Prayer

Nityananda Trayodasi Meditation 2

~by Śrīla Vṛndāvanadāsa Ṭhakura

Gauracandra has candidly proclaimed that Nityānanda Svarūpa is God.

By Nityānanda’s grace one may know Gauracandra. By Nityānanda’s grace one may understand his devotees.  By Nityānanda’s grace, one’s criticism of others will cease. By Nityānanda’s grace one gains devotion to the Lord.

No criticism of others flows from the mouth of Nityānanda’s servants. Day and night, with great joy, they sing the fame of Caitanya. Nityānanda’s devotees are always attentive.

Caitanya is the treasure of Nityānanda’s servants’ lives. A little piety does not make one a servant of Nityānanda—indeed, Gauracandra himself is revealed to them! […]

All glory to Nityānanda, whose shelter is Gauracandra! All glory, all glory to Nityānanda, who [as Ananta] has a thousand mouths! All glory to the king of Gauḍa, Nityānanda Rāya!

Who can obtain Caitanya without your grace? He who loses a Lord like Nityānanda will not find joy anywhere for as long as he lives.

Will that day come when I will see Caitanya and Nityānanda together, surrounded by their followers?

The Lord of my Lord is the beautiful Gaurāṅga—this is the great hope I harbour in my heart. […]

Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya and Nityānandacandra are my very life. Thus, I, Vṛndāvanadāsa, sing the glories of their feet.

(Śrīla Vṛndāvanadāsa Ṭhakura, Caitanya-bhāgavata 2.22.134-148)

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Happy Nityānanda Trayodaśī!

All the best,

Rukmini Walker