Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

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What is your favorite sweet?

By on September 24, 2015 in Insights with 68 Comments
What is your favorite sweet?

Question to Radhanath Swami: What is your favorite sweet in prasadam?
Answer by Radhanath Swami: This is a very philosophical question! In Sanskrit, the word sweet is called ‘madhuram.’ So if I really think about this question, I would say, my favorite sweet is the Hare Krishna Mantra,

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There are many gods in India. Why you worship Krishna?

By on September 2, 2015 in Insights with 59 Comments
There are many gods in India. Why you worship Krishna?

Question to Radhanath Swami: We know that there are many Gods in India, but why do you worship Krishna?
Answer by Radhanath Swami: In the Bhagavad-Gita, there is a beautiful verse:

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How do we understand this disparity in India?

By on July 31, 2015 in Insights with 59 Comments
How do we understand this disparity in India?

Question to Radhanath Swami : Spirituality India is way ahead as a religious country, but how can we understand the disparity that we see here?
Radhanath Swami Answers : India was subjugated by the foreign Moghul Powers for about 700 years, then by the British powers for about 200 years. It just got its independence around 70 years ago, on August 15, 1947.

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Radhanath Swami speaks on other Religions

By on June 1, 2015 in Insights with 86 Comments
Radhanath Swami speaks on other Religions

Question to Radhanath Swami:Do you feel threatened by other religions ?

Radhanath Swami Answers: I don’t see that it is religion that is causing the hatred, discrimination, and terrorism. It is just a very infatuated ego working in the name of religion, in the name of nationalism, etc.

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Radhanath Swami speaks of ‘small people’ making a big difference

By on April 14, 2015 in Insights with 150 Comments
Radhanath Swami speaks of ‘small people’ making a big difference

Question to Radhanath Swami : There is a lot of inequality and injustice in the world. Some people want to change this, but they feel that one individual is so small and the impact that one individual can bring to the world is so small. Thinking like this they end up doing nothing. So from your perspective, what should be the right attitude or mentality for those people who really want to help to make a change to these inequalities and injustices?

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Radhanath Swami speaks on recognizing a guru

By on March 23, 2015 in Insights with 108 Comments
Radhanath Swami speaks on recognizing a guru

Question to Radhanath Swami: How do you recognize a genuine guru?

Radhanath Swami Answers: That takes a little education, but in principle, according to our traditions, a true guru is not one who claims to be God. A true guru is one who claims to be a humble messenger of God.

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