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Niranjana Swami's Quote Of The Day

July 28

When your heart becomes clean, then you will realize the mission of the spiritual master more and more. Your role there also will become very clear because you will realize that you are an eternal servant of Krishna and that serving the spiritual master’s order is not different from serving Krishna. But without hearing it is very difficult for the heart to become clean.

July 28, 2003, Lithuanian festival, meeting with disciples

July 26

This responsibility cannot be neglected or passed on to somebody else. The parents must raise the child in the best environment possible for the child to learn Krishna consciousness from the beginning of life.

July 26, 2001, Letter

July 25

What is a change of heart? A change of heart is when one becomes attracted to Krishna, Krishna’s devotees, and Krishna consciousness. The goal of all our activities in Krishna consciousness is to awaken this attraction within the heart.

July 25, Lithuanian festival

July 24

By cultivating an attraction for your internal activities you will be able to execute your external activities with less attachment. The external activities must be performed, but simply as a matter of duty. You will not be dependent upon satisfaction from your external activities because the satisfaction coming from your internal activities will be far superior.

July 24, 2004, Letter

July 23

This is how we develop our love for Krishna. This is the secret. This is the science. If we actually want to develop our love for Krishna, we have to hear about the pastimes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead—the pastimes of the Lord in relationship to His eternal associates.

July 23, 2000, Kiev

July 21

We may not fully understand what is the ultimate plan, what is our role in this plan, what are we supposed to accomplish in this life. First we should become obedient to Krishna, and then everything else will be revealed to us.

July 21, 2001, Kiev

July 20

We must feel that we are incapable, for if we were to feel too materially qualified, we could easily forget our dependence upon the Lord. Material qualifications are not the criteria for devotional service. It is all dependent upon our desire to please Krishna.

July 20, 1987, Letter

July 17

Kirtan is the means for conquering the mind. To engage in smaranam one has to be very, very advanced. Very few advanced devotees can engage in smaranam, but kirtan is accessible and available to anyone.

July 17, 2002, Tallin

July 16

We have to keep good association. And if we don’t have it, we pray for it. In that way we keep association with the Lord in the heart. Pray to the Lord within the heart to get the sanga that we need so that we don’t fall away from the path. Make this desire for devotional service our only desire. That is bhakti. Bhakti is the cultivation of desire.

July 16, 2005, Irkutsk

July 15

This type of tolerance is required: He finds shelter in the Holy Name and doesn’t blame others for his suffering. He thinks, “If I am suffering, it is due my own past misdeeds. This person is simply helping me to become more dependent upon the Lord.” That is the attitude of a devotee.

July 15, 2001, Lithuanian festival