Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

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How to get out of the cosy zone?

By on February 18, 2014 in Life with 48 Comments
How to get out of the cosy zone?

Question to Radhanath Swami: I understand that I have to change for the better. But to get out of the cosy zone is very difficult at times. How to come out of that cosy zone with determination?
Radhanath Swami Answers: In order to make progress in any field, you should have faith in where you are going and you must be willing to take a certain amount of risk. A mother is gladly willing to go through so many changes, and she is gladly willing to come out of her cosy zone because she wants a child. She goes though the changes with gratitude because she is so happy that she has a child that will grow up.

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How to Cultivate Enthusiasm and Determination in Bhakti? Radhanath Swami Provides Tips

By on January 12, 2011 in Insights with 58 Comments
How to Cultivate Enthusiasm and Determination in Bhakti? Radhanath Swami Provides Tips

Question to Radhanath Swami: I am very much interested in Bhakti Yoga. But how do I cultivate enthusiasm and determination to remain steady on this path?

Radhanath Swami: How do you cultivate a plant? You have to protect it and you have to water it. If you’re growing a flower in your garden you must protect it from being ripped out, from being trampled on, from being choked by weeds, and you also have to put water on it. So that is how enthusiasm and determination are also developed.

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