Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

Mercy Despite Impiety

By on April 20, 2012 in Insights with 116 Comments

Hare KrishnaQuestion to Radhanath Swami: In earlier eons, it is said, people were very pious; but in this age, despite much impiety, why God incarnates very mercifully as his holy names?

Answer by Radhanath Swami: People in this age have such inclination to quarrel, to fight, to be hypocritical; their attention span is so less. For this very reason, God has arranged that the same result one could get in earlier ages by spending ones entire life sitting in a secluded place, in focus, in total meditation, can be achieved simply by chanting Krishna’s names in this age.

Can you hear those children playing outside? (Referring to the noise of children playing downstairs) The reason they are out there is because they don’t like to sit through this boring class. Classes are boring for them, but when the Kirtan starts they will run upstairs, they will chant, dance and be happy. So kirtan is so pleasing and it is so easy; and God has come in his name because kirtan is so simple, yet so powerful. Actually, God is always in his name, but in this age the method of kirtan is most highly recommended.

 

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