Nitai Pada Kamala

Here is ‘Nitai Pada Kamala’ song on the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda. Also listen to Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on this song.

nitai pada kamala

Do you know 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.

Text One

nitai-pada-kamala, koti-chandra-sushitala
je chayay jagata juray
heno nitai bine bhai, radha-krishna paite nai
dridha kori dharo nitair pay

The lotus feet of Lord Nityananda are a shelter where one will get the soothing moonlight not only of one, but of millions of moons. If the world wants to have real peace, it 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 him 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.

Text Two

se sambandha nahi jar, britha janma gelo tar
sei pashu boro durachar
nitai na bolilo mukhe, majilo samsara-sukhe
vidya-kule ki koribe tar

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. Because he never uttered the holy name of Nityananda, he has become merged into so-called material happiness. What can his useless education and family tradition do to help him?

Text Three

ahankare matta hoiya, nitai-pada pashariya
asathyere sathya kori mani
nitaiyer koruna habe, braje radha-krishna pabe
dharo nitai-charana dukhani

Being maddened after false prestige and identification with the body, one is thinking, 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 truth. If you actually want to approach the association of Radha-Krishna, you must first achieve the mercy of Lord Nityananda. When He is merciful toward you, then you will be able to approach Radha-Krishna. Therefore you should firmly grasp the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda.

Text Four

nitaiyer charana sathya, tahara sevaka nithya
nitai-pada sada koro asha
narottama boro dukhi, nitai more koro sukhi
rakho ranga-charanera pasha

The lotus feet of Nityananda are not illusion; they are a fact. One who engages in the transcendental loving service of Nityananda is also transcendental. Always try to catch the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda. This Narottama dasa is very unhappy, therefore I am praying to Lord Nityananda to make me happy. My dear Lord, please keep me close to Your lotus feet.

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.

Related Links:
Sri Nityananda TrayodashiGlories of Lord Nityananda

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