Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

Tag: Philanthropy

When somebody comes begging to you…

By on September 16, 2013 in Life with 52 Comments
When somebody comes begging to you…

Question to Radhanath Swami: While traveling by trains I see many children begging. They seem hungry and I can’t bear the sight. When they ask for money, one side of me says I shouldn’t give them the money, for they might give it to people who’ll misuse it. My other side says that I should. What should I do?
Radhanath Swami Answers: Real joy comes through service; real joy comes through serving without expecting anything material in return. When we do something and we get something in return,…

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Charity and spirituality, Radhanath Swami uncovers the connection…

By on June 3, 2011 in Insights with 50 Comments
Charity and spirituality, Radhanath Swami uncovers the connection…

Question to Radhanath Swami:I have always come across a comparison between charities based philanthropic organizations and religious organizations. How can I support both?

Radhanath Swami: Giving prasadam (sanctified food) in charity is a pure spiritual activity. Distributing prasadam is appreciated by all philanthropically minded people and it is also very dear to the heart of supreme Lord Sri Krishna.

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