Genuine Vs Hypocrite : An irresponsible leader can break the hearts and faith of his followers and raise suspicion even toward those who are genuine. What pain his hypocrisy caused to those who trusted him and just see what it has done to his own life. How essential it is to live what we believe. How vital it is to practice what we preach.”
Soul Vs Body : “It’s not the body that people love, but the soul. The body is a temporary vehicle. Without the soul, the body is like a car without a driver. I see through my eyes, smell through my nose, taste through my tongue, hear through my ears, feel through my skin, think through my brain, and love through my heart. But who am I? Who is the witness, enjoyer and sufferer that activates my body?”
Puddle Vs Ocean : “Imagine there is a puddle. When it rains, the puddle is filled with water. When it doesn’t, the puddle dries up. Now compare that to the ocean. The ocean is so deep, it doesn’t matter if it rains above or it is dry weather. Your inner depth should be as much as the ocean, so you are not fazed by the external praise or criticism. For that, you must truly do work that is meaningful to you, have love in your heart for others and help people. And when you achieve inner depth, the external world’s rewards won’t matter to you as much.”
Radhanath Swami On Spiritual Love : Spiritual love is unconditional not only for God but for every living being because every living being is part and parcel of God.
Radhanath Swami On Living In Harmony With Nature : When our foundation is in harmony with the laws of nature we will live in harmony with our eternal nature.
Radhanath Swami On Spirituality : Spirituality is revival of our Krishna Consciousness,not creating something new.
Radhanath Swami On Understanding Shrimad Bhagavatam : We read the Srimad Bhagavatam, but if we really want to understand what’s being said we have to enter into the experience of the particular characters.
Radhanath Swami On Success: Success of our activites is when we have absorption in Krishna.
Radhanath Swami On Faith : Faith is that substance through which we can see the invisible, through which we can connect to the Absolute Truth, God.
Radhanath Swami On Giving Pleasure To Others : It is worth going through tears to give pleasure to others.
Radhanath Swami On Culture: Culture in any civilization depends on giving honor and credit to our predecessors.
Radhanath Swami On A Man Of God : A man of God is like the ocean—undisturbed by the rivers that are coming in. The fullness of peace he experiences within is so great that the problems of the world he has to deal with and the suffering he has to go through become insignificant in comparison. But if you don’t have God, that suffering is the all and all of your life.
Radhanath Swami On Perceiving The Absolute Truth : Absolute truth can be percieved by a repentant heart.
Radhanath Swami On Enthusiasm : Enthusiasm is the expression of our desire to develop the intention to love Krishna.
Radhanath Swami On Greatest Loss : To loose money, prestige, health or even life itself is not such a loss. To loose faith is the greatest loss.
Radhanath Swami On False Promises Of Material Nature : If one team wins the world cup, dozens lose. This shows that in material world ratio of people suffering is always greater than ratio of people happy.
Radhanath Swami On Ignorance Of People : There has never been a prison built by man that people haven’t figured out how to escape. But what kind of prison God has created…. no walls, no guards and although everyone is suffering in this world no one wants to get out.
Radhanath Swami On Bhakti : Bhakti means liberation from all these complications. Just give credit to God,….so easy but so difficult.
Radhanath Swami On Protection Of Community : To protect our community, we need intelligence and to nourish it we need humility.
Radhanath Swami on Pleasing God : We can remember Krishna for millions of births and still remain in the material world, unless Krishna is pleased with our remembrance.
Radhanath Swami On Devotional Service : Devotional service is not a system of negation but a system of transformation.
Radhanath Swami On Relative Consciousness : Every thing in this world is neutral. Whether a thing is beneficial or destructive depends on the consciousness and character of the person utilizing it.
Radhanath Swami On Hearing : Bliss in Krishna Consciousness comes only when there is eagerness to hear Krishna Katha. This eagerness comes only when there is a sense of urgency.
Radhanath Swami On Impediments Of Life : Impediments that come in life serve to strengthen the sincere and discard the ones who are insincere.
Radhanath Swami On Civilization : Any real civilization is based on the principles of respect and gratitude. On the basis of that respect and gratitude, there is morality, charity, and compassion.
Radhanath Swami on transcendental knowledge : Disciplic succession is the means by which transcendental knowledge is preserved.
Radhanath Swami On Compassion : Compassion brings fulfillment to the heart. Selfish desires simply agitate the heart.
Radhanath Swami On Expecting Respect : To the degree we expect respect; to that degree we will be quarrelsome.
Radhanath Swami On Surrender : Do not think that if you surrender to Krishna you will be loser. You will not lose anything except bondage, frustration and suffering. That is all you will lose.
Radhanath Swami On Heart’s Fulfillment : Fulfillment comes from reciprocation of God being pleased within.
Radhanath Swami On Joy of Bhakti : The joy of bhakti is experienced to the degree we are selfless in our efforts.
Radhanath Swami On Aspects Of Human Life : Every aspect of human life is meant to create a favorable environment to purify our hearts.
Radhanath Swami On Culture : Culture means to understand how to respect others according to their particular positions with a proper service attitude.
Radhanath Swami On The Real Love : Real love is expressed through service. A mother is willing to do anything and everything to serve the child. She is willing to stay up late in the night, willing to clean all the mess that the child creates and willing to sacrifice her very life for the child. That is service.
Radhanath Swami On Hard Work : It takes hard work to make something wonderful.
Radhanath Swami on Humility : If Somebody praises you, and if you have any humility you will feel totally like a fool.
Radhanath Swami on Lord’s vision : When you consider yourself holy, then you are wholly not holy in the eyes of God.
Radhanath Swami On Lack Of Gratitude : Familiarity leads to lack of Gratitude.