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Niranjana Swami's Quote Of The Day

May 22

Even when a devotee has all reason to be proud of his spiritual advancement, he remains prideless. Rather, he always feels himself humble, even though he is highly elevated.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 172, Moscow 5.17.2001

May 21

The continuous effort to reach suddha-nama is what differentiates offenders from real disciples. Offenders remain in ignorance; those who strive to become free from offenses do not. Real disciples seek appropriate instruction in the holy name’s glories and endeavor to become free from their anarthas by proper discrimination between the anarthas and the bhakti-lata-bija.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 165, Kiev, 11.15.2002
 

May 20

Only those who are no longer interested in the false, temporary praise of the material world can relish glorification of Krishna.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 171, Moscow 5.17.2001

May 19

A devotee does not try to project an image. Rather, he is naturally humble, never seeking personal recognition. He considers pride as poison. He is not interested in the false glorification coming from the material world.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 171, Moscow 5.17.2001
 

May 18

The holy name bestows all spiritual benedictions. What greater benediction can we receive than the gift of the pure holy name? This is what the spiritual master wants to give us. Every disciple must therefore strive to make progress in his or her chanting.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 164, Kiev, 11.15.2001

May 17

The more we hear revealed scripture from the mouths of pure devotees, the more we learn about the beauty and transcendental position of Lord Krishna’s holy name and the more our faith increases.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 163, Kiev, 11.15.2001

May 16

If, under the spiritual master’s order, we chant daily and with attention, we will naturally develop relish for the holy name by the guru’s mercy. Gradually the disease of ignorance will become destroyed at its root.
 

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 163, Kiev, 11.15.2001

May 15

When the disciple establishes his permanent connection with the spiritual master on the basis of chanting, he will gain knowledge.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 163, Kiev, 11.15.2001
 

May 14

Hearing the holy name includes hearing of the name’s glories. By hearing the name’s glories, we can gain a proper understanding of the holy name.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 161, Kiev, 11.15.2001

May 13

We must place our faith in the pure holy name. It is that pure holy name that will deliver us from the material world and bring us to the lotus feet of Krishna.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 160, Kiev, 11.15.2001

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