Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Radhanath Swami on Giving up the Blame Game

The human tendency of procrastinating or being stubborn on the basis of blaming others, or being sorry for ourselves prevents our progress, regardless of whether we are right or wrong, regardless of who we are or what happened to us. Even if we are literally or legally right, feeling sorry for ourselves and blaming others is not going to help us. If somebody has done something horrible to us, then we may put the person behind bars. That is good for the person and will prevent him from doing such wrong to others, but it is not enough for us. Only when we purge ourselves of the impurities of the heart will we make progress. It is by answering God's call to come back home that we open the door to good fortune, not by blaming or mourning.

12 comments:

  1. This is a very good instruction by Radhanath Swami about how to think beyond material problems that we face & how to continue to perform devotional service to God even in the face of it.

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  2. Thank you Radhanth Swami.

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  3. Not to blame others even when we are right is difficult. We tend to justify our position. But I can understand now the criticality of not blaming others.

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  4. An enlightening message for the world which is suffering due to this Blame game, wonderfully put forth by His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj

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  5. Wonderful. Thanks you so much for sharing.

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  6. So true Maharaj...

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  7. Very inspiring and would love to hear more.

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  8. Your words keep reminding us about the right facts everytime we wander away from the truth. Thank you Maharaj, you are a true spiritual anchor to us.

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  9. Nice instructions by Swamiji....

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  10. Everything going on very well by the divine arrangement of Krishna. Blaming others is not the solution for prevailing problems. Radhanath Swami very nicely explaining this truth. All glories to Radhanath Swami

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  11. Radhanath Swami's unique ability to take anything superficial to a deep level is so wonderful...

    To understand not to blame others just as a moral act is one thing; however to seek opportunity there to cleanse our heart and connect to God - is far off...

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  12. Arjun K RamachandraMarch 5, 2012 at 2:43 AM

    The last statement is a super excellent one liner - "It is by answering God's call to come back home that we open the door to good fortune, not by blaming or mourning!"

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