Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

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Does God need our service?

By on February 19, 2013 in Nature with 59 Comments
Does God need our service?

Question to Radhanath Swami: We render devotional service unto Krishna. But does he need our services?

Answer by Radhanath Swami: He doesn’t need anything; Krishna is Ätmäräm. Let’s take the example of the Ganges. When you take water from river Ganges, you say a prayer and offer the water to the Ganges. Does the Ganges need that handful of water from you? Is she going to dry up…

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Is God Happy or Unhappy? Radhanath Swami resolves the puzzle…

By on January 14, 2013 in Life with 70 Comments
Is God Happy or Unhappy? Radhanath Swami resolves the puzzle…

Question to Radhanath Swami: Is God happy or unhappy?

 

Radhanath Swami Answers: God is Sat-cit-ananda, he is eternal, full of knowledge, and full of unlimited happiness. He is called ‘Rama’, the reservoir of all pleasure. His happiness is supreme love, and part of that happiness is to be unhappy …

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Worshipping God…sounds old-fashioned?

By on December 12, 2012 in Nature with 73 Comments
Worshipping God…sounds old-fashioned?

Question to Radhanath Swami: Why do we worship god?

 

Radhanath Swami Answers: This is a very important question. Unless we ask this essential ‘why’, we will never have the conviction and faith to do it with the proper spirit. Everyone is looking for happiness. For example, when a mosquito bites ….

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How to love everybody? Radhanath Swami gives the sutra

By on October 15, 2012 in Life with 46 Comments
How to love everybody? Radhanath Swami gives the sutra

Question to Radhanath Swami: I heard somewhere that without loving all the living beings we cannot love God. So I just wanted to know, what is the best possible way in which I can love and serve all the living beings?

 

Answer by Radhanath Swami: By loving God, Krishna. When you water the root of the tree every part of the tree is nourished by that water. So when we learn how to love God, naturally our love extends to every part of God, which is every living being.

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Is Religion different from Spirituality?

By on September 19, 2012 in Insights with 57 Comments
Is Religion different from Spirituality?

Question to Radhanath Swami: Thank you. Swamiji that was really really execellent lecture. Just one small point how would you define the difference between a religion and spirituality?

Answer by Radhanath Swami: If we try to understand the actual meaning of religion, we will find that there is no difference. But if we view the way religion is often followed in the world today, there is a big difference. The word religion comes from the Greek word religio, which means ‘to bind back’ or ‘to reconnect’—to reconnect our hearts, our consciousness, with God.

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Taking the plunge, anchor it with wedding vows

By on July 5, 2012 in Life with 56 Comments
Taking the plunge, anchor it with wedding vows

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….

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