Monday, May 2, 2011

Radhanath Swami on How to Overcome Laziness

The Bhagavad-Gita does not teach that being spiritual means being lazy. In fact Krishna, in the Gita, tells the world that two of the greatest enemies for spiritual progress are egotism and lethargy, or laziness. We cannot be lazy; we must be dynamic. If you are a business person, or if you are a politician or you are a king or if you are a swami, or a brahmacari, a celibate monk, or if you are a doctor or if you are a lawyer, if you are a teacher or a student or a mother or a father, you don’t give up your duty, you don’t become lazy, but you’re motivated, you're more enthusiastic, with more dynamics because instead of being motivated by greed, you’re motivated by love and compassion.

28 comments:

  1. Really Nice Article

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  2. Wonderful message from Radhanath Swami. Spirituality never means laziness, nay spirituality encourages one to become busy all the times, because spirituality is unlimited and wihout any bounds.

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  3. That's the general misconception - that spiritualists are lazy or spirituality advocates lethargy.

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  4. Thank you for this wonderful post!

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  5. Thank you so much Radhanath Swami

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  6. Abhishek ChaudhuryMay 2, 2011 at 5:15 AM

    I would definitely like to try out these words of wisdom from Radhanath Swami.

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  7. Thank you Radhanath Swami for telling how a spiritualist who is seeking self-realization must not be lazy but enthusiastic motivated not by greed but love and compassion

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  8. Radhanath Swami always motivates us.

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  9. right kind of motivation makes the difference

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  10. Perfectly said by Radhanth Swamiji.The original nature of the spirit soul is always active (BG).Therefore it is not possible for any living entity to remain inactive.An inactive or laziness is a sign of misunderstood of spirituality.Thank you Radhanath Swamiji for enlightening us.

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  11. wonderful article on being dutiful.thanks RADHANATH SWAMI.

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  12. Thank you very much for sharing

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  13. Radhanath Swami explained so nicely being motivated in whatever job you are doing. That shows the wonderful example to world that being spiritual doesn't mean to be lazy in our regular duties.

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  14. Very True. In fact the great devotees of the Lord are always enthusiastic to serve the Lord. Srila Prabhupada is a great example. At the age of about 70 years when most people prefer a relaxed life and spend their day doing nothing Srila Prabhupada went to America all alone to accomplish a mission. The mission was to spread the message of Krishna all over the world.

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  15. Thank you for wonderful article!

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  16. This is a common misconception. Thank you Radhanath Swami for crisp explaination.

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  17. Laziness is worst enemy. Only by higher motivation we can overcome it. Thank you maharaj...

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  18. Wonderful instructions by HH Radhanath swami maharaja.

    If we accept these instructions and follow as bhagavat prasad then our lives will be successful.

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  19. yes very true and is the need of the hour for any practioner of spirutuality.

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  20. i have seen the spiritual teachers in the shleter of Srila Prabhupada, being more active than CEO of a multinational organization... The difference being, they work hard to give to others and we all work hard to collect for our greed...How can we ever repay the debts of these spiritual teachers??? all glories to their sacrifice..

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  21. Time and again, the mind's tendency is to take things easy and become irresponsible. Very expertly explained by Radhanath Swami on how we have to motivate ourselves with higher goals and not be lazy...

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  22. krishna chandraMay 5, 2011 at 4:04 PM

    Until I met Radhanath Swami and understood what his Guru Swami Prabhupada was saying, I did not know that we could be spiritualists AND continue our occupational duties.

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  23. thankyou for opening my eyes Radhanath Swami.

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  24. GRATEFUL TO YOU MAHARAJ,FOR GIVING US THE DYNAMICS OF SPIRITUAL PROGRESS, WHICH IS TO BE MOTIVATED BY LOVE AND COMPASSION.Thank you so much.

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  25. I pray that I can follow this wonderful instruction

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  26. We cannot be lazy; we must be dynamic.

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