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Niranjana Swami's Quote Of The Day

May 19

A devotee does not try to project an image. Rather, he is naturally humble, never seeking personal recognition. He considers pride as poison. He is not interested in the false glorification coming from the material world.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 171, Moscow 5.17.2001
 

May 18

The holy name bestows all spiritual benedictions. What greater benediction can we receive than the gift of the pure holy name? This is what the spiritual master wants to give us. Every disciple must therefore strive to make progress in his or her chanting.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 164, Kiev, 11.15.2001

May 17

The more we hear revealed scripture from the mouths of pure devotees, the more we learn about the beauty and transcendental position of Lord Krishna’s holy name and the more our faith increases.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 163, Kiev, 11.15.2001

May 16

If, under the spiritual master’s order, we chant daily and with attention, we will naturally develop relish for the holy name by the guru’s mercy. Gradually the disease of ignorance will become destroyed at its root.
 

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 163, Kiev, 11.15.2001

May 15

When the disciple establishes his permanent connection with the spiritual master on the basis of chanting, he will gain knowledge.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 163, Kiev, 11.15.2001
 

May 14

Hearing the holy name includes hearing of the name’s glories. By hearing the name’s glories, we can gain a proper understanding of the holy name.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 161, Kiev, 11.15.2001

May 13

We must place our faith in the pure holy name. It is that pure holy name that will deliver us from the material world and bring us to the lotus feet of Krishna.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 160, Kiev, 11.15.2001

May 12

We should want to establish and maintain our eternal relationship with the Lord. Unfortunately, we have forgotten that relationship. At the time of initiation, the spiritual master helps us awaken our remembrance by giving us the holy name—the means to remember Him—and instructing us to chant the holy name with great faith.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 159, Kiev, 11.15.2001

May 11

A disciple must understand how all instructions given by the spiritual master have a relationship with the holy name. Why? Because connection between guru and disciple is formed on the basis of the holy name. It is the holy name which purifies our hearts; it is the holy name which delivers us from the material world; it is the holy name which establishes our relationship with the Lord. We are forever dependent upon our relationship with the holy name. 

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 159, Kiev, 11.15.2001

May 10

If one is looking at Mount Everest from a distance, all he will see is a very high peak. As he comes closer, though, he will see that there are many subordinate peaks, hills and mountains that are surrounding Mount Everest. Similarly, when we see only one person who is the source of inspiration for us, that means that we are far away, because we cannot see that there are many other persons who are also assisting him and fulfilling a similar function of giving us inspiration, knowledge and care. We should try to get closer by seeing that through Krishna’s arrangement, there are many others who can help us. We are meant to have relationships with them too. Shelter also comes from the association of our peers.


(Lectures From a Disciple Vol 3, Vol 3, Organized versus Unorganized Preaching , Pg 397,  5th Paragraph)

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