Posts Tagged ‘children’
Question to Radhanath Swami: What principles should we adopt for a strong marital relationship?
Radhanath Swami Answers: Across all religions there is a universal concept that when a man and woman marry with proper attitude they become one body. After marriage they start living for a common purpose – to serve God together. First principle they follow is – I will do anything to protect you and you will do anything to protect me….
Question to Radhanath Swami: Today’s youth is becoming indifferent to spiritual education. How will you appeal, as a Guru, this generation to be spiritual and yet be cool?
Radhanath Swami Answers: I see a tremendous potential among the youth of India to go seriously to the roots of their spirituality. But in our society religion is sometimes based on superstition and sentiment without a real scientific philosophical understanding.
Question to Radhanath Swami: One thing always comes in my mind. If we give small children who come begging to us Prasad (sanctified food first offered to the Lord) or money, for long will they survive on this Prasad or money? Rather it will encourage them to beg even further and further, and they can’t become successful in their life. So, don’t you think it is better to give Prasad or money to very old and elderly beggars rather than give it to small children?
Radhanath Swami: Very nice observation. Actually, giving Prasad does not have a temporary effect. This Prasad connects their soul to God, to Krishna. It has everlasting benefit on the spiritual platform.
Question to Radhanath Swami : Don’t material achievements assure success?
Radhanath Swami Answers : Suppose you achieve your goal, you achieve the position you are longing for, you achieve the popularity and prestige you always wanted, and you achieve wealth, house, car and children — everything perfectly the way you always wanted.