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Niranjana Swami's Quote Of The Day

July 17

Everyone should know Srila Prabhupada. If you don't know Srila Prabhupada, you're losing. He's the perfect example. Otherwise, how do we know what platform to aspire for unless we have the perfect example? If we don't know, we'll start thinking, "Oh I could be like this, I could be like that." No. He's our Founder-Acarya for all time— not just for twelve years while he was present on the planet. He's the Founder-Acarya of ISKCON for as long as ISKCON is present.

April 29, 2014, BG 6.32, Vitebsk, Belarus

July 16

Even though we may not be fully Krsna conscious, we still have to know what is the goal— the example that we want to come to ourselves. We cannot imitate complete Krsna consciousness. But at least we must try to come to that platform. And even though we cannot imitate Srila Prabhupada's perfect Krsna conscious vision of the world, we must keep his method of preaching intact by preserving what he's given to us in its most potent form— in his books— without imposing any of our own interpretation.

April 29, 2014, BG 6.32, Vitebsk, Belarus

July 15

Prabhupada told us to "Boil the milk and make it thicker." In other words, don't compromise. Don't water Krsna consciousness down to something it isn't. Krsna is already all-attractive. Don't ever water Krsna consciousness down.

April 29, 2014, BG 6.32, Vitebsk, Belarus

July 10

As soon as you think, “I have love... I’m doing enough and I have enough mercy,” you don’t get it. Mercy floods by humility. Then you become qualified for mercy.

Blog "Conversation Between Niranjana Swami and Disciples in Boston", published on April 8, 2020

July 8

We accept the path established by our mahajanas as our examples to follow. By remembering them, whatever difficulties we have to undergo become easier. In comparison to them, our austerities are small. We make ourselves think that they are just so big, so difficult, impossible to overcome. "How can I ever do it? This is too much." But by remembering those who made good decisions and who showed by their example how they crossed the ocean of material existence and went back home, back to Godhead, we get strength, courage, determination and enthusiasm. It makes it easier. That's how it becomes the easy path.

August 11, 2018, Magdalinivka, SB 4.30.10

July 7

Bhaktivinoda Thakur explains that Haridas Thakur taught by his example three very important principles to be followed by those who follow in the footsteps of previous sadhus. The first, is that one must always be determined, in all circumstances, that "Yes. I must be determined to execute my duties in this world while remembering the Lord. The second is to never give up the chanting of Hare Krishna. The third principle is to be compassionate towards all other living beings.

August 11, 2018, Magdalinivka, SB 4.30.10

July 6

That is what Prabhupada explained in his purports, that we perform our duties in this world, we take the mantra which has been given to us, we chant that mantra, obtaining the association of the Lord, and then after performing our duties in this world perfectly in Krsna consciousness, we go back to Godhead. It's how we are supposed to live in this world. It's not that we are all just going to chant and wait for the Lord to appear to deliver us. No. We must understand how to perform our duties in this world, especially those duties which have been entrusted to us and take the mantra which has been given to us.

August 11, 2018, Magdalinivka, SB 4.30.10

July 5

Why do we read, again and again, that devotees who are in the presence of the Lord, pray, "Let me have the association of Your devotees?" There must be a certain special quality of devotees that inspires devotees to ask the Lord, "Let me be in the association of Your devotees." The devotee thinks, "If I could be in the association of devotees who are always glorifying You, then I'm protected. I'll never be able to forget You." That is what a devotee wants. Under all circumstances, he wants to be able to remember the Lord. A devotee thinks, "If I'm in the association of devotees who are always glorifying You, how can I forget You?"

August 11, 2018, Magdalinivka, SB 4.30.10

July 4

One who causes pain to other living entities is not actually a Vaisnava. In Caitanya Bhagavata it is said that that devotee who causes pain to others is like a person coming to the Lord's feet to offer flowers with one hand, and with his other hand it is like taking a club and beating Him on the head. One who causes pain to others, causes pain to the Lord, because the Lord is the supersoul in the heart of all living beings.

February 13, 2020, New Vraja Dhama

July 3

When Krsna becomes the object of one's thinking, feeling, and willing, one becomes free from all material designations.

February 23, 2020, New Vraja Dhama