Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

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Radhanath Swami tells the mantra to spiritualize life for a Householder

By on May 24, 2011 in Life with 78 Comments
Radhanath Swami tells the mantra to spiritualize life for a Householder

Question to Radhanath Swami: Swami ji, I am a householder and I have so many responsibilities to perform. How can I perfectly spiritualize my life with so many other responsibilities?

Radhanath Swami: It is very simple to spiritualize the condition of a householder’s life as the sage Narada Muni explains in the holy text of Srimad Bhagvatam.

 

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Why so many rules if Bhakti is the path of love? Radhanath Swami clarifies

By on March 17, 2011 in Life with 71 Comments
Why so many rules if Bhakti is the path of love? Radhanath Swami clarifies

Question to Radhanath Swami: In the path of Bhakti we are told to refrain from certain activities like meat eating for developing our love for God. But can’t I love God and simultaneously do these things? Love is not to be bound by rules and regulations. Why then do we have rules and regulations on the path of Bhakti?

Radhanath Swami: Unconditional love is a very high and pure platform. To get there we have to honestly begin from where we are. The beginning of love is to do what the beloved wants. Similarly, the beginning of developing love of God is to understand what God wants us to do and to obey that.

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Whether to go to the Monastery or to go Home? Radhanath Swami Answers

By on November 9, 2010 in Insights with 31 Comments
Whether to go to the Monastery or to go Home? Radhanath Swami Answers

Question to Radhanath Swami: It is said that on the path of bhakti there is no need to give up anything. Then why are there monks on the bhakti path?

Radhanath Swami: The real question is simply how we could best serve. Even monks, they are not lazy. Each monk in the monastery has so much work, so many responsibilities, and so many duties to perform. Similarly gåhastas, the householders, have so many duties and responsibilities to perform.

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How to Keep the Fire of Bhakti Bright? Radhanath Swami Says…

By on September 29, 2010 in Life with 102 Comments
How to Keep the Fire of Bhakti Bright? Radhanath Swami Says…

Question to Radhanath Swami: When we meet great souls the fire of bhakti is bright and clear in our hearts. But how can we keep that spark bright even when we are in the real world?

Radhanath Swami: We eat to gain strength. And it’s not that you just eat on Monday and comeback the next Sunday to eat again

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Is it possible to achieve social equality through bhakti? Lets hear from Radhanath Swami…

By on September 15, 2010 in Insights with 44 Comments
Is it possible to achieve social equality through bhakti? Lets hear from Radhanath Swami…

Question to Radhanath Swami : Is it possible to achieve social equality through bhakti?

Radhanath Swami : Certainly. Krishna tells in Gita that a bhakti yogi sees everyone with an equal vision.

“The humble sages, by virtue of true knowledge, see with equal vision a learned and gentle brahmana, a cow, an elephant, a dog and an outcaste.”

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