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Niranjana Swami's Quote Of The Day

January 2

Without faith that the holy name is everything, that the holy name can clean my heart, that the holy name can bestow full mercy upon me, it is very difficult to focus the mind on the holy name with confidence and thus consistently.

Interview for Dhanurdhara's Swami book, "Japa Meditations, Contemplations on Entering the Holy Name"

January 1

The holy name is more effective when chanted with faith. I often use the example that because the holy name has been given to us through the lips of Krsna's pure devotee, it is imbued with all the necessary potency to manifest krsna-prema, pure love of God.

Interview for Dhanurdhara's Swami book, "Japa Meditations, Contemplations on Entering the Holy Name"

December 31

A devotee should think that the Lord is very kind, more merciful than one can imagine and because of that mercy He is manifested in His name. One should meditate on verses like kali-kale nama-rupe krsna-avatara nama haite haya sarva jagat nistara, "The Lord incarnates in this age of Kali in the form of His name and anyone who associates with this name is associating with Krsna directly and certainly becomes delivered."

Interview for Dhanurdhara's Swami book, "Japa Meditations, Contemplations on Entering the Holy Name"

December 30

Purification manifests to the degree one opens the heart to the holy name.

Interview for Dhanurdhara's Swami book, "Japa Meditations, Contemplations on Entering the Holy Name"

December 29

I’ve decided many years ago that I’m not going to try to control anybody. Therefore I can’t make you into the leaders that I expect you to be. I can only beg you to become the leaders that Prabhupada expects you to be. This is real leadership. I fall at your feet and beg you to become the leaders that Srila Prabhupada expects you to be.

May 29, 2019 in Minsk, Belarus

December 28

The only thing I try to do is to help you understand what Srila Prabhupada taught me and taught all of his followers from his teachings and his example. Let Srila Prabhupada’s example and teachings control all of us. He was the embodiment of devotion. That’s what I’m trying to do.

May 29, 2019 in Minsk, Belarus

December 27

Wherever I see devotion, I worship it, because that’s what I want. And I also try to inspire others to look for devotion, because that’s what is supposed to be given the highest respect.

May 29, 2019 in Minsk, Belarus

December 26

As much as possible, service should be spontaneous, and it should be natural. It cannot be forced. I cannot say that enough.

May 29, 2019 in Minsk, Belarus

December 25

If you care, then control becomes easier because people want to be controlled by those who care for them. People do not want to be controlled by those who only officially want to control them.

May 29, 2019 in Minsk, Belarus

December 24

Although our devotion may remain incomplete, still the devotee-care organization should at least aspire to be acting from that platform — love, selflessness. Caring, not controlling. Caring. It’s a high order. But we have to at least aspire for that. You should try to care for somebody even if they mistreat you. Even if a child mistreats a parent, the parent still cares for the child, even if they feel that the child doesn’t understand that the parent cares.

May 29, 2019 in Minsk, Belarus

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