By Mahanidhi Swami
Ask a friend to read the following passage to you. While he reads, you should close your eyes, meditate on Sri Nityananda Prabhu’s sweet lotus feet, and deeply imbibe these important instructions of Srila Narottama dasa Thakura:
“Nitai’s lotus feet are more cooling than millions of shining moons. The shade of Nitai’s lotus feet pacify the entire universe. O brother, it is not possible to attain Radha and Krishna without merciful Nitai (hena nitai vine bhai, radha krishna paite nai).
“So hold on tightly to Nitai’s beautiful lotus feet. However, if you have no relationship with Sri Nityananda Prabhu then your life is wasted, and you are no better than an animal! If you don’t chant Nitai nama, “Nitai! Nitai! Nitai!” you will be forever bound in samsara.
“But if Nitai bestows His compassion, you will attain Radha and Krishna in Vraja, nitaiyera karuna habe, vraje radha krishna pabe. O Nitai! Please make unhappy me happy by keeping me sheltered at Your beautiful lotus feet!” (adapted, “Sri Nityananda Prabhu Nishta”)
Sri Nityananda Prabhu Trayodashi ki jai!
Jai Nitai! Jai Gaura!
Jai Jai Sri Radhe!