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Niranjana Swami's Quote Of The Day

June 21

We should look for the association of more advanced devotees, and we should look for someone whom we can trust. This is the purpose of the counselor system.

Taking Care of Devotees, Pg 85, 3rd Paragraph

June 20

Without faith, there is no spiritual life. There is no spiritual advancement unless we actually have faith in achieving a superior state of consciousness by the association of devotees.

Taking Care of Devotees, Pg 85, 1st Paragraph

June 19

A kanistha adhikari doesn't know how to associate with his peers. A madhyama adhikari knows how to associate, because he knows how to appreciate the qualities of others. Therefore, the external devotee will think, "I don't want to associate.'' But the internal devotee will look within his heart; will chant Hare Krishna very, very attentively; and will pray to Krishna to please reveal these anarthas and to help him overcome these anarthas that obstruct him in his relationships with these devotees so he can see their good qualities and experience shelter, and love.

Taking Care of Devotees, Pg 79, Last Paragraph

June 18

An internal disciple is somebody who understands the mood of the spiritual master and faithfully follows the instructions of the spiritual master, and then he personally experiences the relationship internally, from within his heart.

June 17

An external disciple is somebody who is always looking at things from the external point of view. He is the person who is always trying to be next to the spiritual master so he will have his picture taken with him.

Taking Care of Devotees, Pg 78, Last Paragraph

June 16

Devotees help each other by seeing the good qualities in each other. By seeing the good qualities in each other, we can fan and encourage them so that they will feel sheltered. And by feeling sheltered, they will automatically want to come up to a higher standard and improve. These are Vaisnava relationships.

TCD, Pg 78, 4th Paragraphh

June 15

If one is a preacher, then he has to think that "if somebody needs to develop good qualities and I am a preacher, then I am partially responsible if that person doesn't have them.'' How is he going to improve unless he has the association of somebody who can help him and who cares about him?

Taking Care of Devotees, Pg 78, 3rd Paragraph

June 14

A leader who can help others is somebody who can always see the good in others, because if you can't see the good in others, how can you help them?

Taking Care of Devotees, Pg 78, 3rd Paragraph
 

June 13

If we really want to effectively associate with others, we really have to learn how to develop the ability to see the good qualities in others. If we really want to develop the ability to see the good qualities in others, we really have to look within our own hearts to see the anarthas that are obstructing us and preventing us from seeing.

Taking Care of Devotees, Pg 76, Last Paragraph

 

June 12

The most important relationships are the relationships that the devotees who have the responsibilities to take care of other devotees have with each other.

Taking Care of Devotees, Pg 75, Last Paragraph
 

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