Monday, January 3, 2011

Radhanath Swami on The Pure Devotee

There are two types of pure devotees. One who has actually cleaned one's heart through glorification of the Lord is a pure devotee. Another type of pure devotee is one who, even though influenced by the material modes of passion, ignorance and goodness, has taken shelter of the instructions of an authorized spiritual master. Such a devotee doesn't strive for economic development, sense gratification, honour and prestige, elevation to heavenly planets, mystic powers or even liberation. He only strives for the ideal of eternal servitude to the Lord, and is not willing to give up until the Lord accepts his service. For example, one who may be dirty but is determined to stay in the bath till the dirt is removed, is also considered clean.

33 comments:

  1. Very hope giving explaination by Radhanath Swami for a practicing devotee

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  2. The pure devotees of the Lord are the real saviours of the world.

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  3. Sincere attempt is very important. The performance may not be up to the mark, but God appreciates the attempt, just like a father enjoys his toddler trying to stand up and walk

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  4. Ok there are hopes for people like me. such a statement from Saintly person like Radhanath Swami will definatly encourage all those who are sincere in there efforts to serve the God and the Guru.Thank you.

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  5. Thank you so much for enlightening us.

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  6. This is a very important point from Radhanath Swami. One who is in the bath trying to clean himself is also as good as clean. Its only a matter of time.

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  7. Radhanath Swami's teachings are so hopeful.

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  8. If we try to stay in the association of pure devotees like Radhanath Swami, we also can hope to become pure devotees one day.

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  9. We would have totally missed to see and associate with this other type of pure devotee of the Lord. It is true we miss to see them, cause we only see the external appearance.

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  10. Very nice...thank you Maharaj

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  11. Thank you Radhanath Swami

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  12. Very hope giving. Thank you Radhanath Swami.

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  13. A truly enlightening article by His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj

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  14. All Glories To H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    What an beautiful analogy to cleanse oneself on the progress to paths of Bhakti.

    Hare Krishna

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  15. Wonderful message by Radhanath Swami. He himself is a pure devotee. We can clearly see this in his humility and feelings of gratitude towards everyone.

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  16. Thanks Swamiji for your elaborate explaination......

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  17. This is very important in our dealings with devotees. Those devotees who are striving under the guidance of pure devotees are also pure. Thank you very much Maharaja.

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  18. Radhanath mahraj told so important point that even those striving sincerely for becoming pure are also pure devotees.

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  19. By taking shelter of a pure devotee such as Radhanath Swami Maharaj & by following his instructions sincerely, we can also become pure & spiritually realized.

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  20. Without great souls like Radhanath Swami this word is full of darkness.

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  21. Thank you veyu much for this article. We just need to continue following the instructions of authorities and try to serve the Lord and His devotees, then we are on correct path of Pure devotional service

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  22. Abhishek ChaudhuryJanuary 6, 2011 at 4:42 AM

    An essential part of spiritual life is not to give-up- always be enthusiastic

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  23. Very hope giving insight by Radhanath Swami. Thank you!

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  24. Radhanath Swami's words are so soothing to present day civilization and has lot of future to the people on the path of Bhakti

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  25. Beautifully said by Radhanath Swami - those who have taken to the path of pure devotion and sincerely executing - are bound to become pure - its only matter of time

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  26. Thus we should never give up,jus keep trying.. with the spiritual master's mercy we will progress..

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  27. Thank you Maharaj for enlightening us.

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  28. Radhanath Swami somehow wants all to become pure. Each one should determine to become pure. Following the instructions of persons like Radhanath Swami will make one pure. All glories to Radhanath Swami.

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  29. Thank you Maharaj for giving us a hope.

    Thank you so much for enlighten us.

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  30. What is value of living without association of such pure devotees? we should take shelter and aspire to move away from our self-centered selfish way of living to a life centered on serving God as Radhanath swami teaches, so beautifully

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  31. Thank you for this article.

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