What is the Purpose of Temples?

Question to Radhanath Swami: What is the purpose of temples?

Radhanath Swami Answers: A temple is a place where people are in a selfless spirit of compassion and love, and are truly worshipping God and surrendering their hearts to him. A temple is a place that transforms your life, by illuminating you and bringing you to higher states of consciousness and higher states of living.

What is the True Spirit of Renunciation?

Question to Radhanath Swami: Beautiful. I’d like to ask you about the true spirit of renunciation because it’s something a lot of us don’t understand. We think of it as just giving up things but there’s a richer side of renunciation that gives one things we can’t get from the world.

Radhanath Swami Answers: True renunciation is not becoming a monk or swami, living homeless and sleeping on the floor.