Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Radhanath Swami on Success in Preaching

Who are any of us to preach to anyone? What is our right to take such a position to teach someone else about their real welfare? The only right we have is the power of the disciplic succession empowering us. We should never ever think that "I am a good preacher". Acharyas (saints who teach by personal example) don't think in that way! Following their example, we should pray to be a puppet controlled by the strings of spiritual master's and God's mercy. We should know that people understand our message and our words only if we are empowered. As preachers we cannot change people's hearts by our scholarship, by our charisma, by our beautiful features or by any other means; a real preacher is one who awakens the real inclination to love God in everybody, who awakens the soul. If we repeat the words of great souls, rather if we let the great souls speak through us and become instruments of their mercy, then we can actually succeed in the purpose of preaching.

20 comments:

  1. thank you for throwing amazingly wonderful light on the subject of preaching.

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  2. That sounds like a true definition of preaching which otherwise has negative connotations

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  3. THis is one of secrets behind Radhanath Swamis success

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  4. Very nicely explained by Maharaj. Preaching is an art and we need to keep it simple and just do it as recommended.

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  5. Nice message from Radhanath Swami. Lord Krishna stresses on this point of recieving knowledge from Parampara/disciplic succession. Without parampara, no heart transformation.

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  6. This message from Radhanath Swami is really relevant for us because we are also trying to share whatever we have heard about spiritual matters with others.

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  7. Radhanath Swami's deep realizations flow through the wonderful articles/lectures/books.

    Such a humble and sincere mood as above makes him a wonderful instrument in the hands of the Lord and previous acharyas so that he can save people like ourselves from path of self destruction (thats what the World in general seems to be heading to)

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  8. Maharaj's mood is always dasanudas & trinad api sunicena thats why he is able to touch hearts of so many people around the world

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  9. Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj for explaining the real meaning of preaching so wonderfully. In real world we see just opposite consciousness that I am the doer, however it is mentioned very nicely here that real transformation of heart takes place when we think that we are instrument in the hand of God & Guru.

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  10. thank you very much for the post

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  11. Radhanath Swami,through this few words has explained us that how a preacher should follow in the footstep of great saintly persons.Good lesson for us.Thank you very much.

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  12. Very profound explanation. We tend to get so much carried away by the externals of what is preaching. Thank you Radhanath Swami to give a true picture of how preaching should be done.

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  13. Thank you so much Maharaj for instructing us on this very important principle.

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  14. yogita jagannathanApril 6, 2011 at 9:51 PM

    Many times preaching brings alongwith it pride, desire for adoration, recognition, feeling that I am the doer etc. Radhanath Swami Maharaj's words of wisdom really touch upon the essence of the matter.

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  15. Maharaj is an ocean of compassion himself and is giving us the formula by which we can become instruments of Lord's compassion.

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  16. Radhanath Swami beautifully brings out the point that a egoistic person cannot become a good preacher inspite of having so many talents.Only a humble person can convey the message of God effectively.

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  17. Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj for explaining the real meaning of preaching so wonderfully.

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  18. Without the mercy and empowerment of great Vaishnavas we are useless and powerless.

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  19. wonderfully explained to save one from being proud and arrogant .thanks radhanath swami.

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  20. extremely important principle to be understood. thanks.

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