Question to Radhanath Swami: There is power in silence. They say silence speaks volumes. Please explain the potent power of silence.
Radhanath Swami Answers: We may be silent with our mouth, but what’s happening in our mind? So many voices, so many things. Real silence is when the mind is quiet.
Question to Radhanath Swami: Sometimes I feel Krishna is too high for me. How can I get over this feeling?
Radhanath Swami Answers: When we understand Krishna, it gives us great faith and great hope. Krishna is too high. But ultimately Krishna is a person. And Krishna, although he is so great, when he sees our sincerity, he reciprocates. It is said that when we take one step towards Krishna, Krishna takes 10 steps toward us. That is his kindness…
Question to Radhanath Swami: Even if we look in the right direction and do the right things, why some difficulties still come?
Radhanath Swami Answers: If you are in the ocean, even if you swim correctly, do you still get wet? Yes, because you are in water. So, the nature of this world is there will be difficulties. No matter what right or wrong we do there will be difficulties …..
Question to Radhanath Swami: How can one increase one’s faith in the holy name and in the process of Bhakti yoga?
Radhanath Swami Answers:The best way is to associate with people who have that faith, to perform those activities and to cultivate those thoughts that increase our faith, and to avoid those vibrations that distract our mind from that goal. Now, when we are living in society, there are so many distractions. But those distractions can actually help us if we are spiritually strong….
Question to Radhanath Swami: When we are wrongly accused of involvement in a scandal, when we are amid controversies, we know we have to take shelter of the holy names and other spiritual practices to be peaceful and happy. But in that situation, to do that seems so difficult.
Radhanath Swami Answers: A little child wants to walk, but first the child has to learn to crawl. Do you remember when you were learning to crawl? It was very difficult. When you had finally learnt how to crawl, you saw everyone around you walking, and you wanted to be like them….
Question to Radhanath Swami: What happens to those who chant without understanding the holy name? Is their chanting fake?
Radhanath Swami Answers: The holy name is like fire! If a little baby, who doesn’t know anything about fire touches fire, what happens? And if the chief fire marshal of Mumbai touches fire, what happens? Same thing (smiling); they both get burnt because fire burns.