Friday, October 15, 2010

Radhanath Swami on Power of Time

Whatever efforts we make in this world will be evaporated by time. We make money, we lose money, we get fame, we lose fame. Whatever we get will be eventually lost. That is the power of time. But any advancement we make in Krishna Consciousness - just sweeping the floor, just appreciating other devotees for what they have done, just putting a single flower on the string of a garland, or just chanting the holy name once sincerely - the benefit is never lost; it is forever. It is the only secure investment. We are told that our investments in the stock market, banks and various financial enterprises are secure, but it is all illusion because everything will be taken away at the time of death. Or many other situations may happen in between. It is for certain that we lose everything. There are only two things that are certain in this world - absolutely certain:
1. Anyone who is born will die, and
2. Any investment that we make in Bhakti is never ever lost.

38 comments:

  1. amazing statement, amazing conviction. Thank you for reminding us the reality.

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  2. A powerful punching article.... hope giving for a bhakti yogi...

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  3. Perfect conclusion. "There are only two things that are certain in this world - absolutely certain:
    1. Anyone who is born will die, and
    2. Any investment that we make in Bhakti is never ever lost."
    Thank you Radhanath Swami for this wonderful analysis.

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  4. Radhanath Swami has very nicely glorified the process of devotional service or Bhakti here. We should invest in this as much as possible, because this is something which remains secure for eternity.

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  5. These words of Radhanath Swami are so encouraging and hope-giving.

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  6. HH Radhanath Maharaj is making sweeping statements to carry us out of material illusion.All thanks to Maharaj who is showing us the path to a secure spiritual investment that would bring us the highest benediction of pure devotional service and love of God.

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  7. we live with a mindset that if we have more money we will be happy and secured but thats not true real wealth lies in serving the Supreme Lord and his devotees.Radhanath Swami thank you for enligthening us.

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  8. Its easy to see that we can enjoy(?) whatever we accumulate only till we are alive. But because we dont have knowledge about what happens after-life, we just spend time in things which are relevant for this life only.

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  9. This is so true. Thank you Maharaj for giving us these words of wisdom.

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  10. hrishikesh mafatlalOctober 17, 2010 at 5:05 AM

    Wise counsel from the best investment manager in the world.

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  11. This is by far the best article on the unfathomable power of time...Thank u radhanath swami

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  12. Thank you Radhanath Swami for giving us this amazing insight into how bhakti is the most lasting and changeless aspect in this changeable, temporary material world.

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  13. So true today the whole world is running after investments for security and the real investment which is bhakti is left far behind.

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  14. Such a profound knowledge delivered, so simply I think we should take it very seriously and try to earn more and more.

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  15. Radhanath Swami has conveyed the fact of life at the same time given lot of hope for those who are on the path of devotional service.

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  16. Maharajah has clear instructions how and where we should invest our time and energy.At times of death everything is taken away except Bhakti.

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  17. As Radhanath Swami says time consumes every problem and every happiness of this world.

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  18. Radhanath Swami Maharaj ki Jai.

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  19. These are the most basic facts of life, and yet so difficult to comprehend. We think death happens to others, not me. Also, Our investment in Bhakti is always secondary to our other investements. This is very sad. Thank you Maharaj for reminding us.

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  20. Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj for reminding us to remember always that one who takes birth is sure to die and so in this mean time of birth and death one should invest bhakti which can't be lost forever

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  21. Radhanath Swami is once again reminding us of the true substance on which we all must focus, without wasting our time on the fleeting ones.

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  22. Powerful lesson nicely explain about the Power of Time by Radhanath Swami Maharaj.
    Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  23. An intelligence person always invest his energy in developing Bhakthi.

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  24. This is a powerful statement on power. With time everything changes. H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj ki jai.

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  25. There are only two things that are certain in this world - absolutely certain:
    1. Anyone who is born will die, and
    2. Any investment that we make in Bhakti is never ever lost.

    Radhanath Swami maharaj is reminding the purpose of human life

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  26. Radhanath Swami has nicely highlighted the temporary nature of material success & belongings vis-a-vis the eternal benefit accrued from acts of devotional service.

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  27. For people devoid of spirituality - the only thing certain in this world is uncertainty.

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  28. Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita, "Time I am."
    Nice post.....

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  29. such a inspiring passage! It really gives a call to act now seriously to invest in something which will never diminish.

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  30. Very powerful reminder from Maharajah that all our material accomplishment that we spend so much time and energy, will finish by the power of time. Only the activities carried out in the service of the Lord will stay with us eternally.

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  31. Yogita JagannathanOctober 20, 2010 at 8:34 PM

    So succinctly put. Thank you Radhanath Swami for such amazing and cutting realisations.

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  32. Amazing analysis

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  33. Radhanath Swami so beautifully explaining the power of time on material things and how even time cannot steal any investments we have made in Krishna Bhakti!

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  34. Everything said here is true! Everyone is going to die.Our investment is eternal if it is of devotional service, otherwise we lose it soon or later. Very good Lesson. All glories to Radhanath Swami.

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  35. Thanks Radhanath Swami Maharaj for letting us remind the importance of Time factor in our lives. Krishna also says 'Among the Subduers, I am TIME'

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  36. Radhanath Swami has given us the best investment option. It is a very encouraging article to take bhakti yoga seriously.

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