Friday, June 10, 2011

Radhanath Swami on Renunciation Through Association

If going through troubles and miseries of having a child never deters a woman from giving birth to another child, then why is it difficult to see the hollowness of the philosophy that excessive enjoyment will lead to suffering, frustration and ultimately renunciation? Some people have this philosophy - just let the fire of lust burn uncontrolled and unabated. This way when one understands that nothing quite satisfies, then one realizes that everything leads to suffering. But somehow or the other it never happens; the fire just keeps burning and burning and burning, birth after birth after birth. The only means to actually get renounced is the association of great devotees of the Lord. Through the knowledge and through the mercy they give us, we can get renounced.

9 comments:

  1. In the present times, its simply impossible to become a recluse & meditate in the forests for self-realization. As Radhanath Swami has rightly pointed out, the best way of practicing renunciation is to associate with the pure devotees of the Lord & to render some service to them.

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  2. Amazing message from Radhanath Swami. This fire of materialism can never finish and the only way to stop it is through devotional service.

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  3. I think i am one of the people who will realise things the hard way just as Maharaj has mentioned above.

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  4. Words of Wisdom from Radhanath Swami...more you satisfy lusty desires, more it burns

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  5. a very profound truth

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  6. Very nice message from Radhanath Swami. Material senses can never be satiated irrespective of whatever we do to satisfy them. This is their very nature. However, by engaging them in nice way, we can remove the sense gratificatory tendency from them.

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  7. Wonderful article !

    "As one cannot stop a blazing fire by constantly pouring ghee upon it, one cannot satisfy oneself by increasing plans for sense enjoyment".

    It is impossible to get happiness or pleasure by burning senses, ultimately frustated.

    Thank you so much maharaj for enlighten us.

    All Glories to HH Radhanath swami maharaj.

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  8. Arjun K RamachandraJune 18, 2011 at 12:51 AM

    Very true! Beautiful examples of woman having child and fire given here.

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  9. Thanks Swamiji for your guidance.....

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