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Niranjana Swami's Quote Of The Day

March 13

Whatever duty one performs, one must learn how to see its relationship with Krishna. One must see that duty as coming from Krishna and must stick to that duty for one's own purification.

March 13, 1991, Kiev

March 12

These books are like the places of pilgrimage for the swans. They are only for persons who have some attraction for the spiritual realm. But the most wonderful thing about these books is that even if somebody doesn't have any attraction, if they get one eleventh of a moment of association with Srila Prabhupada, that attraction can be awakened. That is the great beauty of these books. Although they are made for swan-like persons, by associating with these books even the ugliest crows can become swans.

March 12, 1991, Kiev

March 11

We have nothing to be proud of. Anyone who takes birth within this material world has nothing to be proud of. and unless we actually destroy this false pride, we will never get Krishna. We have to destroy this pride, and the way to destroy it is simply to become a menial servant.

March 11, 1993, Moscow

March 10

Many people can get followers, wealth and respect, but this is not the criterion of being successful in preaching Krishna consciousness. If we foolishly claim this to be a criterion for successful preaching of Krishna consciousness then we'll miss the point.

One must have the authority of the Lord to be successful in spreading Krishna consciousness, and this authority is only invested in one who is the servant of a Vaishnava. Being the servant of a Vaishnava, the authority comes down from Krishna, and Krishna empowers him to spread the holy name.

March 10, 1991, Kiev

March 9

Yesterday we talked about how the pure unalloyed devotees of the Lord are also sometimes bewildered about the behavior of the Lord. But although they are bewildered about the Lord's behavior, it does not in any way affect their love for Him. In fact such an attitude of bewilderment only increases the love that devotee feels towards the Lord. March 9, 1991, Kiev

March 8

The more we know about Krishna, the more we want to serve Him and therefore we can simply expect that by continuously serving the Lord that we may be able to obtain a drop of mercy from His lotus feet. A devotee prays simply for that drop so that he can understand Krishna and increase his love and affection for the Lord. March 8, 1991, Izori

March 7

According to Vaishnava etiquette, a Vaishnava is one who always wants to please the Supreme Lord and who never wants to obstruct anybody else's efforts to please the Supreme Lord.

March 7, 2007, Hartford

March 6

But Krishna says: "Actually You dont have to suffer, ever." And therefore He comes to this world specifically to emphasize the point that actually your nature is to experience enjoyment, but not this temporary flickering enjoyment. He says: "There is a permanent enjoyment in rendering devotional service to Me. Just accept Me as I am. That's all. Just accept that I am God and you are not God. Why you are always trying to compete with Me? It's a competition you will never win. Just accept that there is a difference between you and Me. But there is also oneness. You can experience the same pleasure as I do. You don't have to suffer."

March 6, 2009, Taipei, Taiwan

March 5

The only problem is that we have forgotten Krishna. That is the problem. And as long as we continue to forget Krishna in all our endeavors, there will always be problems. March 5, 1991, Moscow

March 4

What could possibly be a more important engagement in Sri Dhama Mayapura than to immerse ourselves in nama sankirtan, the means by which we increase our hankering for tasting the unlimited nectar of the pure holy name? I therefore pray that all of you will taste this nectar during this year's festival in Mayapura and that you will carry this nectar back to your respective preaching fields to share it with others. That is what our Krishna consciousness movement is all about.

March 4, 2003 Letter to disciples.