Question to Radhanath Swami: ‘God’ and religion is the source of so much strife in ourworld, perhaps because of the fact that it is misused. I just wanted to get your perspective on that.
Radhanath Swami Answers: My guru Srila Prabhupada said, “Philosophy without good character is practically useless.” The whole purpose of religion is to help us in transcending the arrogant ego.
Question to Radhanath Swami: Swamiji, what is your definition of God? Is God the manifestation of our own superior self, or do you see him as a distinct entity? Radhanath Swami Answers: In the Brahma Sutra, which is the summary, essence of the Vedas, Upanishads, Samhitas and Puranas, it describes at the very beginning the […]
Question to Radhanath Swami: 1) How important is the role of a guru? 2)Also, to develop character, isn’t it important to start early in life? Radhanath Swami Answers: Importance of a guru has been sung throughout the ages – in tradition and scriptures – because gurus preserve the essence of a spiritual tradition. Otherwise, our […]
Question to Radhanath Swami: Swamiji, what comes first, love or trust? Radhanath Swami Answers: That’s a beautiful question. They are like a coin with the head side and the tail side. If you have heads and tails on the coin, it’s the same coin. They are inseparable. The depths of real love and real trust […]
Question to Radhanath Swami: I want to understand the concept of yagna which Krishna talks about. Yagna, in relevance to modern times; can it be related to in modern times? Radhanath Swami Answers: Yes, it is a timeless principle. Spiritual truths, according to time place and circumstance, how to apply them takes wisdom – wisdom […]
Question to Radhanath Swami: As far as I know and as far as I have read in the religious books, it is said that the ultimate aim of self realization is soul perception. It is also said that a person cannot be trouble free, tension free or fearless until and unless one has attained the stage of soul perception. I would like to know how it is done. What is the actual meaning of this soul perception?
Radhanath Swami Answers: Krishna tells in Bhagavad-Gita