Thursday, December 2, 2010

Radhanath Swami on Restrictions

We must guard ourselves by following the regulative principles very strictly. We should be careful not to associate with anyone or anything for our sense gratification. Vedic culture is about honoring all with great respect and remaining very pure. Restrictions maintain the stability of one’s mind from being subjected to the influence of lust and wrath. But this is only possible if we keep our mind always fixed on God. The path of God Consciousness has two parts – to restrain one’s senses and fix one’s consciousness on God. That is the path of perfection. We must restrain our senses from material enjoyment and we must fix our mind on God through the chanting of his Holy name.

34 comments:

  1. Thank you Radhanath swami for your wonderful guidance of following the do's and dont's simultaneously to progress in devotion for God.

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  2. Radhanath Swami has made it simple - restrain our senses from material enjoyment and fix our mind on God through the chanting of his Holy name.

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  3. Vedic culture teaches respect and remaining very pure . Radhanath Swami always reminds if one live in line with Vedic Teaching he or she can easily restrain senses.

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  4. Regulative principles are very importsnt for maintaining spirituality.

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  5. Maharajah has given us formula for perfection of life, restrain our senses and fix our mind on God by chanting His holy name. Vedic teaching are so practical. All glories to Radhanth Swami for giving to all of us in so simple understanding.

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  6. Radhanath Swami is so nicely describing the do's and don'ts on the path of devotional service. Thanks for sharing..

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  7. Yes. We can not artificially supress our senses. Very soon they will again get out of control, but if we sublimate them in Lord's and His devotees' service, they will remain under our control. Only Lord can control our senses and for that reason, He is also addressed as Hrishikesh. If we simply take His or His devotees' shelter, there is nothing which can divert our attention from devotional service. Thank you very much Radhanath Swami for this nice quote.

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  8. Radhanath Swami gave a holistic concept to the practise of spirituality

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  9. yes it brings a real character for selfleshness and love for others

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  10. This is most beautiful. The two pronged approach to spirituality!

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  11. thank u very much for wonderful quote

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  12. I really wish that the youth of today would understand these principles which Radhanath Swami has mentioned here. As they are the future of the world, if they follow all this, they can become such wonderful instruments of the Lord to achieve great successes.

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  13. Thank you so much Maharaj for guiding us to fight against the most dangerous sense gratification.

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  14. I wish to apply this principle in my day to day life.

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  15. Actual freedom is in restrained behaviour

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  16. Ydas says : Radhanath Swami gives us a recipe for character building -- Restrictions maintain the stability of one’s mind from being subjected to the influence of lust and wrath. But this is only possible if we keep our mind always fixed on God

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  17. The path of perfection is so wonderfully explained by Maharaja - to restrain the senses from material enjoyment and simultaneously to fix ones consciousness on God.

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  18. Thank you Radhanath Swami.

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  19. Radhanath Swami is so true. if we follow this instruction our life will be perfect.

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  20. One without the other will eventually fail; we need both - restrictions and fixing the mind on God.

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  21. Reminds me of the statement, 'The regulative principles of Freedom.'

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  22. Abhishek ChaudhuryDecember 6, 2010 at 3:57 AM

    This post very clearly explains the relevance of both the do’s and dont’s of spiritual life, and how both are equally important

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  23. clear understanding of how the restrictions are necessary in spiritual life while always remembering Lord

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  24. Thank you Radhanath Swami for explaining how we must control our senses and fix them on a higher platform to progress on the spiritual path.

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  25. Radhanath Swamis instructions can certainly help one perfect his life.

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  26. hrishikesh mafatlalDecember 6, 2010 at 6:50 PM

    Restraining the senses and fixing our consciousness on God will be impossible without the association, guidance and encouragement of devotees.

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  27. Very clearly explained here by Radhanath Swami Maharaj, how the regulations are needed in order to elevate our consciousness.

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  28. Thanks to Radhanath Swami Maharaj for providing the key to unlock spiritual bliss while progressing on the path of spiritual perfection. This intricate idea has been very well presented.

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  29. Very nice article from Radhanath Maharaj.

    With Sense control we can not happy in our life.

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  30. Thank You Maharaji for giving us guidance that help us to keep focus in the path of Krishna Consciousness.

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  31. we should take this instruction very seriously. Thank you maharaj for telling what to do and what not to do to perfect our life in Krishna conciousness.

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  32. Thanks Swamiji for your guidance & instructions.....

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  33. Restrictions maintain the stability of one’s mind from being subjected to the influence of lust and wrath. But this is only possible if we keep our mind always fixed on God. So this is very important point made by Radhanath swami

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  34. This is wonderful article by Radhanath swami for explaining that we can restrain our senses by focusing our mind on God.

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