Thursday, March 3, 2011

Radhanath Swami on Freedom and Slavery

Freedom means to surrender to the truth. To serve the mania of the society of this world is slavery. But such is the ignorance of this world that we think that slavery to our mind, senses, and ego is freedom, while living a spiritually oriented life is slavery. To us, following the rules and regulations of spiritual life feels like slavery. We think that spiritual life means giving up so many nice things in life that give so much enjoyment. But, from the perspective of reality, to be addicted to all these things - which simply infatuate and perpetuate the power of false ego - is slavery.

17 comments:

  1. Very powerful and eye-opening description of slavery by Radhanath Swami.

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  2. HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj uncovers a subtle truth that we fail to notice.

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  3. Wonderful article.

    HH Radhanath swami maharaj very nicely explained the misconception about spirituality and spirituallife, especially at neophyte stage every one think that spiritual life means giving up so many nice things.

    Spiritual life mean living blissfully and spirituality teaches how to live dynamically in this material world, but majority of people think in other way around.

    Thank you so much for sharing wonderful nectar.

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  4. Radhanath Swami has very expertly separated the chaff from the grain through his well-informed analytical presentation of the terms 'freedom' & 'slavery'.

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  5. Wonderfully explained my Radhanath Swami Maharaj. Thank you very much for this post.

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  6. This is such an apt analogy, as we are slaves to our senses if we are not spiritual and surrendered to the Lord. Maharaj has so nicely distinguished between being spiritual and being a slave to your senses.

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  7. Thank you very much for sharing. Radhanath Swami reminds us about the act of false ego which makes us to think as a slave

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  8. "Freedom means to surrender to the truth. To serve the mania of the society of this world is slavery."

    Fantastic point. Thank you Radhanath Swami.

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  9. Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj to bring us out from the illusory nature of this material world to the light of knowledge to understand what will give us happiness in this world.

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  10. So true, such gross ignorance we are in that we take freedom to slavery and slavery to freedom, only hope is the shelter of great saints like Radhanath Swami.

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  11. Hari bol, what a wonderful article. Thanks for sharing this Maharaj.

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  12. Thank you Radhnath Swami for removing the misconception and telling us about the real meaning of freedom and slavery

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  13. Maharaj gives the inner meaning of freedom and slavery.

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  14. Bitter truth of the modern world revelaed by Swamiji......

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  15. Maharaj has put across so nicely the real meaning of slavery.Only the likes of Maharaj who have risen above such conditions can know factually the meaning of freedom and can enlighten others.Thanks for sharing.

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  16. One can be a slave of either Maya or the Lord, but being a slave of the Lord is really a freedom, because that's our constitutional state. Nice message from Radhanath Swami.

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