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Niranjana Swami's Quote Of The Day

September 14

The devotee should not be artificial in his behavior by trying to be something that he or she is not. If we simply endeavor to please Krsna, then that in itself is very attractive and also very purifying.

September 14, 1997, Moscow

September 13

So when everything is upfront and we have no hidden motives for sense gratification, then this actually creates trust and it is a very very important part of this system to be able to trust devotees in this way by increasing straightforward dealings.

September 13, 1998, Kiev

September 12

The more you associate with devotees who really inspire you, the more you begin to appreciate qualities even in devotees who appear not to be inspirational.

September 12, 2003, Kazakhstan festival

September 11

Srila Prabhupada would always emphasize that this book distribution was the brihad mrdanga and that kirtan can be heard within the limited range, but through book distribution kirtan can be heard throughout the whole world.

September 11, 2002, Odessa

September 10

As one looks at opulent food and thinks, “yes, let me enjoy”, so one can similarly look at Krsna with that same spirit of enjoyment, “oh, God, He is my order supplier and can give me happiness”. So it’s the same type of connection with it being temporary and not lasting. One can make a more permanent and solid connection with Krsna when one actually has unalloyed love for Krsna.

September 10, 1995, Minsk

September 9

How do we serve such devotees? By hearing very enthusiastically. Because if they speak, they wants us to hear and the more people who hear enthusiastically, the more inspired they becomes to speak. Real service is giving by donating the ears.

September 9, 2004, Almaty

September 8

Srila Prabhupada says that every living entity has a relationship with Krsna. But when one becomes a devotee, the relationship becomes intimate and then lila is there because the lila is the Lords dealings with His devotees.

September 8, 2005, Odessa

September 7

We should at least know what we should be looking for in shelter so we won’t be cheated and take shelter in the wrong thing and by doing so know what to look for. Then that’s the right start and we can pray for it.

September 7, 2005, Odessa

September 6

For those who are fortunate enough to actually hear the teachings of Srila Prabhupada, whether from his books or followers, they can be one of those fortunate souls who Srila Prabhupada descended to this world to reclaim and only require the willingness to hear the truth.

September 6, 1996, Palanga

September 5

The whole advancement along the path of devotional service is an evolution of faith. So if you don’t have faith in the statements of scriptures, in the words of the spiritual master, in acintya sakti, then you haven’t really understood it. Better forget it. That’s what Prabhupada said, forget about it, you are never going to get there.

September 5, 2009, New Vraja Dhama

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