Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

How to Pray in Happiness? Radhanath Swami shows the way…

By on October 4, 2010 in Insights with 47 Comments

Pray in HappinessQuestion to Radhanath Swami: When only in distress one is able to pray from the heart, otherwise those prayers spring from the mind, and are mechanically offered. Why is it so? Why only in distress does the mind shut down and allow us to pray from the heart?

Radhanath Swami: What you are talking about is sometimes human nature. But we should cultivate a higher standard.

When you are successful and everything is going your way, you could thank God for the blessings. “I don’t deserve this. Yet, you are giving me so much. You are giving me the air to breathe, you are giving me food to eat, you are giving me your holy names, and you are giving me the association of great personalities. You are giving me so much.” Thus we should rejoice. That is also a perfect prayer. In happiness or distress, honor or dishonor, success or failure, victory or defeat, heat or cold, health or disease, we can pray from our hearts, we can chant the names of God from our hearts. When in distress we can call out for help, and when things are very nice, we can call out in gratitude. But you should know that neither situation will last for long.

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  • A perfect prayer is taught by H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

  • Siddeshwar Bhat

    If we simply learn how to pray in happiness, and how to pray in distress, as Radhanath Swami so kindly teaches here, our life can be filled with prayers.Because, at any given point of time, we are either in happiness or in distress.

    • Hi, yes you are correct, so we should pray every time whenever possible, that really works positive effect in your life.

  • Jai, a practical way to make our life, a prayer. Whether happiness or distress always praying. Praying keeps us humble and grateful and thus, we can assimlate the mercy to maximum degree.

  • Meera Sharma

    “When in distress we can call out for help, and when things are very nice, we can call out in gratitude. But you should know that neither situation will last for long”.

    Thankyou Maharajah for teaching us how to pray. Please bless us we can always remember and follow your instructions.

  • Vidya Patham

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for teaching us how to pray in every situation – Unfavorable and especially favorable.

  • Mukund

    Radhanath swami is showing us what we should actually pray for. thank you very much

  • pranav gore

    PAMHO. This tells us that we should pray even we are happy ha..ha..ha.. Thank you Maharaj.

  • hrishikesh mafatlal

    Radhanath Swami has churned out a straight-forward perfect answer to a burning problem with most people, by emphasizing on GRATITUDE.

  • Ydas

    Such amazing words of wisdom from Radhanath Swami — When in distress we can call out for help, and when things are very nice, we can call out in gratitude. But you should know that neither situation will last for long

  • Vaishali Kamat

    Radhanath Swami’s last statement is the eye-catcher — ie But you should know that neither situation will last for long. Thank you.

  • Madhura

    Amazing!

  • Thank you Radhanath Swami for emphasizing the point to pray God in all circumstances.

  • nilesh

    Please bless us we can always remember and follow your instructions.Thankyou Maharajah for teaching us how to pray.

  • Ravi Garg

    Last statement from swamiji is really powerful “But you should know that neither situation will last for long.”

  • Ravi Garg

    Last statement from Radhanath swami is really powerful “But you should know that neither situation will last for long.”

  • Shyam Bihari Das

    Maharaj has made it so simple to pray to God. Krishna describes in the BG how we can be 24/7 Krishna conscious. We can see Krishna everywhere and in everything. Maharaj has provided us the way to pray to Krishna in all situations. This is so perfect. Hari Bol!

  • how prayer’s are important ..how we should pray Radhanath Swami explained in a wonderful way..thanks

  • Aishwarya

    “When in distress we can call out for help, and when things are very nice, we can call out in gratitude. But you should know that neither situation will last for long.”-Radhanath Swami here so wonderfully says to pray in all circumstances and not be carried out by surroundings.

  • Dipti Gaikwad

    Happiness and distress are both temporary. Our only support is through sincere prayers which will keep us close to God eternally. Thank you Radhanath Swami for this wisdom.

  • Kuldeep Soni

    thank you Radhanath swami for guiding us in such a great way.

  • Jitendra Pardeshi

    Even if not in distress, the position is never safe. Either in calling out for help or thanking in gratitude one has to always pray to the Supreme. Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

  • Abhijit Toley

    Its a secret revealed – how to pray sincerely in all circumstances. Crying out for help and crying out in gratitude are both perfect prayers.

  • Girish

    Radhanath Swami has beautifully shared the mood in which we should pray. Equipoised in sorrow or joy.

  • mona

    What a perfect prayer Maharaj is teaching us here.Thank U Maharaj

  • AGd

    Happiness, or distress, so long that we do not remember GOD, we are actually miserable.

  • Sumit

    We should continuously pray to God and senions vaishnavas for their blessings. There is no other easy way than the way of seeking blessings in all of our lives. Thank you Radhanath Swami for your wonderful words.

  • Sheetal Maheshwari

    Crying out in Gratitude – A wonderful line of thought.

  • Jagdish Majethiya

    Thank you so much Maharaj for the perfect answer on how we can pray in Happiness and Distress.

  • veena bangera

    In happiness or distress one should call out to the Lord with gratitude. Thanks Maharaj.

  • nisha

    thnks so much maharaj for sharing such beautiful realization and mood of prayer.

  • Arabinda Sahoo

    Thank you Maharaj for a great answer!

  • Ashish patil (VJTI)

    In short

    Pleasure or pain … Always remember krishna never forget krishna. Thank you maharaj.

  • Swapnil Gaonkar

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for letting us know, how to remember the Lord in both hapiness and distress.

  • meghana Vaidya

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for your wonderful words.

  • Navin Poojary

    True!Radhanath Swami is right! Our nature is such that we tend to forget God in happiness and remember Him when we are in distress.We can only pray to great saints like Radhanath Swami that they pray on our behalf so that we inculcate a habit that our prayer is in continuity and not situational

  • ks Subramanian

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for waking us up to appreciate that all that we possess are by His mercy only. And we must be ever grateful!

  • Anil Timbe

    ” When in distress we can call out for help, and when things are very nice, we can call out in gratitude. But you should know that neither situation will last for long.” — perfect answer by Radhanath Swami

  • N Swaminathan

    Radhanath Swami is particular to point out that these situations are never long-lasting or permanent.

  • Servant

    His Holiness Radhanath Maharaj has wonderfully revealed the way to pray sincerely.

  • Gurrappanaidu

    This is true way of worshipping.

    Thank you so much Maharaj for enlighten us.

  • Sunny

    Perfectly Answered by Radhanath Swami – When in distress we can call out for help, and when things are very nice, we can call out in gratitude.

  • Anand

    Yes, a perfect prayer taught here by Radhanath Swamiji based on teachings of Bhagavad Gita. In Gita also, Lord Krishna says that we need to execute our responsibilities tolerating all unfavorable conditions like heat or cold, victory or defeat or honor dishonor etc.
    Similarly Radhanath Maharaj is teaching that we need to pray to God in all circumstances. A pure devotee of the Lord repeats the instructions of his/ her spiritual master & the Lord.

  • vaibhav

    in good or bad times prayers are required to stay connected to god

  • Raj Narang

    Extremely Great, thanks for opening our eyes by guiding us what god has given us….. Very much greatful to you..

  • Sunny Hinduja

    Wonderful prayer!!

  • manish

    Radhanath swami can not only help the student develop his relationship with God, he also resolves contradictions and confusions that a student may experience during his spiritual quest.

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