Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

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Isn’t there Hidden Selfishness on the Spiritual Path? Let’s see what Radhanath Swami says…

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Isn’t there Hidden Selfishness on the Spiritual Path? Let’s see what Radhanath Swami says…

Question to Radhanath Swami: When we say prayers or when we do any good deed, it is recommended that we have no selfish motive. But at the back of our mind, we want purification etc. That “I” is coming again. How do you explain that? How do we say that we don’t have a selfish motive?

Radhanath Swami: Because the true “I” is not selfish. The egoistic “I” is selfish, but the spirit “I” is not selfish. Our real “I”, that “I am a servant” is not a selfish conception. That “I am a controller and enjoyer” is a selfish conception.

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