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Niranjana Swami's Quote Of The Day

June 24

The spiritual master is the representative of the Supreme Lord. Therefore his instructions should be taken in full faith. If one wants to have full faith in the Holy Name of the Lord, then certainly one must have full faith in the spiritual master who was given the Holy Name of the Lord to his disciple.

June 24, 2001, Vladivostok

June 23

We should maintain complete faith that, whatever Krsna's plan is, it is perfect. If Krsna wishes to take me back home, back to Godhead, then why should I resist? If Krsna wants me to stay in the material world and preach Krisna Consciousness, then certainly He will give the facility for me to spread His glories. Whatever Krsna's plan is, I will accept it. I know one thing only and that is, I want to keep Krsna in the center of my life. If we work in this consciousness, that will invoke the mercy of the Lord and we will be able to see the Lord's plan unfold before our eyes. This is Krsna Consciousness.

June 23, 1996, Vinnitsa

June 22

The most important service is chanting, and it should never be neglected. Everything else, such as cooking, cleaning, driving, distributing books, etc, is all meant to increase our attachment to the Holy Name. When you meditate on the Holy Name in this way, you will get strength to go on with your service.

June 22, 2001, Irkutsk

June 21

Krsna's mercy is available for everyone. We should accept that mercy and allow Krsna to deal with us as He chooses. However Krsna deals with us is always for our benefit. Therefore, the devotee always prays “Krsna, I am dependent only on You. If You give or if You take away, I will be happy as long as it is You.” This is how to remember Krsna. This is Krsna consciousness.

June 21, 2005, Donetsk

June 20

There is a big difference between service and devotional service. Because everybody is serving and not everybody is a pure devotee of the Lord. If we actually talk about the word service and don’t include the word devotion, then we can understand why we are not experiencing satisfaction.

June 20, 1996, Kishinev

June 19

There is a certain symptom that manifests in one who is sheltered. If they are able to face adversity without being disturbed and are able to go on serving, they are taking shelter of the Holy Name of the Lord without any material consideration.

June 19, 2004, Moscow

June 18

Qualified brahmanas have the ability to see how things can be properly utilized for the service of the Lord because they are detached. Because they detached, humble and tolerant, they are able to offer whatever they have in sacrifice and to give whatever they have in their possession in charity.

June 18, 1998, Kiev

June 17

When one wants to acquire some taste for hearing and chanting then one has to faithfully serve the devotees. Because by serving them and being in their association, then one develops some taste. Why is the taste not there? Because heart is still impure. Therefore we can not relish the full essence, the full benefit, of the Holy Name of the Lord.

June 17, 2000, Donetsk

June 16

If one loses faith in the process of chanting the Holy Name of the Lord, then they have to cry. Tears should come from their eyes. They should pray and cry to Krsna “Please do whatever is necessary to restore my faith in the Holy Name of the Lord.” These tears are the price one has to pay to stay under the protection of the internal potency. Without these tears in one's eyes and a desire for the Lord's protection, Prabhupada states that maya can take you at any moment.

June 16, 2002, Kiev

June 15

It is not initiation that brings the disciple back to Godhead. It is the connection between the disciple and the spiritual master, based on how the disciple is hearing the instructions of the spiritual master. Then his connection is strong and the spiritual master can help him recover his Krsna consciousness.

June 15, 1996, Nikolaev