Friday, November 12, 2010

Radhanath Swami on 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.

31 comments:

  1. This statement by Radhanath Swami can bring about a paradigm shift in the mindset of those people who are generally pious but are not performing any devotional service to God. Anyone who is well informed in the scriptures will surely agree with Maharaj that being a devotee is ranked much higher than being just a pious human.

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  2. This is a striking revelation by Radhanath Swami!

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  3. Very true. Thank you very much Radhanath Swami.

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  4. Maharaj has rightly pointed out that Supreme Lord Sri Krishna is the supreme enjoyer.Lack of this realisation in performing various activities is the real cause of bondage and suffering in this world.This article is an eye-opener.Thanks Maharaj for sharing.

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  5. hrishikesh mafatlalNovember 13, 2010 at 9:44 PM

    Many people, particularly Indians, are happily thinking they are doing 'pious' activities and therefore they are entitled to act only for their own benefit. This scriptural wisdom from Radhanath Swami totally smashes these false notions.

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  6. Only in real spiritual life can we know the difference between material piety and spiritual activity.

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  7. H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj is explaining the difference between pious activity and devotional service. Everything is meant for the pleasure of Krishna. (B.G 5.29)

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  8. Nice explanation of how a pious activity is also sinful if not meant for the service of the Lord. It's very important principle for seekers of the Absolute Truth.

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  9. very nice lesson

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  10. Yes that really true.Thanks Maharaj Unless we keep Krishna in a center, we will not happy under any circumstance and try to feed our false ego.
    I remember one Maharaj class only 2 choice we have, either be Krishna Servant or Maya,,no other way

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  11. "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."
    So true. Thank you Radhanath Swami for sharing this wonderful understanding.

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  12. wonderful,thank you

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  13. This is a deep fact. So much dense and is applicable to everything we do in our life. Thank you Radhanath Swami!

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  14. Radhanath Swami thank you for making us realize our priorities you are so right

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  15. Very nice. Fully agree that instead of feeding our egos we should engage in devotional service to the Lord and be satisfied that we are trying to achieve the goal of human form of life.

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  16. Wonderfully explained by Radhanath Swami.

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  17. As our scriptures have described, everything is owned by God, and so what we have is with his mercy. We should therefore use it for His satisfaction. Everything should be used for His happiness.

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  18. These words of Radhanath Swami are quite profound - they reveal the true motive behind the great plans of so called pious people. If such activites are done for the sake of name, fame then they may fail to deliver any tangible benefit spiritually.

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  19. This clearly defines what is sin

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  20. The Lord must always be first in our lives....A very striking statement. If we observe closely in our lives, when we keep GOD as 2nd or subsequent priorities in life then 1st priorities are taken by our selfish desires....Thank you Radhanath Maharaj for sharing this...

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  21. Pious or impious activities both lead to bondage. Only spiritual activities liberate.

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  22. True selflessness can be practiced only by one who takes serving as his only selfish motive in life

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  23. Radhanath swami is so nicely describing how to see pious activities from the absolute point of view.

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  24. Radhanath Swamis words are eyeopener people are following their notions not realizing that one needs to have Krishna in the centre

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  25. Radhanath Swami's words gives us the understanding based on which we should make choices in our lives. "The Lord must always be first in our lives."

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  26. Radhanath swami is teaching us the subtlety of devotional service......

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  27. Radhanath Swami gives us food for thought, something we have not thought of before that even doing good things but with a personal motive is still sinful.

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