Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

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How to Restrain from the ‘Don’ts’? Radhanath Swami Provides a Solution

By on February 8, 2011 in Insights with 65 Comments
How to Restrain from the ‘Don’ts’? Radhanath Swami Provides a Solution
Question to Radhanath Swami: I have heard of some ‘don’ts’ on the Bhakti path. But it seems intolerable to restrain from indulging in them. Do you have a solution?

Radhanath Swami: If you have a rash that is intolerably itching, the tendency is to scratch it, scratch it, scratch it, and keep scratching it. Did you ever have this experience? But as you scratch it, it makes the condition worse.

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What’s the Importance of Fasting on Appearance and Disappearance Days? Radhanath Swami Enlightens…

By on October 25, 2010 in Insights with 58 Comments
What’s the Importance of Fasting on Appearance and Disappearance Days? Radhanath Swami Enlightens…

Question to Radhanath Swami: It is recommended that we fast on the birthdays (usually called the appearance days) of great acharyas or spiritual preceptors. Similarly, it is recommended that we fast on the anniversaries of their departure from this world (disappearance day.) What is the importance of this fasting?

Radhanath Swami: Ultimately, it’s to show our love and appreciation for what that great acharya or spiritual preceptor has done for the world. Performing tapasya or austerity is a way of showing love on the path of bhakti.

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“How to control and purify the senses?” Radhanath Swami Answers…

By on October 18, 2010 in Insights with 47 Comments
“How to control and purify the senses?” Radhanath Swami Answers…

Question to Radhanath Swami: How to control and purify our senses?

Answer: That is a very important question. It’s the essence of life. That question and its answer is the path of perfection. Krishna tells in the Bhagavad Gita that by engaging our senses and our mind, which is our sixth sense, in the service of the Lord, we become purified of all illusory designations.

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