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Niranjana Swami's Quote Of The Day

June 12

If a Vaishnava, by the mercy of the Lord, is empowered by Him to distribute the Lord’s Holy Name all over the world, other Vaishnavas become very joyful—that is, if they are truly Vaishnavas.

June 12, 2000, Kiev

June 11

When the living entity turns to Krsna, then Krsna will help from within the heart. How does he make that turn? What is that turning point? That turning begins when he actually hears the message of Godhead. By hearing the message of Godhead from a devotee, he turns his attention to the Lord. A devotee prays to the Lord, who is in the heart, “Please help them to hear Your message. This is Your message, I am simply Your servant.”

June 11, 1996, Krasnodar

June 10

Bhakti is not mechanical. We have to execute the regulative principles of bhakti with a desire to achieve bhakti. It is this desire, when coupled together with our regulative activities in the association of those who have bhakti, that awakens bhakti. Bhakti comes from bhakti and not from any mechanical activity. Mechanical activity has some beginning point in time, however bhakti has no beginning.

June 10, 2002, Sochi

June 9

The best way to see is by hearing, that is how we can see. It is not with these eyes we can see, first we have to hear. And when our hearts become purified, by associating with the transcendental sound vibration, we can know how to see the Lord face to face. But it is not with these eyes, rather it is with eyes that are anointed with love of God. These eyes can only be restored to their original nature when we become free from identification with this material body.

June 9, 1996, Rostov-on-Don

June 9

Vrindaban is meant for retirement. Elderly persons in Krishna Consciousness can devote all their time to devotional service. Such men are wanted to live in Vrindaban, not women and children. That is a fact, the holy dhamas are meant for the sannyasis and brahmacharis especially. If necessary, the management must be done by sannyasis and brahmacharis, not grhasthas.

Letter to Gopal Krishna, June 9, 1976

June 8

To overcome the influence of time and receive the protection of the Lord, we have to become fully surrendered. To be a fully surrendered soul means to give everything – body, mind and words – 24 hours a day. Such souls conquer the Lord and they conquer time. They transcend the material world because they have given everything for the service of the Lord.

June 8, 1996, Rostov-na-Donu

June 7

There are many vaisnavas who are giving instructions that are in relation to the foundational instructions of the spiritual master. If we continue to hear from these from elevated vaisnavas, that will help reinforce one's relationship with the spiritual master.

June 7, 2001, Ekaterinburg

June 6

The clouds of anarthas and the fog of ignorance are obstructing our experience of the Holy Name of the Lord. The process for clearing away these clouds is to chant the Holy Name and hear the pastimes of the Lord in the association of devotees. By hearing such narrations, we awaken our faith in the Lord. The whole purpose of maintaining this body, and the goal of everything that we do, should be to awaken this faith.

June 6, 2001, Ekaterinburg

June 4

When somebody is under the influence of maya, they think “this person is my friend, because he satisfies my lust and this person is my enemy, because he interferes with my lust.” Lust is the enemy, not the living entity.

June 4, 1997, Tiraspol

June 3

The spirit of renunciation means give up the enjoying spirit. Without giving up this enjoying spirit it is not actually possible to be renounced. One may actually renounce family life, but if he renounces without understanding the real spirit of renunciation, his renunciation will be incomplete.

June 3, 1994, St.Petersburg