Thursday, March 24, 2011

Radhanath Swami on Faith

No amount of study of scriptures, austerity or charity can help us know God. The only way is to follow the footsteps of saintly people. When we have faith in that, that faith shows us the way. But is faith unscientific? Science too is based on faith. Scientists have faith in other scientists. Faith is there in every moment of our life. Even when we breathe there is unconscious faith that by inhaling air we will get the oxygen required for nourishment. But to break the limitations of senses, mind, intelligence and ego, there has to be a different kind of faith - faith in the examples from the lives of great saints.

20 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this. Faith is usually looked down upon by non-transcendentalists. Maharaj's brief explaination makes it clear and gives me the confidence.

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  2. Without faith we can't perform our day to day activities, so when we really want to know about God, we must have immense faith on those who have made their lives perfect by self-realization. Nice message from Radhanath Swami.

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  3. Very true. Thank you Radhanath Swami for this wisdom.

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  4. Radhanath Swami's point about a "different kind of faith" struck me.

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  5. Very wonderfully worded!

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  6. nice explanation.

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  7. So true! Faith ( in spiritual master) is to be understood as an important ingredient for the spiritual progress.

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  8. Faith in words of great saints like HH Radhanath Swami will give us good understanding of what spirituality is and make us come closer to God.

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  9. Faith is very essential part of life. thanks a a lot for sharing.

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  10. There is a saying,'faith can move mountain'.Nice explaination on faith by Radhanath Swami.

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  11. Faith sustains the spiritual life just like oxygen sustains the body.Faith is the visa required to go back home back to Godhead,a key ingredient in "Bhakti'.Maharaj has given brilliant analogy to explain the significance of faith. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Maharaja is teaching by his own example. It is a great inspiration for us to see Maharaja's faith on previous achryas.

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  13. Faith is necessary in every walk of life.

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  14. Radhanath Swami's personality gives us immense faith that the process he is following is genuine and tremendously potent.

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  15. Very true - "Faith is there in every moment of our life."

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  16. Radhanath Swami very eloquently explained importance of faith in our lives. In general people think that religion requires faith but Radhanath Swami wonderfully mentioned that even science also needs faith.

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  17. very nicely written. Many thanks to Radhanath swami

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  18. Very nice.......

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  19. Yogita JagannathanMarch 27, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    Faith is the basis of all true education in the world, yet when asked to have faith in the existence of God, people ask for proof - Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj for this wonderful article.

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