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Niranjana Swami's Quote Of The Day

November 4

It is the meditation within the heart of the devotee that captures the Lord’s attention. The devotee is very eager to attain the mercy of the Lord, and therefore meditates on pleasing the Lord to obtain His favor.

Caitanya Caritamrita Lectures Book, Madhya Lila: 1.195-218, Kiev-June12, 2000, Pg 209

November 3

A devotee is prepared to accept whatever reactions the Lord gives him, and accepts it to be a small token of what he actually deserves. Accepting it, a devotee continues serving the Lord and becomes a bona fide candidate for liberation.

Caitanya Caritamrita Lectures Book, Adi Lila: 17.20-54, Pg 198

November 2

The stage beyond namabhasa is the offenseless stage. At this stage, one experiences pure love of the Supreme Lord. At this stage, the devotee relishes the holy name of the Lord and experiences great
pleasure.

Caitanya Caritamrita Lectures Book, Adi Lila: 17.20-54, Pg 185

November 1

"From namabhasa one can obtain liberation and freedom from the reactions of past sinful life, but it does not situate one on the platform of pure love of Godhead. Liberation and freedom from reaction is only the by-product of chanting the holy name of the Lord, not the ultimate goal. The ultimate goal of chanting is the development of pure love of God.

Caitanya Caritamrita Lectures Book, Adi Lila: 17.20-54, Pg 184

October 31

We should not distinguish one type of suffering as Krishna’s mercy and another type of suffering not to be Krishna’s mercy. We accept all suffering as Krishna’s mercy, and that is how we become Krishna conscious.

Caitanya Caritamrita Lectures Book, Adi Lila: 12.28-55 St.Petersburg—July5, 1996, Pg 176

October 30

Whatever the Lord’s plan may be for us, we must always accept His dealings as mercy: “By the mere fact that the Lord has dealt with me and has not been indifferent to me, this is mercy.” This is the greatest mercy. A devotee should always think in that way, and is therefore always ready to accept any suffering that may come to him as the Lord’s mercy.

Caitanya Caritamrita Lectures Book, Adi Lila: 12.28-55 St.Petersburg—July5, 1996, Pg 175

October 29

We may not always understand the Lord’s plan. Sometimes it is very difficult to understand what plan the Lord has and the way that He deals with us. But one thing we must know is that the Lord’s plan is perfect.

Caitanya Caritamrita Lectures Book, Adi Lila: 12.28-55 St.Petersburg—July5, 1996, Pg 174-175

October 28

Srila Prabhupada always gives the example that it is the duty of the spiritual master to change the character of the disciple, and therefore, sometimes the spiritual master must take a risk of accepting many disciples for the sake of preaching. In other words, if the spiritual master does not accept risk, what is our hope? What other means do we have for giving up the fruits of our work and becoming purified if the spiritual master will not accept?

Caitanya Caritamrita Lectures Book, Adi Lila: 12.28-55 St.Petersburg—July5, 1996, Pg 173

October 27

The ornaments of a Vaisnava are humility and respect for others. Without that consciousness, we will not be able to chant the holy name of the Lord constantly. We will commit offenses and lose our
taste for chanting the holy name.

Caitanya Caritamrita Lectures Book, Adi Lila: 8.72-73 Kiev—May10, 2000, Pg 120

October 26

When the higher order and purity are present, empowerment is also present. Those who come in contact with the literature of an empowered Vaisnava come in contact with Krishna.

Caitanya Caritamrita Lectures Book, Adi Lila: 8.72-73 Kiev—May10, 2000, Pg 116

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