Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Radhanath Swami on Realism or Pessimism

We can be jolted out of our routine, our normal lifestyle anytime by the grip of fate expressing through situations such as diseases, tragedies and even death. This realization is not to make us pessimistic about life, rather it is meant to make us realistic about life. The lesson we should learn is that we should not be complacent, we should not get trapped into our routines. We should understand the purpose of life, make that a priority and integrate all other aspects of our life around it.

Complacency is one of the greatest impediments on the path of spiritual progress in this world busy with professional occupations and other duties. But if we experience a higher taste, a higher principle, we can be above all the inevitable changes that come in life.

25 comments:

  1. Many times we need such jolts to get us out of our narrow confines. Great seers like Radhanath Swami guide us in such times.

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  2. Abhishek ChaudhuryJanuary 12, 2011 at 4:29 AM

    Changes are inevitable in life. But all that can be overcome by our sincerer connection to GOD. We should be thankful to Radhanath Swami for enlightening us in this regard.

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  3. thank you maharaj for sharing very realistic thought. Any one who keeps this in mind will not lament at the end of the life.

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  4. Very true. Thanks to Radhanath Swami for revealing such an important point for all of us.

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  5. Radhanath Swami - highlights another simple but very urgent and important aspect of our life.
    All that we do in our routines are to support our Spiritual progress - if thats missed, we are simply spinning the wheels...going no where...

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  6. Nice message from Radhanath Swami. He has warned us for being complacent in our spiritual practices. If we don't pay much attention to this fact, we can never make any progress. Thank you very much Radhanath Swami for this nice message.

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  7. Radhanath Swami's words are absolutely true. In fact, spirituality brings about the much needed peace in our life & helps us to deal with material stress & adversities with a lot more poise & equanimity.

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  8. Complacency is one the greatest impediments on the path of spiritual progress in this world busy with professional occupations and other duties.

    HH Radhanath Swami maharaj has very nicely pointed out the real reason for the impediments on the path of spiritual progress

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  9. Thats so very true! Have you heard Radhanath Swami speak? If not! pls do that at the earliest. He is excellent on these subjects!

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  10. Amazing article from Radhanath Swami.his teaching is very hope-giving and motivating for all the aspiring devotees. Radhanath Swami teaches us how to face all obstacles in our life. and if we sucessful in that we will become fully ready for special death as a special moment where we are ready to enter into an eternal world full of bliss and knowledge .

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  11. Fortunately, saints such as Radhanath Swami are there to warn us and save us the jolt.

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  12. Even in business, the successful businessman is one who is a pragmatist, a realist who tries to forsees any eventuality, and prepares for it.

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  13. Thank you Radhanath Swami for telling us and warning the dangers of complacency in spiritual life

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  14. It is very common that when people are told about the truths of life like death, disease....people thinks that it is pessimism. However, those who know that we are spirit souls it becomes very easy to understand that it is an opportunity to make our life beautiful.

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  15. Radhanath Swami warns against complacency!

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  16. Very nice article. HH Radhanath swami maharaj is always emphasizes on the impedements on the spiritual progress.

    Thank you so much Maharaj for enlighten us.

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  17. Thank you Mharajah for this reminder
    "We should understand the purpose of life, make that a priority and integrate all other aspects of our life around it".

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  18. Rarely do people talk on this subject, purpose of life and Maharaj has explained it in the most simple way. The most important thing in life and people miss it.Here is the guide reminding us of it

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  19. Maharaj has nicely explained what out priority should be and why.

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  20. Swamiji rightly said....complacency is our greatest empediment on the spiritual path

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  21. Indeed Complacency is killer both in spiritual and material pursuits. Thank you Radhanath Swami for opening our eyes to this reality.

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  22. Higher taste brings more happiness. One who does not seek higher taste is satisfied with lower taste. He becomes complacent with lower taste. Better seek higher taste through the instructions of Radhanath Swami. All glories to Radhanath Swami.

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  23. Thank you for sharing.

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  24. Thank you Maharaj for enlightening us.

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