Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

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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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Is God the manifestation of our own superior self? Radhanath Swami Answers

By on February 7, 2015 in Insights with 71 Comments
Is God the manifestation of our own superior self? Radhanath Swami Answers

Question to Radhanath Swami: Swamiji, what is your definition of God? Is God the manifestation of our own superior self, or do you see him as a distinct entity? Radhanath Swami Answers: In the Brahma Sutra, which is the summary, essence of the Vedas, Upanishads, Samhitas and Puranas, it describes at the very beginning the […]

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Radhanath Swami answers, ‘What’s the right age to build character?’

By on February 2, 2015 in Insights with 57 Comments
Radhanath Swami answers, ‘What’s the right age to build character?’

Question to Radhanath Swami: 1) How important is the role of a guru? 2)Also, to develop character, isn’t it important to start early in life? Radhanath Swami Answers: Importance of a guru has been sung throughout the ages – in tradition and scriptures – because gurus preserve the essence of a spiritual tradition. Otherwise, our […]

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Radhanath Swami answers the question ‘What is Yagna?’

By on December 27, 2014 in Insights with 53 Comments
Radhanath Swami answers the question ‘What is Yagna?’

Question to Radhanath Swami: I want to understand the concept of yagna which Krishna talks about. Yagna, in relevance to modern times; can it be related to in modern times? Radhanath Swami Answers: Yes, it is a timeless principle. Spiritual truths, according to time place and circumstance, how to apply them takes wisdom – wisdom […]

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Struggling to be a serious spiritual seeker? Radhanath Swami’s answer will help

By on November 24, 2014 in Insights with 65 Comments
Struggling to be a serious spiritual seeker? Radhanath Swami’s answer will help

Question to Radhanath Swami: We come to the temple, and we listen to lectures. But we are finding it difficult to take spiritual life seriously. So what is the solution? How to be determined?
Radhanath Swami Answers: Before you could run a cross country, you have to learn how to crawl. And then after learning how to crawl, you have to learn how to take your first step. Any destination begins with the first step.

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Can’t find positive association? Radhanath Swami helps you out…

By on November 17, 2014 in Insights with 52 Comments
Can’t find positive association? Radhanath Swami helps you out…

Question to Radhanath Swami: It is said we should seek out the association of people with positive attitude so that we can also develop a positive attitude. Sometimes it is very hard to find such positive association. What do we do in that situation? How do we develop our positive attitude?
Radhanath Swami Answers: Jesus said, “Seek and you shall find.” And even if you can’t find that association, you can get it in positive books, and you can get it in positive tapes (recordings of spiritual discourses).

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