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Niranjana Swami's Quote Of The Day

August 21

The Lord takes notice when there is love. That is what He sees. It is not some big show that attracts the attention of the Lord, it is the intention, the attitude. Krishna is known as bhava grahi. A person may offer some prayer to the Lord --om visnaya namah, om visnave namah-- an uneducated person says om visnaya namah, and the brahmana says om visnave namah. They may offer their prayers, but the Lord is bhava grahi janardana. He understands what is the attitude in the offering. Therefore both will be accepted if the attitude is to please the Lord.

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August 20

The Lord is very much inclined to accept something when it is offered with love, with an exclusive desire to please Him. Then the Lord will accept even a small, or what may appear to be an insignificant offering. It is not by quantity that one can satisfy the Supreme Lord.

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August 19

The Lord is inclined to accept that which is given by His devotees. For the devotee who has no other desire than to give something to the Lord, this is a loving exchange. This is pure love. The devotee is giving and Krishna is accepting.

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August 18

After prolonged sadhana, what is the fruit the devotee wants? The fruit is that Krishna will accept. He is pleased. He has accepted it. He won't accept from His non-devotees. He is not inclined. He is very inclined to accept from the hands of His devotees.

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August 17

Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita, "If one offers me a leaf, a flower, fruit or water with love and devotion, I accept it.'' Why? Because if it is offered out of love, then the perfection that the person who is making the offering wants is for the other person to accept it and be pleased with it.

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August 16

We should understand that in the nature of loving exchanges, the real loving exchange means that when something is offered out of love, then the person accepts it. That is the fulfillment of that reciprocal exchange. It is not that a person is bound to give something back. It is not that he thinks, "Oh, I have to give him something.'' No, he is offering it out of love.

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August 15

The most important characteristic of love is that you want to please Krishna. Or, "By serving this person, by pleasing this person, I am pleasing
Krishna? Otherwise, why do I want to serve this person if I am not pleasing Krishna?''

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August 14

Love means that you simply want to please the object of your service, your beloved. Your exclusive aim is to simply satisfy them by service.

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August 13

We by nature have to associate. We have to associate and strengthen our faith, increase our faith in the power of the holy name, increase our faith in the process of devotional service, and increase our faith in the goal. The goal of that association, of sat sanga, is to develop our love for Krishna.

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August 12

We are all coming to the Krishna Consciousness Movement, coming into the association of devotees. What do we want to achieve as a result of our association? We want love for Krishna. That is the goal. Therefore, once the goal is established, then we have to accept everything favorable for achieving that goal. And we have to be prepared to reject anything which is unfavorable.

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