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What did you find in Srila Prabhupada, that led you to be a disciple of his?

By on June 2, 2016 in Life with 51 Comments
What did you find in Srila Prabhupada, that led you to be a disciple of his?

Question to Radhanath Swami: Speaking of Gurus, yours was Srila Prabhupada, who started the Hare Krishna Movement. What characteristics did you find in him when you met him that led you to be a disciple of his, after having met many holy people on your journey?
Radhanath Swami Answers: I did meet many people who really inspired me, but I kept searching.

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How do we understand this disparity in India?

By on July 31, 2015 in Insights with 59 Comments
How do we understand this disparity in India?

Question to Radhanath Swami : Spirituality India is way ahead as a religious country, but how can we understand the disparity that we see here?
Radhanath Swami Answers : India was subjugated by the foreign Moghul Powers for about 700 years, then by the British powers for about 200 years. It just got its independence around 70 years ago, on August 15, 1947.

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Radhanath Swami speaks on recognizing a guru

By on March 23, 2015 in Insights with 108 Comments
Radhanath Swami speaks on recognizing a guru

Question to Radhanath Swami: How do you recognize a genuine guru?

Radhanath Swami Answers: That takes a little education, but in principle, according to our traditions, a true guru is not one who claims to be God. A true guru is one who claims to be a humble messenger of God.

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Radhanath Swami Answers, “Is religion the source of strife?”

By on February 26, 2015 in Insights with 82 Comments
Radhanath Swami Answers, “Is religion the source of strife?”

Question to Radhanath Swami: ‘God’ and religion is the source of so much strife in ourworld, perhaps because of the fact that it is misused. I just wanted to get your perspective on that.

Radhanath Swami Answers: My guru Srila Prabhupada said, “Philosophy without good character is practically useless.” The whole purpose of religion is to help us in transcending the arrogant ego.

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How to overcome bad habits?

By on August 22, 2014 in Life with 55 Comments
How to overcome bad habits?

Question to Radhanath Swami: I have heard that Bhakti Yoga helps us to give up bad habits. But how exactly does it work?
Radhanath Swami Answers: My dear god brother, Shyamsundar, he is an example of how bhakti can transform a heart, to help us give up very difficult habits.

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