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Smart Quote of the Day, October 11, 2015

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"An ideal householder should learn from the behavior of Lord Krishna how to rise early in the morning, however comfortably he may be lying in bed embraced by his wife."

Today's Smart Quote is from Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Chapter Seventy, "Lord Krishna's Daily Activities":

. . . In the garden within the compound of each palace there were parijata flowers. The parijata is not an artificial flower. We remember that Krishna brought the parijata trees from heaven and implanted them in all His palaces. Early in the morning, a mild breeze would carry the aroma of the parijata flower, and Krishna would smell it just after rising from bed. Due to this aroma, the honeybees would begin their humming vibration, and the birds also would begin their sweet chirping sounds. All together it would sound like the singing of professional chanters engaged in offering prayers to Krishna.

Although Srimati Rukminidevi, the first queen of Lord Krishna, knew that brahma-muhurta is the most auspicious time in the entire day, she would feel disgusted at the appearance of brahma-muhurta because she was not very happy to have Krishna leave her side in bed. Despite Srimati Rukminidevi’s disgust, Lord Krishna would immediately get up from bed exactly on the appearance of brahma-muhurta. An ideal householder should learn from the behavior of Lord Krishna how to rise early in the morning, however comfortably he may be lying in bed embraced by his wife. . .