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Niranjana Swami's Quote Of The Day

October 24

Even a moment of real turning to Krsna, of offering Him our service free from material motivation, can draw Krsna’s attention to us. Then we can make progress on the Krsna conscious path. Therefore, we should both be patient and confident that the ultimate goal can be achieved.

Lectures from a disciple Vol 1, pg 309 (Bhaktyaloka, Moscow)

October 23

When we depend on Krsna for protection, He sees our fragility and wants to protect us. Krsna knows that the demigods cannot protect us. We have no one else but Him. Therefore, He feels bound to protect those who approach Him for shelter.

Lectures from a disciple Vol 1, pg 309 (Bhaktyaloka, Moscow)

October 22

The devotees are those who have controlled themselves from enjoying this world and have come to want only enjoyment in Krsna’s service. Those who are not selfcontrolled are controlled by the sense objects around them.

Bhaktyaloka, Moscow, date is unknown

October 21

We must be careful not to unnecessarily criticize others. We should be honest with ourselves. We should understand that if we are mentally absorbed in the other devotees’ faults, we will not be able to appreciate their good qualities, and without being able to see the good in them or in others, we will not be able to preach. We should learn to take shelter of those who are more advanced so that we can elevate our own consciousness. That is our only chance.

SB 4.11.11 Kaunas, September 1995

October 20

When we think that advancement in spiritual life means being recognized by being offered a position, we are in trouble. Position is a symbol of status, and if we are neophytes, we will take it not as an opportunity to increase our service to the Vaisnavas but as a sign that we are superior to them.

SB 4.11.11 Kaunas, September 1995

October 19

A devotee is never disrespectful to anyone, because disrespecting others would be disrespecting Krsna within their hearts.

SB 4.11.11 Kaunas, September 1995

October 18

If we find ourselves criticizing others, we should ask ourselves why we are unable to see the good in them.

SB 4.4.12 Novgorod, September 1995

October 17

A Vaisnava sees Krsna in everything. If Krsna is present everywhere, there is no reason to be disturbed. If someone points out a small fault in us, we should be willing to look within ourselves and see if that fault exists. We should not be proud or defensive.

SB 4.4.12 Novgorod, September 1995

October 16

Vaisnavas see themselves as fallen. They think they have no good qualities. If someone finds good qualities in them, they think it’s only because of their spiritual master’s mercy.

SB 4.4.12 Novgorod, September 1995

October 15

A Vaisnava elevates others by being merciful, tolerant, and compassionate, and by seeking out their good qualities and encouraging them to use those qualities in Krsna’s service.

SB 4.4.12 Novgorod, September 1995

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