Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

Consciousness while Chanting

By on May 16, 2016 in Insights, Life with 26 Comments
Consciousness while Chanting

Question to Radhanath Swami: When we chant, with what consciousness should we chant? What thing should we keep in mind while calling the Lord?

Answer by Radhanath Swami: Like a child crying for its mother we should chant the names of Krishna. We should take the shelter of Krishna who has so mercifully appeared within the name.

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Forgiving our dear ones

By on April 25, 2016 in Insights with 37 Comments
Forgiving our dear ones

Question to Radhanath Swami: We understand that we should forgive whatever bad things come upon us. But, in case of our close friends, generally we tend to forgive one or two times, but when it happens again then we become angry. The anger so far comes out, and plus new thing, they all come together and we just pounce upon that person. So how do we avoid such case? How tolerate in that case?

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Understanding Free Will

By on April 13, 2016 in Insights with 27 Comments
Understanding Free Will

Question to Radhanath Swami: Whatever happened, what is happening as well as what is going to be happen, everything is done by with the permission of Lord Krishna. I believe what is happening in our mind and our soul, it is happening with the permission of lord Krishna only. What is my duty then? Why to chant or dance? Is our free will not under the control of Sri Krishna?

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Is there a difference between loving our children and loving God?

By on March 18, 2016 in Insights with 46 Comments
Is there a difference between loving our children and loving God?

Question to Radhanath Swami: What is the difference between loving our children and loving Krishna, or God?

Answer by Radhanath Swami: The parent-child relationship is based on the body: the child has come from the parent’s body. So when the body dies, where will the love be? That same affection will cause pain, because it is based on the misconception – “We are these bodies.”

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Should we pray for protection?

By on March 4, 2016 in Insights with 49 Comments
Should we pray for protection?

Question to Radhanath Swami: We learn that we should have faith on protection of Lord and thus we should be fearless. But we generally see that there is a practice, whenever we board a train or bus, at first we start singing Narsimha Arati or many devotees pray to Lord Nrsimhadeva for protection against impeding death. So how to interpret or support this practice?

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Won’t the planet be benefitted if we live like animals?

By on January 25, 2016 in Nature with 52 Comments
Won’t the planet be benefitted if we live like animals?

Question to Radhanath Swami: Our life should be in such a way that it should not disturb the nature. If that is true, looking to the world and if we contemplate for a while, I can conclude that only animals are things which are not disturbing the nature. Every human is disturbing the nature.

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