Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Radhanath Swami on Mastering Time Utilization

Time is a powerful and inconceivable energy of the Lord. It is so subtle and invisible, but it has the potency to consume everything that is animate or inanimate. It will turn to dust the highest mountains, evaporate the mighty oceans and burn out the sun. It will devastate all physical lives down to the little insect. Every rising and setting of the sun brings us closer to our impending death.

Time can be effectively utilized only if we use it for the purpose that the Lord has intended for us. We are unaware of what the future holds for us, but we have to prepare ourselves by engaging every passing moment in remembering the Lord, worshiping and serving Him. For the one who does this, with every rising and setting of the sun, he is one day closer to eternal life. Each moment is priceless because we can use it to absorb ourselves in the Lord. How are we going to utilize our moments? We have to make a choice to either be devoured by time or to move towards eternal blissful life in the spiritual world. This is the most serious choice a human being could make in this creation.

37 comments:

  1. So powerfully said by Radhanath Swami! Shows us how to conquer time instead of letting it conquer us.

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  2. Well said by HH Radhanath Swami. I am 29, don't know how much I have before I am pushed to death. Thank you HH Radhanath Swami for sharing these words of wisdom.

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  3. Modern man has so many engagements which are nothing but waste of time......thanks swamiji for guiding all of us on the correct path.....

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  4. Time and tide wait for no one. Radhanath Swami is making us realize the value of every moment. As ignorant people we are simply engrossed in so called material enjoyment which is temporary and it is our duty to learn from someone like Radhanath Swami how we should make the most of the limited time which we have in this world...

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  5. Radhanath Swami has a perfect understanding of the essence of time utilization. That is why he has initiated so many socio-religious welfare programs such as Barsana Eye Camp, Bhaktivedanta Hospital, Mid-day meal, Food-for-life etc. so that his followers can be properly engaged in the service of humanity while simultaneously performing devotional service.

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  6. Time used in Lords service is fully utilised

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  7. Radhanath swami is strongly urging us not waste time on acts that will not help develop self-ralization.

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  8. we are wasting our precious time in useless mundane work and forgetting the real Goal of life. Radhanath swami Maharaj's humble attempt to realize the value of time is very much appreciatory.

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  9. Maharaj we are so engrossed in so called material duties and we are not realizing that we are moving towards death.Thank you Maharaj for realizing us to how to use time in the service of Krishna.Jai Gurudev!!!

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  10. Radhanath Swami time and again makes us aware of the value of time. We can gauge the pain that he is undergoing seeing people just waste away their valuable time.

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  11. Rightly said by Maharaj.This human form of life is very rare to achieve.Having got it one should not waste it in mundane pursuits and rather utilise it for the purpose Lord has intended to in achieving the love of God, the highest perfection of life.Maharaj is showing us the path.The onus is on us to follow him.

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  12. Time passes continuously and brings us closer to death. But if one chooses to dovetail one's thoughts to contemplation upon the beauty and perfection of God, and actions to executing His instructions, then time will bring us to an eternal life. Radhanath Swami has given an indication to bring about a shift in how we steer our life on a moment to moment basis and realize the difference between death and eternal life.

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  13. What Radhanath swami has said here is so true. Time can never be bought back with whatever wealth we might have.

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  14. Radhanath Swami Maharaj has such wonderful realizations, that just by hearing about them one gets wonderstruck. How deeply he extracts the meanings and presents it for the welfare of everyone.

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  15. Discretion to use time either closer to Lord or to death is what human has. Thank you Radhanath Swami maharaj for instructing me how to go closer to god.

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  16. Very nice, Thank you Maharaj ..

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  17. This is indeed so profoundly yet simply presented by Radhanatha Swami, Some how in wrigmarole of our lives we always forget the value to time and the importance of remembering the Lord at every passing moment.

    Thank you Radhanatha Swami for the though provoking presentation

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  18. "Time can be effectively utilized only if we use it for the purpose that the Lord has intended for us."Nice point from Radhanat swami

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  19. hrishikesh mafatlalAugust 14, 2010 at 2:08 AM

    Time Management, seen wholistically, is all about how we are utilizing every moment for the highest priority in our life.

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  20. Thank you Radhanath Swami for illuminating on this. i would always feel that what cost we need to pay to go to Spiritual world. Ticket to that journey is priceless. But one answer i found in this lecture and that is "Each moment is priceless because we can use it to absorb ourselves in the Lord". this is the price we need to pay.

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  21. Radhanath Swami Maharaj, thank you very much

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  22. Radhanath Swami has written well on what the best Time Management is. Thank You.

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  23. Thank you Radhanath Swami for reiterating the importance of time.

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  24. Radhanath Swami has wonderfully explained the importance of utilising time...and not allowing it to devour us...!!!!

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  25. Radhanath Swami has given a very potent understanding about time -- being so subtle and invisible, but it has the potency to consume everything that is animate or inanimate. It will turn to dust the highest mountains, evaporate the mighty oceans and burn out the sun. Shcoking but true.

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  26. Yogita JagannathanAugust 19, 2010 at 5:57 AM

    Such good advice on time management. Today so many organisations are charging millions of dollars to give seminars on time management, but Radhanath Swami has given such profound advice, which is priceless.

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  27. I have participated in some Time Management Seminar but nobody presented this aspect of TIME reminding me ... "either be devoured by time or to move towards eternal blissful life in the spiritual world"

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  28. A powerful concept presented so simply by Radhanath Swami

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  29. Radhanath Swami explains how best one can utilize the time for his own benefit. All glories to Radhanath Swami.

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  30. If we don't surrender and serve the Lord willingly, we will have to bite the dust in due course of time. Very powerful concept.

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  31. Simple and highly instructive statement on time management

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  32. yes we are suffering because of our karma.its very true

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  33. truly wonderful information from H.H.Radhanath Swami!

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  34. This is a very serious subject matter which Radhanath Swami has discussed. We must utilize the most precious time for the thing which is the most auspecious and that's spending time for performing the activities for the Lord.

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  35. Such a wonderful message to all of us. We need to utilize every moment of time with utmost caution. We must plan our years,months, days, hour, minutes& seconds with intention to spend
    it in the service of the Lord just suitably matching to the instructions & orders of Spiritual master for his satisfaction.

    Thank you Radhanath Swami.

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