Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

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Radhanath Swami answers the question, “Do we really need a Guru?”

By on March 15, 2015 in Life with 82 Comments
Radhanath Swami answers the question, “Do we really need a Guru?”

Question to Radhanath Swami: Can’t we practice spirituality without accepting a guru? Can’t we make spiritual advancement based on knowledge from scriptures and what we have learnt from others?

Radhanath Swami Answers: We can make progress to some extent. But whether we admit or not, we do have gurus: people who inspire us, people from whom we gain knowledge.

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Is Religion different from Spirituality?

By on September 19, 2012 in Insights with 57 Comments
Is Religion different from Spirituality?

Question to Radhanath Swami: Thank you. Swamiji that was really really execellent lecture. Just one small point how would you define the difference between a religion and spirituality?

Answer by Radhanath Swami: If we try to understand the actual meaning of religion, we will find that there is no difference. But if we view the way religion is often followed in the world today, there is a big difference. The word religion comes from the Greek word religio, which means ‘to bind back’ or ‘to reconnect’—to reconnect our hearts, our consciousness, with God.

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Why God made this world perishable? Radhanath Swami Answers…

By on February 9, 2011 in Life with 51 Comments
Why God made this world perishable? Radhanath Swami Answers…
Question to Radhanath Swami: We see that everything gets destroyed in due course of time in this world. Why God had to make the world in this way?
Radhanath Swami: You cannot figure that out, nor can I, but the creator himself has revealed that to us through the scriptures.

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What does it mean—seeing through the eyes of the scriptures? Radhanath Swami clarifies….

By on December 15, 2010 in Insights with 130 Comments
What does it mean—seeing through the eyes of the scriptures? Radhanath Swami clarifies….

Question to Radhanath Swami: I have often heard the phrase, “seeing through the eyes of the scriptures.” What does that mean?

Radhanath Swami: What we may witness in the world, we must learn to process that information through the knowledge we have read in the Holy Scriptures and the knowledge we have heard from the great saintly people.

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