Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

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Will Giving Money to Begging Children make them Lazy? Let’s See What Radhanath Swami has to say…

By on November 1, 2010 in Life with 40 Comments
Will Giving Money to Begging Children make them Lazy? Let’s See What Radhanath Swami has to say…

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.

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Sometimes Spirituality Leaves us in Mid-air….

By on October 20, 2010 in Insights with 71 Comments
Sometimes Spirituality Leaves us in Mid-air….

Question to Radhanath Swami from a Student: When we are introduced to spirituality, we realize that what we learn in academics has little relevance from an absolute perspective. Therefore we lose passion for learning mundane things. But after a while, sometimes, we lose passion even for spirituality. So we are left nowhere. Are you getting my point?

Radhanath Swami: That is a very distinguished way of saying that you are lazy (audience laugh.) We shouldn’t be lazy.

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