Friday, March 25, 2011

Radhanath Swami on Reign in Hell or Serve in Heaven?

In the association of people who have faith, the natural faith which is within our heart awakens. Real faith is not something that is imposed upon us. Just like a seed, it’s awakened from within in the proper environment. A seed, if watered properly, grows into a beautiful flower. So, in order to have such strong faith that we are actually willing to take great apparent risks, sadhu sanga is most important. Sadhu sanga means association of devoted people. Without such association, the campaign of maya or illusion which is all around us directly or indirectly keeps telling us that it’s better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven; that it’s better to be the proprietor and enjoyer in this world of illusion than to be a servant in the ecstatic realm of dedication and devotion to the Lord.

15 comments:

  1. Wonderful article, in fact it is very good instruction for us.

    Thank you so much Maharaj for being enlighten us.

    Thank you so much for posting.

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  2. It is better to serve saints like Radhanath Swami than to be caught up in the middle of people with demonic tendencies & aspirations.

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  3. Very true! association is the key...
    Without sadhu sanga, Maya can very easily distract us from the real goal of life.

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  4. Devotee association is so important!

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  5. Wonderful article by Maharaj. Maharaj is our true well-wisher.He always makes it a point to enlighten his followers against the pit-falls in spiritual life.His teachings have the potency to prevent pride and complacency entering our life.

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  6. Radhanath Swami has so nicely explained the importance of devotee association in our lives. Without association of devotees, our devotional service is just like a gross body with no soul in it.

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  7. Thanks for revealing the method to develop real faith......

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  8. This ladder of high perfection in devotional service, is very important for the upliftment of everyone in his whole journey which starts with "Shraddha". If one is serious about it, one will very easily get through the hindrances.

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  9. Yogita JagannathanMarch 27, 2011 at 7:18 PM

    Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj for this eye opening article. We have heard many times "A man is known by the company he keeps" If we have right spritual association, it can do wonders to our life.

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  10. Wonderful instruction.Thank you Maharaj for enlightening us.

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  11. thank you for these wonderful thoughts

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  12. Radhanath Swami has full faith in the scriptures. Not only faith but he is also relishing his interactions with the divine.

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  13. This very much important to accept the association of sadhus, pure devotees. Then only one can be free from Illusion. Very nice message. All glories to Radhanath Swami.

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  14. one becomes what one associates with.thanks RADHANATH SWAMI for teaching the principle of associating with GODLY people.

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