Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

Confused? Radhanath Swami says it could be a blessing in disguise

By on September 2, 2012 in Life with 28 Comments

ConfusionQuestion to Radhanath Swami-  Swamiji, I guess we are all made for a purpose. But if we are at a confused state of life, how would we really know what our purpose in life is?

Answer by Radhanath Swami- Confusion is a blessing. Because when we are confused, it shakes us from our complacency, and we start asking the questions that you are asking today.

And this is the basis of the Bhagavad Gita: Arjuna was in total illusion. Then he became extremely confused; he thought his illusion was truth. The Bhagvad Gita begins were Arjuna is telling Krishna why he will not fight and he cannot fight. He had such good logic, such good scientific philosophical socialistic reasons. But ultimately all of his reasoning couldn’t really save him from distress, because the nature of the world is that things happen that we just don’t want to happen, but it’s going to happen anyways; it’s the nature of this place.

Then Arjuna was confused and in his confusion he turned to God. kārpaṇya-doṣopahata-svabhāvaḥ pṛcchāmi tvāṁ dharma-sammūḍha-cetāḥ. “Now I am bewildered, I am confused, I don’t know what is to be done and what is not to be done. Please instruct me.” Confusion can shake us from our complacent comfort zone and that’s often times what we need to grow, to grow beyond from where we are; and in that confusion we seek answers. And when we seek it in Satsang—in the association of saintly people, in spiritual literatures, in the names of God—then we can find the real faith, the real conviction, the real realization that forever frees us from this confusion. So confusion is a blessing, if we respond accordingly.

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  • meghana

    wonderful,

  • Sumit Sharma

    This is amazing!

  • madhura

    Amazing.

  • Arjun K Ramachandra

    Beautifully put by Radhanath Swami. Confusion could be a great blessing if only we could seek answers in the association of saintly persons.

  • Shyam Mahtani

    I would never have related Confusion with a blessing, but Swamiji has so nicely explained the reason. Thank you Swamiji.

  • Gurrappanaidu

    Wonderful reply !

    Thank you so much Maharaj for enlighten us.

    All Glories to HH Radhanath swami maharaj

  • Ravi Garg

    Very nice reply….thanks

  • Very nice explanation. All glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja.

  • Anand

    I completely agree with what Radhanath Swami Maharaj has to say on this matter. It is very true that many of us who are today pursuing this path of spirituality are doing so because we had some sorts of difficulties and confusions at some or the other point of time in our lives and thats when we started looking for answers to those problems and confusions in our lives.

  • Milind M Churi

    Confusion is the best way to seek shelter of saintly people.Yes but there should be good fortune and our desire to seek that shelter only,otherwise there are so many other illusions waiting to trap the confused soul.Nicely put answer by Radhanath Maharaj.

  • Bhushan S

    Wow..!! I never thought of confusion as a blessing..!!

  • Vidya Patham

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for dispelling our confusion about seeking answers to our doubts with such a wonderful answer.

  • Ravi

    Wonderful answer….

  • ashok vaddi

    wonderful answer maharaj

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    True! Unless we are confused, we will not look for answers to our bewildering situation.

  • Micheal

    Thanks to Radhanth Swami for this wisdom and a different point of view to look at a situation

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Confusion is really a blessing in disguise as it is only in that situation we turn towards the Lord for help and protection.

  • the nature of the world is that things happen that we just don’t want to happen, but it’s going to happen anyways; it’s the nature of this place.

  • manish

    Confusion can shake us from our complacent comfort zone and that’s often times what we need to grow, to grow beyond from where we are; and in that confusion we seek answers.So nicely explained by Radhanath swami.

  • Manish

    “Confusion is a blessing, if we respond accordingly”.
    Nicely explained by Radhanath swami Maharaj.

  • pratik desai

    Nice one !!

  • champaklatapriya d.d.

    Thank you Maharaj. It is really true when we are confused and in difficulty we are helpless to take any decision. surrender to Lord and keep faith on Hime

  • Arun V Deshmukh

    this confusion is blessing a pathway to walk towards lord to seek his Help…Thank you maharaj

  • NSP

    An apparently stressful situation like being in confusion can result in something very positive! Very nice answer by HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj!

  • Gokul Sundari Devi Dasi

    Wonderful answer. Thank you Gurudev !!

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Very true! It is only in a confused state of mind do we we pay attention to the Lord and to the advice of senior devotees. As it is said, that state of bewilderment is the time when the seed of Bhakti can be sown in our hearts

  • anashree

    Thank you Maharaj for such a wonderful answer.

  • Keshav Kishor Das

    This answer is so pragmatic……..! Unfortunately we do not recognize confusion as a blessing…..! Thank you Maharaj for slaying our illusion…!

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