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Niranjana Swami's Quote Of The Day

April 16

The mercy of the spiritual master is susrusoh sraddadhanasya vasudeva-katha-rucih, that by serving devotees you develop enthusiasm to hear about and chant about Krishna. So don’t be spiritually lazy. And the more you hear from them, the more your enthusiasm and your desire increases — it’s natural. And the more the desire increases, the more spiritual laziness is dissipated.

Blog "Conversation Between Niranjana Swami and Disciples in Boston", published on April 8, 2020

April 15

We should all aspire that we can live this life in subordination to a devotee of the Lord, and give up the foolish idea that we can be independent in this material world. It will not happen. It cannot happen. And the only way to become free from that illusion is to take shelter of the mercy of the devotees. That is the greatest fortune. That is what the pure devotees of the Lord pray for birth after birth, to have association of Krsna’s devotees. Because they know there is no other way that they can surrender to Krsna and get Krsna’s mercy except by the mercy of a devotee.

November 4, 2009, Minsk, Belarus, "What is Actual Independence?"

April 14

The devotee is one who actually distributes Krsna’s mercy.

November 4, 2009, Minsk, Belarus, "What is Actual Independence?"

April 13

There is no independence, than full dependence on the Lord. And the Lord wants to give that experience to everyone. And all He asks, “Just do something for Me. That is all, do it for Me. If you have to do some austerities - do it for Me. If you have to make some offering, make some sacrifice - do it for Me.” That’s all He asks. He doesn’t need it. He wants to share that experience. He doesn’t need the offering. He doesn’t need our service. He wants more than anything else to give us the taste of independence, the taste of devotional service to Him.

November 4, 2009, Minsk, Belarus, "What is Actual Independence?"

April 12

Krishna knows everything. He knows more than we know. He is waiting for us to turn to Him to surrender. He comes with the living entity in the heart as a Supersoul, and He also manifests Himself in the form of devotees.

November 4, 2009, Minsk, Belarus, "What is Actual Independence?"

April 11

As long as we are conditioned, we have material body and we have not established our eternal connection with the Lord, we are incomplete. And because we are incomplete we are always looking for something to compensate that incompleteness. Only those who are self-satisfied are complete.

November 4, 2009, Minsk, Belarus, "What is Actual Independence?"

April 10

The living entity has to be dependent upon something and why? And the reason why is because, although the living entity is complete, his completeness is only complete when he is connected to the Lord. And if there is no connection to the Lord, he is always incomplete.

November 4, 2009, Minsk, Belarus, "What is Actual Independence?"

April 9

The only real independence the living entity has is only when he is fully dependent on the Lord. If he is not fully dependent upon the Lord, then he can never really be independent.

November 4, 2009, Minsk, Belarus, "What is Actual Independence?"

April 8

Sometimes we look for different ways to adjust the situation, so that “I can be happy, comfortable, stable, secure.” But still, deep down in the consciousness, we know that Krsna, at some point, is going to expect more surrender.

November 4, 2009, Minsk, Belarus, "What is Actual Independence?"

April 7

If one is actually genuinely sincere, it means that he wants to advance in devotional service and increase his dependence on the Lord. Because he has at least enough experience to know that by taking shelter in artificial temporary arrangements - there is no shelter there.

November 4, 2009, Minsk, Belarus, "What is Actual Independence?"

 

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