Posts Tagged ‘association’
Question to Radhanath Swami: I want to accumulate more wealth and then channelize it for the service of Krishna. But I have a fear that I may deviate and instead of using it for Krishna I may use it more for personal enjoyment. How do I keep a check on this?
Radhanath Swami Answers: It is possible if we are honest. Secondly, we require spiritual guidance for such important spiritual decisions. If we are in association of devotees we can learn to be an honest devotee of the Lord.
Radanath Swami Question: Why are we attracted to certain things even though we know they are unfavorable for our spiritual life?
Radhanath Swami Answers: It is due to our conditioning in previous lives that we have a particular type of consciousness. The scriptures say there are eight million four hundred thousand species of life that exist in the universe…..
Q to Radhanath Swami: If everything is fixed by our previous karma, i.e. ‘whatever is destined to happen will happen,’ why should we bother about doing the right things in life?
Radhanath Swami: Not everything is ‘fixed.’ What we have done in the past has fixed our present destiny. But now, how we react to that destiny will create our future destiny. For example, one may get one million dollars due to his past pious work.
Question to Radhanath Swami: How to develop faith in God? Radhanath Swami Answers…
Radhanath Swami: In the association of people who have faith, the natural faith which is within our heart awakens.
Question to Radhanath Swami: How can we convince ourselves that Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, that we have to surrender to Krishna?
Radhanath Swami: By the right association. If we associate with people who are convinced, we will be convinced. If we associate with people who have doubt, we will be deeply drenched in doubt. So we need to decide what we want in life and associate accordingly.
Question to Radhanath Swami: It is said that God is present everywhere. But I don’t perceive his presence anywhere. Can you explain?
Radhanath Swami: To connect to the divine presence of God within ourselves and within everything that exists cannot be done with our senses, no matter what microscopes or telescopes we use, no matter how many degrees we have or how many books we memorize.