Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

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Is Religion meant for Violence? Radhanath Swami Answers

By on November 27, 2011 in Insights with 145 Comments
Is Religion meant for Violence? Radhanath Swami Answers

Question to Radhanath Swami: Religion has the power to divide. The riots in Mumbai, Gujarat and Ayodhya are created by religion. Do you see a divide?

 

Radhanath Swami Answers: You have to educate people about religion. Religion is about love and compassion and seeing all as one. The Bible says understanding the letter of the laws of religion is less important than understanding the spirit. The Gita says the person who is enlightened sees every living being with equal vision…

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Why so many Religions if God is One? Radhanath Swami Answers..

By on April 6, 2011 in Insights with 74 Comments
Why so many Religions if God is One? Radhanath Swami Answers..

Question to Radhanath Swami: Since childhood I have always heard there is one God, but then why there so many religions?

Radhanath Swami: God appears in many varieties of wonderful ways just according to the need. So when some people say they do not understand why there are many different religions in this world. Why there is not just one? That would make things much simpler.

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Is inquiry taboo in spirituality? Radhanath Swami Answers

By on October 14, 2010 in Life with 37 Comments
Is inquiry taboo in spirituality? Radhanath Swami Answers

Question to Radhanath Swami: Is inquiry taboo in spirituality? I mean, are we expected to be blind followers?

Radhanath Swami: Srila Prabhupada, our beloved Guru, did not want blind followers. He wanted independent thinking people who by their own free will were convinced of the substance of the scriptures through sincere and submissive inquiry. Srila Prabhupada welcomed questions….

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Isn’t it true that only the rich can afford religion? Radhanath Swami…

By on September 15, 2010 in Insights with 34 Comments
Isn’t it true that only the rich can afford religion? Radhanath Swami…

Question to Radhanath Swami : Isn’t it true that only the rich can afford religion?

Radhanath Swami : I remember, when I was child there was a song I listened to. It’s called “All my trials Lord, will soon be over.” One stanza in this song said, “If religion is that a thing that money could

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How can we rectify people who misuse religion for political agenda?

By on September 15, 2010 in Insights with 79 Comments
How can we rectify people who misuse religion for political agenda?

Question to Radhanath Swami: I want to know a rational solution. How can we rectify those people who are just misusing religion for political agenda?

Radhanath Swami : The greatest thing any of us can do, individually or collectively, is to educate people. There must be spiritual education based on universal and eternal religious principles. People must be educated by our words, and especially by our examples.

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Is Religion Causing Problems? Radhanath Swami Responds…

By on September 14, 2010 in Insights with 181 Comments
Is Religion Causing Problems? Radhanath Swami Responds…

Question to Radhanath Swami : Swamiji, my question is not directly related to religion. But some of the biggest challenges facing the world today are the problems caused by religions. What is the solution for this?

Radhanath Swami : I do not see it as a problem of religion. I see it as the problem caused by irreligion in the guise of religion. We have to find what religion actually is.

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