Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Radhanath Swami on Yearning for God

We must understand that there is danger at every step. Terrorism is growing. It is said that two out of five people will die of cancer. Ecology is breaking down. There are floods, droughts, cities being washed away by the ocean. It is a very harsh society we live in today, a society with no tolerance or mercy.

People are competing so much for sense gratification, wealth, power, adoration, but a sincere seeker has nothing to do with this competition anymore. The most serious thing is to have a sincere yearning for God. This is our responsibility as human beings – to get to know Him and love Him. But we are always getting distracted by something – our needs, our health, or how we have been mistreated. Even if our excuses are accurate, the reality is that our soul is longing for God. He will reveal Himself in our hearts according to how we surrender to Him, how we make Him a priority in our life.

62 comments:

  1. So true that our mind gets distracted by worldly things so much. The real shelter is the love of the Supreme. Thank you Radhanath swami for pointing this.

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  2. So true! God reveals to us according to how we surrender. Our priority shifts according to our requirement, however with the help of our spiritual master, our priority changes for our betterment. Thanks Maharaj

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  3. Great spiritualists like Radhanath Swami remind misdirected beings like us to the ultimate reality that our soul is longing for love - longing for God and inspire us to work in that direction and surrender to God by making God a priority of life.

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  4. I totally agree with the quotes of Radhanath Swami Maharaj that "But we are always getting distracted by something – our needs, our health, or how we have been mistreated. Even if our excuses are accurate, the reality is that our soul is longing for God."
    Very true....

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  5. It is so difficult to control the mind and our senses. it is possible only through the guidance of a spiritualist like Radhanath Swami.

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  6. As mentioned by Radhanath Swami, it is very true that we are constantly getting disturbances and distractions to progress towards God, the only aim of Human life. I strogly suggest that if we strictly follow the teachings of Radhanath Swami, then surely we will come out successfully.

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  7. Very good article. Thanks for sharing

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  8. All GLories To H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    Cultivating this yearning for the lordship can only come through as much as association, reading and dedicated chanting.

    But we also need an sincere endeavour and faith in the Shashtras and Guru that shall keep us riveted on the paths of Spirituality.

    Hare Krishna

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  9. What a practical point! Out thoughts in this crazy material world are being increasingly drawn towards a consumerist attitude.Our wants are increasing more and more.Only Saintly persons like Radhanath Swami can come by and give us the Divine message to get us out of this rut and be liberated

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  10. This is such a nice thought presented by Radhanath Swami!We are making so many excuses for enjoying in this world and being away from true source of Happiness which our Soul is Longing sice Ages to get reconnected with GOD

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  11. very nice, thank you very much Maharaj.

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  12. As put by Radhanath Swami, there is immense competition for not only the limited resources, but also competition with ourselves with respect to how we spend our time and where we place our attention. Radhanath Swami is very concerned knowing that we are liable to be brooding over our needs, health or mistreatments (when compared to our unrealistic expectations); so he warns us to bring back our attention to the understanding that God must be our priority.

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  13. Its so easy to get carried away in this material world. Radhanath Swami a true well wisher is showing us the right direction.

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  14. Radhanath Swami sums up and cautions us against the dangers we are facing at every step in this world

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  15. Thanks Radhanath maharaj for reminding us what is our first duty.

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  16. Thank you for the enlightenment Radhanath Swami :)

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  17. "People are competing so much for sense gratification, wealth, power, adoration" This line really touched my heart. How true. We are sturgguling hard for happyness,but it's so temporary.

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  18. Beautiful. Even if we our excuses are true, we are still longing for God. That's the real longing, whether we know it or not.

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  19. Human life is the loop hole through which we can escape from this disaster. Radhanath Swami Maharaj out of compassion is reminding us the importance of yearning for God as we got this human body.

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  20. "The most serious thing is to have a sincere yearning for God" - Radhanath Swami puts it nicely so nicely .

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  21. What a viewpoint to look at!! Yearning for GOD is a necessity of soul and true solution of all problems. So concise and precise. Only a realised person can do this.

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  22. people in general are taking non permanent things as very serious but nobody is interested to know and love God as Maharaj has said here "The most serious thing is to have a sincere yearning for God." this is the responsibility of a human being. Thank you very much Maharaj for enlightening.

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  23. hrishikesh mafatlalAugust 19, 2010 at 3:36 AM

    I like this statement "We are getting distracted". This means we allow ourselves to go off-track. The harsh realities of life are ignored.

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  24. So true. Most of our time is spent on 'our needs, our health, or how we have been mistreated'. Somehow spirituality doesn't fir into our scheme of things. Thank you Radhanath Swami for redirecting us to the right course.

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  25. Even if our excuses are accurate, the reality is that our soul is longing for God. He will reveal Himself in our hearts according to how we surrender to Him, how we make Him a priority in our life. very nicely said statement by HH Radhanath Swami

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  26. Such a simple thing to move from I consciousness to God consciousness

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  27. There is danger at every step .....is the problem .... and the solution given by Radhanath Swami ... is to have a sincere yearning for God. This is our responsibility .

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  28. This material world is designed for suffering.Radhanath Swami once said,"there is only enough happiness to keep you attached to your miseries." Wise thing is to get out of this material world as soon as possible, by establishing relationship with God.

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  29. Radhanath Swami teaches very clearly to what to give priority in our lives.

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  30. Realities of life: Very nicely explain!

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  31. It is so wonderfully said by Radhanath Swami Maharaj. Sometimes I feel inspite of hearing this all why I get attracted to Maya, that probably shows how strong the Maya is.

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  32. Radhanath swami gives such a wonderful perspective to all our material problems.

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  33. "How we make Him(Krishna) a priority in our life" This is very important and we always take priority of family, society and carrier and here Maharaj is alarming us to despite so much negativity in this world still we have chance to surrender to Krishna.Jai Gurudev!!!

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  34. Radhanath swami reminds us that we dont have a lot of time and need to make the best use of this human form of life for undersatnding who we are, what is our relation to God.

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  35. Radhanath Swami's words are so profound. It dissipates all confusion and makes us focussed on the ultimate goal of life.

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  36. Urgency of taking to Spiritual life is so important; life gives us so many warnings everyday...however we are caught up with petty things...

    Unless we take guidance from exalted saints like Radhanath Swami and cultivate the right life style, we are heading for trouble.

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  37. Without the association of devotees, how easy it is to be deluded by these illusory needs of wealth and power which are but transient and have no relation to the needs of the soul.

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  38. Thanks swamiji for guiding us towards the proper path............

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  39. thank you Radhanath swami for giving this simple formula

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  40. Manish RaikundaliaAugust 19, 2010 at 7:51 PM

    Radhanath Maharaj is shedding light on things we know but don't realize. Thank you maharaj.

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  41. Very nice article. Thank you for posting. Hare Krishna

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  42. HH Radhanath swami maharaj is reminding us the purpose and the responsibility as a human being.

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  43. Our soul is always longing for God. This is very inspiring one from HH Radhanath Swami maharaj

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  44. Whenever we face a terrible situation, we take shelter of God. And when the danger seems to be over, we become complacent and make excuses about health etc as mentioned here. But if faced with a life-threatening situation, we would forget all these excuses.

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  45. Radhanath Swami is right. Even if we are very wealthy & wield a lot of power or influence in the society, we cannot escape the miseries of this material world. We all get affected by man-made calamities such as terrorism, accidents etc., natural disturbances such as floods, earthquakes, tsunami etc. and our personal health problems such as stress, hypertension, cancer, tumour etc.
    But like Radhanath Swami says, once we surrender to God, then we can overcome all these miseries & feel blissful. And if we attain spiritual perfection, we can go back home, back to Godhead & enjoy eternal happiness in the loving service of God.

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  46. It is a wonderful way of learning how much maya is powerful. Whatever Maharaj teaches is so much heart touching.
    Smitha Krishna das

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  47. Thank you HH Radhanath Swami for giving the words of wisdom to include God in our lives.

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  48. Reading Radhanath Swami's post gives me conviction that love for lord is real substance we are looking for in this world which will give happiness.

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  49. Only with the association of devotees, we can understand which is our real priority. Thank you Maharaj.

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  50. Thank you Radhanath Swami for showing us the urgency to reach our goal.

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  51. This article of Radhanath Swami on yearning for God redirects us in this messy world towards our real goal.

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  52. Radhanath Swami is so true. Competition is making people completely blind in this age. Its so unfortunate people can live happily with small piece of land and cow as Srila Prabhupadfa used to say but still there is so much hunger for unwanted things...

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  53. most of us, most of the time, running behind health n wealth,leaving far behind the most important thing 'the well being of the soul'....for some its too late at times.......thank you maharaj for awakening us

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  54. When Radhanath Swami speaks about these problems, he is genuinely concerned. He means that we Yearn for God.

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  55. I 100% convince of Maharaj words is all our need is correct but god must be a priority in our life..sometimes we may forget in our day to day life what is our 1st duty. Maharaj always remind us and guide us..thank you Maharaj

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  56. Thankyou so much Maharaj... remembering us every time that we are in danger and krishna is top most priority

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  57. yogita JagannathanAugust 20, 2010 at 8:41 PM

    This is so true, nowadays there is so much danger in the world - be it physical diseases, natural calamities, psychological problems etc. Thank you Radhanath Swami for this article.

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  58. Radhanath Swami Maharaj teachings always brings us to reality and allowing us making right priority of in our life. I am greatful for having such a saintly person.

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  59. thanks Radhanath swamy for explaining the reality of life

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  60. How nicely Radhanath swami is describing the need to be focused on our yearning to know God and not get distracted by other things.So appealing...

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  61. I heard one of maharaj's leactures which mentions that we cant cry for LORD unless we realize the need for the LORD. Chanting attentively helps us to realize the importance of the lord and to call HIM to have mercy on us.

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  62. "Even if our excuses are accurate, the reality is that our soul is longing for God.". What a wonderful Radhanath Swami has conveyed here. We should strive to serve the Lord by all of our hearts all the time.

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