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Niranjana Swami's Quote Of The Day

August 5

A Vaisnava is one who sees the good in others, who sees Krsna in every living entity’s heart, and who always prays to Krsna to be allowed to fan the spark of Krsna consciousness. If we want to preach Krsna consciousness, we must be able to see Krsna in others’ hearts. If we see Krsna, we will also see the good. If we can’t see the good in others, how will we preach?

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 218, Novgorod, September 1995

August 4

What does it take to turn a living entity toward Krsna? It requires divine grace. Divine grace is distributed by Krsna’s devotees. To distribute this divine grace, the devotees preach.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 218, Kishinyov, June 1996

July 23

We can see how much people who contact a Vaishnava are willing to develop their love for Krishna. This is an internal change. A Vaishnava’s success is measured by how much he or she is able to bring about this internal change in others.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 202, Kiev, 03.10.1991

July 22

Followers and wealth are useful in preaching, but they are not the criteria by which we measure a successful preacher. Only those who serve real Vaishnavas receive the empowerment to preach effectively.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 202, Kiev, 03.10.1991

July 22

We must hear and we must serve. If we continue this process, we are guaranteed success. We will become purified and we will have the power to purify others by our connection with the disciplic succession.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 204, Kiev, 03.10.1991

July 21

Srila Prabhupada was so successful in his preaching because he thought only of his spiritual master’s order. Then, automatically, he was able to show compassion for the fallen souls. Such devotees continue to glorify the Lord wherever they are. Let us follow his example. That is the meaning of becoming a Prabhupadanuga.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 217, Kishinyov, June 1996
 

July 20

Srila Prabhupada emphasizes that those who realize Krishna as the goal of life, will help others to become Krishna conscious. This is the perfection of life. If we want to achieve life’s topmost perfection, we will not look for our own satisfaction but to Krishna’s pleasure.
 

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 216, Kishinyov, June 1996
 

July 19

We can glorify Krishna constantly if we are devoid of false prestige and ready to offer all respect to others. The spiritual master is anxious to see his disciples advance to this platform.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 216, Kishinyov, June 1996
 

July 18

A spiritual master becomes pleased when he sees his disciples advancing in Krishna consciousness by displaying Krishna conscious symptoms. This is why the spiritual master tries to bring others to the spiritual platform. He doesn’t like to see pride, envy, or greed in his followers. Rather, he likes to see them satisfied in their lives and willing to give spiritual understanding to others. He knows that when devotees preach, they lose their bad qualities. 

July 17

Krishna-katha should be vibrating from the lips of all the devotees. We should be discussing Krishna among ourselves.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 215, Kishinyov, June 1996
 

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