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Spiritual Quotes by Swami Gaurangapada: 1-10

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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4.

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

 

- Swami Gaurangapada

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

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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

 

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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

 

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