Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Radhanath Swami on How a Devotee is Protected

The mercy of the Lord will be never be taken away if we are grateful for it and humble. On the other hand, if we are arrogant and ungrateful, then the Lord covers the benefits He has given us. Even the spiritual credits we have earned in this life and the previous ones will be covered and we will be pushed down into miserable conditions if we are arrogant and ungrateful. But if we purge that ego, and seek shelter in a helpless condition and assume a totally humble position, then all the previous spiritual assets we have earned will be manifested in full bloom.

When we commit offenses out of arrogance, then the Lord withdraws His favour. He allows His material energy do its work of polarizing the ego, and that is a very painful process. Therefore, a devotee is eager to respect others, and does not expect respect for himself. He is humble and tolerant. Tolerance doesn’t mean just enduring pain. It means we are grateful for the opportunity that is given to us and we turn to God with a humble heart, begging, “Please protect me from offending devoteess. Protect me from false ego. Let me forever please You."

34 comments:

  1. Beautiful and very important information on how to invoke the mercy of the Lord.Radhanath Swami is emphacising gratefulness as an important tool to earn the mercy of the Lord.

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  2. The more we dedicate our lives to the Lord, the more He will ensure our protection from fall down. Radhanath Swami is teaching us dependence on Him for all needs.

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  3. Radhanath swami is very wise...

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  4. Thank you so much Maharaj for saving us from drowing miserable world, you are guiding us each and every minute towards goal of life.

    Thank you so much.

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  5. What wonderful realisations by Radhanath swami.Practical points on how to puncture our ego.

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  6. Lords Mercy will always be for us if we are grateful and humble thats the teaching of Radhanth Maharaj.

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  7. Very nice extract covering important topics like tolerance, gratitude and hazards of offences.

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  8. Thank you Radhanath Swami for explaining the deep meaning of tolerance.

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  9. These are the words of Jewels from HH Radhanath Swami. What a wonderful expression of asking for shelter from the Lord. Thank you HH Radhanath Swami for the penetrating instructions and advise on how to pray.

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  10. Great message Radhanath Swami has given. Lord Krishna also states the same in multiple places that one who is tolerant of all the catastrophies and calamities without thinking that he can adjust the things himself, can only cross over the ocean of nescience because Lord personally help him get out of that.

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  11. Very important reminder from Maharajah that advancement in spiritual life completely depends on mercy of the Lord, coming through His devotees.

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  12. All Glories To H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    A very inspiring and profound explanation for progressing on the path of devotion.

    Hare Krishna

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  13. Thank you maharaj for your instructions.

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  14. Thank you very much Radhanath Swami Maharaj for explaining us "what should be the character of a real devotee"

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  15. Please give me the mercy of your lotus feet!

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  16. Radhanath Swami thank you for the most important instruction for progressing in spiritual life.

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  17. “Please protect me from offending devotees. Protect me from false ego. Let me forever please You." Wonderful comment by Maharaj.

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  18. really sweet message.

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  19. That so true all one needs is a grateful heart & a sincere desire to be a humble servant of God,then the path of spirituality unfolds before him.

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  20. Thank you Radhanath Swami neophytes like myself struggle to follow this and thats why progress is very slow

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  21. Radhanath Swami nicely explained how one should be grateful and humble to progress in ones spiritual life.

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  22. Very sublime instruction to get the favour of Lord always.

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  23. if we follow instructions of Radhanath Swami sincerely Supreme Lord will surely protect us

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  24. this is the quality of vaishnav always ready to respect others at any circumstance and not expecting any thing in return. the general tendency is to expect some returns from the respect we give and reply to the undue behavior coming from others but a pure vaishnav is always feels himself unworthy and humble.

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  25. Indeed tolerance is being grateful because the most difficult thing to tolerate is to accept the fact that we are not the doers.

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  26. H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj has nicely explained how to be humble and tolerant.

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  27. very important message Radhanath Swami has given to progress in spiritual life

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  28. Thank you Maharaj for such wonderful and important instructions.

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  29. Pray for GOD’ mercy, and seek His shelter.

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  30. A devotee cannot survive spiritually without humbling himself in front of the devotees and Krishna.

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  31. Very instructive article.....

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  32. Very instructive article......thanks Swamiji for all yr instructions

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  33. A simple but a profound message by His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

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