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Niranjana Swami's Quote Of The Day

May 27

It is difficult for proud persons to constantly glorify Krishna because they are too busy thinking of self-glorification. Self-glorification goes completely against the principle of glorifying the Lord.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 176, Minsk, 5.19.2002

May 26

The perfection is kirtaniyah sada harih, constant chanting of the Lord’s names. To achieve it, one actually has to be ornamented with the four qualities described in this third verse of the Siksastakam. If we cannot develop these qualities, then we will not be able to remain absorbed in chanting.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 176, Minsk, 5.19.2002

May 25

Vaisnavas are satisfied to see others pleased by chanting Hare Krishna. Srila Prabhupada would have a big smile whenever he watched us in kirtana.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 175, Minsk, 5.19.2001

May 24

We should always think how we can continue chanting with enthusiasm. Enthusiastic chanting is not something that simply takes place on festival occasions. Enthusiastic chanting has to take place every day of our lives. The more we begin to relish the chanting, the more we will develop the qualities necessary for us to continue relishing the holy name.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 175, Minsk, 5.19.2001

May 23

A devotee is always confident that by the Lord’s mercy he can be elevated to the highest perfectional stage of devotional service, even though he feels himself to be low, fallen, and unqualified

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 172, Moscow 5.17.2001

May 22

Even when a devotee has all reason to be proud of his spiritual advancement, he remains prideless. Rather, he always feels himself humble, even though he is highly elevated.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 172, Moscow 5.17.2001

May 21

The continuous effort to reach suddha-nama is what differentiates offenders from real disciples. Offenders remain in ignorance; those who strive to become free from offenses do not. Real disciples seek appropriate instruction in the holy name’s glories and endeavor to become free from their anarthas by proper discrimination between the anarthas and the bhakti-lata-bija.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 165, Kiev, 11.15.2002
 

May 20

Only those who are no longer interested in the false, temporary praise of the material world can relish glorification of Krishna.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 171, Moscow 5.17.2001

May 19

A devotee does not try to project an image. Rather, he is naturally humble, never seeking personal recognition. He considers pride as poison. He is not interested in the false glorification coming from the material world.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 171, Moscow 5.17.2001
 

May 18

The holy name bestows all spiritual benedictions. What greater benediction can we receive than the gift of the pure holy name? This is what the spiritual master wants to give us. Every disciple must therefore strive to make progress in his or her chanting.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 164, Kiev, 11.15.2001

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