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Question to Radhanath Swami: We render devotional service unto Krishna. But does he need our services?
Answer by Radhanath Swami: He doesn’t need anything; Krishna is Ätmäräm. Let’s take the example of the Ganges. When you take water from river Ganges, you say a prayer and offer the water to the Ganges. Does the Ganges need that handful of water from you? Is she going to dry up…
Question to Radhanath Swami: Why do we worship god?
Radhanath Swami Answers: This is a very important question. Unless we ask this essential ‘why’, we will never have the conviction and faith to do it with the proper spirit. Everyone is looking for happiness. For example, when a mosquito bites ….
Question to Radhanath Swami: How should we deal with people who clearly are out to cheat the world, clearly are more towards evil than good? What should be our attitude towards them?
Answer by Radhanath Swami: To a certain extent we have the power to change our environment. But ultimately it’s very limited; we may not be able to change the whole world or how people think or how people act or why people do what they do. Of course we can try our best to help, but there is one thing that we could always change and that’s ourselves.
Question to Radhanath Swami: How do we resolve the conflict which sometimes occurs between peace within and peace around us? We can be at peace with ourselves, but it may not be something which is probably acceptable to people around us in all circumstances. So what should take priority: our inner self being at peace or is it more important that people around us and the world around us is more at peace?
Answer by Radhanath Swami : Both are important. To the degree we try to create peace around us, we will find peace within ourselves….
Question to Radhanath Swami: I read about something called God particle, consciousness and its relations to quantum physics but couldn’t understand much. Will science help me to understand God better?
Radhanath Swami Answers: Let’s take an example. Thoughts, we can’t see them, touch them, hear them, taste them or see them, yet they are so powerful. Depression is based on thoughts, elation is based on thoughts. Love, we can see the manifestation of it but we can’t see love; love is an emotion. Similarly, we can see the symptom of consciousness in the form of life.
Question to Radhanath Swami: What is your proposal to bring global peace?
Answer by Radhanath Swami: While we are trying to clean the environment externally, there is also a need for cleaning the ecology of the heart. If our actions are driven by arrogance, hatred, greed, egoism, there is no question of global peace….