Saturday, October 2, 2010

Radhanath Swami on The Pious but Sinful

The Lord must always be first in our lives. Those who are negligent to this spiritual principle act very selfishly. They simply try to feed their false egos and engage in many sinful activities. From the absolute point of view, even if we do pious activities, if we do them just for our own pleasure, it is sinful. Because everything is ultimately meant only for the Lord’s enjoyment, not ours.

22 comments:

  1. hrishikesh mafatlalOctober 2, 2010 at 11:52 PM

    If we want God desperately, we will put Him on the highest priority.

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  2. That is a high standard of living!!!

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  3. Radhanath Swami shares with us the deep understandings of how to serve God. How else could have we noticed that one could be pious and sinful at the same time.

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  4. Radhanath Swami is so true. He is giving us the solution to become Happy in our lives.

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  5. Radhanath Swami is being very straightforward in his observations on the pious people's charitable acts. Many philanthrophists engage in social welfare schemes simply for the sake of their own fame & recognition. So to that extent, they are trying to prove themselves to be the Supreme Guardian & therefore they are being sinful in that absolute spiritual context.

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  6. Very aptly said by Radhanath Swami. What belongs to the Lord is meant for His enjoyment, and we can enjoy it only in connection with Him.

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  7. This is a very serious message from Radhanath Swami. Any sincere heart would agree that this is what is required if we really are serious about God.

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  8. Thanks for your guidance swamiji.........

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  9. Radhanath Swami guiding us not do any activity for own selfish purpose but do for others that make us happy

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  10. even if we do pious activities, if we do them just for our own pleasure, it is sinful... scary but such a truthful statement. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Put first things first. The rest will fall in place.

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  12. Such a simple understanding of being selfless - to perform all acts for the Lord's pleasure.

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  13. From the absolute point of view, even if we do pious activities, if we do them just for our own pleasure, it is sinful. Because everything is ultimately meant only for the Lord’s enjoyment, not ours.

    Thank your for this point of view.

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  14. This statement of Radhanath swami cleary shows that in absolute nature even a pious activity become sinful , if it is for the purpose of enjoyment.

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  15. Higher perspective to what we understand as sin

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  16. Radhanath Swami is setting the ideal standard to be practiced by genuinely sincere people on a spiritual path - Working for the pleasure of the Lord alone. Even though this is not easy, it has been done by various elevated Vaishnavas in the past belonging to certain spiritual traditions. One of the present day exponents is Radhanath Swami himself.

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  17. Radhanath Swami expertly pours cold water on the popularly held notion that "being pious is the best thing in the world".

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  18. Very nice point Radhanath Swami has mentioned. If we simply keep God in center for all of our activities we perform in this world, we can get satisfaction by that.

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  19. What a higher level of truth Radhanath swami is stating.

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  20. In our life we keep krishna in center then we r always saticefied....
    thank u maharaj..

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  21. Krishna is the centre at all times. Maharaj is laying great emphasis on this fact because without this understanding we are lost in our spiritual life.Maharaj himself is practicing what he preach.

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  22. Yogita JagannathanOctober 20, 2010 at 9:02 PM

    Most of the population is in this category today - carrying out their plans in the name of religiosity.

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