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….
Can I kill animals for my experiments? Radhanath Swami Answers
Question to Radhanath Swami: I’m a medical student and have to use animals for experiments. Since animal killing is not allowed in the Vedas, is the performance of my duty a sin? And if it is a sin, how does one get away from that sin?
Radhanath Swami: We should try to avoid these activities as far as possible. Sinful karma can be graded according to our motivations.
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)
Question to Radhanath Swami: Lord Krishna speaks of different paths of yoga in the Bhagavad Gita. It is confusing… where does he intend to lead us to?
Radhanath Swami: Lord Krishna has given different types of yoga systems to bring us all to the stage of perfection ….