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Spiritual Quotes by Swami Gaurangapada: 91-117

 

(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.