Thursday, October 21, 2010

Radhanath Swami on Cleansing by the Storm

In the four rainy months, torrential rainstorms lash against the tall Himalayan peaks. Dark clouds envelop the peaks and the mountain has to endure relentless rain and hail. But the mountain tolerates it all and remains stable all throughout. Consequently, after the rainy season, the mountain is absolutely pristine and effulgent. When the storms of illusion come upon us, if we lose our faith, give up our spiritual principles, abandon our vows, and take shelter of illusion, then that storm has defeated us. But if, even in the impossible helpless situations, we maintain our faith, keep associating with devotees, continue hearing and chanting the glories of the Lord, and try our best to perform our service, then that very storm will clean our heart.

50 comments:

  1. What a beautiful analogy Radhanath Swami has given.....great......

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  2. Wonderfully said by Radhanth Swami Maharaj. But we are in clutches of Maya/illusion, it is very difficult to recognize that truth. Only through saintly people like Radhanath Swami we come out of that illusion.

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  3. hrishikesh mafatlalOctober 21, 2010 at 4:00 PM

    Storms regularly come into our lives. Radhanath Swami's advice on how to react to troubles in our lives is a revelation.

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  4. Thank you very much Maharaj

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  5. thank you so much for the wonderful analogy maharaj

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  6. Thank you so much Radhanath Swami for giving us hope... with your wisdom & blessings I shall continue

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  7. Thank you so much for giving so profound knowledge to motivate me.

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  8. through this article Radhanath Swami is constantly reminding us that we have to keep out faith strong in spiritual life. No matter what we go through in life whether bad patch or good patch

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  9. H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj has nicely explained how to be firmly fixed up in devotional service even in difficult times. Thank you Mharaj for this advice.

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  10. thank you maharaj

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  11. Wonderful. Often we get distracted with these storms of illusion and the sometimes the result is compromise in our spiritual life. If we follow the instruction of Radhanath Swami then "that very storm will clean our heart."
    Thank you Radhanath Swami.

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  12. Thank you very much Maharaj for inspiring us.

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  13. Beautifully explained - invoking awe-inspiring images of the magnificent Himalayas. Radhanath Swami is an expert in explaining spiritual truths in the most vivid ways.

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  14. Radhanath Swami gives us such a wonderful and practical path to follow.

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  15. Such a nice realisation thanks to Radhanath Swami

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  16. Radhanath Swami's analogy about the storm is much similar to the difficulties in our lives.
    As the storm is the testing period, similarly the difficulties are testing period. To pass in the test requires blessing of God like association of devotees, calling out God's name etc.

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  17. Amazing analogy which Radhanath Swami has mentioned here. This message invokes deep thoughts.

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  18. Such instructions from Radhanath Swami help us to sustain our spiritual lives in times of crisis.

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  19. This I have experienced - if we don't take shelter of the association of devotees and continue chanting, then we will be defeated by the storm.

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  20. Very nice realization by Maharaj.Problems in life must be viewed as a purification that cleanses us of all material dirt accumulated by our false ego.The cleansing has to take place for the pure self to reveal itself. Thanks Maharaj for giving such a beautiful example.

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  21. Such wisdom!!! And all in once place.... sincere thanks to those maintaining this wonderful blog....

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  22. Such an amazing outlook to see to the obstacles in the life. The analogy is also so touching..thanks for sharing.

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  23. A nice example.Inspiring to all of us.Thanks Radhanath Swami

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  24. Beautiful analogy.Gives strength to sustain difficulties and obstacles to progress in spirituality.

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  25. Radhanath Swami has beautifully summarized how one should act & behave in midst of adverse material circumstances.

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  26. Thank you maharaj this will help us to remind over selves what is most beneficial in difficult times.

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  27. Maintaining our faith even in impossible situations... how difficult this is! But Radhanath Swami has achieved this several times over and he is telling us how rewarding it is.

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  28. Very nice anology by Radhanath Swami. Radhanath Swami's guidance and instructions if followed would make us also develope undetered faith in the holy names of Lord.

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  29. Maharajah is so kind he is instructing in advance that on the path of Bhakti or Devotional service, there will be lot of ups and down for all of us. If we have strong faith and determination to follow the spiritual principles, these storm will clean our heart.

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  30. Thank you Radhanath Swani for telling me how can i deal with storms coming in my life and so wonderfully giving us a new vision to see the storms as an opportunity to shine brighter...

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  31. try our best to perform our service, then that very storm will clean our heart.

    only this way we can survive in storms of difficulties

    thank you maharaj

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  32. Maharaj also gives an example of a tree that has tall stem but shallow roots. Such a tree can not wothstand the storms. If we want to tolerate and continue in bhakti then, he says, "Roots have to grow deeper". That means we have to internalize KC by regular attentive chanting and reading of SP books.

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  33. thank you for sharing this wonderful analogy.

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  34. VEry inspiring especially for neophytes like myself thank you Radhanath Swami

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  35. What a beautiful statement by Maharaj,powerful remedy to one come out from helpless situation!!!

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  36. This is such a perfect approach to the ups and downs of life. Implicit Faith. Hari Bol!

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  37. Very inspiring and encouraging.

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  38. Thanks for reminding Maharaj to take the shelter of guru & gauranga & hari naam in difficulties.

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  39. Radhanath Swami brings forth the nature of the vicious witch called Maya.Maharaj always emphasises the importance of being sufficiently aware and not fall in its clutches.....

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  40. Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj for giving me this hope to continue in devotional service in spite of any obstacle.

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  41. YDas said....
    Radhanath Swami gives a very positive statement here and it is very hope giving for the struggling souls

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  42. Thank you very much for sharing. Radhanath Swami instructs here that even though storms come and go in our life, we should have firm faith

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  43. faith is very important.Thanks to Radhanath Swami.

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  44. Abhishek ChaudhuryOctober 26, 2010 at 2:11 AM

    Storms” cannot be avoided, but taking help of the teachings of Radhanath Swami its devastating effects can be minimized

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  45. Amazing insight given by HH Radhanath swami maharaj….. seeing the completely negative situation into an opportunity to grow.
    Thank you very much Radhanath swami maharaj

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  46. Very inspiring -- maharaj is really stormed our hear with a torrential downpour of en-lightning mercy and wisdom

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  47. Only by the blessings of great personalities like Radhanath Swami can we ever hope to weather the storm

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