Monday, August 1, 2011

Radhanath Swami on Material Treasures and Spiritual Wealth

To the degree a devotee understands that spirituality is significant and of value in his life, he is willing to give up his attachments to the material world. He becomes an instrument of the Lord's desire to show the world the value and the priority of spiritual life. This is the universal principle of every religion. In the Jewish scripture, the dearest thing to Abraham in his life was his son Isaac. When God told him to sacrifice Isaac, there was nothing worse for him, but he was willing to do it if that was the will of God. When he was about to commit the act, God said, “You passed the test". Similarly, Lord Jesus said that if you love anyone more than you love God, you are not really a devotee of God. The treasures of this world, he said, will be eaten by moths, corroded by rust and stolen by thieves. Make your treasure in the Kingdom of God because there it will be permanent. There are no moths, rust or thieves in the spiritual world.

31 comments:

  1. The nice words.Herein Swamiji explains us importance of the spiritual practice in ones's life.With understanding this one may actully develop detachment to the things of this world.Thank you Radhanath Swamiji.

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  2. The spiritual world is eternal, full of knowledge and bliss.

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  3. great instruction. Thank you.

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  4. Wonderful, very deep meaning.

    HH Radhanath swami maharaj summarised the cream of all scriptures.

    Really amazing !

    It is kind of acid test for one, spiritual progress. In fact it is very difficult to follow and give up material attachments but it possible only surrendering to dust of lotus feet of Lord Krishna or his binafied representative like HH Radhanath swami maharaj.

    All Glories to HH Radhanath swami parbhupada.

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  5. In Spiritual world there is no duality and everything is absolute. Material attachment can be removed only by unflinching devotional service under the shelter of the Spiritual Master.

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  6. thank you Maharaj for explaining about spiritual treasure very nicely.

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  7. Thank you Maharajah for reminding us that true spirituality in meant to reflect God's love in this World.

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  8. Wonderful quote...thank you!

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  9. This post descibes and reminds us of the urgency of spiritual life...

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  10. Today most in the world are running after the material wealth, name, fame, prestige and ruining their lives. Everyone is becoming part of this maddening rat race. And whats the result? increasing level of dissatisfaction, anxiety, stress, diseases. H H Radhanath Swami is hereby giving a clear direction to all for investing our time, energy and life in eternal spiritual wealth. If we take this m'sage to our heart, then what will be the result? Life full of satisfaction, fearlessness and bliss. Thanx Swamiji for guiding us on the right path.

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  11. "There are no moths, rust or thieves in the spiritual world.". Hope giving :). Thanks for sharing this useful info from Radhanath Swami.

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  12. this is principle is a hard but true test of selfless love

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  13. Very nice instruction from Maharaj...Make your treasure in the Kingdom of God because there it will be permanent.

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  14. Love the last two lines, thanks for sharing!

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  15. Yogita JagannathanAugust 1, 2011 at 10:34 PM

    These words are filled with the highest truth.... if only we follow in the footsteps of great souls like Radhanath Swami, becoming detached from worldly things and attached to spiritual things, becomes much easier.

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  16. Thank you Radhanath Swami for sharing your wonderful instrucions

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  17. A good insight on Spiritual Treasures v/s Material Treasures.

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  18. Truly material attachments choke up spiritual desires ,unless one hears from a advanced soul like Swamiji it is difficult to cut those attachments

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  19. The last 2 lines have struck me greatly! thank u maharaj..!

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  20. very good explanation. thank u.

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  21. So True. Very enlightening message of HH Radhanth Swami.

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  22. Thank you Maharaj for giving explanations from various religious scriptures...

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  23. What a beautiful article....

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  24. This is a very good article on how to be detached from material possessions. I really liked it.

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  25. Radhanath Swami cuts through the clutter and come straight to the point

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  26. Arjun K RamachandraAugust 4, 2011 at 3:24 AM

    It's so relieving to know that there is a spiritual world where there are no moths, rust or thieves!

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  27. Wonderful article. we need to try to have permanent asset in spiritual world. All glories to Radhanatha swami.

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  28. Thank you for this inspiring blog to love and serve God more than anything and anybody else in this material world. HH Radhanath swami maharaj ki jai.

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  29. Thank you HH Radhanath swami maharaj for instructing us to always love God than anything else.

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