Saturday, March 19, 2011

Radhanath Swami on Secure Investments

Whatever efforts we make in this world will be evaporated by time. We make money, we lose money, we get fame, we lose fame. Whatever we get will be eventually lost. That is the power of time. But any advancement we make in Krishna consciousness - just sweeping the floor, just appreciating other devotees for what they have done, just putting a single flower on the string of a garland, or just chanting the holy name once sincerely - the benefit is never lost; it is forever. It is the only secure investment. We are told that our investments in the stock market, banks and various financial enterprises are secure, but it is all illusion because everything will be taken away at the time of death. Or many other situations may happen in between. It is for certain that we lose everything. There are only two things that are certain in this world, absolutely certain:
1. Anyone who is born will die, and
2. Any investment that we make in devotion is never ever lost.

15 comments:

  1. Radhanath Swami has immense faith in devotional service to Lord

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  2. Indeed! Very true thank you so much for giving most sublime,confidential & profound teaching.

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  3. Hope giving.....

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  4. At the end of life everything is lost except for our devotion. Wow thanks for sharing!

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  5. All Glories To H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    Such an amazing elaboration, and an great analogy.


    Hare Krishna

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  6. Some very straight talking by Radhanath Swami which should serve as an eye-opener for those completely immersed in materialistic pursuits.

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  7. "Any investment that we make in devotion is never ever lost". Very true. Thank you Radhanath Swami.

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  8. Whether to invest in a Temporary bank account or in an eternal bank account ? The choice is ours. Radhanath Swami very beautifully answers this question.

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  9. What beautiful advice Swami has given which no Investment banker can give....here there is only profit and no trace of any loss.......

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  10. Lord Krishna says in Bhagavad-Gita that even a small endeavour in this path (spiritual) can save one from the most dangerous type of fear.Very nicely explained by Maharaj.

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  11. That's the power of devotional service which Radhanath Swami has explained. In Bhagavad Geeta 2.40 Lord Krishna conveys the same message.

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  12. Yogita JagannathanMarch 27, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    Thank you Radhanath Swami on opening our eyes to the temporary nature of all our activities and how we need to invest our time and efforts in pursuing more permanenet things in life.

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  13. thanks RADHANATH SWAMI for explaining the value of performing devotional activities.

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  14. thankyou for opening my eyes on mundane things so that once i grow up i don't make any mistakes in such material investments.

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