Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Radhanath Swami on Spiritual Practice

We all have so many sinful desires within our hearts — lust, anger, envy, greed, pride, illusion, so many desires to want to enjoy the resources of material existence which are all meant for the pleasure of God, so much false ego, so much self-centered mental thinking. Saintly persons, on the other hand, always think of the welfare of others. They are only concerned with giving God's Holy Names to others regardless of how they are treated themselves. They don’t mind bodily discomforts, poverty or persecution; they only think about how to give love of God to others. But we, the conditioned souls, in every condition, think, “What’s good for me? I want to see something that gives pleasure to my eyes. I want to hear something that gives pleasure to my ears, my nose, my mouth, my flesh. And what about my false ego? I have to situate myself where I am properly respected.” Even when we are engaged in devotional service, these desires are often prominent. So somehow or other we have to churn our hearts to remove all of these sinful propensities. That is the process of regulative principles of devotional practice.

25 comments:

  1. very well explain. thank u.

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  2. Self-control & selfless service - that is what differentiates saints such as Radhanath Swami from mundane materialists who cannot think beyond their own bodily comforts & sense gratification.

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  3. Radhanath Swami exemplifies the mood of extending oneself for others, even though bearing personal discomforts.

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  4. we are sincerely GRATEFUL TO YOU MAHARAJ, for showing us the process of regulative principles of devotional practice.
    VERY INSPIRING...

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  5. Actually in this note Radhanath Swami is talking for our shortcomings and its he who is the Saintly person who is doing our welfare. Thank you Maharaj!

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  6. We generally do not realize that to love someone means to do what they want us to do. Thank you Radhanath Swami for revealing this.

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  7. This is truly inspiring and encouraging, thank you Radhanath Swami for this wonderful instruction on the process of spiritual practice.

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  8. Wonderful article !

    Very nice instructions for whole community.
    External disease can cured by giving some medication but internal and most dangerous diseases like lust, anger, envy, greed, pride, illusion etc. is very difficult to cure them unless and untill surrender to the dust of Lotus of Lord Krishna through his bonafied representative like HH Radhanath swami maharaj.
    Actually we donot have power to cure these diseases but only by the causeless mercy of Guru deva, it is possible.

    Thank you so much maharaj for enlighten us and guiding us in each and every corner in this most dreadful and dangerous material world.

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  9. Quite a revealing analysis of my heart by Radhanath Swami.

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  10. Without these penetrating realizations, we would be thinking we are happily placed, contentedly progressing in devotional service. But such wisdom stops us short and forces us to humbly stare at our glaring weaknesses.

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  11. Arjun K RamachandraMay 26, 2011 at 6:02 AM

    Thanks a million for this wonderful article! It was exactly what i needed to read!

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  12. Radhanath Swami nicely describes the impurities in our heart because of which we are suffering and he is offering a solution also.

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  13. Radhanath Maharaj is always in mood of giving some valuable guidance based on scriptures.

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  14. Thank you Maharaj for showing our shortcomings and enlightening with the solution. H.H. Radhanath Maharaj Ki Jai!!!

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  15. Radhanath Swamy really goes into the subtleties of our emotions nad teaches us how much more seriousness we need

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  16. Radhanath Swami opens our eyes to see saintly qualities instead of just criticizing others.

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  17. Radhanath Swami gives us direction to overcome our sinful propensities by following regulated spiritual life.

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  18. I wish I could sincerely follow the teachings of Radhanath Swami. Every time I read his words, I feel great joy & enthusiasm to dedicate myself more & more for the welfare of such saints like Radhanath Swami.

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  19. yes, one who controls these desires can progress very fast in devotional life. Thanx for explaing.

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  20. Very nice explanation by Radhanath Swami. A true saint does not want anything from others, but is always ready to sacrifice everything for the welfare of others even if they are inimical for him. There is no doubt that Radhanath Swami is one of them.

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  21. Very deep and well said

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  22. THANKYOU VERY VERY MUCH GURUDEV FOR THIS EXPLAINATION!!!!!!!!!

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  23. Thanks for your valuable teachings & guidane Swamiji.....

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  24. Thank you very much maharaj for this article.
    Almost all the times,we are absorbed in I and Mine and thus considering ourselves as centre of everything. But you pointed out this disease.

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