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Niranjana Swami's Quote Of The Day

May 13

A devotee is one who, if there is any trace of envy, lust, or greed within the heart, wants to become free from these obstacles on the path of devotional service. He sees, “These are my real diseases, and I must seek out whatever medicine I can obtain to cure them. Because until I can cure that disease, I cannot help anyone else, not even myself.” This is the faith.

July 1, 2012,  BG 9.1, Dnepropetrovsk

May 12

When the devotee experiences the connection of service to Krsna, his mind becomes satisfied. He is not envious of anybody else no matter what they have. He can be a true well-wisher of others. He can think of the welfare of others, because he doesn’t see anything that he wants from them for himself. This is the vision of one who is in Krsna consciousness.

July 1, 2012,  BG 9.1, Dnepropetrovsk

May 11

What is life’s necessity? We need to render service to Krsna. That is life’s necessity, because if we don’t serve Krsna, we still have to serve. And there is only one option. There may be many different shapes, forms and opportunities, but there is only one option. The other option is, if one doesn’t serve Krsna, one has to become subservient to Krsna’s external energy.

July 1, 2012,  BG 9.1, Dnepropetrovsk

May 10

Why is my mind so disturbed when somebody else is happy and I am not? Why is my mind so disturbed when I don’t get what I want? Why is my mind is so disturbed because I can’t control my life? It always seems that somebody else is controlling it. That is the disease! That’s because I am in duality and I am forgetting Krsna. For one who is actually connected with Krsna, his mind is controlled and his intelligence is transcendental. He is peaceful in any condition of life.

July 1, 2012,  BG 9.1, Dnepropetrovsk

May 9

I need to establish my connection with Krsna. That is life’s necessity. Until I establish my connection with Krsna, I will have to suffer in this world.

July 1, 2012,  BG 9.1, Dnepropetrovsk

May 8

It is not sufficient simply to know that one is not the body. One has to know who one is beyond the body. That connection is established when one establishes his connection with Krsna.

July 1, 2012,  BG 9.1, Dnepropetrovsk

May 7

There are necessities for maintaining life in this body: food, clothing, shelter. But Krsna explains in Bhagavad-gita that life continues to exist beyond the body. So how can food, shelter and clothing be necessities of life? They are necessities of maintaining life in the body. But life has its own necessities.

July 1, 2012,  BG 9.1, Dnepropetrovsk

May 6

What are the symptoms of those who are not envious of Krsna? The symptoms of those who are non-envious of Krsna are their minds, thoughts, words, activities... Everything is always absorbed in Krsna.

July 1, 2012,  BG 9.1, Dnepropetrovsk

May 5

A devotee is somebody who says, “I don’t want anything from You. I want to be with You and to serve You because of who You are, not because of what You have or what I can get from You.”

July 1, 2012,  BG 9.1, Dnepropetrovsk

May 4

An intelligent person who understands the root cause of suffering in this world tries to cure the diseases at the root. Srila Prabhupada used to give the example that if the physical body is afflicted by an infection or boil, one can blow on the boil to try to temporarily mitigate the pain. But an expert physician knows that rather than to treat the symptom, one should go to the source of the problem. Therefore, he understands that there is a need to purify the blood.

July 1, 2012,  BG 9.1, Dnepropetrovsk

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