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Niranjana Swami's Quote Of The Day

October 10

We may not have spontaneous attraction to hearing and chanting. We may find ourselves feeling forced to engage in those activities. We may feel uncomfortable in such activities, because we have no spontaneous attraction. But if we wish to develop spontaneous attraction, we should voluntary accept situations that will force us to speak about Krsna.

SB 1.8.30 St.Petersburg

October 8

Oftentimes people come to Krsna consciousness seeking relief from distress. They take shelter among the devotees without realizing that as they become devotees, they too will be required to help others relieve their distress. People don’t understand the welfare mission of this movement in the beginning. They are too absorbed in themselves and their individual, selfish needs.

Lectures From a Disciple, Vol 1, p. 243
Hartford, 1992

October 9

If we want to purify ourselves, we have to follow Lord Caitanya’s instructions: ceto darpanam-marjanam. . . A sincere devotee takes advantage of this method of purification. We do not simply practice rules and regulations to become purified. Rather, the rules and regulations are meant to help us become fixed in remembrance of Krsna and to realize our actual service.

Lectures From a Disciple, Vol 1, p. 243
Hartford, 1992

October 7

We may not fully understand Krsna’s plan, but we know one thing: We must do our duty. We are pushed by the spiritual master’s order. We don’t know how we will carry it out, but we must try. That will make us feel helpless. Helplessness and dependence on Krsna is vital to the spiritual execution of duty.

Lectures From a Disciple, Vol 1, p. 243
Hartford, 1992

October 6

The easiest way to realize the Supreme Personality of Godhead is to preach to everyone.

Lectures From a Disciple, Vol 1, p. 242
SB 7.6.24

October 5

Just because we are not experiencing full Krsna consciousness does not mean we cannot preach. We can preach on the order of those who are strong devotees.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 239,
SB 3.29.9, Dnepropetrovsk, June 1996

October 4

A devotee has to learn to feel helpless while executing his duty. Why does a devotee perform a particular duty? He knows he must be dutiful in order to please guru and Krsna. Duty purifies us. We carry out so many self-imposed duties, thinking we must do them, but the greatest, most compelling duty is to offer whatever we are doing to Krsna.

Lectures From a Disciple, Vol 1, p. 242
Hartford, 1992

October 3

Real knowledge is not achieved by academic pursuits but through surrender to Krsna — the practice of bhakti.

Lectures From a Disciple, Vol 1, p. 242
SB 7.6.24

October 2

When we meditate on the guru’s order, we will gradually become detached from the body.

Lectures From a Disciple, Vol 1, p. 240
SB 3.28.25, Moscow, 31.03.96

October 1

What is the meditation of a bhakti-yogi? It is strict adherence to the guru’s instructions. Srila Prabhupada explains in the fourth canto that “one should not try to see Krsna behind some bush in Vrndavana. He should know that Krsna personally manifests His form through the instructions of the spiritual master.” This is a devotee’s meditation.

Lectures From a Disciple, Vol 1, p. 240
SB 3.28.25, Moscow, 31.03.96

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