Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

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Is Religion meant for Violence? Radhanath Swami Answers

By on November 27, 2011 in Insights with 145 Comments
Is Religion meant for Violence? Radhanath Swami Answers

Question to Radhanath Swami: Religion has the power to divide. The riots in Mumbai, Gujarat and Ayodhya are created by religion. Do you see a divide?

 

Radhanath Swami Answers: You have to educate people about religion. Religion is about love and compassion and seeing all as one. The Bible says understanding the letter of the laws of religion is less important than understanding the spirit. The Gita says the person who is enlightened sees every living being with equal vision…

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Can I kill animals for my experiments? Radhanath Swami Answers

By on March 12, 2011 in Life with 60 Comments
Can I kill animals for my experiments? Radhanath Swami Answers

Can I kill animals for my experiments? Radhanath Swami Answers

Question to Radhanath Swami: I’m a medical student and have to use animals for experiments. Since animal killing is not allowed in the Vedas, is the performance of my duty a sin? And if it is a sin, how does one get away from that sin?

Radhanath Swami: We should try to avoid these activities as far as possible.  Sinful karma can be graded according to our motivations.

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