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Niranjana Swami's Quote Of The Day

April 7

How can something not have a direct relationship with Krishna? Whenever we see the particular object as meant for our own pleasure. If we are seeing something as meant to please our senses, we will find it impossible to simultaneously see it as meant for Krishna’s pleasure.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 129

April 6

Actually, one of the primary characteristics of a devotee (svarupa-laksana) is krsnaika-sarana, that he is surrendered to Krishna. Surrender includes seeing everything as both connected to Krishna and meant for His pleasure; a surrendered devotee does not try to enjoy matter him or herself.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 129

March 25

Krsna’s name is never contaminated by material qualities. There is no question of Krsna’s name ever being in contact with maya. Krsna’s name is forever eternal and always free from matter.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 128

March 24

If we were to truly see the relationship between Krishna and matter, we would find it impossible to be attached to anything but Krishna. We say we’re attached to matter because of its relationship with Krishna, but that doesn’t seem to be the case for most of us.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 129

March 23

If we don’t associate with advanced chanters in order to stop our offenses, we may even give up our japa. We will forget the purpose behind the chanting and think that there are more important things to do. 

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 127

March 22

A devotee who thinks about the goal of chanting will always emphasize the importance of his japa. He’ll know that although he is progressing slowly, his chanting has purpose.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 127

March 21

All the profound secrets of Krishna consciousness and devotional service will be revealed through faithful chanting.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 126


March 20

Please know that the holy name contains everything. The Lord’s holy name is our life. We are meant to perform our devotional service in relation to the holy name. All our progress is gauged against our relationship with the holy name.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 125

March 19

Chanting is the only way to become free of offenses. We should not think that because we are offensive, we would be better off not chanting at all. There is no way to become free of offenses except to chant with the proper attitude.

Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 125

March 15

What could possibly be a more important engagement in Sri Dhama Mayapura than to immerse ourselves in nama sankirtan—the means by which we increase our hankering for tasting the unlimited nectar of the pure holy name? I therefore pray that all of you will taste this nectar during this year's festival in Mayapura and that you will carry this nectar back to your respective preaching fields to share it with others. That is what our Krishna consciousness movement is all about.

Collected Letters to Friends and disciples Vol 3, Pg 202