Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

So many problems. Why hasn’t God Descended to Rectify? Radhanath Swami takes the Challenge…

By on January 17, 2011 in Life with 133 Comments

God's Descend to this world

Question to Radhanath Swami: We read in Gita: Krishna says that when there is a decline in religion and an up-rise in irreligion, he descends. Look at the world today; so much of irreligion, so many problems. There is tsunami of irreligion and problems crashing against practically every living entity in the whole planet- there’s an inundation. Where is God?

Radhanath Swami: Krishna has descended in this age in his name. And all the power of all the incarnations is within the name, because Krishna is non-different from his names. We simply have to chant with proper consciousness and reciprocate with his love that has descended in his name. When Krishna physically appeared five thousand years ago, very few people recognized him. So many people considered that he was just a powerful person. Similarly, when Krishna appears in his name—without association of Krishna’s loving devotees—we cannot understand, appreciate or reciprocate with the mercy of the name.

When we chant the name of the Lord sincerely, from within the heart, Radha and Krishna reveal their eternal, unlimited, and beautiful forms of the spiritual world. They reveal it in their name. We understand that the name doesn’t represent Krishna, the name is Krishna. The name reveals the qualities of the Lord, and the loving kindness of the Lord. The name reveals the abode of the Lord; within the two syllables -‘Krs’, ’na’-, within the two syllables –‘Ha’,‘re’- is the entire spiritual world. And all the pastimes of the Lord are within the name, and are revealed through the name. There is nothing else required. Through the chanting of the names, the names actually brings us right into the pastimes and reveals our constitutional identity, our eternal personality in the spiritual world; that is the power of the name.

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  1. Ravi Garg says:

    So beautifully explained by Swamiji….yes Krishna is non-different then his holy name & a person has to practice it to understand it…….

  2. Srivatsan says:

    Perfect Answer by Radhanath Swami for one of the Frequently Asked But Unanswered Question.

  3. The answer by H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj is so profound and can be applied in today’s world by sincere spiritual seekers.

  4. Meera Sharma says:

    Thank you Maharajah for reminding us
    “We understand that the name doesn’t represent Krishna, the name is Krishna”.

  5. Ydas says:

    This is a very way, by Radhanath Swami, of showing how powerful the holy name of Krishna is.

  6. Vidya Patham says:

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for making the holy name so personal and approachable.

  7. Sumit says:

    What an amazing answer Radhanath Swami has given here. It’s really very inspiring. In multiple places in the shashtras, there is mention of Lord’s incarnating in the form of His Holy Name and Radhanath Swami has so nicely described that here.

  8. Vinay Rachh says:

    Fabulous answer

  9. Shyam Bihari Das says:

    The power of the Holy Name is only perceived when we start chanting it. The Lord is present here with us, but we do not perceive. Thank you Maharaj for so nicely explaining this fact.

  10. Milind M Churi says:

    The very question haunts me sometime when we see and hear about corruption and exploitaions by rich and wealthy,also involment of our leaders & executives in corruption.But Radhanath Swamiji herin gives perfect answer to it.Thank you very much.

  11. Karthik says:

    “The proof is in the pudding”. Various scriptures describe the incarnation of the Lord in the form of his Holy Names, but the realization of the same will come when the Holy names are chanted under the guidance of a bonafide spiritual master.
    Thanks Maharaj for you answer filled with realizations.

  12. N.Swaminathan says:

    Krishna is not represented by His name, He is His name – that is the fortune we all have. Just chant and be happy.

  13. Ramya says:

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj’s description of Holy Names inspire us to chant!

  14. Aishwarya says:

    So wonderfully Radhanath Swami explains the potency of Holy name as the ultimate savior.

  15. Vinay Malani says:

    When we sincrerely chant the holy names of Mahamanra, then Radha & Krishna will deribarately bestow their mercy uoin us. Assures Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

  16. umesh says:

    I pray that I may be able to recognize presence of Krishna in His names as explained by Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

  17. Swapnil Gaonkar says:

    Amazing answer!!!Thank you Radhanath Swami

  18. Kuldeep Soni says:

    Simply satisfying.

  19. Anil Timbe says:

    Radhanath Swami has so nicely cleared this important doubt. Lord’s holy name are non different from Lord. Such a perfect understanding as per scriptures.

  20. Abhijit Toley says:

    Radhanath Swami is the hero who thrills his fans by gracefully and boldly fielding tough challenges in the path of progressing toward the goal of giving everyone a chance to come closer to God.

  21. Vinay Rachh says:

    Radhanath swami’s answers are so practical

  22. Meera Sharma says:

    Very instructive article. Inspires to chant sincerely the Holy Name of the Lord because very thing is in the Name.

  23. Shra1wiz says:

    Such a nice explanation to the holy name. We pray to Radhanath Swami that we can also chant with sincerity, as he mentions here…

  24. Vinay Malani says:

    Without the expert guidance of bonafide saints such as Radhanath Swami Maharaj, we would not be able to understand the full import of the spiritual potencies of the Holy Names as included in the Hare Krishna Mahamantra. Thank you Maharaj for enlightening us about the same.

  25. Madana Kishore Das says:

    Nice explanation of Krishna has appeared in form of his name.

  26. Uday says:

    Krsna also says in Bhagavad Gita,’Become My devotee, worship Me,…(BG 18.65)’.When we accept this instruction and follow it by chanting His Holy Name as described by Radhanath Swami,He manifests Himself to irradicate all the problems of the one who has taken shelter of Him.Beautiful answer by Radhanath Swami.

  27. Y.Raja Shekar says:

    To really understand the jewels delivered by HH Radhanath Swami we also need to become jewel by constantly chanting the Holy Names of Radha and Krishna.

  28. Siddeshwar Bhat says:


  29. deepak says:

    Radhanath Swami’s understanding of the subject is unparallel.

  30. Arjun K Ramachandra says:

    Thank you maharaj for reminding us of the unlimited glory of the holy name of the lord which we always take for granted.

  31. Sunil Bagh says:

    I would like to thank Radhanath Swami for his wonderful analysis of the incarnation of Krishna in this age of quarrel and hypocrisy.

  32. krishna chandra says:

    We need to purify our consciousness and have the right association to truly appreciate the Glories of the Lord’s Holy Name. However, the starting point of purification is also Chanting…….it is the means and the end.

  33. ankur sharma says:

    To develop the faith that holyname of Krsna is Krsna is very important to access the mercy of Lord. For that according to Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakur, we have to begin with simple heart. Thank you for reminding this simple but most subtle truth.

  34. Servant says:

    A very enlightening article by His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

  35. Ketan Pendse says:

    As rightly said by Maharaj, chanting is the only solution to get cured of this material disease of maya… and the more we chant with faith the more purified our heart and consciousness becomes….

  36. kuldeep says:

    Very deep rooted.

  37. Meera Sharma says:

    Illusory energy is so powerful, we get trapped in it. Although Maharajah has explained that everything is in the Name, we should have the desire to call it sincereity and with love.

  38. dr niketa says:

    Abhinattva nam namino…The day we will realize this, our life will be perfect. Thanx maharaj for reminding this most importnat fact.

  39. Gurrappanaidu says:

    profound answer.

    Maharaj nicely explained the power of holy name in simple way.

    Thank you so much Maharaj.

  40. abhay says:

    thank you very much . swami answers all the same questions with such convincing and satisfying way,which I also had trouble to figure out the proper answer.

  41. Vinay Malani says:

    Radhanath Swami has highlighted the true importance & value of God’s Holy Names in a very emphatic & enlightening manner.

  42. malathi santosh says:

    Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
    Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

  43. vaishali kamat says:

    Radhanath Swami has clearly mentioned how Krishna descends in the form of his Holy name. Our problem is that we do not have enough conviction about this.

  44. bipin says:

    All Glories To H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    A beautiful explanation. The Holy Nama , is the only powerful that we should chant to experience God in our life.

    Hare Krishna

  45. Manasa says:

    By chanting the names of the Lord sincerely, from within the heart, Radha and Krishna reveal their eternal, unlimited, and beautiful forms of the spiritual world.

  46. Naveen says:

    So true, the name Krishna and the person Krishna are non-different but it remains a secret as long as we do not remain attentive to the fact that both are same, and it will remain so unless we hear and be in the association of great saints like Radhanath Swami

  47. Jagdish Majethiya says:

    Perfect answer – Krsna has descended in the form of His Holy name to take us back – Back to Godhead.

  48. mukund says:

    Radhanath swami’s perfect answer to the question

  49. Anagha Warade says:

    Hari Bol!
    Perfect answer.

  50. Vinay Jain says:

    Radhanath Swami is giving us the key to the Spiritual world. Can there be anything more important to be known than this?

  51. Ramya says:

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj speaks with such great conviction….

  52. madhura says:

    Amazing answer.

  53. Purushottam Kumar says:

    Very nicely explained.

  54. Shruti says:

    Perfect explanation! ‘Krsna is non-different from His names’. When we chant His names sincerely He will reciprocate with us. Lord Krsna is always with us, only thing is that we are not calling Him with our heart.

  55. Sagar Wadekar says:

    Nice question and a perfect answer. Thanks..

  56. Ram Mohan says:

    Radhanath Swami so concisely explains the unlimited power of the holy names… I couldn’t help but share it with many more friends… Thanks to Radhanath Swami.

  57. Advaita & Kalasudha says:

    A very beautiful answer given by Radhanath Swami that the Lord has indeed appeared in this age as the transcendental Holy Names, by chanting which, all the ill effects in our hearts are completely destroyed.

  58. Atul says:

    Great explanation

  59. Naresh Jethwa says:

    Thanks for Sharing

  60. priya aiyar says:

    The proof of the pudding is in the eating.Very nicely explained by Maharaj.Thank you Maharaj for enlightening us.

  61. Sunny says:

    The Lord is so merciful…we want to be away from Him…but He is available to us in so many ways, we just have to be eager to see Him even in current polluted state of matters…

  62. Saurabh Devgun says:

    All the magic in the invocation of those syllables!!
    Wow! May I get a drop of taste of holy name.

  63. Kalpana Kulkarni says:

    Fantastic answer!

  64. I’m wonderfully experiencing it-Bible, bhagavatam, Koran show the power of spiritual vibration, Hitler&others got the power of material sound vibration; have a first hand witness of harekrishna maha mantra’s effects&power just by being around any ISKCOn’s sincere devotees.

  65. Deepak says:

    So nicely explained. Thank you maharaj

  66. Radhasangi Devi Dasi says:

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for the wonderful answer.

  67. Kalpana Kulkarni says:

    Thank you for telling us that the Lord has descended in the form of his name in this age of kaliyuga.

  68. bipin says:

    A very beautiful explanation. Only chanting is the true medicine for all the sorrows of this world.

    Hare Krishna.

  69. Malleswari says:

    Very amazing explanation to the question I am waiting for long time turned my life into right direction.

    Thank you very much

  70. Govinda says:

    Very nice explanation, Thank you Radhanath Swami

  71. suresh says:

    thank you maharaj for this wonderful explanation on holy name…,

  72. aniiket says:

    How important the holy name is
    hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare
    hare ram hare ram ram ram hare hare

  73. Pankaj says:

    Very nice answer by Radhanath Swami!

  74. Anshu Jaiman says:

    Very nice … good one…

  75. Vidya Patham says:

    Thank you for sharing this brilliant answer by Radhanath Swami.

  76. navin poojary says:

    Thank you for sharing this

  77. P.Durgadevi says:

    Thank you maharaj for this advise.

  78. Saravana says:

    Yes, Good explaination

  79. nandkishor das says:

    fantastic answer

  80. sri vallabhi dd says:

    Perfect explaination by Maharaj

  81. duruvan says:

    Haribol, made my day to be enthused and inspired.. amazingly powerful explanation

  82. Keerthi says:

    Such inconceivable personality has been described in a very simple and convincing words about the power of the God’s name in this age.
    Thanks a lot for sharing.

  83. vijay says:

    very nice answer

  84. Anshu Jaiman says:

    Hare Krishna Maharaj…all glories to RADHANATH MAHARAJ….Maharaj ki jai hoo..
    Maharaj is very very good. Very nice article. Best Humanitarian spiritualist.
    Hari Bol…!!!
    Yas- anshu jaiman

  85. sujata says:

    hari bol

  86. sri vallabhi dd says:

    very perfect answer

  87. Roshan says:

    amazing answer

  88. sri vallabhi dd says:

    Thank you for sharing

  89. sri vallabhi dd says:

    Perfect answer

  90. sri vallabhi dd says:

    Very good answer by Maharaj

  91. sri vallabhi dd says:

    Very inspiring

  92. sri vallabhi dd says:

    Hare krishna

  93. H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj has explained the power of holy name. All glories to Maharaj.

  94. sri vallabhi dd says:

    Perfect answer by Maharaj

  95. sri vallabhi dd says:

    Amazing answer

  96. sri vallabhi dd says:

    A good one

  97. atul says:

    very nice answer

  98. umesh says:

    great answer by Radhanath Swami.

  99. Explanation gives peace of mind Thank you

  100. chandraprakash says:

    thanks a lot

  101. krishnaprakash says:

    wonderful explanation

  102. Damodar says:

    Nice explanation from Radhanath swami giving hope that Lord is present in the form of His name.

  103. svdd says:

    Very enlightening

  104. vishvesh says:

    Thanks Rahdnath Swamiji for explaining this so beautifully.

  105. Guruprasad Nagarali says:

    very wonderfull

  106. Mukund says:

    thank you Radhanath swami for your profound answer

  107. Rajeev says:

    Hilarious … feel inspired to chant nicely …

  108. chandraprakash says:

    nice answer

  109. Anagha warade says:

    Nice answer!
    Thank you for sharing..

  110. Abhinav Mutreja says:


  111. abhinav mutreja says:

    Nice Talk !

  112. sundar ananda das says:

    Great words… all we need is faith in the Holy Name!

  113. chandraprakash says:

    very nice statements

  114. P.Durgadevi says:

    As we are not so fortunate to see God directly, He gave us His name as an incarnation.Thank you maharaj.

  115. sri vallabhi dd says:

    Very beautifully answered by Maharsj

  116. Sunny Hinduja says:


  117. Jitendra Pardeshi says:

    Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

  118. shailesh says:

    Very Interesting.Thank You Radhanath Swami Maharaj !

  119. Chanting has so much potency. Hare Krishna.

  120. nandkishor das says:

    very profound thank you

  121. rahul says:

    Only a person like Radhanath Swami can explain so profound truths in such easy way.

  122. madhura says:

    Wonderful answer.

  123. anil says:

    What an answer.. beautiful

  124. Sandesh says:

    never thought about that! beautiful!

  125. Kalpana Kulkarni says:

    Wonderful answer. We do not realize that Krishna is actually present here through his names. We are so blinded by Maya that we cannot see him and reciprocate with him. Wish we could chant blissfully and absorb ourselves in the chanting of the holy names.

  126. Advay Pathak says:

    Thank You Maharaj for sharing this wonderful point.

  127. damodar says:

    Very true we cannot appreciate who the lord is or in what form He is present without the association of the devotees. So as Radhanath swami says one must hear in the association of sincere practitioner about the presence of the Lord in such turmoil and disturbances, Lord is in fact present to help us every moment , it is upto us to take the help.

  128. rachna says:

    thank you maharaj for the wonderful realization.

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