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Radhika Raman Das
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In the Hare Kṛṣṇa movement, the chanting of the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra, the dancing in ecstasy, and the eating of the remnants of food offered to the Lord are very, very important. One may be illiterate or incapable of understanding the philosophy, but if he partakes of these three items, he will certainly be liberated without delay.

His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda
| Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 15.237, Purport

Every day hundreds and millions of living entities go to the kingdom of death. Still, those who remain aspire for a permanent situation. What could be more wonderful than this?

Yudhiṣṭhira Mahārāja
| Mahābhārata, Vana-parva 313.116

The sun, full of infinite effulgence, who is the king of all planets and the image of the good soul, is the eye of this world. I adore the primeval Lord Govinda [Kṛṣṇa], in pursuance of whose order the sun performs his journey, mounting the wheel of time.

Lord Brahmā
| Śrī Brahma-saṁhitā 5.52

I am the goal, the sustainer, the master, the abode, the refuge, and the most dear friend. I am the creation and the annihilation, the basis of everything, the resting place, and the eternal seed.

Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa
| Bhagavad-gītā 9.18

What assurance of real happiness is there in all of one’s wealth, youthfulness, sons, and family members? This life is tottering like a drop of water on a lotus petal. Therefore, you should always serve and worship the divine feet of Lord Hari.

Śrīla Govinda Dāsa Kavirāja
| Bhajahū Re Mana, Verse 3

The holy name, character, pastimes, and activities of Kṛṣṇa are all transcendentally sweet like sugar candy. Although the tongue of one afflicted by the jaundice of avidyā [ignorance] cannot taste anything sweet, it is wonderful that simply by carefully chanting these sweet names every day, a natural relish awakens within his tongue, and his disease is gradually destroyed at the root.

Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī
Śrī Upadeśāmṛta, Mantra 7

Let me therefore offer my respectful obeisances unto the Lord, who has become the son of Vasudeva, the pleasure of Devakī, the boy of Nanda and the other cowherd men of Vṛndāvana, and the enlivener of the cows and senses.

Queen Kuntī
| Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.8.21

You should understand this essential fact: Life is temporary and filled with various kinds of miseries. Therefore, carefully take shelter of the holy name and remain always engaged in His service as your eternal occupation.

Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura
| Aruṅodaya-kīrtana, Verse 6

The living being caught in the cycle of birth and death does not know how he can be delivered from the material body, which brings him so much trouble. But You, the Supreme Lord, descend to this world in various personal forms, and by performing Your pastimes You illumine the soul’s path with the blazing torch of Your fame. Therefore I surrender unto You.

Śrī Nārada Muni to Lord Kṛṣṇa
| Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 10.70.39
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Raman (Radhika Raman Das) joined ISKCON in 2003 and got initiated by HH Bhakti Caitanya Swami Maharaj in 2011. As the Editor in Chief at "The Vaisnava - Online Magazine", he helps readers around the world hone in their Spiritual Curiosity, express their unique realizations as aspiring Vaisnava writers and enthusiasts, as well as to spread the digital seed of Srila Prabhupada's mission to spread Krishna Consciousness all around the globe.
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