Those who are bewildered by the external features of the material world and are engaged in the animal propensities of the eat-drink-and-be-merry type of life are simply wasting their lives by the unseen passing away of valuable years. We should know in perfect consciousness that human life is bestowed upon the conditioned soul to achieve spiritual success, and the easiest possible procedure to attain this end is to chant the holy name of the Lord.
His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Srimad-Bhagavatam 2.1.12, Purport
Until one revives one’s direct knowledge of the spirit soul and drives away the illusory identification with the material body and mind caused by the three modes of nature, one must cultivate those things in the mode of goodness. By increasing the mode of goodness, one automatically can understand and practice religious principles, and by such practice transcendental knowledge is awakened.
Lord Sri Krishna
He is neither large nor infinitesimal; yet He is larger and smaller than everything else. He is said to be devoid of color; yet He is dark blue, and the corners of His eyes are reddish. By the play of His personal powers, the Supreme Lord is known by contradictory designations. Yet He is the Supreme, and faults should never be ascribed to Him. In Him all contrary qualities combine.
Quoted in Sri Brihad-bhagavatamrita 2.1.179, Commentary
Many planks and sticks, unable to stay together, are carried away by the force of a river’s waves. Similarly, although we are intimately related with friends and family members, we are unable to stay together because of our varied past deeds and the waves of time.
All glories, all glories to Lord Murari in the form of His all-ecstatic name! If any living being puts aside such tasks as meditation, ritual worship, and social duties and even once takes the Lord’s holy name, the name will grant him liberation. That holy name is the greatest source of eternal pleasure and is my very life and ornament.
Srila Sanatana Goswami
Sri Brihad-bhagavatamrita 1.1.9
Lord Krishna, who personally gave the vina to Narada, assumes the form of transcendental sound and appears in the heart of Narada, who is engaged in continually remembering the Lord’s glories and chanting them, accompanied by this musical instrument.
Srila Jiva Goswami
Sri Krishna-sandarbha, Anuccheda 60
When scriptures describe the Lord of the universe as devoid of qualities, they mean He has no material qualities like those belonging to inferior objects.
Padma Purana, Uttara-khanda 255.39–40
All the Vedas describe the lotus feet of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
Katha Upanishad 1.2.15