Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Radhanath Swami on Festivals Unite Us

When you water the root of the tree every part of the tree is nourished. So when our consciousness is connected to Krishna, when we see Krishna being bathed with flowers, to the degree our consciousness is like a branch connected to the tree, to the root of Krishna, to that degree we will derive the greatest ecstasy and pleasure seeing how Krishna is enjoying. And to the degree our consciousness is elsewhere, disconnected from the root, we don’t realize the ecstasy that is coming. So this is real pleasure, this is supreme pleasure - to give pleasure to Krishna, the reservoir of all pleasure. And this is real society when we all come together united for one purpose - to give pleasure to Krishna. How nicely Krishna has arranged so many magnificent, exciting and dynamic festivals all unique in their own way so that we can continuously come together to love Krishna, to serve Krishna, to chant His holy names.

27 comments:

  1. All Glories To H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    A very Very Beautiful Narrative.

    Hare Krishna

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  2. Under the leadership of a saint like Radhanath Swami,we indeed derive that greatest ecstacy during all festivals. Thankyou Maharaj for everything.

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  3. When everyone has his/her own agenda then unity is not possible.Unity,co-operation is possible only when everybody has one agenda, that is to love Krsna.Beautiful article by Radhanath Swami.

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  4. Radhanath Swami has organized many wonderful festivals like Pushpa abhishek, Jal Krida etc. for the spiritual upliftment of the public at large.

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  5. Thank you very much for sharing.Unity for the real purpose - to love Krisna and to serve Krishna

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  6. All festivals are unique in their own way so that we can continuously come together to love Krishna, to serve Krishna, to chant His holy names, etc. These blogs are helping to understand important aspects in simple words. Thank you Maharaj.

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  7. Very nice thought. Thank you for sharing this

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  8. Very true. Thank you Radhanath Swami for this wonderful analysis.

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  9. Radhanath Swami reveals the secret to remain united and to experience unending bliss.

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  10. Radhanath Swami is talking about the real purpose and benefit of festivals, while unfortunately today we see how the festivals are converted into sense-enjoying opportunities.

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  11. The Supreme Lord Shri Krishna and His Pure Devotees like Radhanath Maharaj always give opportunities to suffering souls of this material world in forms of festivals.In festival our common goal is to serve Supreme Lord Shri Krishna.In this way we tend to forget our own sefish individual goals.Thank you very much.

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  12. we can experience that pleasure when we witness and take part in the activities which are pleasing to Krishna.

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  13. Such a beautiful analogy of watering the root

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  14. Great explanation. Thank you Maharajji for explaining the real purpose of the festivals in our lives.

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  15. Yogita JagannathanApril 14, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    Celebrating festivals with great enthusiasm provide a definite impetus to our spiritual lives. Thank you Radhanath Swami for giving us this wonderful insight into why we must serve Krishna with every bit of our time, money, energy.

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  16. Abhishek ChaudhuryApril 14, 2011 at 11:42 PM

    Very nice post clarifying a very important understanding of celebrating festivals glorifying the Lord

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  17. Radhanath Swami says in another place that the pleasure of love is the highest pleasure and if we come to our real constitutional position, we can enjoy that pleasure by serving Lord Krishna and His unalloyed devotees forever.

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  18. Krishna is centre of all festivals in ISKCON Festivals help in creating strong bonds amongst devotees. we have first hand experience of doing some service during fesitval of chariots in march 2011

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  19. Krishna is really merciful and wants his children to unite in service to Him. Thank you Radhanath Swami for your inspiring quote

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  20. Rightly said that festivals unite us & give everyone the opportunity to collectively satisfy God.......

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  21. festivals means fun, result is purification if connected to LORD KRISHNA.QUITE AMAZING. thanks RADHANATH SWAMI.

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  22. something very wonderful to know.thanksRADHANATH SWAMI.

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  23. Unity in diversity will come when our unity is based on the principle higher then our differences. HH Radhanath Maharaj is exemplifying this through his own life and giving opportunity to everyone to experience the joy of this unity through wonderful festivals

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