Friday, November 5, 2010

Radhanath Swami on Pleasure of Pure Devotion

If we want pure devotional service for our own satisfaction then we're not much greater than those who want liberation for their own satisfaction. In one sense, it is a higher enjoyment to be in the kingdom of God than it is to merge one's existence in the spiritual light. The pleasure of liberation is like a drop and the pleasure of pure unalloyed devotion is like an ocean. But that's not a devotee's motive. The reason we want that pure devotion is because that is what pleases God. And a devotee wants the happiness of pure devotional service because God wants to see His devotee happy. That's the only reason. For example, if someone loves us, they want to see us happy. Similarly God wants to see us happy. That's the only reason we want to be happy; for it will make God happy. And the only thing that will make us happy is when we simply want to make God happy. That's a pure devotee.

20 comments:

  1. Radhanath Swami has so nicely explained what it means by Pure Devotion..."And a devotee wants the happiness of pure devotional service because God wants to see His devotee happy."

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  2. Hare Krishna! This is such a lucid description of a pure devotee. Everything he/she does is with Krishna's happiness in mind. Hari Bol!

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  3. Radhanath Swami's spiritual realisations are very profound & inspiring for every spiritual seeker to become more humble & completely absorbed in performing devotional service for the pleasure of God.

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  4. pure devotees are very rare like Radhanath Swami

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  5. Subtle, Subtler, Subtlelest...... but nothing could be more than this post....

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  6. Such a wonderful anyalysis of a pure devotional service by Maharaj.

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  7. Radhanath Swam's emphasis on pleasing God over everything else is really commendable.

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  8. God is pleased when we, His children, are pleased. A very comforting statement by Radhanath Swami.

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  9. God wants to see His devotee happy & the devotee wants to see God happy. And in this exchange the happiness grows unlimitedly.

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  10. Hare Krishna, All glories to HH RNS..Very beautiful article!

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  11. Radhanath swami explains how a person can be happy by serving how lords likes us to serve him.

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  12. this was a very subtle understating of what we are doing and why we are doing. If we are engaging in devotional service for our satisfaction then it not devotional service. Devotional service should be performed to satisfy Krsna.

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  13. A very good definition of a pure devotee.

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  14. Maharaj is reaveling the secret of the Higher Enjoyment by being in the kingdom of God rather than merging ones existence in spiritual light.
    & we can surely go to the Kingdom of God if we sincerely follow Radhanath Maharaj's instructions.

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  15. Radhanath Swami sets a very high standard for love - acting without any personal motivation.

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  16. Radhanath Swami has clearly explained why love for God is the ultimate essence of religions

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  17. What an insight of Bhakti, Radhanath Swami has presented.....simply great....such insight comes only after years of sincere dedication to spiritual master.........

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  18. hrishikesh mafatlalNovember 12, 2010 at 2:32 AM

    These are the highest principles of selflessness, necessary for genuine devotional service.

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  19. Very nice realisation by Maharaj. It requires great self-introspection to see whether our actions are truly meant to please God.Thanks Maharaj for this highest ideological truth.

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  20. Very deep...gets us a glimpse of how a pure devotee sees devotional service of Lord and happiness associated with it...

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