Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Radhanath Swami on Worthy of Truth

We find that the principle of austerity is common to every religion. The reasons for fasting may be different, but the purpose is the same - to show the Lord that we are willing to make some sacrifice to purify our heart for His sake. Austerity means to accept things favorable for the purification of our heart and to reject things unfavorable for the purification of our heart, whether we like it or not. If we are not willing to say no to the things we like, in the pursuance of truth, then we are not worthy of the truth. Human life is meant for sacrifice. The animals enjoy whatever their senses and mind tell them to. But human beings are meant to sacrifice for the higher cause. And the highest cause is devotion to god.

26 comments:

  1. Eye opening THought.

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  2. Thank you Radhanath Swami for such a beautiful explaination.

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  3. To put into practice even 1% of what Maharaj says would make life successful.

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  4. Abhishek ChaudhuryMay 3, 2011 at 4:21 AM

    Wonderful post by Radhanath Swami.

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  5. All Glories To H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    A very beautiful and revealing narrative.

    Hare Krishna

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  6. Spiritual life is a joyous experience and here is the formula to enter in it.

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  7. Maharaj has vividly explained what real sacrifice means in HUMAN FORM.

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  8. even if we dont like it we are performing austerity for our material pursuits which are temporary. why not perform austerities for the highest cause as Radhnath swami points out i.e devotion to God

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  9. Nicely explained by Radhanath Swamiji about need for accepting austerity to become worthy of truth.It is voluntarily accepting inconveniences for the higher purpose in this human form of life.And if we are not preapared to do so, then in this age of kali everything is difficult.Thank you for haring with us.

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  10. 'Human beings are meant to sacrifice for the higher cause and the highest cause is devotion to God' - wonderfully said! Thank you Radhanath Swami

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  11. Very true.
    The human life is meant for a higher purpose. Eating, mating, sleeping and defending are also present in the animal form of life. Since Lord has given us this human body so we should behave like a human being by following the injunctions of the Vedic scriptures and should give up animalistic propensities.

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  12. Radhanath Swami so succinctly explains the purpose of austerity.

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  13. Wonderful explanation! At times we follow few rituals and perform austerities but we are unable to understand proper reason for the same. Thanks Maharaj.

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  14. wonderfully explained the meaning of austerity.

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  15. short and sweet yet difficult to practice....hope to do it one day by gurudevs and vaishnavas mercy.

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  16. so nicely explained the main prime goal of human life

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  17. krishna chandraMay 6, 2011 at 4:00 AM

    Basically Swamiji is explaining the difference between animals and humans, and telling us that we have the choice to be one of them.

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  18. Amazing definition of austerity by Radhanath Swami. We have to understand that whatever austerity we do must be for the Lord, otherwise it is not pure and will be effected by self interest.

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  19. This is something that we need to do to be happy

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  20. Like a river flowing downstream, the consciousness is always looking to acquiring lower nature.To fight back every minute ant enter into higher consciuoness we need vivid life examples. Here Radhanath Swami is doing that

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  21. Very nice article by Swamiji........

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  22. thankyou Radhanath Swami for telling me the true value of truth

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  23. Thank you maharaj for this realization
    "the highest cause in human life is devotion to GOD"

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