Monday, January 17, 2011

Radhanath Swami on Politics within Religion

Politics within religion is very dangerous; it leads to absolute stances. Every party thinks that it alone represents the divine absolute. Differing ideologies lead to extreme hate; so much so that people are ready to kill each other. Seeing this, some well-wishers of society suggest doing away with religion altogether; at least there would be some peace. But this defeats the very purpose of life; it brings everything to a completely superficial level, where there is no possibility of inner happiness or love.

Because religion means to reconnect with our own spiritual essence. A true spiritualist is not a Hindu nor a Jain, nor a Parsi nor a Christian, nor a Muslim nor a Jew, nor an atheist nor agnostic. A true spiritualist is one who seeks the essence. He is not caught up in the external rituals. He understands that the external rituals, the traditions, the languages, and so on, are only meant to help us reconnect with the essence. The essence, the Bhagavad Gita explains, is to see a part of God in every living being.

14 comments:

  1. "A true spiritualist is one who seeks the essence", Very well said.
    and "The essence, the Bhagavad Gita explains, is to see a part of God in every living being."
    This broader world view can only nurture the real peace.

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  2. Thank u for fantastic explanation

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  3. This is a very powerful and relevant message from Radhanath Swami.

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  4. Politics in religion is what makes people turn away from the reality

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  5. Radhanath Swami has given an important message here. He has put focus on the fact which is missin in the society and that is why there are chaos everywhere and unfortunately people don't want to understand this.

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  6. thank you Radhanath mahraj ! really this is the essence to see in everyone part of God. thank you very much

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  7. Just brilliant....

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  8. How true! If we stick to the rituals and forget the essence, it is like 'missing the woods for the trees.'

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  9. Wonderful vision.

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  10. Very nice statement "The essence of religion is to see a part of God in every living being"....What this world would become if people take this statement seriously.....

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  11. Thank you very much for sharing. Religion means to reconnect with our own spiritual essence

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  12. Beautiful explanation. See God in everyone and everything in GOd. All glories to Radhanath Swami.

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  13. this shows a deep understanding of spirituality - those who are shallow, just keep fighting misusing name of God...

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  14. important note to understand in today's scenario where all sorts of things are done by people under the name religion...

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