Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

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Radhanath Swami Answers, “Is religion the source of strife?”

By on February 26, 2015 in Insights with 82 Comments
Radhanath Swami Answers, “Is religion the source of strife?”

Question to Radhanath Swami: ‘God’ and religion is the source of so much strife in ourworld, perhaps because of the fact that it is misused. I just wanted to get your perspective on that.

Radhanath Swami Answers: My guru Srila Prabhupada said, “Philosophy without good character is practically useless.” The whole purpose of religion is to help us in transcending the arrogant ego.

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Why did Krishna force Arjuna to fight? Radhanath Swami tells why…

By on September 14, 2010 in Insights with 62 Comments
Why did Krishna force Arjuna to fight? Radhanath Swami tells why…

Question to Radhanath Swami : Why was Arjuna forced by Krishna to fight?

Radhanath Swami : Arjuna was told to act like a surgeon. If a person has a serious tumor and if it is not cut out, the person dies. So surgery in one sense is violence. It taking a knife and cutting a person, open. Now, open heart surgery is really a violent surgery; the ribcage is cut

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