Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

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Can I kill animals for my experiments? Radhanath Swami Answers

By on March 12, 2011 in Life with 60 Comments
Can I kill animals for my experiments? Radhanath Swami Answers

Can I kill animals for my experiments? Radhanath Swami Answers

Question to Radhanath Swami: I’m a medical student and have to use animals for experiments. Since animal killing is not allowed in the Vedas, is the performance of my duty a sin? And if it is a sin, how does one get away from that sin?

Radhanath Swami: We should try to avoid these activities as far as possible.  Sinful karma can be graded according to our motivations.

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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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