Friday, July 15, 2011

Radhanath Swami on Food for the Spiritual Weaklings

Just like we need food for the body, we need food for the soul, so that we can be spiritually strong. And what is that food? Hearing and chanting God's names in the association of saintly people. It gives us food, it gives us strength in which we can maintain our spiritual, moral and ethical integrity under all circumstances and we are fixed in our goal. Otherwise we will just be big, powerful people externally, but empty inside. We will give in to greed, envy, lust and our selfish passion and motivations at the smallest instance. We will be spiritual weaklings. We will starve ourselves of the essence. And the saintly person will pity such an ignorant fool although the world is bowing at their feet as being great.

36 comments:

  1. Very nice explanation about need of the soul. Thank u.

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  2. Nice article by Radhanath Swami to make us all realise that there is only emptiness behind the facade of our material achievements unless we take shelter of God in the association of His pure devotees.

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  3. nice article by radhanath swami,

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  4. Very nice answer..

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  5. The world needs to wake up to these messages.

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  6. KC is simple process but conditionings are so strong that it requires a great sturggle to do even simple things.

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  7. Just what I needed now!

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  8. Night and day of reality. Thanks for the post.

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  9. thank you maharaja for nicely explaining about spritual weaklings.

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  10. It is right.Every moment there is a fight between good and evil influences in the mind of the living entity.Therefore as adviced by Swamiji we should be careful while asociating with others in outside world.Association of pure hearted soul is a must.Thank you very much.

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  11. Good food for thought. The concept is very well explained by Radhanath Swami

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  12. thanks for the wonderful post

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  13. That was very deeply penetrating. Thank you Radhanath Swami

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  14. Arjun K RamachandraJuly 16, 2011 at 12:23 AM

    Perfectly said! Technological giants but emotional infants and spiritual weaklings - this is the unfortunate condition of the modern human being.

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  15. What a powerful message from Radhanath Swami. He is not mincing any words!

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  16. We are all starving and the saintly person like Radhanath swami standing at our doorstep to offer us feast and like ignorant fool we have a choice to refuse or grab with greatful heart..

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  17. Radhanath Swami has given a great message here. If we provide food to the soul, other things wil be automatically taken care.

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  18. We should always be trying to please a saintly person/s, because his opinion counts.

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  19. Radhanath Swami in emphasizing on the necessity of feeding our soul rather feeding ourselves than feeding our external dress or our body & mind.

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  20. The need of the soul is nicely explained so precisely.

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  21. Well, its true, people respect & honour those who are rich with money and not those who are reach with devotion & values.......that is an unfortunate condition........

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  22. thank you for sharing.

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  23. What Radhanath Swami is saying is so true. We must try to be sincere and not show-bottle devotees.

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  24. Very nice opinion from Radhanath maharaj. Straight forward statement without mingling the words.

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  25. Maharaj has rightly explained how chanting & hearing is lifeblood of our spiritual practices

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  26. yes, real substance is inside and which gives us the bliss. Thank you swamiji for giving a direction : not to be misled by so called famous saintly people . and we also should not be in the same boat.

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  27. many many thanks to Radhanath swami for his wonderful and enlightening blogs :)

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  28. Thank you for sharing

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  29. amazing...Today's world is so external that every one is just busy polishing the cage of the parrot while the parrot dies of hunger..Swamiji is giving us insight to feed the parrot which is of real value. Thanx for reminding us the forgotten truth.

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  30. Hearing and chanting God's names in the association of saintly people. It gives us food, it gives us strength in which we can maintain our spiritual, moral and ethical integrity under all circumstances and we are fixed in our goal.


    this is needed everywhere..

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  31. Thank you very much maharaj for so simple and profund understanding of taking spiritual food.I know the philosophy that I am spirit soul, but tendency is to give more priority to bodily necessities and whenever choice is given,I neglect Redaing-hearing about Lord.
    But this answer will ring in my mind,when next time I will face such situation.

    Thank you very much

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  32. wonderful article by Radhanath Swami

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  33. Such an amazing description of the food for the soul. Radhanath Swami speaks with so much of intensity & need to take to the process of KC.

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  34. perfect! the most wanted food for the soul

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  35. Very aptly told by Radhanath swami. I hope and pray to follow these divine instructions of Radhanath Swami.

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  36. HH Radhanath swami maharaj says at other place...
    Just by hearing sincerely from Guru, Sadhu and Shastra we will understand the urgency of spiritual life.

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