Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Radhanath Swami on Who is Dear to the Lord

Our elevation to spiritual world is not attained by our memory or mastery over various subjects. It is not attained by strict austerities or by giving grand donations. It is attained by the mercy of the Lord. When the Lord is pleased with us then He promotes us to His personal abode. When God brings us back to the spiritual world then He has to live with us for the rest of eternity. Do you think He just wants some egoistic person who is just chanting mantras a day to come back to Him, do you think He wants an egoistic person who is performing austerities such as not eating or not sleeping? No. He will only take back those people who are dear to Him. And who is most dear to Him? Those who are dear to His devotees. So the formula by which we can become intimately dear to the Lord is by assisting Him in giving His message to others and by making sacrifices to that purpose. But we cannot give something that we are not committed to ourselves, therefore we must follow our vows. How can we give the Holy Names to others unless we are addicted to the Holy Name ourselves? So we must cultivate deep attachment in chanting, deep attachment in hearing God's pastimes and God's messages, and to the degree we become deeply attached to these principles we will be empowered to give the mercy of parampara to the suffering souls of this world. That is our life. That is our purpose. That is what will make us dear to God.

22 comments:

  1. In giving others we get more :). Very interesting point made by HH Radhanath Swami. And we have to really qualify for an entry to the spiritual world. Thank you Radhanath Swami for making this point crystal clear.

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  2. Thanks for this knowledge and realisation.

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  3. Unalloyed devotional service is something which Lord Krishna desires from each one of us. Even if we can show some inclination for that, He can forget every mistake of each of us and take us back to godhead. Nice message from Radhanath Swami.

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  4. Thank you Radhanath Swami for giving a sure shot success mantra on how to become dear to God

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  5. so we need to become dear to GOD then only can we become near to GOD. thanks RADHANATH SWAMI.

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  6. no place for pride .thanks radhanath swami for the wonderful explanation.

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  7. Radhanath Swami Maharaj is showing how to attract the mercy of GOD. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  8. Thats perfect answer from HH Radhanath swami maharaj
    Those who are dear to His devotees.

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  9. thank you , for making us understand how one can please Lord ,by pleasing those whom Lord loves. thank you sharing this.

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  10. WoW! Am speechless.

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  11. Abhishek ChaudhuryApril 21, 2011 at 5:27 AM

    Radhanath Swami very nicely explains the fact that entry into God' abode is a decision which is made entirely by God, and which is facilitated by the fact that we agree to serve one of His very dear devotees

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  12. Thank you Radhanath Swami for encouraging us to absorb ourselves in hearing the pastimes of the Supreme Lord.

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  13. Radhanath Swami makes spiritual life much easier by setting the perfect example.

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  14. Very nicely explained by Radhanath Swamiji that false ego of this material world is impedment in spiritual life.Thank you very much for sharing with us.

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  15. wonderful sharing.

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  16. First possess what you want to give in charity. Try to become dear to God is rfeally good instruction from Maharaja. All glories to Radhanath Swami.

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  17. your article has opened the secret of plesing the LORD and becoming dear to HIM. THANKS RADHANATH SWAMI.

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  18. becoming a intrument in the mission of GOD. Directly or indirectly.thanks for your guidance RADHANATH SWAMI.

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