Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Radhanath Swami on slavery

In this world we are brain-washed to want to be the master to be the enjoyer but in Krishna Consciousness we are taught to be subordinate…in very very frank terms, we are taught slavery to be a slave. Who wants to be a slave in this world? People fight for freedom and we are striving to give up our freedom and be a slave. What does that mean? To surrender means to surrender your freedom to surrender your independence and as Prabhupada used to say to become a Vaikunta man to become Krishna’s man. Of course when we decide to do that the power of the gesture of that love is so great that Krishna becomes subordinate to that love.

- H.H.Radhanath Swami

5 comments:

  1. I liked this post from HH Radhanath Swami. I am elated by reading these words of wisdom

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  2. Its such an amazing formula explained so nicely by Radhanath Swami - in this world we try to be God by all our powers - raw strength, with intellect etc, we fail.

    However simply becoming dependent on the Lord, making our wish one with the Lord, and serving him with Love captures the Lord!

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  3. Radhanath Swami says that we should be a surrender our life and soul at the feet of God and His followers, and stop leading a life of independence.

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  4. Abhishek ChaudhuryOctober 6, 2010 at 5:05 AM

    GOD consciousness and a tendency to dominate go ill together… to serve all is the true conclusion of attaining GOD.

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  5. GOD consciousness and a tendency to dominate go ill together… to serve all is the true conclusion of attaining GOD.

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