Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Radhanath Swami on The Role of a Scientist

It is not possible to comprehend the details of creation. An honest scientist is one who investigates into the mysteries of the universe as far as possible, and then on realizing human limitation and infinitesimal nature, glorifies the Lord's genius. A dishonest scientist is one who conceals his failure to unravel the ultimate mystery behind tall talks of the undying scientific spirit.

The Lord has infinite inconceivable energies. A liberated soul simply surrenders with love but an illusioned soul resolves to figure out everything by his own endeavor. To count the number of grains on a beach is inconceivable regardless of one's motivation, and therefore, it is wise to accept it as such.

44 comments:

  1. A very good analogy by Radhanath Swami.Indirectly Swamiji has given the defination of a speculator.It is better to follow the advice of a self realized soul and surrender to God.Thank you very much.

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  2. Abhishek ChaudhuryJanuary 19, 2011 at 4:08 AM

    Radhanath Swami very systematically proves how spirituality is absolutely scientific, whereas what modern-day scientists propagate is nothing more than cheap deception

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  3. Radhanath Swami is slashing away the illusion that one can know everything on our own strength.

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  4. All Glories To H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    These are so profound and deep, that if we even make an smaller attempt day by day we shale be close to achieving that which can help us grow on the paths of spirituality

    Hare Krishna

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  5. Unfortunately today's world is filled with dishonest scientists.

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  6. Thank you Radhanath Swami for this useful instructions for the modern scientists.

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  7. Indeed. Very applying thought given by maharaj for the well fare of scientist.

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  8. Radhanath swami's description on a scientist's role is so practical and true

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  9. HH BhaktiSwaroop Damodar Swami Maharaj has been one of the best example of a very intelligent scientist who used all his capabilities & knowledge in the service of Srila Prabhupada & to glorify God's creation.

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  10. Radhanath Maharaj always gives us spiritual vision to look at things and this helps us seperate milk from water.

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  11. We have to take the shelter of the Lord if we have to understand any mysteries of this Universe

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  12. Spirituality and Science are not incompatibe as against the common belief. HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj sheds some light.

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  13. very practical explanation even with our proper intention we cannot count the number of grains sands. therefore from our tiny brain we cannot fathom the greatness of Lord.

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  14. Radhanath Swami has very gently adviced us that it is foolish to try to figure out everything on our own - we should take the shelter of authorities and save time.

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  15. Scientists keep doing research which means searching the same thing again and again.

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  16. Spirtual Scientist Vs Material Scientist by Radhanath Swami

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  17. yes,these materialistic scientists had cheated me by giving false theories which were also contradictory to each other about this universe. thank you for saving me from wrong ideologies.

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  18. Today's scientists are engaged in simply desproving each other's theories and improving material comforts which are in any way are temporary.Real scientist is one who accepts the knowledge given by the Lord and uses it to improve the quality of a living being's spiritual life.

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  19. As HH Radhanath Swami says, it is wise to accept God as infinite and we as insfinitesimal.

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  20. Abhishek ChaudhuryJanuary 20, 2011 at 4:35 AM

    To seek the essence exhibits true love/understanding of GOD. And one who has succeeded to do so has achieved the mercy of GOD. Radhanath Swami very nicely explains this concept.

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  21. Scientists should consider God in their theories. It will still keep things logical.

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  22. A nice explanation with a wonderful analogy by His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

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  23. wonderful comparison by radhanath swami between the qualities of the supreme god and the innumerable sand particles on the beach,

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  24. Nice analogy, once again proved that spirituality is a great and absolute science.

    Thank so much Maharaj.

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  25. If we accept the authority it save us so much time and unnecessary endeavor.
    "A liberated soul simply surrenders with love but an illusioned soul resolves to figure out everything by his own endeavor".
    Thank you Maharajah for guiding us.

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  26. A fitting reply to aethists Scientists.....

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  27. Thank you Radhanath Swami for making us aware of the follies of relying completely on science.

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  28. Radhanath Swami Maharaji gives a wonderful message here " Instead of figuring out the mystery, just simply accept and surrender to the Lord with love and devotion"

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  29. Great message on an honest scientist by Radhanath Swami. If we go back in history, we find honest scientists, who have accepted God as the Supreme Scientist. However, there is another genre of scientists, who because of their false ego, don't follow the same.

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  30. Thank you Maharaja for teaching us honest vs dishonest scientist.

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  31. H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj has explained nicely the limitations in our efforts and the need to develop humility.

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  32. I like the fact that Maharaj clearly disinguishes between an honest scientist, like the ones we have in KC serving Prabhupada, and the dishonest ones who dont concede to the facts, but hide behind scientific hoopla. Jai Maharaj.

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  33. Radhanath Swami Maharaj has very nicely explained the constructive role that a scientist can play in the society - to educate the common mass in a rational & intelligent way about their real identity as a soul, existence of the Supreme God & our subordinate position in relation with Him.

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  34. thank you for the post

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  35. Abhishek ChaudhuryJanuary 21, 2011 at 5:07 AM

    Radhanath Swami illustrates the all-important concept of spiritual life- service to the Lord is absolute. What one does in His service to the Lord does not matter; what matters is the consciousness with which it is done.

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  36. I can appreciate and learn the role of a true scientist better now.

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  37. Radhanath Swami's words of wisdom are surely very crucial. Why do we have to spend our time, efforts and money of reinventing the wheel and that too without perfection ? We apply this principle in business and corporate world by introducing concepts like "Knowledge Management", yet when it comes to spirituality we do not want to accept this principle !!

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  38. I wonder what this world would become if all scientists follow this article by Swamiji.....

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  39. Very clear and brilliant explanation.

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  40. Abhishek ChaudhuryJanuary 24, 2011 at 7:07 AM

    Radhanath Swami has busted the myth that by endless gratification of our senses they would, one day, become satiated and then it would be possible to gradually renounce those same pleasures. Gratification leads to insatiable greed, and association of saints leads to the development of divine qualities in the heart which lead one to renounce the temporary so-called pleasures of this world.

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