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Smart Quotes of 2016

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In case you missed any, this is the kind of smartness we're talking about:

  • January 1, 2016:
    ". . . after death superior authorities will offer us a certain type of body, and we cannot say, 'Oh no, sir, I do not want this body.' We have to accept it."
  • January 16, 2016:
    "We may try to make something with matter, but matter does not create itself. Hydrogen and oxygen will come in contact only when moved by the superior energy. Only fools can expect the entire cosmic manifestation, which is only matter, to come into being automatically."

February, 2016

  • February 1, 2016:
    "Although written by the greatest mundane poet or intellectual, any literature which does not describe the ultimate truth and beauty is but a store of loose stool and vomit of the relative truth. Real literature is that which describes the ultimate truth and beauty of the Absolute."

March, 2016

  • March 1, 2016:
    ". . . A Krishna conscious person does not do anything which is not conducive to development of Krishna consciousness. He may even act exactly like the ignorant person, who is too much attached to material activities, but one is engaged in such activities for the satisfaction of his sense gratification, whereas the other is engaged for the satisfaction of Krishna."

April, 2016

  • April 1, 2016:
    ". . . this world is temporary and full of miseries, not habitable for any sane gentleman. . . The devotional service of the Supreme Lord is the only process by which all problems of all classes of men can be solved. Everyone should therefore take to Krishna consciousness and make his life perfect."

May, 2016

  • May 1, 2016:
    " . . . when the Lord says that at the time of death whoever thinks of Him as Brahman or Paramatma or as the Personality of Godhead certainly enters into the spiritual sky, there is no doubt about it. There is no question of disbelieving it."

June, 2016

  • June 1, 2016:
    " . . . Lord Krishna states . . . "Give up all other duties and surrender unto Me." That is the real religious principle everyone should follow. Even though one follows the Vedic scriptures, one may not know this transcendental principle, for it is not known to everyone. To say nothing of human beings, even the demigods in the upper planetary systems are unaware of it. . ."

July, 2016

  • July 1, 2016:
    "For scholars who have simply studied Vedic literature by way of grammatical knowledge or mere academic qualifications, Krishna is not possible to understand. Nor is He to be understood by persons who officially go to the temple to offer worship. They make their visit, but they cannot understand Krishna as He is. Krishna can be understood only through the path of devotional service . . ."

August, 2016