Posts Tagged ‘spirituality’
Question to Radhanath Swami: Thank you. Swamiji that was really really execellent lecture. Just one small point how would you define the difference between a religion and spirituality?
Answer by Radhanath Swami: If we try to understand the actual meaning of religion, we will find that there is no difference. But if we view the way religion is often followed in the world today, there is a big difference. The word religion comes from the Greek word religio, which means ‘to bind back’ or ‘to reconnect’—to reconnect our hearts, our consciousness, with God.
Question to Radhanath Swami: Today’s youth is becoming indifferent to spiritual education. How will you appeal, as a Guru, this generation to be spiritual and yet be cool?
Radhanath Swami Answers: I see a tremendous potential among the youth of India to go seriously to the roots of their spirituality. But in our society religion is sometimes based on superstition and sentiment without a real scientific philosophical understanding.
Question to Radhanath Swami: How can we develop godly qualities which will help us to re-establish our relationship with God?
Radhanath Swami Answers: By developing gratitude we can re-connect with God. Gratitude is a divine virtue and it leads to developing other saintly qualities. Spirituality grows like a seed in the field of our heart.
Question: My horoscope says so much about my life and it was all coming true but ever since I have taken up Krishna consciousness, it has gone topsy-turvy… Doesn’t astrology works for devotees?
Radhanath Swami Answers: According to your Karma, astrology can predict your experiences in life or what you will further experience in life? This is the science of Astrology, but…
Question to Radhanath Swami: I am a student of science. I believe in science. Still I have not got a proper theory or explanation about life and its aim. How will you explain life and its aim scientifically? Another thing: people are trying to explain behavior of life by mathematical model. Do you think it is possible to do that?
Radhanath Swami: What is your definition of Science?
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.