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Nitai Pada Kamala

Do you know what is the easiest way to achieve spiritual perfection? If not Please listen to this song by Narottama dasa Thakura, a great acharya of the Gaudiya-Vaishnava Sampradaya. In this song, he reveals the secret of enjoying everlasting spiritual happiness in this material world.

nitāi-pada-kamala, koṭi-candra-suśītala,
je chāyāy jagata jurāy
heno nitāi bine bhāi, rādhā-kṛṣṇa pāite nāi,
dṛḍha kori’ dharo nitāir pāy (1)

se sambandha nāhi jā’r, bṛthā janma gelo tā’r,
sei paśu boro durācār
nitāi nā bolilo mukhe, majilo saṁsāra-sukhe,
vidyā-kule ki koribe tār (2)

ahaṅkāre matta hoiyā, nitāi-pada pāsariyā,
asatyere satya kori māni
nitāiyer koruṇā habe, braje rādhā-kṛṣṇa pābe,
dharo nitāi-caraṇa du’khāni (3)

nitāiyer caraṇa satya, tāṅhāra sevaka nitya,
nitāi-pada sadā koro āśā
narotamma boro dukhī, nitāi more koro sukhī,
rākho rāṅgā-caraṇera pāśa (4)

Also listen to the lecture given by Srila Prabhupada on this song. This lecture was delivered on February 2, 1977 at Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) on the auspicious appearance day of Lord Nityananda.

he material existence is compared to a blazing fire (samsāra-dāvānala) and everyone is suffering here. How do we find peace here? The solution is to take shelter of the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda (nitāi-pada-kamala) which is as cool as the rays from millions of moons (koṭi-candra-suśītala).

If we want to have real peace, we should take shelter of Lord Nityananda. Unless one takes shelter under the shade of the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda, it will be very difficult for one to approach Radha-Krishna. If one actually wants to enter into the dancing party of Radha- Krishna, he must firmly catch hold of the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda.

nitai pada kamalam

Anyone who has not established his relationship with Nityananda Prabhu is understood to have spoiled his valuable human birth. Such a human being is actually an uncontrollable animal. Without uttering the holy name of Nityananda, he becomes submerged into so-called material happiness. What can his useless education and family tradition do to help him?

Due to false prestige one may think, “Oh, what is Nityananda? What can He do for me? I don’t care.” The result is that he is accepting something false to be the truth. If you actually want to approach Radha-Krishna, you must first try to get the mercy of Lord Nityananda. Therefore you should firmly grasp the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda.

lord nityananda delivering jagai and madhai

The lotus feet of Nityananda are not illusion; they are a fact. The service rendered to Him is eternal. Always try to catch the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda. Narottama dasa concludes the song saying that he is very unhappy, therefore he is praying to Lord Nityananda to make him happy and to keep him close to His lotus feet.

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