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Niranjana Swami's Quote Of The Day

January 9

Again and again, the Vaisnava Acaryas will always remind us that the only real shelter is surrendering to the lotus feet of the Lord and devotional service to the Lord. The only real shelter is when the mind is just fixed on Krishna in the face of any kind of adversity. 

2009-11-04, Minsk, "What is actual independence" (Vyasa puja journal, Jan 2010, pg 34)

January 8

You should seek out the association of the devotees, try to serve them, try to please them, try to develop personal relationship by serving selflessly, and that personal loving relationship you will be able to pour into all your other relationship in this world, if you have loving relationship with Vaisnavas.

2009-05-24, Kiev, SB 4.3.8 (Vyasa puja journal, Jan 2010, pg 29)

January 7

If we want to check to see what is the symptom that we are becoming free from envy, we can do so by checking how much our taste for hearing the glories of Krishna is manifesting in our heart. Conversely, if we want to see how much it has not gone away, we will see it by how much the tendency to speak about ourselves and about the topics of material world is present.

2009-05-24, Kiev, SB 4.3.8 (Vyasa puja journal, Jan 2010, pg 29)

January 6

We should not take credit for the sevice that we render. We should consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to be given some service.

2009-05-24, Kiev, SB 4.3.8 (Vyasa puja journal, Jan 2010, pg 28)

January 5

When lust dominates, greed dominates or anger dominates, we can't have a personal relationship with anybody. We have to become free from this lust, anger and greed. The best way to become free from lust, anger and greed is to actually have a loving relationship on a spiritual platform. This is the most powerful force that can itself undo these influences that are dragging us to hell.

2009-05-24, Kiev, SB 4.3.8 (Vyasa puja journal, Jan 2010, pg 27)

January 4

We should be very careful to not develop the mentality that, in executing our service and instructing others how to cooperate, that getting them to cooperate my way is the right way. We have to remove that ego, that false identity of possessiveness that "this is my way". That is the main obstacle in engaging in devotional service. This is the main source of conflict in the material world - "I" and "mine".

2009-05-24, Kiev, SB 4.3.8 (Vyasa puja journal, Jan 2010, pg 23-24)

January 3

The sincere devotee of the Lord is always praying for the opportunity to satisfy the Lord and is praying for the opportunity to satisfy others by helping them to increase their attachement to the service of the Lord, because otherwise there is no other way to satisfy anybody in this material world. They may get some flickering pleasure, some material reward, material achievement. But in the heart there will always be something lacking. 

2009-05-24, Kiev, SB 4.3.8 (Vyasa puja journal, Jan 2010, pg 22)

January 2

The best way to satisfy others is to recognize the potential in every living being as a servant of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

2009-05-24, Kiev, SB 4.3.8 (Vyasa puja journal, Jan 2010, pg 21-22)

 

 

January 1

Although I may give so many philosophical explanations about the different levels of chanting the Holy Name I know that I did not realize these different levels of chanting. But one thing I do know and that is that I do want to chant. One thing I do know that every morning when I wake up, the first thing that comes to my mind is the necessity of chanting Krishna's names.

 Vyasa Puja offering to Srila Prabhupada, 2009 (Vyasa puja journal, Jan 2010, pg 5)

December 31

The Holy Name of the Lord gives me faith in Krishna Consciousness, because despite the fact that I've been chanting for so many years still the Holy Name of the Lord has not rejected me. I feel that in my heart when I chant Krishna's names. Krishna in the form of His Holy name is the most forgiving manifestation of the Lord.

 Vyasa Puja offering to Srila Prabhupada, 2009 (Vyasa puja journal, Jan 2010, pg 5)

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