Happy Nityananda Trayodasi!!
Today is the appearance day of Lord Nityānanda. How much mercy we are getting, all by the mercy of Lord Nityānanda. He is the original spiritual master, and all the other spiritual masters are representative to Him. So we owe and offer our obeisances, everything to Lord Nityānanda. By His mercy, we get the mercy of guru, by His mercy we get the mercy of Lord Caitanya. Without His mercy we cannot get mercy of Rādhā Mādhava. So, we should take Lord Nityānanda’s lotus foot dust on our head.
Lord Caitanya showed love but Lord Nityānanda showed mercy. He was ordered by Lord Caitanya to give out His mercy. So He delivered Jagāi Mādhāi and although Mādhāi hit Him and caused Him to bleed, He said that, “Just because you caused Me to bleed, it does not mean I will not give you love of Godhead,” and then again said, “He is not an ordinary person – you hit Him, He is bleeding, but He is still talking of love.” He made Mādhāi bow down. So like this, so like this by mercy of Lord Nityānanda, Jagāi and Mādhāi were saved.
So like this, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda took the mercy of Lord Nityānanda and spread it all over the world. And now we have to see that this mercy reaches everybody. People, they don’t know how happy they can be if they get the mercy of Nitāi Gaura, and they chant the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra, and engage in pure devotional service. So, that is why people from other planets want to take birth in this earthly planet during Kali-yuga, so that they can part in the Harināma saṅkīrtana. And that is a special mercy of Lord Nityānanda.
His Holiness Jayapatākā Swami Mahārāja
25 Feb, 2021, Śrī Māyāpur, India