Saturday, October 23, 2010

Radhanath Swami on the Boat, River and Storm

In the river of time, during the storm of death, the boat of this body will sink. None of the phenomenal knowledge of this world will be able to save us then. Only one kind of knowledge will allow us to meet death happily and attain eternal reality – the knowledge that we are all part of God and His eternal servants; the knowledge that He is non-different from His Name. The greatest knowledge is that which impels one to sincerely take shelter of God’s Holy Names. For one who takes His shelter, He removes the dark fog of material illusion and reveals Himself.

12 comments:

  1. hrishikesh mafatlalOctober 23, 2010 at 8:07 PM

    The Lord manifests in our lives through His Holy Names.

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  2. very nice analogy of boat and the river

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  3. Radhanath swami is living example of one who has taken shelter of the Holy Names of God. Let's us follow him.

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  4. Radhanath Swami's message on 'Meeting death happily' is very inspiring

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  5. Holy name is so important in everyone's lives that without it there is nothing.

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  6. I love Radhanath Swami's vivid explanations. They are breathtaking.

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  7. Radhanath Swami practices what he preaches, especially when it comes to sincerely taking shelter of God and His Holy names

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  8. Wonderful, lucid explanation by Maharaj of the futility of cultivating anything but spiritual knowledge.Only spiritual life can save us from complete annihilation and taking shelter of Holy name as instructed by Maharaj can lead us to our eternal life.The message clearly penetrates the heart.All glories to HH Radhanath Swami.

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  9. Thank you Radhanath Swami for specifying how the greatest knowledge can save us from the greatest danger, and what that knowledge is.

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  10. Wonderful analogy of the boat and the storm. Teaches us to be careful with what we do, or we will go down and be destroyed.

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  11. Radhanath Swami is giving us the ideal way to surrender to the Supreme Lord - through His holy names.

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  12. Abhishek ChaudhuryOctober 28, 2010 at 9:02 AM

    … meet death happily”- apparent contradiction. No, only if we take shelter of GOD

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