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Niranjana Swami's Quote Of The Day

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

June 19

One should learn to increase one’s love for the devotees, to satisfy them and to give up sense objects unfavorable to serving Krsna. And one should learn to view the entire universe as paraphernalia for the Lord’s service. By engaging the objects of the senses in Krsna’s service, one automatically becomes detached from them. And as one passes one’s days in the association of the Lord’s devotees, one’s transcendental ecstasy increases more and more, through discussions about the topics of Srimad-Bhagavatam and Bhagavad-gita. Therefore, one who wants to be free from the harassment of maya in the form of sense gratification must constantly associate with pure devotees of the Lord who have no engagement other than chanting and hearing the glories of the Lord and carrying out His mission on earth.

August 19, 2012, Boston

June 18

The Lord is so much inclined, He can’t neglect a devotee who is always fully depending upon Him. And therefore, when a devotee chants the Holy Name of the Lord in this mentality. It nourishes, it sustains, solidly maintains a devotees devotional service, so much so, that the Lord gives him the greatest benediction. Not only gives His heart, gives Himself, but He gives His devotee His devotional service, which is the means for perfection.

March 4, 2014, Mayapura, C.C. Adi Lila 8.16