Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

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Duty of the politician and duty of the common man

By on April 10, 2012 in Life with 63 Comments
Duty of the politician and duty of the common man

Question to Radhanath Swami: How could both the politicians and the common men cooperate to create a harmonious society?

Answer by Radhanath Swami: Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change that you want to see in this world.” To bring a change, whether we are a leader or a layman in society, we have to take responsibility to live by the ideals that we are meant to follow in our particular roles…..

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Unlatch yourself from the doors of attachment; Radhanath Swami shares the meaning of detachment

By on September 19, 2011 in Insights with 98 Comments
Unlatch yourself from the doors of attachment; Radhanath Swami shares the meaning of detachment

Question o Radhanath Swami: I am married and have a family with certain responsibilities. Recently, I took up the spiritual practice of Bhakti Yoga and heard about ‘detachment’ as on of the principles. With so many responsibilities how can I practice this principle?

 

Radhanath Swami Answers: We have to understand from Bhagavad-Gita, what does it mean to be detached? To be detached means that you are attached to the service but you are detached from the results of the service for your personal enjoyment. Arjuna was a warrior and his duty was to fight. Lord Krishna told him, “You must fight. You must fight better than anyone else.

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