Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Radhanath Swami on Equality of God

God is equal to everyone. He gives everyone an equal opportunity to use one's free will. And He ubiquitously reciprocates according to how one approaches Him. If a devotee misbehaves, the devotee will have to suffer. If a materialistic person misbehaves, he also has to suffer. However, there is a difference in the devotee’s suffering because of his aspiration to ultimately love God although he may have misbehaved due to conditioning or habits. That suffering, if taken with proper consciousness, will purify him. On the other hand, a materialistic person simply doesn’t want God. He only wants material life with all its facilities for sense enjoyment. Therefore, the suffering will simply foil his spiritual life. There is no benefit. The only gain will be that his sins are being cleared but no spiritual progress is made. Therefore, when one surrenders his life and when God becomes his dear most object, he becomes the dear most object of God. That is how God is equal to all.

22 comments:

  1. God reciprocates with us according to how we approach Him. Radhanath Swami's whole life is a glorious example of this.

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  2. "That suffering, if taken with proper consciousness, will purify him" What nice quote! Thank you Radhanath swamy maharaj for this wonderful explanation

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  3. This is a very encouraging for those who want to dedicate their lives for the pleasure of God. They should happiliy accept all the miseries in their lives understanding that it's for their purification. Thank you Radhanath Swami for this wonderful thing.

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  4. Radhanath Swami is explaining the impartial and absolute nature of God. Who else could have explained it to us in such a lucid manner? Thank you.

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  5. This is a very beautiful explanation by Radhanath Swami regarding God's equality towards all.

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  6. Thanks for your words of wisdom......

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  7. Thank you Radhanath Swami for providing a higher understanding of how suffering when engaged in the path of devotion is actually purifying. Thus that suffering is ultimately for our own good.

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  8. A devotee when he suffers, it can purify if taken in the proper consciousness, I liked this teaching from Radhanath Swami very much.

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  9. Important to understand how god is equal to all by respecting everyone's free will.

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  10. when one surrenders his life and when God becomes his dear most object, he becomes the dear most object of God. That is how God is equal to all.

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  11. such a complete understanding about how god is equal..thanks for sharing

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  12. I love the posts on this blog.... they are just so penetrating....

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  13. Radhanath swami has explained the perplexing phenomenon in a lucid way

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  14. hrishikesh mafatlalOctober 9, 2010 at 4:16 AM

    This cancels out the common argument of atheists and materialists that God is partial.

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  15. Very deep and profound realization... to make us understand that a devotee's suffering is only for his purification and further spiritual advancement.Thanks Maharaj for this understanding.

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  16. Radhanath mahraj has really told that how even a devotee suffers but it helps him to get purified ,thank you mahraj

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  17. Thanx to Radhanath Swami for explaining how God is equal to everyone and loves all...

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  18. When we make God dearest to us, we become dearest to Him. Thank you Radhanath Swami for this example.

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  19. Very nicely explained by Radhanath Swami on how God is equal to everyone & especially about how externally a spiritualist and an atheist may be suffering - however the end result is different.

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  20. Yogita JagannathanOctober 20, 2010 at 9:26 PM

    Only when we hear such nice words from Radhanath Swami, do we realise the true import of God's impartiality. Otherwise, when we see suffering around us we tend to misunderstand this concept.

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  21. This is so enlightening.

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