Friday, June 24, 2011

Radhanath Swami on The Foundation of Faith

A devotee has complete faith; he does not offer a prayer with a thought that “Maybe the Lord will come, I hope He comes, I hope He hears me, I hope He exists”. None of us should chant with that frame of mind. It is a very dangerous situation. While chanting the Holy Names, we may be thinking “I hope God exists, I really need Him and I hope He hears me and I hope He reciprocates". In other words, we are practicing devotional service, but we don’t have complete faith, very deep and strong faith. The preliminary requirement for love of God awakening within our hearts is to have a very strong foundation of faith in whatever we do.

24 comments:

  1. Abhishek ChaudhuryJune 24, 2011 at 3:26 AM

    Radhanath Swami points out the immense importance of faith in the life of a practicing spiritualist.

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  2. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Devotional service is not an imagination. Its a reality.

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  4. I hope to cultivate that faith in God!

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  5. I pray Krishna to make my faith strong

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  6. very beautifully explained by swamiji

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  7. Very nicely described by Radhanath Swami. Faith is the first qualification to start devotional service.

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  9. Wonderful message from Radhanath Swami. In devotional service, one always has faith that Lord would protect him. There is no tinge of material desires in it.

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  10. Arjun K RamachandraJune 26, 2011 at 6:28 AM

    I liked the statement Radhanath Swami makes at the end "The preliminary requirement for love of God awakening within our hearts is to have a very strong foundation of faith in whatever we do".

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  11. The preliminary requirement for love of God awakening within our hearts is to have a very strong foundation of faith in whatever we do. Such a boosting inspiration for me to practice while chanting. Thank you Radhanath Swami

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  12. Without faith, we cannot go far in any field - so also in devotional service

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  13. Radhanath Maharaj wonderfully explained about faith.thank you maharaj!

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  14. Yogita JagannathanJune 26, 2011 at 6:49 PM

    Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj for so nicely explaining the meaning of faith, how we can examine our chanting based on this advice.

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  15. Thank you Maharaj for highlighting the most important point.

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  16. Thank u Radhanath Swami for giving us such a deep as well as such a simple understanding of faith on Lord.

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  17. Thanks for clarifying these disturbing doubts which keep bothering us always......

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  18. very wonderfully explained.thanks radhanath swami.

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  19. wonderful explanation.thanks radhanath swami

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  20. we should surrender to Krsna hundred percent then only we will develop that faith in the holy name of krsna

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  21. This is a real eye-opener!

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  22. Thank you Radhanath swami for this very inspiring article in building faith in our devotional service.

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  23. Thank you Radhanath swami for this wonderful article on developing our faith in the existence of God.

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