Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

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Why do we offer a garland?

By on June 14, 2014 in Insights with 45 Comments
Why do we offer a garland?

Question to Radhanath Swami: What is the significance of offering garlands to guests in the Vedic culture?
Radhanath Swami Answers: It is tradition that we offer a garland to a respectable personality.

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Solving Terrorism

By on March 3, 2012 in Events with 96 Comments
Solving Terrorism

Question to Radhanath Swami : How could we help solve the problem of terrorism on an individual level?

 

Answer by Radhanath Swami:  Terrorism is born of ego. Strife and friction are caused when we understand only the letter of the religious law but ignore the spirit behind it. Unity and brotherhood of mankind can happen when….

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What it Means to be Eager to Offer Respect to Others? Radhanath Swami says…

By on November 11, 2010 in Life with 26 Comments
What it Means to be Eager to Offer Respect to Others? Radhanath Swami says…

Question to Radhanath Swami: It is said that one should be eager to offer all respects to others. But what does that mean in practical life?

Radhanath Swami: That means to be in the spirit of servant. Prabhupäda, our guru, explains that a devotee addresses all others as prabhu, master; that means we take a humble position. In India, people fold their hands and say “namaskär,” but like so many other things, rarely do people understand what it really means….

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