Thursday, April 14, 2011

Radhanath Swami on Real Self Respect

Respect for the true self rather than the temporary false self is real self-respect. The real nature of the self is to be the servant of the servant of the servant of the servant. When we actually strive to live by this principle, that is real self-respect because that is respecting the nature of the self. That is respect to God, that is respect to all living beings. If you respect others, you get much greater satisfaction than trying to respect yourself. In respecting others, in giving to others, we receive the greatest benediction - that is love. So, real self-respect is not being selfish; real self-respect is to respect God within our heart, to respect our own real nature, and to respect all living being selflessly. And that may seem like a very impossible, theoretical idea, but it is natural for all of us. Just a little purification is required to realize it.

22 comments:

  1. With the expert spiritual guidance of the learned Radhanath Swami, it is very much possible for us to discover our real selfless nature of performing service for others & finding true happiness in the same.

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  2. I love how Maharaj ends this topic..."Just a little purification is required to realize it"

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  3. Without humility there is no way to attain love of GOD.

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  4. This is such a profound statement when HH Radhanath Swami says to respect others as you would others respect you. The difficult part is when HH Radhanath Swami says that this is natural for us with a little purification. But this is worth attempting, to make this world a better place. Thank you.

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  5. Yogita JagannathanApril 14, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    This is simply amazing - Radhanath Swami Maharaj has really opened our eyes today to what is real self respect. Usually we falsely respect our inflated egos in the name of self respect.

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  6. 'Real self respect is to offer our respect to God and other living beings' wonderfully said - Thank you Radhanath Swami

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  7. Brilliant Piece

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  8. Thank you Radhanath Swami for this unique understanding of Real Self Respect.

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  9. Radhanath Swami is teaching us how to receive the greatest benediction i.e., love.

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  10. This concept of self respect told by HH Radhanath Swami is the real test for our connection with God.

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  11. And to achieve that little purification self realized souls like HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj only can guide us.

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  12. Radhanath Swamis discourse is simply brilliant

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  13. Very true. In real love, one only wants to give without expecting anything in return. Another thing which Radhanath Swami mentions here is the big difference between the material and spiritual world. In spiritual world everyone wants to glorify the Lord and others devotees, while this is just reverse in the material world.

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  14. Radhanath Swami is teaching us higher principles which will make us happy in life

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  15. What a wonderful definition of self-respect! Thank you Radhanath Swami for this lucid write-up.

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  16. Radhanath Maharaja ki Jai!!

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  17. HARI BOL, HARI BOL, HARI BOL

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  18. Amazing! Self-respect means to respect God.

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  19. This is such a wonderful understanding of Self-respect. Thank you so much.

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  20. This is such a profound statement when HH Radhanath Swami says to respect others as you would others respect you.

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  21. thankyou radhanath Swami for letting me know what REAL SELF RESPECT.

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