Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Radhanath Swami on Simple Life

A devotee is happy with a simple life. The more we are trying to find satisfaction by improving the standard of our material opulence through our selfish desires, the more we simply become agitated. The more our minds become disturbed. There is no peace in acquisition. There is only peace in service. There is no inner fulfillment of the heart in acquiring more and more and more. Peace to the heart can only be by expressing our innate love for God and humanity and all living beings. But forgetting this principle, we can easily be diverted.

21 comments:

  1. Simplify, simplify, simplify

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  2. "There is only peace in service. There is no inner fulfillment of the heart in acquiring more and more and more."... Golden words, Very true. A Simple life can only lead to happiness. Thank you Radhanath Swami for this important instruction.

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  3. A principle so difficult to remember in a passionate world.

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  4. This really make sense

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  5. Radhanath swami has so wonderfully explained the meaning of true happiness and satisfaction and the means of attaining love for krishna. The values and love of godhead which we can so vividly see in his own personal life.

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  6. Formula for real Peace service to others

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  7. Acquiring peace is the most spoken about topic in the world today.But unfortunately everyone is looking in the wrong direction - outside. Real peace comes only with inner fulfillment of heart, which in turn can be obtained by service - an expression of our innate love for God and humanity.

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  8. Money can indeed not bring us any peace or happiness. We need to have the shelter of learned, self-realized saints such as Radhanath Swami because performing devotional service for God's pure devotees alone can bring us inner fulfillment & spiritual bliss that is everlasting.

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  9. Nicely explained . Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  10. Great message from Radhanath Swami. By continuously aquiring and aquiring will never give us peace of mind. Srila Prabhupada also used to stress on the same point of "simple living high thinking".

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  11. Radhanath Maharaj has so nicely explained how material acquisition will not give peace. Peace can only be had by service. Thank you Maharaj.

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  12. Thank you Radhanath Swami for giving us a practical and satisfying peace formula.

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  13. Yes, and Radhanath Swami is the best personification of this truth - finding inner peace in service!

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  14. Simplicity is key to living a satisfied and peaceful life. Radhanath Swami's emphasis on this aspect is commendable.

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  15. Thanks swamiji for giving us the true formula of happiness& satisfaction...

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  16. hrishikesh mafatlalNovember 12, 2010 at 2:20 AM

    Material progress inevitably leads to complicating our lives.

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  17. Acquisitions lead to attachments as stressed by Maharaj and this can cause great anxiety and mental disturbance.Giving up material attachments is a recipe for peaceful living in Krishna Consciousness.Thanks Maharaj for teaching us real values.

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  18. Acqusition is so much stress on family and compromise on relations. Simple life leads to overall satisfaction and progress in spiritual life steadily.Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj for your guidance.

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  19. kids are taught exactly opposite these days - get things and you will be happy! Parents are so busy earning money, they think buying things is a easy substitute for their absence...what will the child love when they grow up? Parents...wrong number...

    Thanks to Radhanath Swami for opening our eyes...

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