Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

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Can the mahamantra be chanted in any tune

By on January 8, 2016 in Insights with 60 Comments
Can the mahamantra be chanted in any tune

Question to Radhanath Swami: We have been told that maha-mantra is the highest of all sound vibrations. Sometimes, what happens is that when we are in our locality or we are in our home, some of our relatives play Bollywood or Hollywood songs. So we are accustomed to that sound and so we start chanting maha-mantra in that particular tune. So will that give same benefit as we chant normally? And sometimes all the day long we chant mantra in that tune only. Is it beneficial?

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Can Science Prove Spirituality

By on December 30, 2015 in Nature with 40 Comments
Can Science Prove Spirituality

Question to Radhanath Swami: We have heard that in Hinduism, you can find yourself through meditation. If more people get the right values and follow this path of spirituality, then there would be much greater peace in the world. Why don’t we use a tract of science to prove these values and the way they work?

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Radhanath Swami on “What is the definition of a devotee?”

By on October 12, 2015 in Insights with 68 Comments
Radhanath Swami on “What is the definition of a devotee?”

Question to Radhanath Swami: Can you explain who exactly is a devotee? What is the definition of devotee? Can we call someone who chants Hare Krishna as a devotee or is it something beyond?

Answer by Radhanath Swami: One time Lord Chaitanya in Puri was asked the same question. There were a group of Vaishnavas,

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What is your favorite sweet?

By on September 24, 2015 in Insights with 68 Comments
What is your favorite sweet?

Question to Radhanath Swami: What is your favorite sweet in prasadam?
Answer by Radhanath Swami: This is a very philosophical question! In Sanskrit, the word sweet is called ‘madhuram.’ So if I really think about this question, I would say, my favorite sweet is the Hare Krishna Mantra,

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There are many gods in India. Why you worship Krishna?

By on September 2, 2015 in Insights with 59 Comments
There are many gods in India. Why you worship Krishna?

Question to Radhanath Swami: We know that there are many Gods in India, but why do you worship Krishna?
Answer by Radhanath Swami: In the Bhagavad-Gita, there is a beautiful verse:

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Radhanath Swami on ‘are reincarnation cases and out-of-body experiences proved?’

By on August 24, 2015 in Nature with 39 Comments
Radhanath Swami on ‘are reincarnation cases and out-of-body experiences proved?’

Question to Radhanath Swami: Was there any core group that studied out of body experiences that people will accept it? Was there any attempt made to prove it?
Answer by Radhanath Swami: There have been very high level search projects in this regard. There was one professor from the United States who spent most of his life doing scientific verifiable research about the proof of reincarnation.

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