Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

How to get the ‘Higher Taste’ in Spirituality?

By on October 15, 2010 in Insights with 44 Comments

Higher TasteQuestion to Radhanath Swami: I have heard that bhakti yoga provides a ‘higher taste.’ But how do you define ‘higher taste’? And how to get that ‘higher taste’?

Answer: If you want to taste a gulab-jamun (an Indian sweet), what do you do? Do you chemically test it? Do you see it from all directions under a micro-scope? Do you discuss the recipe? Or do you eat it? So, if you want to get the higher taste you have to simply experience Lord Krishna.

The higher taste comes through practice. But we first hear from the right sources and get the right directions to know what to do to get that higher taste. And then to realize it and taste it, we apply that knowledge in our life, we practice it.

While practicing, we must also restrain from lowering tendencies, in order to become purified. And as we become purified, we experience the higher taste.

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  • Dipti Gaikwad

    The higher taste – what everyone is looking for but not getting fulfillment. Radhanath Swami gives the perfect answer on how to achieve this most elusive substance.

  • malathi santosh

    Wonderful and very appropriate 🙂

  • Siddeshwar Bhat

    True eloquence….

  • seema

    simply beautiful answer…the more we read Maharaj’s articles, the higher the taste we develop for devotional service

  • nisha

    so true and practical!

  • hrishikesh mafatlal

    Excellent example! Experiencing the higher taste cannot be verbally quantified. It has to be practically realised.

  • Vani

    Beautifully explained, Jai Guru Maharaj!!

  • Kuldeep Soni

    Awesome example given by Radhanath swami.
    Thank you very much…

  • Ravi Garg

    Simple formula by Radhanath Swami of experiencing the sublime bliss of devotional service……

  • Tushar Gaikwad

    What an answer by Radhanath swami!!!

  • Mitali kallianpur

    The Gulab jamun example is just perfect instead of analyzing the gulab jamun from all directions and enquiring about its sweetness why dont we just gobble it in our mouth and taste the sweetness of it.So true this example is perfect for Bhakti yoga instead of enquiring whether the process works or not why not just take to the process and experience the sweetness of it. Thank you Radhanath swami for giving such wonderful examples .

  • suresh k

    excellent reply by radhanath swami,to inculcate practice it really takes a good effort with an good intention,

  • Madana Kishore Das

    True. Without practically applying what we learn from our teachers in parampara its hard to appreciate the teachings.

  • mukund

    If you want to get the higher taste,one should remember Krishna. I like this quote of Radhanath swami very much

  • ravikant

    Simple and yet so profound answer

  • “The higher taste comes through practice. But we first hear from the right sources and get the right directions to know what to do to get that higher taste. And then to realize it and taste it, we apply that knowledge in our life, we practice it.

    While practicing, we must also restrain from lowering tendencies, in order to become purified. And as we become purified, we experience the higher taste.” H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj has explained in simple words about getting the higher taste in spiritual life. Thank you Maharaj.

  • Vaishali Kamat

    Radhanath Swami teaches by his own example the value of higher taste. He gave up his so called “Comfortable” life style and accepted the spiritual path.

  • Srivatsan

    Perfect answer by Radhanath swami. The proof of the pudding is in eating.

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    Very nicely answered by Radhanath Swami Maharaj. It is said the taste of the pudding is in its eating. So just practicing sincerely under the directions of spiritually advanced souls like Radhanath Swami would surely get us that higher taste.

  • Girish

    Wow! Just a beautiful straight reply and lucid understanding is shared by Radhanath Swami. The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

  • Radhanath Swami Maharaj has got the higher taste that’s why he can explain it so well!

  • Vijay Mathias

    Fantastic answer! The higher taste can only be felt and experienced.

  • bipin.

    All Glories To H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    It is inconceivable how Spiritual Guru’s like Maharaj put forward different anologies to make an otherwise ethereal understanding very simple and easy to unerstand.

    Hare Krishna

  • Jitendra Pardeshi

    Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj for infusing so many around the globe with the Higher Tate of Krishna consciousness.

  • Yogesh Valhe

    Very lucid and simple explanation coming from the wisdom of Radhanath Swami.

  • Vinay Rachh

    Very practical solution to getting higher taste in bhakti

  • Prashant Phirke

    Radhanath Swami gave very perfect example …

  • Anoop Goyal

    NIce answer to get the results

  • Karthik

    Simple and Wonderful Explanantion with very appropriate example.

  • Dr Yuvaraj J Bhosale

    we first hear from the right sources and get the right directions to know what to do to get that higher taste. And then to realize it and taste it, we apply that knowledge in our life, we practice it-H H Radhanath Swami

  • Abhijit Toley

    Practice we must. But while practicing, we must also refrain from indulging in tendencies that pull us down. The second part was very striking.

  • Sujit Mehta

    This analogy is simply great and easily leaves it’s mark.

  • ks Subramanian

    Direct, to the point response to the query by Radhanath Swami! No use of endless theorising about God without experience.How true!

  • Vinay Malani

    Radhanath Swami is absolutely correct – unless we dive into it, we cannot experience the higher taste of spirituality.

  • Sumit

    Radhanath Swami has suggested very easy way to have the higher taste.

  • Jagdish Majethiya

    Perfect answer – Explained so well with a very appropriate example. Thank you so much Maharaj.

  • N Swaminathan

    Good answer. There can be no vacuum – the only way to remove negativity is to inject positivity. Only with higher taste can we automatically reject the temporary. And higher taste is an experience to be practiced and felt, not a chamical formula to be described in symbols or words.

  • Servant

    Very wonderfully spoke by His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj about subjugating the lower self in order to purify ourselves.

  • Gurrappanaidu

    Aha ! wonderful nectar.

    All glories to HH Radhanatah swami Maharaj

    Thank you so much for sharing nectar.

  • Sunny

    Practise makes a man perfect they say…here Radhanath Swami is teaching ultimate perfection!

  • surekha

    Thank you Radhanath swami for this wonderful explanation.

  • Vidya Patham

    Thank you for sharing such a n amazing answer Maharaj

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    True! We can get the Higher taste only by experiencing it. When we try to develop higher taste by rendering loving devotional service to Krsna, then our lower tastes slowly fade way!

  • mangesh

    explained very nicely with a wonderful example,thanks HH Radhanath Swami

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