Monday, May 30, 2011

Radhanath Swami on How to Die

If one truly wants to understand how to live a perfect life one must follow the footsteps of the great souls. The great souls, through every word and action, not only teach us how to live but also how to die. Is anyone in this world excluded from either of the two? Lord Krishna says in Bhagavad-Gita - for one who has been born, death is certain and for one who has died, birth is certain.

In colleges students attend classes, attend seminars and read several books but if they fail in their final exam they have to start all over again. They cannot graduate to the next level. Similarly, everything we do in life culminates in how we perform in the final exam, and how we perform in the final exam is dependent on how we prepare ourselves during the course. This human life is a course and we are all in a school. The purpose of this course is to learn – How do we graduate from this world. When we graduate, we no longer have to go back to the school. Similarly, when we graduate from this material conception of life, we will return to the spiritual world.

15 comments:

  1. Arjun K RamachandraMay 30, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Thanks for this beautiful lesson on school and graduation! The analogy can't be more perfect!

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  2. And fortunate are those who have Radhanath Swami as the mentor, tutor for passing this final exam of our lives. Who else could have taught us this?

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  3. Today everyone tells us about art of living, but no one tells us 'how to die'. But Radhanath Maharaj teaches us how to die & what preparation we have to do in our whole life before facing the final exam 'death'.

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  4. Dr. Sunil JaisinghMay 31, 2011 at 5:40 AM

    thank you Radhanath Swami

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  5. Radhanath Swami has very nicely explained the subject matter of spirituality & the goal of our life through use of a very nice analogy.

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  6. Sundar Ananda dasMay 31, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    good tips on taking the final exam!

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  7. Excellent analogy. We will be a failure in life if we don't understand this lesson.

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  8. No one thinks on this subject which is so important

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  9. Simply amazing way of explaining spirtual concepts. Hats off to Radhanath Swami for so wonderfully explaing these concepts.
    Thank you for sharing such articles.

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  10. we are sincerely very,very,very grateful for your 100% efforts in guiding us to the spiritual world.You have inspired us to give our 100%.

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  11. Radhanath Swami has given us a wonderful way to die, because everyone has to die, so it's important for all of us to know how to do that.

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  12. What a beautiful article.....thanks Swamiji for so important teachings.......

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