Posts Tagged ‘people’
Question to Radhanath Swami: Once I asked some of my close friends to stop criticizing others and stop swearing. “Instead you can be calm and chant the holy names of God,” I requested them. But the fired back, “You’re trying to show off. You’re not a devotee, you’re just trying to show off, you’re not what you look like.” And that kind of negativity was coming out of them. So what should I do?
Answer by Radhanath Swami: We should cultivate humility, we should cultivate a service attitude, and the more we become genuine, the more people will actually recognize that genuineness in us.
Question to Radhanath Swami: It is said that we should always associate with selfless people, and that’s very critical. Then, how should we interact with the people who are selfish? As you say, we should also love them as they are also part of God. So, if we are surrounded by such people, how should we act?
Radhanath Swami: By being a good example. Of course, if those people open their minds and hearts for us to speak to them about higher virtues and higher truths in life….
Question to Radhanath Swami: Why is it that people love to gossip?
Radhanath Swami: People like to hear about other people’s problems. It’s fun for some. That’s the reason why some of the most popular magazines in the world just focus on scandals.
Young man asks Radhanath Swami : I heard you speak sometime ago that every action of human beings should be to help others, to benefit others. I was planning to start on a business of distributing French wine across the nation….After I heard you, I was a little confused whether this action of mine will help human beings. Will it help them?
Radhanath Swami : Can I ask you a question?
Young Man : yes please.
Question to Radhanath Swami : What about those people who are doing a single thing wrong in their life and still they are suffering?
Radhanath Swami Answers : Life does not begin when you enter a body. The soul is eternal. If somebody is good, that means they are good in this life. So in the future they are going to have very good results.