Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Radhanath Swami on Greatness

A great person is like a tree which is filled with fruits. A person who actually has good qualities is like that tree, with many fruits. Because of the fruits of the good qualities, the tree always bows down to everyone. But a tree that has no fruits stands up very straight. Similarly if a person is actually blessed by the Lord, if a person is actually great, with good qualities, he will offer all respects to others and not expect respect for himself. God does not tolerate false pride in anyone for very long. Very soon the pride will be crushed.

24 comments:

  1. vidya vinayen shobhate - Knowledge shines only thru humility. Radhanath swami has pointed this imp quality

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  2. This is a beautiful analogy which I hope never to forget - "a tree with fruits always bows down".
    Maharaj is like that big tree with unlimited number of fruits of divine qualities and always bowing down in the mood of a selfless servant to every living entity.

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  3. Maharaj is personification of this quality and simply by following his instructions, some day i pray i too may imbibe a speck of that humility.

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  4. Haribol! So wonderfuly conveyed such deep message with very simple analogy in a very easy to understandble way. Radhanath maharaj ki Jai!.

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  5. Very useful instruction.
    Thank you Radhanath Swami.

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  6. Radhanath Swami teaches profound truths using simple analogies.

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  7. Radhanath Swami embodies this quality to the full. Being full with knowledge he is full of humility

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  8. God's wrath is a kind of His mercy which can take out a devotee from the quigmire of being pride. Radhanath Swami has captured this point very nicely.

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  9. Pride goes before a fall - we have heard this so many times, but very difficult to implement, especially during trying circumstances.

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  10. Sheetal MaheshwariDecember 4, 2010 at 2:48 AM

    Radhanath Swami is that tree fully laden with sweet fruits of love of Godhead and thus he is always most respectful to all living entities.

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  11. sagar kumar beheraDecember 4, 2010 at 9:39 AM

    Wonderful analogy of a tree with fruits. Thank you Radhanath Swami for sharing your inner realisations.

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  12. Radhanath Swamis perfectly demonstrates this.

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  13. Radhanath Swami thank you for the wonderful quote

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  14. Thank you Radhanath Swami for telling us the dangers of false pride through a very real example.

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  15. hrishikesh mafatlalDecember 6, 2010 at 6:36 PM

    The quality of humility is looked down upon in today's world, whereas our scriptures and the sadhus constantly bring out its greatness.

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  16. For the first time I have understood the quality of humility so clearly, Radhanath Swami gives a very crystal clear understanding of humility.

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  17. Abhishek ChaudhuryDecember 8, 2010 at 7:36 AM

    The quality most pleasing to the Lord is humility, by which a person really becomes great in the eyes of GOD.

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  18. Beautiful article.....analogy of fruit laden tree is very appropriate.....

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  19. Wonderful analogy by Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

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  20. wonderful quality Maharaj has illustrated here.

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  21. I need all this pride in me crushed! Thank you for this meditation.

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  22. Important lessons to learn.

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