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Niranjana Swami's Quote Of The Day

February 11

We need to be genuinely happy with the simple things Srila Prabhupada so kindly came to give all of us.

January 6, 2013, Kiev, Vyasa Puja lecture

February 10

One who takes shelter in the process of hearing, always lends his ear in submissive inquiry to the transcendental topics which are flowing from the mouths of Vaisnavas. The result is that one forgets about the necessities of life and becomes free from illusion, fear and lamentation. This is real shelter.

January 6, 2013, Kiev, Vyasa Puja lecture

February 9

The daksina I have to submit to my spiritual master is to manifest unconditional surrender, to continue making honest inquiries to his disciples and to have a serving temperament. That is daksina.

January 6, 2013, Kiev, Vyasa Puja lecture

February 8

If one thinks, "I’m a guru, I’m a Vaisnava, an advanced devotee," the mercy will not flow through.

January 6, 2013, Kiev, Vyasa Puja lecture

February 7

The mentality that Lord Nityananda has when He appears in this world is that He is the servant of the Supreme Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He serves Lord Caitanya as His guru, He serves Lord Caitanya as His friend, and He serves Lord Caitanya as His servant, just as Lord Balarama played with Lord Krsna in these three different moods in Vraja.

January 31, 2010, Budapest, Nityananda Trayodasi

February 6

The real test of being sheltered, genuinely sheltered, is when one feels some happiness. Even in the midst of suffering there is always hope and that hope makes one happy.

January 6, 2013, Kiev, Vyasa Puja lecture

 

February 5

"Mercy" means developing attraction to hearing. Until I develop the attraction for hearing, I should be praying for that mercy and serving with that intention in mind. "Let me serve so that I can develop an attraction to hear." Otherwise one will find that the ability to maintain that serving temperament, which is required for the proper offering of daksina, will slacken.

January 6, 2013, Kiev, Vyasa Puja lecture

February 4

Although one may think, "In my case I need special mercy. I don’t have time to hear. I just need special mercy." But special mercy means developing the desire to hear.

January 6, 2013, Kiev, Vyasa Puja lecture

February 3

If one diminishes in some way the necessity of hearing or becomes illusioned into thinking that there are higher priorities than hearing, or if one simply goes on in forgetfulness expecting that he’ll always be strong in spiritual life, the result of that neglect will be that he will not feel that happiness. One will be filled with lamentation and will be fearful about every decision one has to make in his life. That’s the consequence of not hearing transcendental sound vibration.

January 6, 2013, Kiev, Vyasa Puja lecture

February 2

A serving temperament means that we have to think of ourselves as servants; not as masters. We have to approach everyone with this proper service attitude.

January 6, 2013, Kiev, Vyasa Puja lecture

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