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Niranjana Swami's Quote Of The Day

May 7

We have to make the effort to at least rise to the namabhasa platform. From there we can make progress toward suddha-nama. We have to overcome weakness of heart and ignorance.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 157

May 6

If we continue to offend the name and do not try to free ourselves from our offensive natures, then we will remain at the stage of nama-aparadha and will never attain love of God.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 157

May 5

Lord Caitanya is the most merciful incarnation: He will not accept offenses. We are chanting the Hare Krsna maha-mantra by His mercy, and this chanting is the yuga-dharma. Lord Caitanya is the yuga-avatara, and therefore, we can take shelter of His feet when we chant.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 156

May 4

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati considered chanting with love our siddha-pranali. We should devote this one lifetime to achieving this goal.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 155

May 3

Chanting Hare Krsna is our sadhana and our sadhya, our goal.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 155

May 2

If we want to be successful, we should chant in the association of devotees, withdraw ourselves from external and internal distractions, and chant with steadiness and determination.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 155

May 1

It is best to chant in whatever place is most conducive to our fixing the mind on the Lord’s name. That place may be among other devotees or in a quiet place at home that is reserved specifically for japa.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 152

April 30

If we have committed offenses to the Lord’s name, we should beg the name for forgiveness. The Lord’s holy name will forgive us.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 152

April 29

One of the secret differences between Krsna’s holy name and Krsna Himself is that the holy name will forgive us if we want that forgiveness, and will elevate us to a higher platform.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 152

April 28

Some devotees complain that they cannot experience taste in chanting, others say they have lost faith in the holy name. There are many reasons why it is difficult to chant, but ultimately there is only one reason: We commit offenses.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 151

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