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Smart Quote of the Day, August 22, 2015

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"My dear friend, just see how Krishna has nicely composed songs and how He dances and speaks funny words and plays on His flute, wearing such nice garlands. He has dressed Himself in such an enchanting way, as though He had defeated all kinds of players at the chessboard. He lives wonderfully at the topmost height of artistic craftsmanship."

Today's Smart Quote is from the Nectar of Devotion, Chapter 21, "Qualities Of Sri Krishna":

Artistic

One who can talk and dress himself very artistically is called vidagdha. This exemplary characteristic was visible in the personality of Sri Krishna. It is spoken of by Radharani as follows: "My dear friend, just see how Krishna has nicely composed songs and how He dances and speaks funny words and plays on His flute, wearing such nice garlands. He has dressed Himself in such an enchanting way, as though He had defeated all kinds of players at the chessboard. He lives wonderfully at the topmost height of artistic craftsmanship."

Clever

A person who can perform various types of work at once is called clever. In this connection one of the gopis said, "My dear friends, just see the clever activities of Sri Krishna! He has composed nice songs about the cowherd boys and is pleasing the cows. By the movement of His eyes He is pleasing the gopis, and at the same time, He is fighting with demons like Arishtasura. In this way, He is sitting with different living entities in different ways, and He is thoroughly enjoying the situation."