Thursday, October 28, 2010

Radhanath Swami explains From KG to PhD

The longer you don't eat, the hungrier you become. Similarly, the more graphic the details of punishment, the more we are obliged to stick to the rules. Therefore, the emphasis of most scriptures is punishment, sin and hell. The purpose is to wake up people, raise them to the level of obedience to God and to take to the process seriously. But the devotees are interested in the sweet pastimes of the Lord. They relish the sweetness of the Lord's interactions with His intimate associates. They are attracted to strike a relationship with the Lord through love and not fear. That is the difference between KG-level students and PhD-level devotees. Kindergartners worship God because they know they have sinned and they don't want to go to hell. Doctorate holders want to please God even if that means going to hell.

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Radhanath Swami explains to us what our real relationship with God is - sweetness and love, not fear and reprimand.

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  2. Advanced devotees do not care for their own pain or pleasure, but are just bothered about pleasing God. No wonder Radhanath Swami is so indifferent to his own needs!

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  3. A very nice post.Pleasing God by serving Him is our eternal possition.As one progresses on the path of spirituality his fears about God and His intimate associates get vanishes.Thank you Radhanath Swami for good advice.

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  4. Sacrifice out of love is far greater than obedience out of fear

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  5. The last line from Radhanath Swami is a killer - Doctorate holders want to please God even if that means going to hell.

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  6. hrishikesh mafatlalOctober 28, 2010 at 5:01 AM

    As Radhanath Swami has so often said, "Love is a greater and more powerful stimulus than fear."

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  7. Srila Prabhupad often said Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita was Phd

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  8. Devotees seek God in loving relationship.That is a wonderful point stressed upon by Maharaj who is principally teaching his followers 'Bhakti-yoga'in love and devotion to Krishna.The best approach to Lord is not out of fear but out of love.Thanks Maharaj for this pertinent analogy.

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  9. obedience out of love is greater than obedience out of fear

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  10. So simple and straight forward analogy, thank you Maharaj for bringing the point vary clearly

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  11. "Kindergartners worship God because they know they have sinned and they don't want to go to hell. Doctorate holders want to please God even if that means going to hell."

    What a wonderful way of saying that we should simply love God!

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  12. Nice analysis by Radhanath Swami on God fearing & God Loving

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  13. The last two contrasting attitudes adds punch to the short article. Its too good and attracts the heart to pure devotion.

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  14. From fear to love, from kg to phd, beautiful...

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  15. Very nice article by Radhanath Swami, we have to graduate devotionally to the level where we are even willing to go to hell for pleasing the Lord.

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  16. from FEAR to LOVE......Radhanath swami nicely explains here

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  17. This article from Radhanath Swami is one of its kind. Wonderful explanation.

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  18. Maharajah explained very clearly the reason of punishment in the scripture.
    " the emphasis of most scriptures is punishment, sin and hell. The purpose is to wake up people, raise them to the level of obedience to God and to take to the process seriously.

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  19. Thank you very much for sharing

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  20. Thank you Radhanath swami for this.

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  21. Beautiful distinction made by Swamiji here.........

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  22. Love can act at the heart. Because of Radhanath Swami's love so many have transformed and left all their sinful tendencies...Thank you very much Radhanath Swami maharaj...

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  23. Thank you Radhanath Swami for explaining how for devotees the destination is not as important as their intent to please God.

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