Thursday, January 27, 2011

Radhanath Swami on The Underlying Fear of Death

People are very anxious for security. They work all their life to create the feeling of security; security for the present, and security after they retire. They even want to provide for security to their near and dear ones even after they die, out of fear that if they don’t do so who will protect the near and dear ones? But death can come any moment. Everyone is afraid of death, directly or indirectly, because at death one loses everything one has worked so hard for throughout one’s life. This anxiety of fear underlies every aspect of material life; in fact it’s the prime motivation. But one who keeps his mind on the immortal and eternal becomes abhayam, fearless. As long as our mind is attached to anything temporary, it will be full of fear. Therefore, one who keeps his mind on the eternal lotus feet of the Lord is free from all anxiety and has no fear.

19 comments:

  1. Very True;Thank You for enlightening.Radhanath Maharaj Ki Jai

    ReplyDelete
  2. This teaching by Radhanath Swami addresses a very important, personal fear everyone has but pretends to forget.

    ReplyDelete
  3. This message is as sobering as it is motivating. Radhanth Swami can express deep truths charmingly and strikingly.

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is the perfect formula for fearlessness. Unless we take full shelter of the Lord, we can't be fearless.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Shoba RamachandranJanuary 28, 2011 at 6:38 AM

    Thanks HH Radhanath Swami for teaching us how to be fearless of this temporary life.

    ReplyDelete
  6. If we see how many things can go wrong in a next minute - we will see how our living is nothing short of a miracle in this world.

    The true way of feeling secure is not to buy more and more insurance but seek shelter and get assurance of the Supreme Lord...

    ReplyDelete
  7. Radhanath Swami has so nicely gave us the formula of how to become fearless for death. A devotee accepts death happily while a materially engrossed person fears from it, because devotee takes shelter at the lotus feet of the Lord.

    ReplyDelete
  8. As long as the mind is attached to temporary, it will be full of fear. Very true. To really become fearless, one has to associate with sadhus and fix his mind on the lotus feet of the Supreme Lord. Thank you very much Maharaja for explaining us how to become fearless.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Where there is complete faith, there is no complete surrender and hence no fear. But wehre there is not complete faith, there is fear and this causes us to create a security blanet around us. Maharaj has so clearly explained this to use. Thank you Maharaj.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Radhanath Swami is basically exhorting us to take the shelter of God, to be dependent upon His mercy & protection. That indeed seems the best way to overcome all types of fear & anxieties.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thank you very much for sharing such a wonderful message

    ReplyDelete
  12. Yes, when we cross the road, we are fearing death, isn't it! Great quote by Radhanath Swami!

    ReplyDelete
  13. 'One who keeps his mind on the eternal lotus feet of the Lord is free from all anxiety and has no fear' Thank you Radhanath Swami for showing us how to be fearless.

    ReplyDelete
  14. This explaination of fear is so much needed in order to overcome it. Radhanath Swami has very beautifully shown how to be fearless.

    ReplyDelete
  15. very imp quality to become fearless.

    ReplyDelete
  16. What amazing solution given by Swamiji to oversome the fear of death.....thanks

    ReplyDelete
  17. Souls has no death and we are that souls. We should become fearless. for that one should take sheter at the lotus feet of Radhanath Swami. All glories to Radhanath Swami.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Wonderful and very inspiring article.

    A devotee of the Lord always fearless because once they surrender with unfliching faith, always absorbed in Lord's pastimes and fix their minds on Lord's Lotus feet.

    Thank you so much for posting wonderful nectar.

    ReplyDelete