Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

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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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What is Surrender? Radhanath Swami Answers

By on December 8, 2010 in Insights with 53 Comments
What is Surrender? Radhanath Swami Answers

Question to Radhanath Swami: The Bhagavad Gita says that we should surrender to the Supreme God. But it sounds scary to me. What does surrender to God mean?

Radhanath Swami: For a most people surrender sounds like a horrible thing.

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How can we Love all Simply by Loving God? Radhanath Swami gives an Explanation

By on December 2, 2010 in Nature with 243 Comments
How can we Love all Simply by Loving God? Radhanath Swami gives an Explanation

Question to Radhanath Swami: How is it that loving God enables us to spontaneously love every living being?

Radhanath Swami: The Gita tells that this is because every living being is a part of God, just as every ray emanating from the sun is part of the sun. When we discover the love of God that is within our own hearts, we see an inseparable part of God in the heart of every living being—male or female; black ,white, red, yellow or brown; Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Jew , Parsee, Jain, or Sikh; Pakistani, Indian, Israeli, or Palestinian.

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What’s the Importance of Fasting on Appearance and Disappearance Days? Radhanath Swami Enlightens…

By on October 25, 2010 in Insights with 58 Comments
What’s the Importance of Fasting on Appearance and Disappearance Days? Radhanath Swami Enlightens…

Question to Radhanath Swami: It is recommended that we fast on the birthdays (usually called the appearance days) of great acharyas or spiritual preceptors. Similarly, it is recommended that we fast on the anniversaries of their departure from this world (disappearance day.) What is the importance of this fasting?

Radhanath Swami: Ultimately, it’s to show our love and appreciation for what that great acharya or spiritual preceptor has done for the world. Performing tapasya or austerity is a way of showing love on the path of bhakti.

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How to live in a world plagued by selfishness? Radhanath Swami shows the way

By on October 10, 2010 in Life with 49 Comments
How to live in a world plagued by selfishness? Radhanath Swami shows the way

Question to Radhanath Swami: It is said that we should always associate with selfless people, and that’s very critical.  Then, how should we interact with the people who are selfish?  As you say, we should also love them as they are also part of God. So, if we are surrounded by such people, how should we act?

Radhanath Swami: By being a good example.  Of course, if those people open their minds and hearts for us to speak to them about higher virtues and higher truths in life….

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Radhanath Swami’s Tips on Rapid Spirituality

By on September 10, 2010 in Life with 281 Comments
Radhanath Swami’s Tips on Rapid Spirituality

Question to Radhanath Swami : How to attain love for God as soon as possible ?

Radhanath Swami Answers : That is a very nice question.

To the degree we make that ideal a priority in life, to that degree we realize it quickly. If we make it a first priority in life then we will make very rapid

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