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Niranjana Swami's Quote Of The Day

January 28

Even one moment of surrender has a permanent result. That is the power of devotional service. 

Transcription of a Lecture Given on 09.11.04 in Minsk, Belarus

January 27

If one is actually genuinely sincere, it means that he wants to advance in devotional service and increase his dependence on the Lord. Because he has at least enough experience to know that by taking shelter in artificial temporary arrangements - there is no shelter there.

Transcription of a Lecture Given on 09.11.04 in Minsk, Belarus

January 26

So in all respects we are dependent upon the mercy of Nityananda Balarama to become qualified to dance in the spiritual world and to be fully engaged in loving devotional service to the Lord.

Transcription of a Lecture Given on Balarama Purnima, August 26, 2018, in Almaty, Kazakhstan

 

January 25

Akhanda guru tattva means that Lord Balarama manifests Himself as guru in an unlimited variety of forms. And it is the service of guru to give one the strength to cross over the ocean of material existence to enter into the spiritual world.

Transcription of a Lecture Given on Balarama Purnima, August 26, 2018, in Almaty, Kazakhstan

January 24

The spiritual master must represent the predecessor spiritual masters. Only by representing the predecessor spiritual master can one strive to achieve the Lord by the right means.

Transcription of a Lecture Given on Balarama Purnima, August 26, 2018, in Almaty, Kazakhstan

January 23

The spiritual master is certainly very merciful to his disciples, and consequently by satisfying him a devotee gets strength from the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu therefore says, guru-krsna-prasade paya bhakti-lata-bija: [Cc. Madhya 19.151] one must first please the spiritual master, and then one automatically pleases Krsna and gets the strength with which to cross the ocean of nescience.

Transcription of a Lecture Given on Balarama Purnima, August 26, 2018, in Almaty, Kazakhstan

January 22

Prabhupada says that this material world is kuntha. It is a place of anxiety. It cannot be avoided. Everything in this world is temporary and the eternal living entity is going to have to be in anxiety about losing that which he is attached to. So he struggles with this illusory energy. A devotee therefore prays. "Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare/ Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare." He's praying to Krsna. He's praying to Lord Balarama. "Please give me the strength so that I may be engaged in Krsna's service." He's praying to Srimati Radharani. Please engage me in Krsna's service. He's looking for strength. This is his struggle.

Transcription of a Lecture Given on Balarama Purnima, August 26, 2018, in Almaty, Kazakhstan

January 21

Attachment. One by one. Hostility. Greed. Lamentation, illusion, fear, madness, false prestige, insult, fault-finding, deception, envy, intolerance, passion, bewilderment, hunger, sleep. All of these are enemies. We should struggle to find the spiritual strength to overcome these enemies. That much struggling we have to do. If we don't struggle for that, we'll have to struggle with material nature, which is very hard on the living entity, and causes so much anxiety.

January 20

The knowledge and strength to cross over the material existence is coming from Krsna and Balarama. Balarama is Adi-guru, the original guru, He is the original source of all spiritual strength. If one wishes to get spiritual strength, he must take shelter of guru and predecessor gurus.

Transcription of a Lecture Given on Balarama Purnima, August 26, 2018, in Almaty, Kazakhstan

January 19

How can we overcome the illusory energy by our own strength? A devotee never thinks, "I am spiritually strong by my own endeavors." He knows that whatever spiritual strength he has, has been given to him because he is taking shelter of spiritual strength.

Transcription of a Lecture Given on Balarama Purnima, August 26, 2018, in Almaty, Kazakhstan

 

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