Archive for the ‘On Nature’ Category
Question to Radhanath Swami: Many things written in Vedas are unbelievable. For example, it is said in the Ramayana that Hanuman wanted to swallow the whole sun. How do we understand this?
Radhanath Swami Answers:You have seen little ants on the ground. How much can an ant lift? And how much can you lift? You can lift probably 100 pounds. Is there any ant on earth that can lift 100 pounds?
Question to Radhanath Swami: Who is Krishna and how can I feel him?
Radhanath Swami Answers: Krishna is the all attractive object of your soul’s love. Every living being is seeking pleasure. The essence of pleasure is the pleasure of love. We need it. Without loving someone and being loved by someone, life is very empty and superficial.
Question to Radhanath Swami: How to give up bad habits?
Radhanath Swami Answers: The only real way to give up bad habits is to replace them with good habits. In order to have the determination and the strength to do that, it is necessary that we have association that will enliven us and protect us. What you associate with, we become like that—that is the law of nature.
Question to Radhanath Swami: Before coming to Bhakti we were conditioned to many materialistic selfish activities. These conditionings turn out to be the biggest obstacles on the path of Bhakti Yoga. That particular selfish activity to which we are addicted attracts our attention and ultimately destroys our spiritual life. How do we resist the force of these conditionings and safeguard ourselves from going astray?
Answer by Radhanath Swami: Since time immemorial we have conditioned ourselves to certain misconceptions. The Srimad Bhagavatam teaches that the origin of all misconceptions is …
Question to Radhanath Swami: Sometimes someone causes us so much pain that even if we forgive that person, the memory of that incident keeps coming back to our mind. We want to forgive that person completely, but somehow we find ourselves helpless. How do we deal with that situation?
Radhanath Swami: Real forgiveness must come from the heart. In the beginning we may forgive on a more superficial platform, for real forgiveness to come from the heart it may take time. If our experience had been traumatic, it may even take a long time. But we should have that aspiration to really forgive, we should have that prayer.