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Niranjana Swami's Quote Of The Day

August 15

The spiritual master directs the disciple how to satisfy his senses in an authorized way. If the disciple doesn’t want to follow those instructions, what can the spiritual master do?

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 224-225, Moscow, 01.08.97

August 14

The material world is a dangerous place. If we don’t come to Krsna consciousness and accept austerities on Krsna’s behalf, then we will not be able to negotiate this world safely.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 224, Moscow, 01.08.97

August 13

Krsna is not easily attained. We have to be prepared to pay the highest price for Him. We have to continue performing our austerities for the Lord’s satisfaction and know that we cannot gratify our senses separately from Krsna.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 224, Moscow, 01.08.97

August 12

Any little endeavor for Krsna’s service is to the living entity’s eternal credit. A Vaisnava who knows this always tries to encourage others to serve.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 223, Moscow, 01.08.97

August 11

If we compare the price tag of Krsna consciousness to the price tag of flickering sense gratification, we will realize that our austerity is insignificant. By our austerities we are able to break the cycle of birth and death and return to the spiritual world within one lifetime.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 222, Moscow, 01.08.97

August 10

Whatever idea we may have of finding happiness separate from Krsna is doomed. We cannot find that happiness because it doesn’t exist.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 221, Moscow, 01.08.97

August 9

A devotee who sees anyone tasting sense pleasure in this world knows that that person will eventually be due misery. He also knows that anyone who finds happiness in giving Krsna pleasure will eventually attain Krsna. There is no way to avoiding these two destinies.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 220, Moscow, 01.08.97

August 8

A preacher knows that the first step in helping someone reconnect with the Lord is to help them become submissive to Krsna’s will. A preacher also knows that such submission will make the living entity happy.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 220, Moscow, 01.08.97

August 7

The pure devotee, who is experiencing the pleasures of pure devotion, knows that this is the kind of happiness ultimately sought by every living being. He also knows that the living beings don’t know what they are looking for. He hopes to show them.

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August 6

If a one is convinced, that "Yes, I will go on serving Krisna even if I have to wait a hundred births", if that is his faith, that Krisna will help him.

April 27, 2019 - St. Petersburg - Talk Before Bhajan

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