Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Radhanath Swami on Selfless Service

True love is always selfless. If we have selfish motivations then it is not really love on the spiritual platform. It is simply self-centered love. What goes in the name of love in this world is mutual – if you give me pleasure, I’ll give you pleasure. If we do not give each other the proper pleasure then divorce results. In America, 70% of marriages end in divorces. And India is catching up, because that spirit of selfless service, that tradition, is being replaced. Tradition, in any culture based on spirituality, is responsibility for selfless service for those whom one is responsible for.

24 comments:

  1. Advaita & KalasudhaAugust 10, 2011 at 6:46 AM

    This is a really beautiful explanation by Radhanath Swami on selfless service. Only if we can do away with selfish motivations, only then it is true love. Thank you, Radhanath Swami, for this wonderful revelation.

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  2. Wonderful article !

    Thank you so much Maharaj for enlignting and guiding us in each & every moment.

    All Glories to HH Radhanath swami maharaj.

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  3. Radhanath Swami is a living example of this selfless service...if not for such examples I can never know more about this term "selfless service" apart from its dictionary meaning...

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  4. Very nice message by Radhanath Swami. Current generation needs to understand that relationships built upon the foundation of selfishness never flourish but are ultimately doomed.

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  5. An eloquent explanation of True Love

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  6. Radhanath swami says our indian culture is the spiritual culture

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  7. Thank you for sending this post.

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  8. Tradition is responsibility for selfless service for those whom one is responsible for.
    i.e. loved ones..

    thank you maharaj

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  9. True love is so rare. We need to learn to love selflessly.

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  10. Thank you Radhanath Swami for showing us the importance of selfless service

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  11. Radhanath Swami writes beautifully about true "love", which stands in stark contrast to "lust".

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  12. WOW!!! What a beautiful way to explain Selflessness...so true that actually all traditions have foundations based on spirituality. HH Radhanath Swami's each and every word is so potent - can transform anyone's heart. Thank you very much for sharing

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  13. Shocked to here the divorce rate in America.
    Nice Article...Thank You Maharaj..

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  14. Very true observation. Thank you Maharaj.

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  15. It's very rare to find someone being selfless in this age and time. We can be selfless at times but all the time is impossible. But the point Radhanath Swami brought out is very touching as he says, true love is "selfless" and we share this love with everyone around us either in full or in small quantity but with the tinge of selfishness. But if we become selfless wonders will happen in the relationships.
    Thanks Radhanath Swami for this wonderful post.

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  16. Such an important instruction ,in the times of hollow relationships.

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  17. Swamiji is revealing the bitter truth of this modern world where true love is hardly seen.......

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  18. Thank you maharaj for this enlightening article.

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  19. For any relation to last life long this is the fundamental principle "Selfless Love". Thank you swamiji for your words of wisdom. They are really simple but so important to practice in our life.

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  20. Thank you Radhanath Swami for sharing your wise words on the vital issue of serving selflessly.

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  21. Thank you HH Radhanath swami for explaining us what is true love. "True love means selfless service".

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