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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]