Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

Is Religion meant for Violence? Radhanath Swami Answers

By on November 27, 2011 in Insights with 140 Comments

All ReligionsQuestion to Radhanath Swami: Religion has the power to divide. The riots in Mumbai, Gujarat and Ayodhya are created by religion. Do you see a divide?
Radhanath Swami Answers: You have to educate people about religion. Religion is about love and compassion and seeing all as one. The Bible says understanding the letter of the laws of religion is less important than understanding the spirit. The Gita says the person who is enlightened sees every living being with equal vision—black or white, male or female, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh or Jew, East or West, rich or poor, a dog, a cat or a cow. These are all external things.

The atma is in everyone. When you pick the hot coals of revenge and hatred, you will get burned too. Booker T Washington was an emancipated slave. He said

“I will allow no man to degrade my soul by causing me to hate them.”

The Lord is in everyone. The spiritual spark is within everyone. Fighting and hating is contrary to the religion we follow.

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  1. deepak bagla says:

    Amazing article. Thanks for wonderful reply – Radhanath Swami

  2. Paramesvara Dasa says:

    Loving and serving never lead to violence. A true religion must have this idea of loving and serving God through loving and serving the people. All glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja.

  3. Saurabh Devgun says:

    Radhanath Swami is a great Saint!

  4. Arjun K Ramachandra says:

    Beautiful point here by radhanath Swami “Hatred is contrary to the very principles of religion we profess to follow”.

  5. anjan says:

    Many thanks to this Radhanath swami for this much needed answer. If the world was lead by saints like Radhanath swami, this would definitely be wonderful.

  6. Pankaj says:

    Very nice view point of seeing different religions as One in spirit!

  7. vsk says:

    Radhanath Swami has answers and solutions to every problem!! Thankyou Maharaj

  8. Chandrika says:

    A very wonderful answer.

  9. Kalpana Kulkarni says:

    True religion never breeds hatred only love and compassion.

  10. bipin says:

    All Glories To H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    Such an fundamental explanation of religion. Religion today has become an open to interpolation for everyone and thus so many differing ideas about it. If only people keep the discussion of religion to religious gurus, then can we see sanity prevailing.

    Hare Krishna

  11. suresh says:

    There is no fight between sincere followers of religion.

  12. madhura says:

    beautiful answer.

  13. surekha says:

    Thank you Radhanath swami for explaining us the true meaning of religion.

  14. harshad says:

    thank you very Maharaj for enlightening us

  15. vidyask says:

    Wonderful lesson given by Radhanath Swami to be imbibed whole heartedly

  16. Milind M Churi says:

    The true religion if followed under bonafied guidance then there is no question of violence or hatred against any other living entity.The violence is caused among inter faith because misinformation of religious philosophy.Radhanath Swami herein explain us very nice way to overcome such a weakness of the heart created by misinformation.

  17. Vinayak says:

    To the extent your heart is pure, to that extent you will not have the propensity to harm anyone.

  18. Archana says:

    Religion is not made for voilence but there are people in society who use religion for voilence we should not encourage them

  19. umesh says:

    very fitting answer by Radhanath Swami.

  20. Kuldeep Soni says:

    Most appropriate answer given by Radhanath Swami.

  21. Vidya Patham says:

    Thank you for sharing these instructions of Radhanath Swami.

  22. navin poojary says:

    Thank you for sharing this Amazing reply!Absolutely fantastic!

  23. Y.Raja Shekar says:

    HH Radhanath Swami reveals the true meaning of religion. Thank you for sharing such an amazing answer.

  24. Citra Gopi DD says:

    Thank you for this post.

  25. Kuldeep Soni says:

    Very Nice.

  26. Deep says:

    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful knowledge

  27. mukund says:

    wonderful answer to a complicated question

  28. sri vallabhi dd says:

    Very nice

  29. vrajavdd says:

    Radhanath Swami has provided an insight to true religion

  30. “Religion is above love and compassion and seeing all as one.” Thank you Maharaj for explaining the meaning of religion.

  31. Manasa says:

    Thanks for sharing the words of Radhanath Swami ” Fighting and hating is contrary to the religion we follow.”

  32. gopasana says:

    HH Radhanath Swami clears the misconceptions we have about religion

  33. Y.Raja Shekar says:

    To love every body with equal vision knowing them to be part and parcel of Krishna is the sublime principle always emphasised by HH Radhanath Swami.

  34. Aishwarya says:

    The Lord is in everyone. The spiritual spark is within everyone-Amazing uniting principle.

  35. Radhanath Swami has true understanding of Dharma or Religion

  36. Piyush Singh says:

    Very well answered by HH Radhanath Swami. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  37. suresh says:

    perfect answer to relieve all those who are entrapped in the wrong conception about religion.

  38. vidyask says:

    Under the able guidance of Radhanath Swami we are taught the true religion. Thank you Maharaj.

  39. Ravi Garg says:

    What a beautiful place this world would transform into if everyone follows Swamiji’s advice……

  40. anjan says:

    Many thanks to Radhanath swami for these wonderful answers. It is such a great pleasure for me to read the wonderful answers of Radhanath swami

  41. BSDd says:

    Nice one.

  42. Santpal Goel says:

    Amazing answer

  43. madhavi latha says:

    very good answer.thank you maharaj for explaining so clearly about religions.

  44. Kuldeep soni says:

    “Religion is about love and compassion and seeing all as one”- Thanks for narrating the real essence of Religion.

  45. Rajaruban says:

    Fantastic answer!

  46. madhura says:

    wonderful answer.

  47. chandraprakash says:

    thats right

  48. Jitendra Pardeshi says:

    You have to educate people about religion. Religion is about love and compassion and seeing all as one. HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj has been educating people all over the world about true religion and how to practice it by his own example.

  49. bipin says:

    All Glories To H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

    So true. People have given their own interpretations of religion and hence there is so much strife all over the world. If the leaders were to understand the real meaning of religion, there will only be peace all over.

    Hare Krishna.

  50. Manish Kumar says:

    Thia is very basic teaching from all the religion. Thanks to Maharaj for reminding us this.

  51. Swapnil Gaonkar says:

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for giving such a broad understanding of religion.

  52. Sumit Sharma says:

    Heart touching reply from Radhanath Swami. Thank you very much for sharing it.

  53. meera Sharma says:

    Wonderful response from Maharajah

    “You have to educate people about religion. Religion is about love and compassion and seeing all as one”.

  54. vijay says:

    one of best answers by Maharaj

  55. Shyam Mahtani says:

    Yes, It is very easy for us to blame religion rather than the practitioner. The gun does not kill. It is the one who holds the gun fires the bullet. So, Swamiji nicely explains how we need to change our thinking. Thank you.

  56. anand says:

    thanks for sharing…nice article

  57. Thank you very much Radhanath Swamiji

  58. vvdd says:

    . Religion is about love and compassion and seeing all as one. – hope everyone realizes it!

  59. kuldeep says:


  60. True religion is about loving and serving. There is no place for violence. All glories to H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

  61. omprakash says:

    very nice …….hari bol

  62. vidya says:

    true religion nicely explaineed

  63. Sumit Sharma says:

    Amazing anwer by Radhanath Swami. Thanks for sharing it.

  64. meera Sharma says:

    Very nice
    “Religion is about love and compassion and seeing all as one.”

  65. anand says:

    Religion is about love and compassion and not violence and hatred. True religion ofcourse is a non-sectarian idea, not false.

    Great article, thanks for sharing

  66. ravi says:

    awesome answer…

  67. P.Durgadevi says:

    True person following the religious principles very strictly will love every one.The one who has no understanding only create havoc in the name of God and religion.Thank you maharaj.

  68. Pankaj says:

    “I will allow no man to degrade my soul by causing me to hate them.”…Powerful !

  69. Dr R K Mewada says:

    True religion teach to love not to fight. True religion teach to share not to take away. Real religion teach us to help others not to hate others..H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj has given perfect explanation. We need to teach common people to love, share and help each other rather than just to fight in name of religion.

  70. bipin says:

    How concocted a version of religion do we have that we tag it as good, bad and ugly. A very beautiful description of religion and how it prods us to see people and values human life.

  71. Abhinav Mutreja says:

    Correctly pointed out by Radhanath Swami that if we learn to see everyone with equal vision then there will be no fight or hatred.

  72. Amar Kumar says:

    perfect answer

  73. vraja says:

    wonderful reply by Radhanath Swami

  74. Rahul Abhay Kamat says:

    Awesome answer

  75. Ankit Patel says:

    Hari Bol.

  76. Sundar Ananda das says:

    It is heartening to see Radhanath Swami create harmony among all religions…

  77. Ankush says:

    Thank you so much Maharaj

  78. Kalpana Kulkarni says:

    All true religions are abovce violence but people use religion to cereate divide between people for their own selfish interests.

  79. Hemant Solanki says:

    Hare Krishna Thank You for sharing

  80. “Religion is about love and compassion and seeing all as one.” H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj has given the purpose of religion. Thank you Maharaj for giving this understanding.

  81. Ganesh Gavali says:

    Really very beautiful answer .Haribol!

  82. vidya says:

    all doubts cleared

  83. Sundar says:

    Wonderful answer!

  84. sandeep kaimal says:

    excellent answer by swamiji

  85. Y.Raja Shekar says:

    As HH Radhanath Swami nicely answers, to love God means true religion and by hating other living entities one can not develope love of God, because God is in every one.

  86. siddhesvari priya says:

    Very nice article thank you very much for explaining the meaning of religion

  87. nandkishordas says:

    thank you maharaj for enlightening us

  88. anand says:

    great answer…thanks for enlightening us.

  89. Very nice article.Jai Sri Ram

  90. Y.Raja Shekar says:

    HH Radhanath Swami’s answer is most convincing and every one should stop hating other living entities.

  91. Jitendra Pardeshi says:

    Thank you HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj for the eye opener. This message needs to be propagated at all levels in the society to bring in real unity, peace and spiritual unliftment of one and all.

  92. madri says:

    Radhanath swami explains each answer so beautifully and perfectly.

  93. rahul paliwal says:

    thank you maharaj for wonderfull answer “the aim of the true religion is to see every one as part and parcel of the same lord”.

  94. nandkishor das says:

    thank you for this post

  95. Ravi Rawat says:

    Great peace formula

  96. Viraj Kamat says:

    Thank you for giving the right meaning of religion.

  97. nandkishor das says:

    very nicely explained by maharaj

  98. “The Lord is in everyone. The spiritual spark is within everyone. Fighting and hating is contrary to the religion.” These words of H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj can bring in society if followed. All glories to Maharaj.

  99. suresh says:

    As Maharaj said It is everyones duty to educate people about proper religion.

  100. Ankit Patel says:

    Indeed if the religion and the people who are following are genuine then there is no violence.

  101. This answer by His Holiness Radhanath Maharaj if implemented by each and every person in this world, this world will become a very peaceful place to live and each one of us will get a very conducive environment to practice God Consciousness.

  102. Y.Raja Shekar says:

    As HH Radhanath Swami nicely answers if one has love for God he/she can not hate any one as every living entity is part and parcel of God.

  103. Sunny Hinduja says:


  104. ravinder patel says:

    Thank u maharaj for explaining religion ….

  105. madhura says:

    Thank you very much Maharaj.

  106. Rajeev says:

    Thank you very very much maharaj.

  107. chandraprakash says:

    very well said , it really the need of the hour

  108. Arvind says:

    Radhanath swami has eradicated all the doughts about religion.

  109. rohan says:

    Amazing article

  110. Biswajit says:

    Hare Krishna

  111. Ankit patel says:

    Hare Krsna……….

  112. Suresh Chari says:

    Maharaj your answers are so practical and an eye opener.

  113. Ravi says:

    Thanks you maharaj

  114. Pranjal Dixit says:

    Thank you very much Maharaj.

  115. Loving and serving do not lead to violence. This explains how violence based on religion is meaningless. When we love God and serve Him, all the problems in life are over. All glories to Maharaj.

  116. Kuldeep Soni says:

    Thanks for sharing.

  117. “The Lord is in everyone. The spiritual spark is within everyone. Fighting and hating is contrary to the religion.” H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj has explained who everyone is and what religion is. Thank you Maharaj.

  118. Ujwal Wani says:

    Thanks for the wonderful answer Swamiji!!!

  119. madhura says:


  120. Arvind says:

    very interwsting.

  121. Roshan says:

    A touching take on violence based on religion

  122. Anand says:

    Saints like Srila Prabhupada & his many wonderful disciples (like Radhanath Swami and many more) truly follow the principles of Bhagavad Gita by seeing all living entities as equal and children of Krishna. So there’s no question of hating them be they of any religion or caste or country or species.

  123. Phani says:

    Wonderful Answer by His Holiness.

  124. Mukund says:

    Radhanath swami has given a perfect answer to a very relevant question.

  125. abhijeet says:

    Jai!! Very nice Q&A

  126. anand says:

    Hare Krishna

  127. Arvind says:

    very nice article.

  128. radhikesha das says:

    super reply

  129. madhura says:

    Amazing answer.

  130. umesh says:

    thanks to Radhanath Swami for clarifying meaning of religion.

  131. dhananjay says:

    this is the right understanding of the religion….

  132. Damodar says:

    This is very common misunderstanding in minds of people today that violence is created by religion.Radhanath swami has given a wonderful and punching answer to explain that people who do not understand what real religion is cause violence in the name of religion otherwise religion teaches that everyone is son of same supreme Lord. Thanks to Radhanath swami.

  133. raghuram says:

    a heart felt gratitude to RadhanathSwami

  134. chandraprakash says:

    i dont know how to express my gratitude

  135. anand says:

    perfect answer

  136. Riya says:

    Hating causes degradation of soul….thanks for revealing this.

  137. Sunny Mattas says:

    Wonderful reply by Radhanath Swami Maharaj! Thanks for sharing.

  138. Amit Dusane says:

    Very nice and satisfying answers. Thank you Maharaj !!

  139. shailesh says:

    So nicely explained by Radhanath Swami Maharaj ! Thank you for sharing !

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