Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

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Consciousness while Chanting

By on May 16, 2016 in Insights, Life with 71 Comments
Consciousness while Chanting

Question to Radhanath Swami: When we chant, with what consciousness should we chant? What thing should we keep in mind while calling the Lord?

Answer by Radhanath Swami: Like a child crying for its mother we should chant the names of Krishna. We should take the shelter of Krishna who has so mercifully appeared within the name.

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Should We Artificially Cry While Praying? Radhanath Swami…

By on October 2, 2010 in Insights with 51 Comments
Should We Artificially Cry While Praying? Radhanath Swami…

Question to Radhanath Swami: It is said that a prayer should be a cry from the heart. But many times it is mechanical.  In that case, should we artificially try to cry or should we wait till the cry naturally comes from the heart?
Radhanath Swami: We shouldn’t be artificial, but we should be sincere. If we do not have sincerity, we can honestly pray for that. Our Guru used to say that everything is based on our desire. Our whole life is built up on the foundation of our desires;

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What is Humility? Radhanath Swami Eloquently Answers

By on October 1, 2010 in Insights with 50 Comments
What is Humility? Radhanath Swami Eloquently Answers

Question to Radhanath Swami: What exactly is this humility?

Radhanath Swami: Humility really means honesty. Humility is about simply being truthful. What do we have to brag about? If God does not make the sun rise, what will you do? Did you create your brain? Did you create your eyes to see?

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How to Develop Appreciation for Deities? – By Radhanath Swami

By on September 20, 2010 in Insights with 88 Comments
How to Develop Appreciation for Deities? – By Radhanath Swami

Question to Radhanath Swami: How to develop appreciation for deities?

Radhanath Swami: Srila Bhaktisiddanta Saraswathi Thakur, a prominent saint and ourparam guru, instructed us, “Do not try to see Lord Krishna. Try to serve Lord Krishna so that He wants to see you.” We should not think the deity as an object of our enjoyment. We should approach the deity thinking we are an object of His enjoyment.

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