shelter. You can offer the flowers. Surabhi, Nitai and Bhagavati please come.
Mahavaraha das prabhu: Somehow there is one mataji who could not come for initiation the other day, she will also receive beads from guru maharaj. We would also like to thank HH Bhanu Swami maharaj, the leader of Chennai yatra. He has been a great inspiration, he was always encouraging us. And one last request, when guru maharaj goes out do not follow him because we want to show the whole world, Chennai devotees led us by example!
Transcribed by Jayaraseshwari devi dasi
18 February 2019