Jaya Prabhupada! I wish everyone a very happy, Balarama conscious day in celebration of Lord Balarama’s divine appearance. As monotheists and as students of Vaishnava-shastra, we know that Lord Balarama is the first direct expansion of Lord Krishna. Krishna appears as His own brother.
Lord Balarama is all-attractive. His infinite sense of humor, His infinite compassion, and His infinite strength, all captivate the mind. It is mighty Lord Balarama who appears as Lord Nityananada. Lord Balarama is the original spiritual master, and we will receive the highest spiritual benefits by sincerely worshiping Him on this day, and every day.
With best wishes,
Hridayananda das Goswami
August 18, 2016