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Niranjana Swami's Quote Of The Day

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

June 2

For those who are too much attached, they lack that determination which is required to stick to serving. Whatever service one may have, they must think “this is for the Lords pleasure, not mine.” There may be so many impediments, but the devotee is determined to serve despite these impediments. How can the devotee continue to serve despite impediments? When his mind finds shelter in Krsna consciousness.

June 2, 2003, Moscow

June 1

Full consciousness means to actually know Krsna as He is. To get this moment of full consciousness, one has to come in the association of a pure devotee of the Lord. A pure devotee of the Lord is one who knows Krsna.

June 1, 1995, St. Petersburg

May 31

When you want to buy something, you have to give something in return. So if you want buy pure devotional service, you have to purchase it with your faith. To that degree that you place your faith, to that degree you will get return for your faith. Advancement in devotional service is simply advancement in the degree of our faith. And this faith will be tested everywhere along the way.

May 31, 2009, Kiev

May 30

Prabhupad said that nondevotees cannot distribute our books. That only the devotees can distribute our books, because only they can invoke the Lord's presence to inspire somebody who would, otherwise, have no inclination towards spiritual life.

May 30, 1996, Moscow

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