Posts Tagged ‘miseries’
Question to Radhanath Swami: Do the scriptures say that one should cultivate ignorance along with knowledge? If yes, can you explain?
Radhanath Swami: Isoponishadas elaborate on this point by explaining that one must simultaneously cultivate knowledge and ignorance. *What does that mean to cultivate Ignorance?* It means to understand what ignorance is?
Question to Radhanath Swami: What is better? Looking at an object as it is, or looking at an object with positive attitude? I was thinking about Gautam Buddha; if he had a positive attitude, he wouldn’t become Buddha.
Radhanath Swami: Actually, Buddha had very positive attitude. That’s how he became Buddha. He saw the realistic problems of birth, old age, disease and death. But he had faith that he could overcome those miseries and that he could teach the world to overcome those miseries; he had a positive outlook.
Question to Radhanath Swami: It is said that God is all loving. But sometimes we find that a father loses his only son, and sometimes a child loses its parents. In the face of such miseries how can one’s faith in God be sustained?
Radhanath Swami : God means the absolute truth. It is He from whom everything emanates. Even great scientists like Einstein and Sir Isaac Newton were very religious men. They understood mathematically and scientifically that the universe cannot be the way it is without a supreme