Does bhakti Yoga Counteract the influence of time?

Question to Radhanath Swami: It is said in the Bhagvatam that with every rising and setting of the sun the life span of a person reduces, except when a devotee is performing Bhakti Yoga and hearing about the activities of Krishna. Could you kindly explain this?
Radhanath Swami Answers: For one who is endeavoring to make this body a better place for selfish enjoyment, with every moment the duration of life is reducing…

What to do with our selfish past?

Question to Radhanath Swami: Before coming to Bhakti we were conditioned to many materialistic selfish activities. These conditionings turn out to be the biggest obstacles on the path of Bhakti Yoga. That particular selfish activity to which we are addicted attracts our attention and ultimately destroys our spiritual life. How do we resist the force of these conditionings and safeguard ourselves from going astray?

Answer by Radhanath Swami: Since time immemorial we have conditioned ourselves to certain misconceptions. The Srimad Bhagavatam teaches that the origin of all misconceptions is …

How to love everybody? Radhanath Swami gives the sutra

Question to Radhanath Swami: I heard somewhere that without loving all the living beings we cannot love God. So I just wanted to know, what is the best possible way in which I can love and serve all the living beings?


Answer by Radhanath Swami: By loving God, Krishna. When you water the root of the tree every part of the tree is nourished by that water. So when we learn how to love God, naturally our love extends to every part of God, which is every living being.

Logic vs. Logic. And the winner is…

Question to Radhanath Swami: If god is infinite and beyond our comprehension then how is it possible for us, limited beings, to understand him?


Radhanath Swami Answers: By material logic it is not possible for us to understand the unlimited God. It is like an attempt by a small clay vessel to hold the entire water of an ocean. However, by logic if we believe that the unlimited God doesn’t have the power to reveal himself to the limited human being, we are laying a limitation on the unlimited God…..

Sound spirituality! Tune in please

Question to Radhanath Swami: Chanting and hearing are the basic principles in Bhakti Yoga. What is the logic behind this principle?


Radhanath Swami:  Anyone who is practicing Bhakti or Devotional service is the most fortunate on earth. If you are blessed with the seed of devotion, you must carefully take care of it. It is like a flower plant which should be watered regularly. The watering process for Bhakti is to water it with the sound vibrations of the glories of the lord produced by chanting….