000001 - 000152 Spiritual Quotes

Post Author: Swami Gaurangapada    Date: 2007-09-19 13:00:11
1.
Death is a Conversation between
The Soul and the Dust.
"Dissolve" says Death
The Soul "Sir I have another Trust"
Death doubts it-Argues from the Ground
The Soul goes Away
Just laying off the temporary
Body of Clay.

- Swami Gaurangapada

2.
The real spiritual life in me, I can not gain unless I help to awaken the spiritual quality, in others by giving them the Holy Names of the Lord. I am myself spiritually dead unless I reach out to awaken the dormant love for the Lord in others by inspiring them to chant the Holy Names. For it is only with the awakening of the Lord enthroned in the innermost shrine of the other by spiritual sound vibration, that the Lord hidden in my heart, will consent to appear, becoming pleased upon me.

- Swami Gaurangapada

3.
The act of nurturing another's spiritual growth by teaching them the science of chanting of the Holy Names has the effect of nurturing one's own and is a major characteristic of genuine love and compassion to all souls to bring them back to the Lord.

- Swami Gaurangapada

4.
That is really happiness; to be absorbed into something supremely great which is the Lord and His Holy Names.

- Swami Gaurangapada

5.
Constantly call on God through the Holy Names, but make a conscientious effort to row away from the rocks of your offenses.

- Swami Gaurangapada

6.
The Lord has two dwellings: one in the spiritual world in His pastimes, and the other in a meek and thankful heart of His devotee who is always grateful to chant His Holy Names and associate with His devotees.

- Swami Gaurangapada

7.
Sometimes it seems like the Lord is difficult to find and impossibly far away. We get so caught up in our small daily duties and irritations that they become the only things that we can focus on. What we forget is that the Holy Names of the Lord are always so accessible to us simply by moving our tongue and the beauty of the Lord's creation is all around us. If only we would take some time out to chant His Holy Names and thus feel the Lord's presence in everything which we see around us.

- Swami Gaurangapada

8.
I know the Lord will not test me with anything I can't handle because every test He puts in my life is to make me pass it and become even more closer to Him by taking that opportunity to show Him my steadfastness and determination to achieve Him.

- Swami Gaurangapada

9.
The humble, the compassionate, the simple, and the determined are near to achieving success in the chanting of the Holy Names of the Lord.

- Swami Gaurangapada

10.
Humility and giving all respect to others are the citadels of beauty in devotional service unto the Lord and the only way to approach the chanting of the Holy Names and the Spiritual Master who teaches us the Holy Names.

- Swami Gaurangapada

11.

We sow our thoughts, and we reap our actions;
We sow our actions, and we reap this present life;
We sow this life; and we reap the next life & our destiny.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

12.
Under all circumstances keep an even mind focussed on the Holy Names of the Lord.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

13.
"The key to our happiness and contentment lies within us, within our own mind, heart and soul. The way we start each day is the most important step to achieve this happiness. Therefore it is mandatory for every soul to begin each day by absorbing oneself in the Holy Names of the Lord.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

14.
Heat cannot be separated from fire, or service to the Lord from the soul."

- Swami Gaurangapada.

15.

"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, but the life of the candle will not be shortened. Similarly thousands of creations and forms can come from the Lord, but the Lord remains full, perfect and complete.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

16.
"It is a our own mind - not our enemy or our foe that lures us into sin and self-destruction."

- Swami Gaurangapada.

17.
"It's faith in the Lord and enthusiasm to chant His Holy Names that makes life worth living."

- Swami Gaurangapada.

18.
"For he who lives a hundred years, idle and weak, a life of one day is better in remembrance of the Holy Names of the Lord."

- Swami Gaurangapada.

19.
"It is not always physical bravery that counts. We must have the courage to thank those who give us pain knowing that it is the mercy of the Lord upon us to make us humble and eligible for the eternal Kingdom of God."

- Swami Gaurangapada.

20.
Just like a doctor bursts the painful boil of a patient, kindness to others does not only mean kindness to their bodies but to tell them the stark spiritual truth of the ghastly cycle of birth and death."

- Swami Gaurangapada.

21.
"The spiritual quest begins where the material quest ends."

- Swami Gaurangapada.

22.
"The path of spirituality is a knife-edge between two abysses. If one does not chant the spiritual Holy Names of the Lord, one falls down into oblivion in either of the abysses. And if one chants the Holy Names but continues to blaspheme devotees then one bleeds and gets badly wounded by that very sharp knife."

- Swami Gaurangapada.

23.

"Ethical and moral worldly existence without chanting the Holy Names of the Lord and devotion to the Lord is just like trying to honestly divide stolen wealth among ourselves."

- Swami Gaurangapada.

24.
"The soul is an invisible spiritual force to the material eyes but is visible to everyone through the accomplishments and symptoms of the dead material body encaging the soul."

- Swami Gaurangapada.

25.
"The most difficult time for the soul comes just before realization just like the darkest moment is before the dawn. Thus the tests put in our life by our Lord are a stepping stone to our spiritual success if we see the hand of the Lord in them."

- Swami Gaurangapada.

26.
"We are not human beings here for a spiritual experience, but spiritual beings forced to undergo a human experience in this material world."

- Swami Gaurangapada.

27.
"We must accept disappointment from this finite world, but we must never lose hope in the infinite Lord and His Holy Names."

- Swami Gaurangapada.

28.
"We must learn to live together as children of the Lord keeping Him and His Holy Names in the center of our lives or perish together as fools."

- Swami Gaurangapada.

29.
"Harming others does not only mean raising arms on them but also means becoming miserly and thus not distributing the topmost and rare treasure of the Holy Names to others even while knowing the great power of the Names."

- Swami Gaurangapada.

28.
If the Lord brings you to it, He will bring you through it. Have full faith in Him always.
In happy moments, praise the Lord, and in difficult moments, seek Him.
In quiet moments, worship the Lord, and in painful moments, thank Him.
And in each and every moment, please please, chant His Holy Names.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

29.
"Today, give a stranger the Holy Names of the Lord. It might be the only sunshine that he or she sees for the whole life!"

- Swami Gaurangapada.

30.
"Know it quite certainly, that just to be alive is the greatest mercy of the Lord and to not use it as a golden opportunity to chant His Holy Names is the greatest ungrateful act in our lives towards the Lord."

- Swami Gaurangapada.

31.
"Education in schools should uphold faith in the Lord and devotional service, not contribute to the doom by teaching atheism. Their present slogans: 'No need of God! Science is God!' spell disaster for mankind."

- Swami Gaurangapada

32.
"The rapid and overwhelming change in the consciousness of the people is simply towards petty selfishness. Unless the chanting of the Holy Names is urgently taught in every city, town and village of the world, greed and violence will prevail all over."

- Swami Gaurangapada

33.
"A major cause for the quick decay of mankind has been the popular demand and the consequential rise of bogus gurus claiming to be God and misleading the people into chanting their own names instead of the Holy Names of the Lord."

- Swami Gaurangapada

34.

"The educational system should not be geared to simply produce innumerable graduates hungry to exploit the vast socio-economic system for simply filling their pockets. Real education means to understand our relationship with the Lord not to blindly run after accumulating some paper (money) which we are going to leave behind at the time of death."

- Swami Gaurangapada

35.
"Everyone is crying out, 'Change! Change! Change!'. Change has become the order of the day. Every thing is changing so rapidly while we have been rendered breathless unable to imagine whether we are changing for the better of worse. The real truth is that the soul cannot change, nor the Lord, nor the eternal relation of the soul with the Lord and there can never be any change to the sublime practice of chanting the Holy Names of the Lord for attaining Him."

- Swami Gaurangapada

36.
"In the name of thinking rationally, education should not have the goal to kill the spiritual instinct but to nourish it. Rational thinking means to inquire about the basic questions of human life right from the childhood, 'Who am I?', 'Am I this perishable body?', 'Where have I come from?', 'Where do I go at the time of death?', 'Who is the Superior Intelligence behind this creation?', 'Does God exist?', 'If yes, what is my relation with Him?' and so on."

- Swami Gaurangapada

37.
"The mental tug-of-war which torns our mind between the good and bad actions can be permanently terminated by daily reading of the Holy Scriptures and Pastimes of the Lord."

- Swami Gaurangapada

38.
"We proudly proclaim, 'We'll think as we like and do as we like and no one dare stop us.' But we have to understand that such whimsical actions will end in great sorrow at the time of death when the agents of Yama, the God of Death, come to capture and punish us for our rash actions not performed in accordance with the Holy Scriptures."

- Swami Gaurangapada

39.
"All the fantasy dramas which we are presented in front of our eyes will not help us to solve our miserable situation in the material world and the four basic problems of human life: birth, death, disease and old age. Infact indulging in them makes us loose sight of our actual goal which is to attain eternal happiness by serving the Lord."

- Swami Gaurangapada

40.
"The more one becomes interested in lust, the further one descends to the level of animals."

- Swami Gaurangapada

41.
“Please do not get caught on the superficial platform. Try to understand who you are. You are not this body and you cannot be factually identified by any designations of this body as they are all temporary and will last for a maximum of a mere 100 years.?
- Swami Gaurangapada

42.
“Human life is not meant for merely decorating the body and riding around in a posh car. Neither it is meant simply for getting a comfortable home, a nice spouse, or a good job. It is specifically meant for understanding the soul and God.?
- Swami Gaurangapada

43.
“Gauranga Krishna consciousness is a serious education in spiritual values of the soul not another partisan dogma.?
- Swami Gaurangapada

44.
“Educated people have very little taste for the empty ritualism of so-called religion. Real spirituality, however, is the scientific inquiry into the knowledge of the soul’s relation with the Supreme Lord.?
- Swami Gaurangapada

45.
“Factual spiritual knowledge never changes as it is based on the Absolute Truth. Speculative theories, hypothesis and untruths propagated in the name of truth or science keep on continuously replacing each other but still they fail to change the Absolute Truth.?
- Swami Gaurangapada

46.
“Laughter, ridicule or scorn from others towards you due to your engagement in the scientific spiritual process will gradually turn into respect and admiration if you remain strong in your determination to daily practice the chanting of the Holy Names, come what may.?
- Swami Gaurangapada

47.
“People are beginning to ask: ‘In the pursuit of materialism, are we not selling our souls??The more dissatisfied the human civilization feels within even after so much material progress, the more urgently they need to hear about the Lord and chant His Holy Names.?
- Swami Gaurangapada

48.
“The whole world is waiting. The era of real change has not even begun as yet what to speak of it being over. Whatever progress has taken place so far will seem quite insignificant in comparison to the great peaceful spiritual revolution that is coming soon on the planet through the chanting of the Holy Names of Nityananda, Gauranga and Hare Krishna.?
- Swami Gaurangapada

49.
“Don’t wait until you are old and worn out to chant the Holy Names of the Lord. Now is the time. Wake up before it is too late. Don’t delay. Let your energetic youthfulness, adventurous spirit and inquisitiveness be fully utilized in chanting, hearing and spreading the glories of the Lord.?
- Swami Gaurangapada

50.
“Don’t degrade yourself simply in the name of modern advancement. If you really want to be elevated, advanced and progressive, take up the scientific process of chanting the Holy Names of the Lord without any further hesitation.?
- Swami Gaurangapada

51.
“So many bogus ‘Gods?are cropping up daily in an attempt to imitate the real Lord. But even all these ‘Gods?combined are not as important as the paper ‘God? money. Almost every single person on this planet has fully dedicated oneself, body, mind and soul simply to the acquisition of this paper ‘God??
- Swami Gaurangapada

52.
“Going to the temple is on the increase. However, majority go there asking for material boons. ‘Give me money. Help to me to get a good job or pass my exams. Give me this. Give me that.?Very few are interested to love the Lord and chant His Holy Names simply for the sake of pleasing Him.?
- Swami Gaurangapada

53.
“The world today is in a chaotic mess. Most people live below the poverty line, with no hope of ever getting above it. The cities are over-crowded, disordered and passionate. Violence, anger, corruption, exploitation and mercilessness are part of normal life. Very few people care for others. They only think about themselves but still they are full of anxiety. There is no trust even between family members. Newer and newer diseases are afflicting billions. No one is actually happy even though they have invented millions of ways to make themselves imagine that they are happy. But still they do not learn their lesson and take up the chanting of the Holy Names of Nityananda, Gauranga and Hare Krishna which is the only way to attain permanent and real happiness.?
- Swami Gaurangapada

54.
“People are constantly engrossed in indulging in activities of monumental meaninglessness but when requested to try out meditation on the Lord’s Holy Names which is the only meaningful panacea to all ills, they reject it without even trying it.?
- Swami Gaurangapada

55.
“Modern society teaches one to never be satisfied but always hanker for more even if one has millions of dollars. Just think which is better, to be happy with the strength of the Holy Names even in the midst of difficulty or paucity, or to be discontent and full of anxiety even in the midst of plenty??
- Swami Gaurangapada

56.
“You can peel layer after layer of the onion and eventually nothing will remain. This does not apply to God as He is not an onion. Even after billions of expansions emanate from the Lord, the Lord remains infinite, full and complete as He was originally.?
- Swami Gaurangapada

57.
“Liberation is not automatically awarded to anyone who dies. If this were the case, there would be no animals, birds, insects and trees as the souls would all be delivered from the 8.4 million species of life after their death instead of transmigrating to the other species.?
- Swami Gaurangapada

58.
“When we gaze in the mirror we see our reflection and everything around us but when we go behind the mirror we see nothing. In the same way, self-realization is only possible when we turn our face towards the Lord and His Holy Names whereas our life will become wasted if we turn away from Them.?
- Swami Gaurangapada

59.
“Some people foolishly proclaim, ‘Life is not meant for discipline and restriction. Life is simply meant for enjoyment. Do as you please.?But is there any field of activity in life in which you can be successful without some discipline and sacrifice? Just like the old saying goes, ‘No gain without pain.’”

- Swami Gaurangapada

60.
“Those who make the vain attempt of denying the eternal uniqueness of their own soul as a part and parcel of God and want to merge the soul with God or want the soul to become God through some cheap practice, are unceremoniously committing spiritual suicide.?
- Swami Gaurangapada

61.
"Speaking of God as having no form or no intelligence makes it easy to make ourselves accountable to no one but ourselves for whatever we whimsically do and to cast all inhibitions to the wind. This is the beginning of animal life as animals also live and act simply for satisfying their random impulses."

- Swami Gaurangapada.

62.
"If all will experience ultimate oneness after death irrespective of one's actions as some foolishly suggest, the simple and basic law of karma and science - for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction - looses meaning totally."

- Swami Gaurangapada.

63.
"To think of becoming nothing or void also requires some brain just like it requires to have a desire to become desireless. Thus factually the soul can never become nothing or void as some suggest because it is the eternal part and parcel of God."

- Swami Gaurangapada.

64.
"Those who want to become nothing or void or one with God are unceremoniously commiting the suicide of their soul due to their vain attempt at denying the eternal spiritual uniqueness of their own soul."

- Swami Gaurangapada.

65.
"When a flower is picked, the bush automatically produces many more flowers to replace those which have been lost. Similarly, even a little sacrifice in the service of Lord Gauranga-Krishna is returned by the Lord in unlimited abundance."

- Swami Gaurangapada.

66.
"The croaking frog is food for the snake similarly the tongue which does not glorify the Lord and His Holy Names will become the cause of our death as it takes away our life span."

- Swami Gaurangapada.

67.
"When they see us chanting, some tell us that life is not meant simply for vibrating some words but for enjoyment. What they don't understand is that the supreme process for the topmost enjoyment of the soul in this world is to always remain in harmony with the Lord by constantly vibrating, singing and chanting His Holy Names of Nityananda, Gauranga and Hare Krishna."

- Swami Gaurangapada.

68.
"Some people struggle very sincerely to get rid of their bad qualities. But they should remember that when the sun rises, the night runs and hides in the caves and mountains. Similarly, when they will become devotees of the Lord and let the sun of the Holy Names rise in their heart, then they will find themselves automatically freed from the vices born out of the darkness of ignorance."

- Swami Gaurangapada.

69.
"It is true that the mother loves each of her children equally, but she is especially attentive to the helpless one who cries out most desperately for her shelter. Similarly, Lord Gauranga-Krishna loves and maintains all His part and parcel souls, but He especially takes keen interest in delivering those souls who feel complete dependance on His causeless mercy by calling out His Holy Names with every breath."

- Swami Gaurangapada.

70.
"One may justify one's sinful activities as God's enjoyment but such convenient interpretations cannot save one from the stern punishment at the hands of material nature in this life and the next."

- Swami Gaurangapada.

71.
"The value of a diamond is understood by different people as per their qualification. The child thinks it is a toy to play with, the young woman wants it for her necklace, and the businessman sees it as a means to make lots of money. But it is only the expert jeweler who can come anywhere near to understanding the actual value of the diamond. Similarly, even though the Holy Names of Nityananda, Gauranga and Hare Krishna are available to one and all, very rare souls can actually dive deep in the nectar of the Holy Names. The materialist imagines the Holy Names to be some mundane words, the so-called gyani who thinks he is in knowledge thinks that the Holy Names are meant for the sentimentalists or to become one with God, and the practicing devotee chants the Holy Names because chanting is the injunction of the scriptures for worshiping the Lord in Kali Yuga. But it is only the advanced devotee who realizes that the Holy Names are factually non-different from the Lord Himself and penetrates into the deep mysteries of the Holy Names in pure devotional service. Entering the deep mysteries of the Holy Names means to factually realize not just to theoretically understand that the Holy Names are non-different from Lord Gauranga-Krishna's Form, Qualities, Pastimes, Associates and Abodes and to realize and experience these spiritual characteristics of the Lord while chanting."

- Swami Gaurangapada

72."Just like a calf is spontaneously attracted to the mother cow even in a big herd of cows, similarly in the liberated stage the consciousness of the soul is spontaneously and effortlessly attracted to the Holy Names and all other Divine Characteristics of Lord Gauranga-Krishna even amidst the turbulent disturbances of this material world."

- Swami Gaurangapada

73.
"It is only by pleasing the close people around him can one receive the direct audience of a rich man and one's problems will be solved. Similarly, it is only by pleasing the devotee who is intimate to Lord Gauranga-Krishna by following his instructions to chant the Holy Names can one become recognized by the Lord directly."

- Swami Gaurangapada

74.
"Those who are truly asleep can be awakened but those who pretend to sleep cannot. In the same way, those who imagine to profess so-called knowledge can never submissively hear or grasp the divine words of a devotee which are like swords cutting the soul's bondage with matter. On the other hand, those who honestly accept that they don't know can supremely benefit by such instructions."

- Swami Gaurangapada.

75.
"Opening the petals of a closed lotus bud reveals the gorgeous innermost whorl of the lotus flower. In the same way, the chanting the Holy Names leads to the blossoming of the divine lotus of Lord's transcendental characterisitics like Form, Qualities, Pastimes, Abodes and Associates."

- Swami Gaurangapada

76.
"Just as the innumerable rivers on this planet ultimately join and merge into one salt ocean similarly all souls in creation are actually serving God in one way or the other. The materialists serve Lord Gauranga-Krishna indirectly by fruitlessly serving His material energy whereas the more advanced devotees serve the Lord directly by constantly chanting His divine Holy Names."

- Swami Gaurangapada

77.
"We have fallen into this material world due to our gigantic egotistic ambition to become God and enjoy like Him. That is why you will find that millions of people in this world want to become God through meditation or yoga or via some other means. But hardly anyone wants to surrender to God and lovingly serve Him by chanting His Holy Names."

- Swami Gaurangapada

78.
"Some say, 'Why bother with chanting the Holy Names daily? Everyone is liberated at the time of death anyway." The answer is, 'Yes, you are liberated at death, but liberated from the rarely achieved human body and thrown into the bondage of an animal body. Real liberation is attained only when the soul gets a spiritual body free from birth, old age, disease and death.'"

- Swami Gaurangapada

79.
"Gaze towards the sun and you will see no darkness but turn your head away from the sun and you will see your own shadow. Thus the dark shadow is also due to the sun. In the same way, as long as you remain conscious of Lord Gauranga-Krishna by chanting His Holy Names, there is no question of falling a victim to illusion, but as soon as you neglect the Holy Names, you will find yourself face to face with the stark and dark material energy of the Lord."

- Swami Gaurangapada

80.
"Simply sentimental and mental attachment to God will not do if it is not accompanied by practical devotional service to the spiritual master and the Lord which begins by the daily chanting of the Holy Names of Nityananda, Gauranga and Hare Krishna."

- Swami Gaurangapada.

81.
"The light of one candle cannot be covered by all the darkness in the universe. In fact it removes the darkness of those who come near it. Similarly, a pure devotee's brilliant attachment to the Holy Names can save the whole universe from doom and purify the hearts of the wicked who come near to him or her."

- Swami Gaurangapada

82.
"As per Shrimad Bhagavatam, cooked food looses it's taste after three hours if it is not the holy remnants of the Lord. Similarly, due to the ever-degrading force of the illusory energy, a devotee may stand to loose taste in the chanting and glorification of the Holy Names of the Lord if the devotee is not fixed and determined to remain in the fire of devotional service by the daily chanting and glorification of the Holy Names."

- Swami Gaurangapada

83.
"Surely, there is some mundane sweetness in material sense pleasure, but it is like the sweetness of the ice-cream mixed with particles of sand. Since mundane happiness is dependant on the well-being of our body, the soul is thrown into suffering as soon as the perishable body is finished."

- Swami Gaurangapada

84.
"How long can we go on enjoying this material body? This body is as temporary as a momentary flash of lightning in the sky or as flickering and unsteady as a tiny drop of water on a slippery lotus leaf."

- Swami Gaurangapada

85.
The sun is so powerfully effulgent and radiant that even if we look away from it's glaring light, we can still see it. Similarly, it is difficult to forget or avoid the Supreme Lord Gauranga-Krishna, once having heard about Him from His realized devotees."

- Swami Gaurangapada

86.
"Just like a magician engages in hand jugglery to fool the people and a flatterer in word jugglery for one's selfish ends, speculators indulge in mental jugglery to show others that they know a lot about God and the soul. But in reality, it is their gross ignorance about God that they think they can understand Him by the dint of their puny and imperfect mind."

- Swami Gaurangapada

87.
"Mental speculators talk about God and science by using the words 'it might be,' 'I think', etc. But in the Vedic scriptures, there is no need of speculation nor any research. The faultless knowledge about God and the soul has already been revealed by the pure devotees who are above the four defects of an ordinary human being."

- Swami Gaurangapada

88.
"When a child is born from the womb of the mother, the child accepts the father on the basis of the mother's direction without the need of any argument or speculation. Similarly, the Vedic scripture is our eternal and indisputable mother who clearly points us directly to our eternal father Lord Gauranga-Krishna. Those who faithfully accept are saved from fruitless speculation and research for millions of lives."

- Swami Gaurangapada

89.
"A bankrupt and rebellious son again becomes rich when he returns to his wealthy father as he inherits the opulences of his father. Similarly, we have all come to this painful material world due to our revolt against serving the Lord and wanting to enjoy ourselves. But we can regain the opulence of our soul by becoming reconnected to our eternal and supreme father Lord Gauranga-Krishna by chanting His Holy Names."

- Swami Gaurangapada

90.
"A good and obedient son is one who tries to serve his father with love and devotion not the one who tries to usurp the position of his father by trying to become him. In the same way, a soul is delivered from bondage when the soul tries to engage in devotional service to the Lord by chanting His Holy Names, not when the soul endeavors to become God by mental speculation."

- Swami Gaurangapada

91.
One who chants Lord Nityananda's auspicious Name will never be defeated in life and death.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

92.
We have so much taste in vibrating material sounds but no taste for the spiritual sound of the Holy Names of God because our tongue is diseased. And the only cure is the Holy Names Themselves. One has to forcibly drink the apparently bitter medicine to get cured.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

93.
Just as we work so hard to earn a material living, we need to put in some minimal effort for spiritual success which is the daily chanting of the Holy Names of God.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

94.
Just like we hear so carefully to someone who calls us on our mobile phone, we need to hear very carefully the spiritual sound vibration of the Holy Names of God in order to be able to associate with God. There is no other way.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

95. We go through so much trouble to travel from one place to another. But we never prepare or plan for the ultimate journey of the soul after death.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

96.
We extensively read and study the material books which may be required to live in this world. But this knowledge ends when the body ends. On the other hand, we have so much averseness or lethargy to read and understand spiritual knowledge which always goes with the soul life after life.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

97.
One gets glued to the newspaper or television as if one's life and death depends on it. But what we do not notice is that every second we are approaching the final moment of death without any preparation if we do not chant the Holy Names of God.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

98.
People do not mind suffering to achieve some material end and have a lot of patience while doing it. But in the spiritual practice, they want instant results without wanting to undergo any spiritual discipline like the daily chanting of the Holy Names of God.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

99.
So many generations upon generations of people have died in the past thousands of years and the names of even the most famous people have faded into oblivion. Still the people living hanker and run after the temporary name and fame of this world forgetting the eternal Holy Names of the Lord.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

100.
The fame on the platform of the soul is eternal and always accompanies the soul life after life. And that is the fame of being a devotee and part and parcel of the Lord.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

101.
First deserve and then desire. One may desire so many things in life but if one is not destined to have them due to one's past karma then one will never have them.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

102.
When the Lord gives some deformity in our body, he is giving us a sample of our past misdeeds and trying to rectify our rebellious mentality so that we turn to Him. But instead we turn more against Him by blaming Him for our miserable condition.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

103.
It is no use to just call oneself a devotee of the Lord if one does not strictly adhere to the basic spiritual practice of daily chanting a fixed number of Holy Names of God as per one's capacity.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

104.
People look at a devotee in a strange manner speculating in their minds what he or she actually is. But unless they hear from him about the glories of the Lord, they will never be able to understand the devotee.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

105.
Nowadays in today's fast world, people are so clueless about the actual goal of the human form of life. Making money and eating, living and enjoying nicely is the only short-term goal which they can see in front of their eyes. But what about if we have a life after our death?

- Swami Gaurangapada.

106.
Due to a total lack of any higher spiritual engagement on the platform of the soul, people have invented so many variegated means and activities to indulge their mind and senses and waste their time so they do not notice that they are nearing death day by day.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

107.
If saving our soul is a priority in our life then we will always find and take out time to chant the Holy Names of God which connect our soul with God.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

108.
God will help those who help themselves first by daily chanting His Holy Names.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

109.
Remembering God mentally a few seconds in the day is good but chanting His Holy Names daily is the recommended method to remember Him in this age.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

110.
Without the Holy Names of God, there would be absolutely no way to contact Him.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

111.
If God had no Holy Names, then He would be incomplete, which in turn will contradict the very definition of God.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

112.
Just like the loud ringing of the mobile phone awakens everyone in the room, similarly the chanting of even one member in the family benefits the souls of all members in that family.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

113.
Dressing in saffron robes and not believing in the divine Name and Form of the Lord is utter sacrilege.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

114.
If one thinks that one can become one with God by meditation or by cheating the people or by wearing robes of a renunciant, then one is in total illusion.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

115.
The mind is constantly travelling at a speed higher than that of sound. So the spiritual sound of the Nityananda, Gauranga and Hare Krishna Mantras is the only way to stop it's rumbling and focus it. Voidistic meditation will not help in fact it will only aggravate the mind's flickering condition.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

116.
A child requires more sleep than the adult due to it's weak condition. Similarly a new spiritual practitioner need to me more careful than the advanced one in the daily spiritual discipline of chanting of the Holy Names of God.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

117.
We see the skin of others wrinkling in front of our eyes due to old age, but we still think that maybe I will not become old or maybe I will be able to avoid it and do not chant the Holy Names of God.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

118.
Spiritual inquiry is the beginning of knowledge.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

119.
Pray to God for pure love while working for your bodily needs.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

120.
Wasting time in the human body leads to the soul’s transmigration.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

121.
A sieve criticizes the needle’s hole inspite of so many holes of it’s own.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

122.
Enlightenment by chanting comes gradually, not overnight.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

123.
When a thief sees a saint, he sees his pockets, but the saint sees the soul.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

124.
Loosing interest in bad habits is a sign of mercy of the Lord.

- Swami Gaurangapada.


125.
A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey and so we are if we don’t read them daily.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

126.
Words from a devotee’s heart will enter others?hearts but those from the tongue will rebound from others?ears.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

127.
Love for the Holy Name lights up our hearts with joy.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

128.
The 24 hours of a day are the greatest gift of God to us so that we can know Him.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

129.
Treasure God’s gift of 24 hours by chanting His Name unceasingly.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

130.
Passion makes us beastly, ignorance makes us brutal, goodness makes us pious, but only the Holy Name can make us Divine.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

131.
Every soul is seeking to love God but ends up loving matter.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

132.
Love for God’s Holy Names is the beauty of the soul.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

133.
"Even if no one on this planet accepts the Nityananda and Gauranga Mantrarajas and Their Lordships Shri Shri Nityananda Gauranga as the Supreme Absolute Truth due to being blinded by sheer envy, greed, lust and ignorance; even if some devotees of Lord Krishna most unfortunately oppose the chanting of the Nityananda and Gauranga Mantrarajas due to not seeing Gauranga-Nityananda as non-different from Krishna-Balarama, even if some devotees of the four bonafide Vaishnava Sampradayas of Madhava, Shri, Rudra and Sanata reject the proof in the Vedas about Their Lordships Shri Shri Nityananda Gauranga being God due to being proud of their own sampradayas, even if the most wealthiest person in this world offers me billions of dollars for giving up the preaching of the Holy Names of Nityananda and Gauranga and even if every single person in this world rejects me due to my preaching the the Nityananda and Gauranga Mantrarajas, I will never shake even an inch from my staunch determination to preach, spread and chant till my last breath the Nityananda and Gauranga Mantrarajas which are the only hope for the most fallen souls of Kali Yuga."

- Swami Gaurangapada.

134.
Fear is our signal that we may not have firm faith in the constant protection of the Lord. One who is protected by the all-powerful Lord fears nothing or no one.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

135.
Difficulties are meant to increase our sincerity in chanting NGHK Naam not discourage us. Remember the Lord is always in control! Chant & be Happy!

- Swami Gaurangapada.

136.
All is blurry to a man of poor vision till he puts on glasses. Similarly, our vision of God is out of focus till we meet Guru who reveals God to us by his or her correct vision.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

137.
Enlightenment by chanting Naam increases gradually not overnight just like one gets a job finally only after years of gradually progressive studies.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

138.
Let us pray to Lord for pure love while working for our bodily needs. Time has turned heros into dust still we want to be heros & become zeros but not devotees.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

139.
Every soul is seeking to love God and His Holy Name but ends up loving matter because matter is instantly visible to the material eyes but God is not.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

140.
Mantra Meditation on the Holy Names of Nityananda, Gauranga & Hare Krishna either in the mind or breath or softly or by SINGING or writing or hearing is the only way in Kali Yuga.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

141.
Conch, the body of snails, is used by man in home decor. Similarly, Naam, the life & soul of a devotee, is used by some for worldly gain.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

142.
Fruitseller gave her fruits to Krishna & she was rewarded with Bhakti & jewels in return. Give anything or everything to God & attain devotion.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

143.
Speakers amplify the input sound. Similarly Guru & Vaishnavas present the Vedic knowledge in an accessible way with their own realizations.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

144.
Plug is the immediate source of power for appliances which can’t go to the powerstation. So the Guru is for the devotees who can’t see God.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

145.
Just like a sticker glues tightly to the surface, the devotee sticks to the daily Naam chanting in thick and thin.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

146.
Just like all things are packed inside the cupboard, the whole of creation is situated within the divine body of Lord Gauranga Krishna.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

147.
God is available only for those who are always available to know, serve and love Him.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

148.
Just like a harddrive which stores and processes all our data, Lord Gauranga Krishna’s knowledge of His own creation can be compared to an infinite and ever-expanding data bank on a limitless harddrive.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

149.
A camera captures the photos when we press the button. But our mind captures the images of whatever we look at and nags us with those even in our dreams.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

150.

A vaporiser evaporates water for us to breathe in, similarly the Guru and Vaishnavas extract the essence of all knowledge and make it accessible to us.

- Swami Gaurangapada.

151.

Reading our Acharyas?books evokes attraction to the Lord in our hearts. How much more ecstatic would it be then to loudly sing and chant His Holy Names and Pastimes?

- Swami Gaurangapada.

152.

Our salary is the essence of what we work for. Similarly the only meaningful essence of our life is how much we have chanted the Lord’s Name and remembered Him throughout our lives.

- Swami Gaurangapada.