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Niranjana Swami's Quote Of The Day

November 30

We are trying to glorify Srila Prabhupada, but if we don’t behave in the way that Srila Prabhupada expected, then people will blame Srila Prabhupada for our bad behavior.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 349. SB 4.2.21 Moscow, 10.27.96

November 29

The spiritual master is merciful because he distributes the Lord’s mercy just as a raincloud distributes water from the ocean. A rain cloud does not carry its own water, but takes water from the ocean. In the same way, a devotee carries the Lord’s mercy and shares it with others.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 349. SB 4.2.21 Moscow, 10.27.96

November 28

A devotee is one who distributes Krsna’s mercy.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 349. SB 4.2.21 Moscow, 10.27.96

November 27

Sometimes to fulfill our material ambitions we speak half-truths. Half-truths are still lies. Half-truths are what we think others want to hear, even though they do not contain the full story. If we speak the whole story, our plans will be ruined, so we leave out whatever will cause us difficulty. If we want to learn to uphold truth, we must learn to depend on Krsna for the outcome.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 348. SB 4.2.21 Moscow, 10.27.96

November 26

Sometimes a person refused to tell the truth because he thinks the other person won’t like it. Prabhupada insists that the truth must nonetheless be spoken. We are meant to be straightforward in our dealings. We should not hide the truth.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 347. SB 4.2.21 Moscow, 10.27.96

November 25

When we hear of the Lord and His devotees sharing transcendental pastimes, we feel pleased. These pastimes cleanse the heart of all dirt. When our heart becomes clean, we will develop the qualities listed by Narada Muni in his instruction to Maharaja Yudhisthira. Possessing these qualities is essential if we hope to teach others how to behave like human beings.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 346. SB 4.2.21 Moscow, 10.27.96

November 24

We are meant to be teachers of human society. We are supposed to show the world how to behave like human beings, because most people are behaving like animals. If we wish to have any hope of becoming Vaisnavas, we have to start by becoming human beings.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 345. SB 4.2.21 Moscow, 10.27.96

November 23

Sometimes we think that the Krsna consciousness movement is transcendental and that we don’t have to conform to the standards of human morality. That is not what Srila Prabhupada taught. He taught us to approach these qualifications by engaging in bhakti-yoga, especially hearing of the Lord’s pastimes and qualities.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 343. SB 4.2.21 Moscow, 10.27.96

November 21

Srila Prabhupada expected the members of the Krsna consciousness movement to embody brahminical qualities and teach society how to become elevated so that everyone can come to the platform of devotional service.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 342. SB 7.11.8-12 Dnepropetrovsk, January 1998

November 22

We should look within our hearts to see how attached we are to position or opulence. How much are we promoting ourselves based on falsely renounced positions? If we are not careful, we may find ourselves implicated on the bodily platform and committing Vaisnava aparadha.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 342. SB 4.2.21 Moscow, 10.27.96

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