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PRABHUPADA: Nityananda
Prabhu… Nityananda Prabhu is
Baladeva, Baladeva-tattva.

vrajendra-nandana yei, saci-suta
haila sei, balarama haila nitai

“Who was formerly the son of
Nanda Maharaja, He has
appeared as the son of Sacidevi.”
Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s mother’s
name was Sacidevi. So Krsna…
Krsna is Sri Caitanya
Mahaprabhu, and Balarama is
Nityananda Prabhu. Now…

vrajendra-nandana yei, saci-suta
haila sei, balarama haila nitai

So Balarama… In the Vedic
literature it is said, nayam atma
bala-hinena labhyah; na bahuna
srutena. So bala means strength.
Sometimes some rascal
philosophers, they take it that
bala means bodily strength. They
propagate this philosophy that
“Unless you are bodily stout and
strong, you cannot achieve
spiritual salvation. You must be
very strong and stout and eat
meat and fight, and then you’ll
get next spiritual birth” No. This
bala, this strength, is different.
This is spiritual strength.

The difficulty of the present
situation is that actually we are
moving on account of spiritual
strength, but they have no
information of the spiritual
strength. They are thinking of
material strength. That is
expressed here, that

ahankare matta hoiya, nitai-pada
pasariya, asatyere satya kori

This is due to ahankara.
Ahankara-vimudhatma kartaham
iti manyate [Bg. 3.27]. Those
who are vimudha, especially
rascal… Mudha, rascals, and vi
means visesa, visesanam,
particularly. Ahankara-
vimudhatma. The same thing
which is spoken in the Bhagavad-
gita;, Narottama dasa Thakura
says the same thing in a plain
Bengali language. Ahankare
matta haiya, nitai-pada… By the
spell of maya—ahankara-
vimudhatma kartaham iti
manyate [Bg. 3.27]—they are
thinking that “We are
independent. We can do
whatever we like.” This is called
ahankara-vimudhatma. Under
false pretext, false prestige,
everyone is thinking that “We are
independent. We can find out the
solution of the problems of life by
material adjustment,” so on, so
on. So that is our material
disease. Ahankara-vimudhatma.
Bewildered, they do not
understand that the real strength
is spiritual strength. We see daily,
see daily that a very strong man,
very powerful man, very good
brain, very good scientist… So
where is the strength? The
strength is atma. As soon as the
atma, or the soul, goes out of
this body, so intelligent, so
strong, and so many things, that
is nothing. That is the difference
between dead man and the living
man. A living man is very
powerful, very good position,
everything. As soon as he lies
down, he is lying down on the
floor, and if you kick him on his
face, he’ll not protest. So where
is that strength? The strength is
gone. That is spiritual strength.
On the spiritual strength, the
body moves. Suppose you have
got a very good car, Mercedes
car or Rolls Royce car. But when
there is no petrol, how the car
will move? It is not possible.
There is spirit, petrol spirit.
Similarly, real strength is spiritual
strength. That spiritual strength
is Balarama. Bala means
strength. Therefore we have to
take shelter of the lotus feet of
Balarama, guru-tattva.

Balarama means guru-tattva.
Balarama represents guru. Yasya
prasadad bhagavat-prasadah. If
we want to understand Caitanya
Mahaprabhu, if we want to
understand Krsna, then we must
take shelter of Balarama. Nayam
atma bala-hinena labhyah. This
bala-hinena labhyah. Therefore
this Vedic injunction, means
“Without the mercy of Balarama
you cannot understand, you
cannot realize your spiritual
identification. So that Balarama
comes as Nityananda Prabhu.
Balarama haila nitai. Therefore
we must take shelter of
Balarama. That is… This song has
been sung by Narottama dasa
Thakura. Nitai-pada-kamala, koti-
candra-susitala. If we take
shelter of Nityananda Prabhu,
then we get peace. Koti-candra-
susitala. Just like in daytime,
especially in the summer season,
we become very much
exasperated. But at night, in the
evening, as soon as there is
moonshine, we become very
much satisfied. All day’s labor
and fatigue is immediately
moved. So nitai-pada-kamala, the
shade of Nityananda Prabhu’s
lotus feet, is koti-candra-susitala,
as pleasing as one crore of
moonshine. One moonshine gives
us so much pleasure. So if we
want actually peace of mind, if
we actually want to be free from
this material fatiguement, then
we must take the shelter of
Nityananda Prabhu. Nityananda
Prabhu is the strength, spiritual
strength. And without spiritual
strength you cannot approach
Krsna. Nayam atma pravaca…
Simply by talking nonsense…
Nayam atma pravacanena
labhyah. If you are a good
speaker, that does not mean
you’ll understand, yourself. Na
medhaya: “Neither by good
brain.” Because you have got
very good brain you’ll understand
Krsna—no. Nayam atma
pravacanena labhyo na medhaya
na bahuna srutena. If you think
that you are a very good scholar,
university degree-holder, then
you’ll understand—no. This is not

So we must have spiritual
strength. That source of spiritual
strength is Balarama, Krsna’s
next manifestation, prakasa-
vigraha. Krsna is manifesting
Himself through Balarama. So we
have to take shelter of
Nityananda Prabhu.

nitai-pada-kamala, koti-candra-
susitala, je chayay jagata juray

The whole world is suffering, but
if you want peace, then you take
the shelter of Nityananda Prabhu.

heno nitai bine bhai, radha-krsna
paite nai dhrdha kori’ dharo nitair

Our real aim of life—how to go
back home back to Godhead and
associate with Radha Krsna. In
another song the same author

manusya-janama paiya, radha-
krsna na bhajiya, janiya suniya
bisa khainu

Unless you come to Radha-Krsna,
you cannot get real pleasure. If
you want to dance and get
pleasure, don’t dance
independently. Dance with Krsna.
Then you’ll be happy. The
dancing is there, but dancing
without association of Krsna…
Just like here, in our temple, we
are also eating, but we are eating
the remnants of foodstuff left by
Krsna. That is real pleasure. It is
not that we are stopping eating.
We are not stopping eating. We
are not dry philosophers. Krsna
baro doyamoy, koribare jihwa
jay, swa-prasad-anna dilo bhai.
All over the world we are eating
Krsna prasadam, and we have
got good experience. At least ten
thousand men and women, they
are taking Krsna prasadam, but
we have no anxiety. We have no
anxiety. A family consists of a
few members. They are full of
anxiety how to maintain the
family. And we are maintaining a
family of ten thousand men. We
have no anxiety. Just see
practically. We have no anxiety.
We require thousands and
thousands of rupees for
maintaining Europe, America, a
costly affair. But because we are
under the shelter of Nityananda
Prabhu, Balarama, we have no
anxiety. That means material life
means anxiety. You cannot avoid
anxiety if you lead a material life.
Then you will be anxious.

That is Prahlada Maharaja’s
instruction. He was asked by his
father, “My dear son, what you
have learned, the best thing from
your teachers?” So he replied,
“My dear father…” He never said,
“My dear father”; He said, “My
dear best of the asuras.” Asura-
varya. Tat sadhu manye ’sura-
varya dehinam. Tat sadhu manye
’sura-varya dehinam sada
samudvigna-dhiyam asad-grahat.
The whole human society is
suffering, at least suffering from
one disease—anxiety. Ask
anybody. Take one small ant and
take the big elephant; take the
President of United States or take
one street beggar. Ask him,
“Whether you are free from
anxiety?” Nobody will say, “No.”
“I am full of anxiety.” That’s a
fact. So why they are anxiety, in,
full of anxiety? That Prahlada
Maharaja had replied, sada
samudvigna-dhiyam asad-grahat.
Because we have taken asad-
vastu, that will not exist…
Everything, whatever you have
got… Our, this body will not
exist. And this is the main
platform of our existence. In the
material world, so long the body
is there, you exist. So Prahlada
Maharaja said that “Real solution
of problems of life is to get out of
this material condition. That is
best thing in my opinion.” Sada
samadvigna-dhiyam asad… That
is Vedic injunction also. Asato ma
sad gamaya: “Don’t live in this
asat, in this material condition.”
Sad gamaya: “Go to real
existence.” That real existence
means spiritual life. Na hanyate
hanyamane sarire [Bg. 2.20]. So
if we actually want life, blissful
life, then we must get out of this
material existence. That is
Prahlada Maharaja’s instruction.
Samudvigna-dhiyam. And if you
remain in the material existence,
you must suffer some anxiety.
There is no excuse.

So Prahlada Maharaja advises
that hitvatma-ghatam grham
andha-kupam vanam gato yad
dharim asrayeta [SB 7.5.5]. If
you… Real problem is anxiety.
And this anxiety will continue so
long you are material existent.
Therefore the real life is to get
out of this material… Hitvatma-
ghatam. Atma-ghatam. Atma-
ghatam means killing the soul.
This material civilization is killing
the soul. That… They have no
information of the soul. They do
not know how to become
peaceful, how to become blissful.
They are trying to be peaceful,
bahir-artha-maninah, by external
material energy. They are
thinking by constructing big, big
buildings, just like in
Bhubaneswar they are doing, and
having good, very big, big roads
and motorcars, that is
advancement of civilization. No.
That is not advancement of
civili… That is increasing their
anxiety. There is no solution of
the anxiety. There is… Formerly
that… I was speaking. There was
no university. The university was
in the cottage—Vyasadeva.
Vyasadeva was writing Srimad-
Bhagavatam and all the Puranas
in a cottage. The university was
there. Who can produce such
literature as Vyasadeva has
given? From any angle of vision,
from literary point of view, from
philosophical point of view—
everything, so perfect, every
literature, Mahabharata, Puranas,
and Vedanta. Veda-vyasa, he has
given. So there was no need of
university. It required clear brain.
That was to be done by the
brahminical qualifications, samo
damo titiksa arjava, jnanam-
vijnanam astikyam brahma-
karma svabhava… Where is that
education? This education,
technical education, how you can
very nicely hammer, this will not
solve the problem. So if we want
real solution of the problems,
then our duty is first of all to take
the shelter of nitai-pada-kamala.
Then we’ll be happy, and we’ll
get moonshine, and our all
fatigueness will be subsided.

Sambandha nahi jar, brtha janma
gelo tar. So if you have no
connection with Nityananda
Prabhu… Nityananda means
always. Nitya means always,
ananda means pleasure. This is
another meaning you can draw.
So therefore, if you have no
connection with Nityananda
Prabhu… Se tar: “He’s simply
wasting time.” Brtha means
useless. Uselessly, he’s wasting
time. Se pasu boro duracar. And
Narottama dasa Thakura has
used very strong word. “Anyone
who has no connection with
Nityananda Prabhu, he’s a pasu.”
Sei pasu. He’s a pasu, means
animal. So animal, how one
animal can get happiness? That
is not possible. The dog, from the
childhood he’s searching after
food, searching after food. And
cannot get food. Unless a dog
has got a master, he’s street dog
and he’s always unhappy. So
better to become a dog of
Nityananda Prabhu. Then we
shall be happy. Instead of
becoming dog of so many other
people… Everyone is dog.
Everyone is searching after to
serve a master. But none of them
are satisfied because that is false
master. You take real master,
Nityananda Prabhu. You’ll be
happy. Se pasu boro duracar. He
does not know where is
happiness. Where I shall become
a dog? That…

Our Bhaktivinoda Thakura, he
has sung therefore,

vaisnava thakur, tomara kukkur,
boliya janaha more

“My dear Vaisnava Thakura,
kindly accept me as your dog, as
your dog. I am dog already, but I
am maya’s dog. I’m not
Vaisnava’s dog. So kindly accept
me.” If you become a Vaisnava’s
dog… Chadiya vaisnava seva,
nistar paiche keba. If you do not
become a dog of Vaisnava and
Nityananda Prabhu… Nityananda
is guru. So if you do not become
a dog of Nityananda Prabhu,
Vaisnava, or guru, there is no
question of happiness. Se
sambandha nahi yar, brtha
janma gelo… se pasu boro
duracar. Nitai na bolilo mukhe,
majila samsara-sukhe. He who
has no connection with
Nityananda Prabhu, and he does
not say, “Jaya Nitai! Jaya Gaura!”
And majilo samsara-sukhe, he
thinks that this society, family,
and… “Society, friendship and
love, divinely bestowed upon
man.” These materialist persons,
they say like that. That is called
majilo samsara sukhe. In
samsara there cannot be any
sukha, but he’s attracted by that.
Majilo samsara sukhe. Vidya-kule
ki koribe tar. What we’ll do with
university education or born in a
big family or… This will not help.
This is not possible. Vidya-kule ki
karibe tar. Why they’re accepting
this false? Ahankare matta hoiya,
nitai-pada pasariya, asatyere
satya kori mani. On account of
being misled by false prestige
and false egotism, asatyere satya
kori mani, we are accepting this
body which is asat, which will not
exist. That we have taken as
reality. Ahankare matta hoiya,
nitai pada pasariya. But if we
take shelter of Nityananda
Prabhu, then you get the
enlightenment. Asatyere satya
kori mani. Nitaiyer koruna habe,
braje radha-krsna pabe, dharo
nitai-carana du’khani.

Therefore Narottama dasa
Thakura advises that… Today is
Nityananda Prabhu’s avirbhava
appearance day. Let us at least
remember today nitai-pada-
kamala. That is wanted. Nitai
carana satya, tahara sevaka
nitya. The reality is nitai-carana,
and anyone who is servant of
Nitai…So nitaiyer carana satya,
tahara sevaka nitya. One who
has become the dog of
Nityananda Prabhu, he gets his
eternal life. We are eternal, but
under misconception of material
identification, we are under the
subjugation of maya. Bhutva
bhutva praliyate. Tatha
dehantara… It is very
botheration, but they do not
know. I am going from one body
to another transmigration. And
that is not guaranteed, what kind
of body. They have no science,
no knowledge about
understanding tatha dehantara,
the very first instruction of
Bhagavad-gita. They are so
rascals, and they are proud of
their education, their universities.
This is going on.

Nitai carana satya, tahara
sevaka…, nitai-pada sada koro
asa. Therefore we should always
expect to be under the shelter of
nitai-pada-kamala. Narottama
boro duhkhi. Narottama dasa
Thakura, he’s acarya. He is
presenting himself… That is
acarya. Means he is not duhkhi,
but he’s presenting himself as
duhkhi. That is acarya. Acaryas,
they are never duhkhi. But taking
the common man’s position, he
says, narottama boro duhkhi. Or,
in other words, Narottama…
Narottama means the best of the
human being. So here in this
material world one may be the
best of the human being, very
exalted position, but everyone is
duhki, unhappy. Narottama boro
duhki, nitai more koro sukhi:
“Only Nityananda can make me
happy. Otherwise not possible.”
Rakho ranga-caranera pasa. So
today is Nityananda Prabhu’s
appearance day. We shall always
pray Nityananda Prabhu, “Kindly
keep me under your shelter so
that… I am very duhki; I am very
unhappy. Under the shelter of
Your lotus feet I shall be happy.”
And that is real happiness. Thank
you very much.

DEVOTEES: Jaya Srila