Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Radhanath Swami on Pride and Anger

There may be many great obstacles - oceans of obstacles - in the paths of devotees, but they will easily cross over the ocean of all obstacles because they will be protected by the Lord. The devotees have no pride, and where there is no pride there can be no anger. On the other hand, those who do not surrender to the Lord, will easily be consumed and drowned by this ocean. Somehow or the other, if by the power of their austerity they cross this whole ocean of material obstacles they become proud due to that. And when they become proud, they easily become angry. They may cross the whole ocean of material temptations and obstacles but will drown in the little puddle - the size of the hoof print of a calf - which represents their anger. The persons who are mystics but are not devoted to the Lord lose all the results of all of their austerities and mysticism. Those who take shelter of Him achieve His divine mercy and are infallible.

17 comments:

  1. Wonderful article infact wonderful instructions.

    Maharaj very nicely explained the importance of Saranagathi to the Lotus feet of Lord Krishna and his Bonafied representatives. Unless and untill we won't surrender, it's very difficult to cross over this material world.

    Maharaj once again clearly given the impact of anarthas in the devotional path. We have to overcome the anarthas otherwise we become victim of anarthas and fall down.

    Thank you so much Maharaj for wonderful instructions.

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  2. Thank you Maharajah for assuring us how devotees are protected by the Lord.

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  3. Thank you Maharaj for your sharing your realizations

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  4. Shoba RamachandranMarch 15, 2011 at 8:35 AM

    Thank you Maharaja for explaining the truths with logic.

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  5. Thank you Radhanath Swami for enlightening us on the disastrous effects of anger.

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing and re-iterating the point to of taking shelter of the Lord

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  7. Thank you very much for sharing. Those who take shelter of Him achieve His divine mercy and are infallible

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  8. This is beautiful. Teaches a very nice lesson about pride. We should never get too comfortable with our position or titles, even if we have surpassed all sorts of obstacles, that little pride can destroy us.

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  9. Taking Shelter of the Lord is the best way to protect oneself from pride and anger.

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  10. "Those who take shelter of Him achieve His divine mercy and are infallible."
    Very hope-giving and instructive. Thank you Radhanath Swami.

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  11. One with pride easily becomes angry - this article explains how difficult it is to cross material obstacles without surrendering to the Lord and seeking His shelter.

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  12. Pride coming from our false ego is one of the most subtle contamination. Only those pure souls who have cleared this contamination can help others like Radhanath Swami...

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  13. Wonderfully explained by Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

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  14. Very nice explanation by Radhanath Swami of how anger can devour anyone. There is no shelter other than that of Lord's by which we can be protected from being angry, proud of falsity.

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  15. Pride & anger are really detrimental in the path of progressive devotional service.....thanks

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  16. Maharaj's realizations are highly profound and has all the necessary information to safe-guard ourselves from the pit-falls in spiritual life.His articles brings forth his compassion for the fallen souls.

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