1. Real Nityananda-vamsa

    My Guru Maharaja, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaja, he did not like that his disciples would be easy-going, cheap Vaisnava. Cheap Vaisnava. Dusta mana tumi kisera vaisnava. He sang a song, “My dear mind, oh, you are going to be a Vaisnava. And what kind of Vaisnava you are?” Dusta mana tumi kisera vaisnava, pratisthara tare, nirjanera ghare, tava hari-nama kevala kaitava. “You are chanting Hare Krsna, imitating Haridasa Thakura or Rupa Gosvami, in a solitary place… Not solitary place. You are thinking of woman and money. That’s all. Mind is filled with dirty things. So this kind of bhajana is simply cheating, cheating.” He was after preaching. First of all, go door to door. Just like Nityananda Prabhu did it at the risk of life. He was hurt by Jagai-Madhai. Blood came out of His head. Lord Caitanya became very much angry. He wanted to kill immediately Jagai Madhai. Lord Nityananda said, “My dear Sir, You promised that this incarnation You’ll not take any weapon, Please be kind upon them.”

    So this is Nityananda. Nityananda-vamsa means one who takes the risk of preaching work, he can claim Nityananda-vamsa. Not that easy-going. The preaching work is not easy-going. There are so many difficulties. All the big, big preachers… Sri Ramanujacarya. His life was attempted to be killed. Why Ramanujacarya? My Guru Maharaja was attempted to be killed. Twenty-five thousand rupees were raised fund for bribing the police officer. He told me personally. The Navadvipa Gosais, they wanted to kill him. So preaching work is always risky.

    From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.2.5 -— Vrndavana, October 16, 1972