Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Radhanath Swami on What is Love?

Love is defined in the Caitanya Charitamrita (the most acclaimed biography of Lord Chaitanya). The affection in which we try to enjoy for ourselves is called kama or lust. It’s the material principle. It’s just like a blazing fire that can never be satisfied. As long as we keep feeding the fire of the burning desire for enjoyment by trying to enjoy for ourselves, the hungrier it grows. But, what is prema or love? It’s the complete giving of the heart for the pleasure of the object of our love. Even in this world, the most satisfying, loving relationships are not the romantic affairs that we see in the movies, because that kind of love or relationship does not last. The real pleasure of the heart comes through real love - through sacrifice and dedication.

19 comments:

  1. It was quite a revelation when I first came across the concept that sacrifice gave happiness and not enjoyment. Deep. That's why I love Radhanath Swami. He is full of such deep philosophical and practical insights.

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  2. Thanks very much for sharing this divine instruction

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  3. This is a beautiful lesson on Love. We very rarely understand true love, like HH Radhanath swami has explained it.

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  4. Very very nice.

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  5. Thanks for elaborating on what real love is...

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  6. Yogita JagannathanApril 5, 2011 at 10:29 PM

    Thank you so much Radhanath Swami Maharaj for giving us the true definition of love.

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  7. Radhanath Maharaj is wonderfull explained what is true love & how love on spiritual platform is different from material platform

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  8. what HH Radhanath Swami says is so true...being a mother you can experience it some extent

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  9. Wow - thank you for sending this wonderful post.

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  10. Interesting understanding about LOVE> people in this world have such a wrong conception about Love.

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  11. Thank you Radhanath Swami for enlightening us

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  12. With real love towards Lord, we can love others with intense feeling and that kind of love creates compassion for others and empowers us to share the love of Godhead with them. Nice message from Radhanath Swami.

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  13. Thank you Maharaj for giving us right defination of what is true love is.Loving some one in expectation for something is not perfect love.Therefore to get back our lost loving object,The Lord Sri Krishna we must follow the guidence given by saintly person like Radhanath Swamiji.

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  14. many a times we hear love is in sacrifice ...

    The real pleasure of the heart comes through real love - through sacrifice and dedication..
    HH Radhanth swami maharaj is reminding it again. thank you

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  15. Thank you Maharaj for giving us right defination of what is true love is.

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  16. Very nice understanding given by Radhanath Swami.

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  17. Thanks for your teachings swamiji.....yes its true, people mistaken lust with love.....thanks for explaining us the meaning of real love.....

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  18. Thank you very much, it is very difficult to understand what is Love, Love is Sacrifice this is unconditional.

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