Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

Solving Terrorism

By on March 3, 2012 in Events with 96 Comments

TerrorismQuestion to Radhanath Swami : How could we help solve the problem of terrorism on an individual level?


Answer by Radhanath Swami:  Terrorism is born of ego. Strife and friction are caused when we understand only the letter of the religious law but ignore the spirit behind it. Unity and brotherhood of mankind can happen when we transcend the external differences and focus on the spiritual essence of all great traditions. The essence of every religion is sincerity in cleansing our own hearts, and cultivating humility by honouring every living entity as a child of God. We must educate the youth about these universal principles which teach us to love God and love every living being as a child of God. God is one and is known by many different names. If we  understand and internalize this reality we develop respect for every religious path.


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  • vsk

    Strife and friction are caused when we understand only the letter of the religious law but ignore the spirit behind it. – very true !

  • Sunny Hinduja


  • anand

    thanks for sharing

  • kuldeep soni

    Very nicely covered the every aspect of human tendency where they understand “only the letter of the religious law but ignore the spirit behind it”

  • Sumit Sharma

    Amazing meaning of a real religion in this article. Radhanath Swami is a great saint.

  • Gautam daswani

    if we seriously ponder and imbibe the values of Radhanath Swami we can not only change our selves but also the general society. Wonderful and Great article

  • biswajit

    Hare Krishna…Radhanath Swami Ki Jai

  • Arjun K Ramachandra

    Given today’s dangerous situation Radhanath Swami’s advice here needs to be implemented on an individual level immediately. We must strive to focus on the essence behind all religions and give up our fastidious ego’s.

  • deepak bagla

    great and perfect answer

  • Chandrika

    Beautiful article.

  • vijay

    nice explanation

  • Sachin A Garag

    very nicely explained by maharaj. thank you

  • anjan

    very nice answer. Many thanks to swami Radhanath for this nice answer

  • Aishwarya

    So important is it to understand the spirit behind the letter of the scriptures.

  • biswajit

    Hare Krishna… Radhanath Swami Ki Jai…

  • Ravi Garg

    Beautiful reply by Swamiji……..

  • madhura

    wonderful answer.

  • surekha

    Thank you Radhanath swami for very clearly answering that we can avoid terrorism by training the youth in the essence of religion.

  • anjan

    Thanks to Radhanath swamiji for his practical answer to cure the world of terrorism

  • Roshan

    Respect for all religions requires great spiritual substance, which is the message of HH Radhanath Maharaj.

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    HH Radhanath Swami rightly points out the disease of the current generation and recommends the best solution of addressing the root of the problem.

    • Pradeep Kumar

      Totally agree with u.

  • Citra Gopi DD

    Thank you for this question and answer.

  • Rajaruban

    Great message.

  • Jagannath Dham Das

    Thank you very much Radhanath Swami for giving a complete solution to the problem of terrorism so precisely!
    Hare Krishna!

  • anand


  • umesh

    great answer by Radhanath Swami.

  • Thank you Maharaj for these words of wisdom. The root cause for terror is explained.

  • kuldeep soni

    Very Nice.

  • pranjal dixit


  • umesh

    thanks to Radhanath Swami for this answer.

  • Vidya

    Very convincing answer.

  • Vidya Patham

    Wonderful answer and explanation by Radhanath Swami on solving terrorism at an individual level. Thank you for sharing.

  • madhura


  • anand

    very enlightening

  • Phani

    Very root of the problem revealed by His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

  • BSDd

    Radhanath swami has really gone to the root of the problem and is solving it from that level.

  • Vraja

    nice answer.

  • Shyam Mahtani

    Swamiji’s response is the need of the hour. Thank you Swamiji.

  • niranjan

    yes,there is the solution of terrorism!!!

  • False ego is the main cause for terrorism. Cleansing the heart by chanting the holy names helps to get rid of it. Very nice explanation. All glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja.

  • All the conflicts are due to ego and not knowing our constitutional position.

  • cpyadav

    I fully agree on this solution

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    HH Radhanath Swami gives the best of the solutions which will eradicate the root cause of the Terrorism.

  • satyam

    HH RADHANATH SWAMI addresses the root cause of the problem which unless fixed will only show its ugly face constantly.

  • Ramya

    Thank you Radhanath Maharaj!

  • damodar

    Essence of all religions is cleansing our hearts.Nice point which can unite all various religions. Thanks to Radhanath swami for this wonderful point.

  • VP Singam

    Wonderful message. Thank you!

  • Very Nice explanation about terrorism & salvation for it.Thank you maharaj for telling the root cause of all problem.really we can make nice advancement by your given path.

  • biswajit

    Hare Krishna… Radhanath Swami Ki Jai…

  • biswajit

    Hare Krishna…Radhanath Swami Ki Jai…

  • Saurabh

    An easiest way to love each and every one is to understand a common father Lord, then we will be able to love everyone. Very wonderful article.

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    HH Radhanath Swami gives the root cause analysis to bring in universal peace for eternity to come.

  • Pradeep Kumar

    Wonderful answer.

  • cpyadav

    i loved it

  • cpyadav

    i loved it the way it is descrived

  • biswajit

    Hare Krishna…Radhanath Swami Ki Jai…

  • Ramya

    All glories to Radhanath Swami Maharaj!

  • Ego is a horrible hurdle in spiritual path. All glories to Maharaj for this teaching.

  • Amit

    Amazing answer. Fully convincing the doubt.

  • cpyadav

    its a perfect solution for the humanity at large

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Very True.

  • suresh

    Maharaj rightly said, Cause for all the terrorism is Ego.

  • anil

    cause of all causes EGOoooo…

  • navin poojary

    Good! This is the only practical solution in this age

  • Jagdish

    Very thought-provoking answer – Thanks a lot.

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    HH Radhanath Swami rightly calls for understanding the spirit of the law instead of the letter of the law and internalise our actions centered on God to bring in universal peace which is the only solution.

  • Rathushan

    Thank you for this article.

  • Jagannath Dham Das

    The teachings of Radhanath Swami Maharaj are very much essential for the entire world so that we can bring real world peace & solve the problems !
    Hare Krishna !

  • ajinkya

    his answers are to the point. haribol

  • saurabh

    This is really a true solution to terrorism. Thank you very much

  • Vishal

    Thank you very much for a deep root cause analysis.

  • shailesh

    Thank you for sharing ! Hare Krsna !

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Thank you for making us understand the real spirit behind every religion.

  • Gurrappanaidu

    HH Radhanath swami Maharaj explained both root cause for terrorism and solution in very simple words.

    Thank you so much maharaj

    All Glories to HH Radhanath swami maharaj

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    The essence of every religion is sincerity in cleansing our own hearts, and cultivating humility by honouring every living entity as a child of God. Wonderful words to follow.

  • Hareesh PK

    Thank you Maharaj

  • saurabh

    Trying to clean our own hearts is the solution to all types of riots in this world.

  • Vidya Patham

    Wonderful answer shared by Radhanath Swami.

  • Saurabh

    Unless we take effort to clean our own heart such problems will keep haunting.

  • Jitendra Tapadia

    Radhanath Swami has given a nice way to cleanse out polluted heart.

  • Tejna Patodi

    Its a very essential thing which His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj is telling here. Just because we distinguish on the basis of externals, groups of people are formed and engaged in wars, thereby forgetting the real purpose of human life.

  • Milind M Churi

    Every individual should make efforts to understand the purpose of their religion under bonafide guidance.When we understand form authorities that the purpose of religion is to reunite with our Supreme Father then we understand that we all are son of God.Therefore instead of hating each other under the name of religion we will start loving each other.Then there won’t be any question of terrorism.

  • Arun V Deshmukh

    Thank you maharaj for enlightening for this crucial issue…Haribol

  • Arun V Deshmukh

    This is very must at the time hippi & social disturbances Prabhupad performed devotional work by diverting them towards Bhakti same scenario is needed now a days to fight against terrorism…Haribol

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Amazing solution!

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    How we wish that everybody could understand the spirit of universal brotherhood! Life would be so much happier and peaceful!

  • Arun Deshmukh

    Maharaj exactly pointed the reason of social problems .. hope so all would follow the path of Pure Bhakti and stop all this nuisance… Hari Bol

  • Raju K Mewada

    Very need of current scenario. Here every religious person is trying to fight with other religious person and both of them try to prove that his/her religion is superior. But we forget that none of the religion ask to fight with other person. Here Radhanath Swami correctly pointed out that ” Essence of every religion is sincerity in cleansing our own hearts, and
    cultivating humility by honouring every living entity as a child of God”. For the same teaching the common people is the most important aspect and than only we can solve the all problems including “terrorism”.

  • Sumit Sharma

    Wonderful answer by HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj. Thanks for sharing it!

  • Satish Rane

    with few words maharaj has given wonderful answer hare krishna

  • NSP

    Wonderful solution! Thanks for sharing!

  • Raju K Mewada

    Much needed solution suggested by H H Radhanath Swami. If we don’t have common center to work for than even two brothers are going to fight just for some material benefits. But if we can cultivate our life, as suggested here, to make Lord or God as a center for our life than we can cultivate to cooperate and support each other and can love each other.

  • Jasson Thompson

    if we follow the suggestion given by Radhanath swami, the fighting will no longer exist

  • Donald Green

    Very good suggestion to focus on spiritual goal going beyond external differences can check the terrorism

  • Keshav Kishor Das

    Very appropriate answer. Bible says that the quality of the tree is known by the fruits it bears…..