Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

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What did you find in Srila Prabhupada, that led you to be a disciple of his?

By on June 2, 2016 in Life with 51 Comments
What did you find in Srila Prabhupada, that led you to be a disciple of his?

Question to Radhanath Swami: Speaking of Gurus, yours was Srila Prabhupada, who started the Hare Krishna Movement. What characteristics did you find in him when you met him that led you to be a disciple of his, after having met many holy people on your journey?
Radhanath Swami Answers: I did meet many people who really inspired me, but I kept searching.

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Consciousness while Chanting

By on May 16, 2016 in Insights, Life with 71 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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How do you see yourself?

By on July 8, 2015 in Life with 56 Comments
How do you see yourself?

Question to Radhanath Swami – How do you consider yourself: Do you consider yourself a monk? Do you consider yourself a particular enlightened spiritual guide? How do you consider yourself in terms of your mission in life?

Radhanath Swami Answers – I consider myself very fortunate. I have role of a swami and a monk and that is the service I have taken in my life.

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what are your views on repentance?

By on May 14, 2015 in Life with 93 Comments
what are your views on repentance?

Question to Radhanath Swami:What are your views on repentance?

Radhanath Swami Answers: Repentance, in its higher form, is how we speak and how we live. In different religious schools, repentance is practiced in different ways: we can torture ourselves for what we’ve done, we can beg for pardon for what we have done.

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Radhanath Swami answers the question, “Do we really need a Guru?”

By on March 15, 2015 in Life with 80 Comments
Radhanath Swami answers the question, “Do we really need a Guru?”

Question to Radhanath Swami: Can’t we practice spirituality without accepting a guru? Can’t we make spiritual advancement based on knowledge from scriptures and what we have learnt from others?

Radhanath Swami Answers: We can make progress to some extent. But whether we admit or not, we do have gurus: people who inspire us, people from whom we gain knowledge.

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Radhanath Swami on the connection between love and trust

By on January 22, 2015 in Life with 57 Comments
Radhanath Swami on the connection between love and trust

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 […]

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