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The Purport to Nitai Guna Mani Amara - Prabhupada 0393

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This is a song sung by Locana Dāsa Ṭhākura, almost a contemporary of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu. He has got many books on the life and precepts of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu. So he is saying that Lord Nityānanda is full of good qualities, guṇa-maṇi. Guṇa-maṇi means the jewel of all qualities. So nitāi guṇa-maṇi āmār nitāi guṇa-maṇi. He is repeatedly uttering that Lord Nityānanda is the reservoir of all good qualities. Āniyā premera vanyā bhāsāilo avanī. And on account of His spiritual qualities, He inundated the whole world by the flood of love of God. It is by His kindness people can feel what is love of God. Premer vanyā loiyā nitāi āilā gauḍa-deśe. When Caitanya Mahāprabhu left home and took sannyas, He made His headquarter at Jagannātha Purī. So after His accepting the sannyas order, when He left His home and country, Lord Nityānanda Prabhu also accompanied Him up to Jagannātha Purī. So after a few days, Lord Caitanya requested Him that "If both of us remain here, then who will preach in Bengal?" Bengal is known as gauḍa-deśa. So under the order of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu, He brought, from Him, the flood of love of Godhead, and He distributed in the whole of Bengal, gauḍa-deśa. And in that flood of love of God, all devotees became drowned. Only those who were not devotees, they could not drown, but they were floating, dīna hīna bāche. But so far Nityānanda Prabhu is concerned, He does not make any discrimination between devotees and nondevotees. Dīna hīna patita pāmara nāhi bāche. Poor or rich, or enlightened or foolish, everyone could take the instruction of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu, and become drowned in the ocean of love of Godhead. Such love of Godhead is brahmār durlabha. Even Lord Brahmā, who is the supreme teacher within this universe, he also cannot relish. But by the grace of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu and Nityānanda Mahāprabhu, this love of Godhead was distributed to everyone without any discrimination. So ābaddha karuṇā-sindhu, it was just like a big ocean blocked all sides. Ocean of love of Godhead is a big ocean, but it was not inundated. So Nityānanda Prabhu cut a canal from the ocean, and He brought the canal in every door. Ghare ghare bule prema-amiyāra bān. The flood of the nectar of love of Godhead was thus distributed in each and every home in Bengal. Actually still Bengal is overwhelmed when there is talk of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu and Nityānanda Prabhu. Locan bole, now the author is speaking on his behalf, that anyone who does not take the advantage given by Lord Nityānanda Prabhu, so in his opinion he thinks that such a person knowingly is committing suicide.

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Duration: 6 minutes and 18 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
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Posted by: vanimedia on Aug 22, 2013

Prabhupada speaks the purport to Nitai Guna Mani Amara by Locana Dasa Thakura
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