☀️ Two Audios about the embodiment of devotional service
śata-koṭi gopīmādhava-man (Radhikastakam song 7, Gitavali).When Madhava is sitting with millions of gopis still Madhava’s mind is thinking about Radhika. The gopis are thinking that Madhava is looking at me but Madhava is thinking about Radha because Radha’s devotional service to Krishna is non stop, 24 hrs. Every moment, every second, every (labha matra) Radharani is serving Krishna. The service attitude is the thing which wins over Krishna (seva bhaav). The name of Radha comes from seva bhaav.
☀️ Magnanimity of Srimati Radharani
anaya radhito nunam bhagavan harer isvarah yen no vihaya govindah prito yam anayad rahah. There is no single person in the whole creation who can worship Krishna better than Radharani. aradhana! aradhana means devotional service. It doesn’t mean only worship. It means devotional service. The living example is the rasa lila where there were millions of gopis still dancing but when Radharani left Rasa mandala then Krishna couldn’t remain there. He also left searching for Radha. Who can give happiness to Krishna? Someone who has hundred times more happiness than Krishna. Who is hundred times more beautiful! Who is hundred times more qualified! Who is hundred times more merciful than Krishn! And that is Radha. Radha!
☀️ Potency of Radha nam
Prabhodananda Saraswati says in Radharasa Sudhanidhi. That so much rasa is there in these two words of Ra-dha. Radha nam can give us manjari svarupa. Radha nam can give us Radha dasyam. Radha nam can give us Radhakund vas. Radha! Actually real siddha is one who can see the transcendental beauty of Radhakund simply by saying Radha. When you say Radha, you should be able to see the transcendental kunjas of Radhakund and Syamkund. Such a devotee is a real devotee of Radharani. asambhasya tad-bhava-gambhira-cittan, kutah syama-sindho rasa-syava-gahah (Sankalpa Prakasa Stotra, Stavavali)
Without meeting a personality who is very deep in the remembrance of Radhakund and Radharani, one can never understand Krishna because Krishna can only be understood through the mind of Radharani. Through the service of Radharani and through the seva of Radhakund. By residing in Radhakund we are actually serving Radhakund.
☀️ Service to Radhakund means service to Radha directly
rādhā-kunḍa-taṭa-kuñja-kuṭīr, govardhana-parvata, jāmuna-tīr (Bhakti Anukula Matra KaryeraSvikara Song 4)
Till the time you will get your own kunja in Radhakund. You should mentally stay in Radhakund and remember. Try to visualize your kunja on the banks of Radhakund. In the company of all the manjaris who are having there own kunja. This is the highest perfection of our life. Because one of the characteristics of ekadas bhaav is vaas. Your eternal residence. If you don’t know your eternal residence you cannot enter the nitya lila.
☀️ The goal is to become the servant of servants of Lord
In the nitya lila, we will be serving the servants of Radha and Syam. That is more blissful than serving Radhe Syam directly. gopī-bhartur pada-kamalayor dāsa-dāsa-dāsānudāsaḥ. I am not Radha das or dasi. I am Radharani’s dasi’s dasi. That is the real qualification for manjaris. When we aspire to serve the ragatmika, the gopis, the manjaris, the sakhis who are the eternal residents of Radhakund that is the perfection of our bhajan. Because Krishna Himself is serving the servants of Radharani to attain the audience of Radharani constantly. That is His only way to reach Radharani. Then fo us, how can there be another way? There is no another way to reach Radharani except the service of Radharani’s beloved manjaris. ei chaya gosai jabe vraje kaila vasa, radha-krishna-nitya-lila karila prakasha (Naam sankirtan bhajan by Narottama das Thakura)
Life after life I want to be the servant of the six goswamis because they are the real commanders of Radhakund. They are the real benefactors who can allow conditioned souls like us to enter into the nitya lila of Radhakund. rupa-raghunatha-pade hoibe akuti kabe hama bujhabo se jugala-piriti (Prathna song by Narottama das Thakura)
☀️ Radha Palya Dasi Bhaav is Given by the Palya Dasis of Radha
rupa-raghunatha-pade rahu mora asa, prarthana koroye sada narottama-dasa (Prarthana)
This should be our eternal prayer on the banks of Radhakund that we always attain the lotus feet of the six goswamis. And the eternal residents of Radhakund like Kamal manjari Bhaktivinoda Thakur. Then we can serve Radhika in this Holy Place. Actually we don’t want to just serve Radharani but we want to serve Radharani in Radhakund. And that is because in Radhakund are the topmost of all pastimes being enacted. radha-kunda-tate kalinda-tanaya-tire ca vamsivate, premonmada-vasad asesha-dasaya grastau pramattau sada.. Receiving the mercy of the six goswamis is like receiving the mercy of Radharani. Infact it is more than the mercy of Radharani because Radha palya dasi bhaav is given by the palya dasis of Radha, not even by Radharani Herself.
śrī-rūpa-mañjarī-pada, sei mora sampada, sei mor bhajana-pūjana, anukūla habe vidhi, se-pade hoibe siddhi (Prarthana). Till we enter the shelter of six goswamis, till we attain their lotus feet we will always burn in this material existence. We cannot come out of this without the shelter of the six goswamis. anukūla habe vidhi, Narottam das Thakur is praying when will the time become favorable, when? Life after life when will I get the chance to behold the lotus feet of Rupa Manjari, Rupa Goswami? Narottam das Thakur says life after life I want to remain with the devotees of six goswamis.
☀️ How to Receive the Mercy of Six Goswamis?
And how do we receive the mercy of six goswamis? How? How do we receive the mercy of six goswamis? They are all manjaris. That answer is given by Krishna das Kaviraj who is Kasturi manjari. The foremost servitor of Rupa and Rati manjari, Krishna das Kaviraj Goswami says Jay Jay Nityananda Charnashroye jaha hoite ami painu rupa sanatan ashroy. All glories! All glories to Nitaichand by whose mercy I got the ultimate shelter of Rupa, Raghunat, Sanatan on the banks of Radhakund. Krishna das Kaviraj had the greatest good fortune of hearing directly from the lotus mouth of Raghunath das goswami in the middle of Radhakund and Shyamkund. How lucky he was! How fortunate he was! The old Khadchas or the notebooks of Swarup Damodar and Ramanand Ray who are heard, read by Raghunath das goswami. And only he knew the secret of Gauranga Mahaprabhu’s pastimes. And that secret was transferred from Raghunath das goswami to , Krishna das Kaviraj Goswami on the banks of Radhakund.
The path of antaranga bhakti, antaranga, path of raganuga bhakti there are two ways. One is the external path and other is the internal path according to Jaiva dharma. And the internal path comes from Swarup Damodar and the external path comes from Vakreshvar Pandit to Dhyanchandra Goswami. And the internal path was revealed on banks of Radhakund by Raghunath das goswami. And the recipient was sent to Radhakund by Nityananda Ram.
☀️ Nitai is Sending Every Jiva to Radhakund
I will tell you one funny thing today I was looking at the photo. I was thinking why Nitai is pointing like this? What does it mean for me? I was thinking like that. What does it mean for me -go away from Radhakund because Radhakund is this side? So why he is saying go there? Here! His hand is like this. I will not tell you what answer I got, it’s a secret but after the katha I will tell you. Its not to be recorded (laugh).Its top secret! But Nitai is sending every jiva to Radhakund who is in madhurya rasa and Nitai is so confident when Nitai appeared in the dream to Krishnadas you go, everything all your desires will be fulfilled. All your desires, you just go leave your house. Nitai’s style maybe Krishnadas Kaviraj goswami was married also who knows its not stated in the scriptures. But Nitai said just leave, go to Radhakund go to Vraj and all your desires will be fulfilled. And Krishnadas Kaviraj had only one desire to surrender to Raghunath das goswami. And by the mercy of Raghunath das goswami his heart became like transcendental television. He understood, he realized, he saw not only the pastimes of Radha and Shyam in Radhakund, in Vraj mandal the Asht kaliya lila but he also saw the pastimes of Nitai Gaur in Jagannatha puri dham through the eyes of Raghunath das, through the eyes of swarup damodar he could see everything.
And Nitai is so smart, Nitai so brilliant that Nitai was thinking, Gauranga was not thinking but Nitai was thinking how Gauranga’s pastimes in Jagannatha Puri will be revealed in this world? Who will reveal them? My brother’s pastimes. So Nitai randomly, not randomly suddenly appeared in dream to Krishna das Kaviraj in Bardhman in the village Jamatpur and He said go go you have to do my mission also. And what is my mission? You have to write the pastimes of my brother in Jagannatha Puri dham. Both Chaitanya Bhagavat and Chaitanya Charitamrita were written by the direct order of Nityananda Prabhu. If there was no Nitai there have been no Gaur lila in this word. There would be no Radha Shyam’s lila because Nityananda Prabhu also wanted Krishnadas to write Govind Lila Amrit, the asht kliya lila of Radha and Krishna where the beautiful pastimes of Radhakund and Shyamkund are revealed to the world for the first time in book known as Goivnd Lila Amrit. So Nitai takes care of everything. How merciful He is. Nobody is thinking so much how to save the conditioned souls, so much He is thinking.
☀️ Understand Mellows of Radha’s Name By Touching Nitai’s Name
dayāra ṭhākura nitā-i para duḥkha jāne, hari-nāmera mālā gānthi dila jane jane (By Vrndavana Dasa Thakura). Oh how would I ever be able to relish or understand the transcendental confidential mellows in Radha’s name without touching Nitai’s name? It is a secret. Bhaktisiddhant Saraswati said Nitai and Radharani have a pact, pact means agreement. They have an agreement with each other. All the souls coming, Nitai is accepting. Nitai is binging catch him! Catch him! Bringing all the souls and making them qualified because Radharani does not accept somebody even .001% unqualified. Radharani never accept that soul because Her lila is so high and transcendental. We need to be pure and Radharani is so busy in serving Krishna who will make us pure? Radharani knows that, Radharani has given that sewa to Nitaichand.
☀️ Nitai’s Mercy is Unique
āra kabe nitāi-cānder koruṇā hoibe, saḿsāra-bāsanā mora kabe tuccha ha’be (Prarthana). As Bhaktivinoda Thakur revealed in Navdvipa Dham Mahatmaya 1st chapter that when our heart becomes fully pure then Radha and krishna’s love enters in our heart but with Nitai, Nitai’s mercy the love of Radha and Krishna will enter our heart even when if our heart is impure. Have you ever seen this kind of mercy? Never! svalpa kale aparadha apani palaya; hrdaya sodhita haya prema bade taya. When the love enters our heart then the appradha automatically goes away. But if we have to wait till the appradha is going then it will take millions of lives bahu janma kare yadi śravaṇa, kīrtana tabu ta’ nā pāya kṛṣṇa-pade prema- dhana (CC Adi 8.16). Krishna das Kaviraj many many lives if you do but still you will not get attraction for Krishna’s lotus feet. So what we should do? We should let the prem enter our heart and then automatically we will become purified. And how to do that? nitai chaitanya bali jei jiva dakesuvimala krishna-prema anveshaya take.
.By Bhaktiratna Sadhu Maharaj, December 27, 2016, Radhakund.
Transcription Service done by Jahnava Nitai dasi and Vasudha Nitai dasi.