Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

Tag: Bhagavad Gita

Preparing for Each Moment

By on December 12, 2013 in Life with 27 Comments
Preparing for Each Moment

Question to Radhanath Swami: Anything can happen in a split moment. So how can an aspiring spiritual practitioner prepare for something disastrous that can happen at any moment, and how can he or she tackle the situation of uncertainty?
Radhanth Swami answers: Our whole life should be prepared for each moment. If we have a strong foundation…..

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Confused? Radhanath Swami says it could be a blessing in disguise

By on September 2, 2012 in Life with 28 Comments
Confused? Radhanath Swami says it could be a blessing in disguise

Question to Radhanath Swami-  Swamiji, I guess we are all made for a purpose. But if we are at a confused state of life, how would we really know what our purpose in life is?

 

Answer by Radhanath Swami- Confusion is a blessing. Because when we are confused, it shakes us from our complacency, and we start asking the questions that you are asking today. And this is the basis of the Bhagavad Gita…

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Unlatch yourself from the doors of attachment; Radhanath Swami shares the meaning of detachment

By on September 19, 2011 in Insights with 98 Comments
Unlatch yourself from the doors of attachment; Radhanath Swami shares the meaning of detachment

Question o Radhanath Swami: I am married and have a family with certain responsibilities. Recently, I took up the spiritual practice of Bhakti Yoga and heard about ‘detachment’ as on of the principles. With so many responsibilities how can I practice this principle?

 

Radhanath Swami Answers: We have to understand from Bhagavad-Gita, what does it mean to be detached? To be detached means that you are attached to the service but you are detached from the results of the service for your personal enjoyment. Arjuna was a warrior and his duty was to fight. Lord Krishna told him, “You must fight. You must fight better than anyone else.

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Radhanath Swami gives tips for the final exam of life–Death…

By on April 19, 2011 in Life with 88 Comments
Radhanath Swami gives tips for the final exam of life–Death…

Question to Radhanath Swami: I have always believed  that celebrities lived a nice life but we often witness them dying miserably. How can I live a life which doesn’t end miserably?
Radhanath Swami: In scriptures it is said, “mahajano yena gatau sa panthau” – It means that if one truly wants to understand how to live a perfect life, “One must follow in the footsteps of the great souls.”

 

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If my next birth is as a unicellular organism…? Radhanath Swami Answers

By on March 8, 2011 in Insights with 56 Comments
If my next birth is as a unicellular organism…? Radhanath Swami Answers

Question to Radhanath Swami: Due to my sinful activities in this life, if I am reborn as a unicellular organism, will my activities as a human being in this birth be considered in my next birth?

Radhanath Swami: Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita, “In this endeavor (of spirituality) there is no loss or diminution, and a little advancement on this path can protect one from the most dangerous type of fear.” (Bhagavad-Gita  2.40)

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If we are governed by Laws of Karma, do we really have a choice in life? Radhanath Swami Answers…

By on February 22, 2011 in Insights with 57 Comments
If we are governed by Laws of Karma, do we really have a choice in life? Radhanath Swami Answers…

Q to Radhanath Swami: If everything is fixed by our previous karma, i.e. ‘whatever is destined to happen will happen,’ why should we bother about doing the right things in life?

Radhanath Swami: Not everything is ‘fixed.’ What we have done in the past has fixed our present destiny. But now, how we react to that destiny will create our future destiny. For example, one may get one million dollars due to his past pious work.

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