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Niranjana Swami's Quote Of The Day

June 29

The most wonderful taste is not only when you are doing something that Prabhupada asked you to do but when you get the confirmation in your heart that Prabhupada is pleased. That taste drives you mad. There is nothing like it, it just drives you mad. You always want to get more and more, to get the confirmation in your heart, 'Yes, Prabhupada is pleased, Prabhupada is pleased." And Prabhupada would say again and again if you want to please me, preach and distribute my books. He just made it so clear, so crystal clear to all of his followers that if we wanted to do something to please him, then this was the opportunity— to preach and distribute his books.

November 15, 2009, Kiev

June 28

Sometimes we think, "Maybe, I can do this, nobody is looking." We are trying to do something that we know we are not supposed to be doing. but "Now it's the best time, nobody is looking." What an illusion. What do you mean, nobody is looking? Krishna knows. That is one of His manifestations, as the Supersoul in the heart of every living being, He is looking. He knows. You can't hide it from Him. He is all knowing, it means He knows everything. He knows all living beings. So Krishna remembers, when you do something for Him. You may forget, but Krishna doesn't forget.

November 15, 2009, Kiev

June 27

Krishna is inviting everybody, "Please, I want you to come back to Me, I don't want you to have to undergo this repeated birth and death." He personally descends into this world and into every universe throughout creation, and He speaks the message of Bhagavad-gita extending the same invitation to everybody. "Please, just offer it to Me with love. Love means you are using your freedom, your independence and you're offering it to Me, because you want to please Me. And that's what I want from you. I don't want anything else, that's insignificant." It's just the expression of love, "Yes, I am giving this to You, I recognize it doesn't belong to me."

November 15, 2009, Kiev

June 26

Krishna guarantees that, 'If you give everything to Me, I'll deliver you from all sinful reactions. I'll deliver you from the repetition of birth and death.' And Krishna guarantees that just simply by giving something to Him with love, that one will ultimately achieve the supreme destination and will no longer come under the influence of the three modes of material nature.

November 15, 2009, Kiev

June 25

When something is offered with love, then the person is not thinking about getting anything in return. That is the symptom of love. And that is the symptom of the self to experience that love. To experience that love is real freedom. It's real independence. Because one who actually has that love, especially when he is offering it to the Supreme Lord, then he is no longer bound by the laws of this world. That's real independence. 

November 15, 2009, Kiev

June 24

Our constitutional nature is that we can choose to serve either Krishna, or we can serve Krishna's illusory energy. That's our choice. But that's the limit. There is no other choice, there are no other options. We may look for other options, but they just don't exist.

November 15, 2009, Kiev

June 23

If we actually have a desire to hear something, we may actually hear something from somebody who not necessarily may be such an inspirational speaker, but it may resonate with something that we really have a strong desire for. A part of our bhajan, a part of our daily service is supposed to be praying for answers, to increase our understanding. Krsna is within the heart. Sometimes He can arrange for a very profound message to come from somebody else’s mouth that you never even expected it to come from. Because we desired it, Krsna arranged it to come from somebody else’s mouth.

August 19, 2012, Boston

June 22

As devotees develop their loving friendship, they feel mutual happiness and satisfaction. When devotees get together to discuss, then they actually begin to experience what is the real basis of friendship amongst devotees. It’s not physical proximity, it’s not working together. Sometimes we say, “Yes, I’m with devotees all the time. I am up here, she is over there, he is over there, they are over there, we are in the same building together, and every time we cross, we think how to avoid each other. But I am always associating with devotees!” No, association is not a physical proximity. If association would mean physical proximity, we’d all be pretty pure! It’s not just physical proximity, it’s more to it than that.

August 19, 2012, Boston

June 21

Sometimes people who are too much motivated think that, “I am going to do something really big so that I can get somebody’s attention. I’ve got to do something that shows the big results, big this, big that”. They get so much into thinking of the results, of the big thing. But the real big result is supposed to take place right here, in the heart. That’s the big result that we are actually supposed to offer-- it is a clean heart. Because when there is a clean heart, then one becomes very potent, and one can actually become very instrumental to the Lord’s mission.

August 19, 2012, Boston

June 20

Queen Kunti says that one of the reasons why Krsna appears is to renovate the principles of hearing and chanting about Him, because when He appears in this world, He engages in many wonderful transcendental activities, which are later recorded in the form of scripture and then later discussed by His devotees. When His devotees are discussing His activities, which are always transcendental, it is understood that such topics of the Lord are non-different from the Lord Himself. Therefore, to discuss His transcendental activities is also absolute and has the same potency as if Krsna Himself was present.

August 19, 2012, Boston

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