Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Radhanath Swami on Nourishment for the Soul

If we don’t eat nourishing foods properly, then we will be weak. Now what happens if someone is starving? How much could he actually work? Similarly, spiritually too, we need food. Otherwise we may have big bodies, and we may have acute intelligence to do business, but spiritually we are just feeble weaklings. That’s what most big people are today. Nature, with one finger, just pushes them and they give in to greed, envy, lust and their selfish passions and motivations. They are just spiritual weaklings. They are starving. And the saintly person pities such an ignorant fool although the world is bowing at their feet deeming them great. So we need food to have strength and that strength will give us the proper perception. And what is the food we need? Offering prayers, chanting God’s names, hearing the truth, associating with saintly persons, doing proper worship with the proper state of consciousness. All these spiritual practices are like food. They give us strength by which we can maintain our spiritual, moral and ethical integrity under all circumstances and be fixed in our goal. And anyone can do that. We just have to stop making excuses that we can’t do it. If you don’t eat and you are weak, then eat. That’s what religion is about actually, the process of purifying our perceptions, the process of purifying our hearts, so that we can do our work with the integrity that will bring us spiritually upward rather than downward.

39 comments:

  1. If you are weak then eat - isn't that straight forward?

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  2. What a profound realisation

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  3. Thank you for writing this article on the best food for the soul.

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  4. Thank you for this wonderful post.

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  5. very wonderful blog - many thanks to radhanath swami

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  6. Thank you Radhanath Swami for explaining us about the food which soul needs and once we feed that food to the soul then we can spirtually advance.

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  7. Nice message from Radhanath Swami. If we feed the soul, other things would automatically become alright.

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  8. All the spiritual practices are like food, They give us strength by which we can maintain our spiritual, moral and ethical integrity under all circumstances and be fixed in our goal to love God and serve the Lord and his devotees

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  9. thank you very much Swamiji for your guidance

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  10. fantastic explanation. thank u.

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  11. Truly,spiritual practices give us strength,nourishment and relives us from spiritual hunger.

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  12. Yes, true we may be intellectual or business giants but emotional infants and spiritual weaklings! Thank you Radhanath Swami for this inspiring article!

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  13. Hare Krishna...thanks for sharing

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  14. very important article. Thank you

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  15. Maharajas instructions are always very intutive and practical..thanks for sharing

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  16. Malnourishment of soul is what cause of all nasty things going on in this world. Thank you Maharaj for bringing this wonderful point.

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  17. Thank you Radhanath Swami.

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  18. Offering prayers, chanting God’s names, hearing the truth, associating with saintly persons, doing proper worship with the proper state of consciousness. All these spiritual practices are like food.

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  19. Very Wonderful Point: We should stop making excuses that I can't do. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  20. Almost all the "Business giants or magnets" or "so called heroes" are indeed spiritually weak...

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  21. Thank u Maharaj, hope after reading this inspiring words from u, I m able to give nourishing food to my soul. Hare keishna

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  22. Devotional service to Krishna is the real food for Soul. He is strong spiritually. Without this he is weak spiritually. We are spirit souls. We are happy when we are strong spiritually. By material strngth, we can't be happy for ever. All glories to HH Radhanatha swami Maharaja.

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  23. Amazing post.Maharaj hope i could try to take something seriously.

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  24. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. It's very true. Daily we need food otherwise we will become weak. similarly in our spiritual life we need food in the form of Krishna katha, Bhagavatam an dassociation of devotees.

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  26. Very inspiring article

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  27. such nice nourishment provided for the spiritual practice that one hankers for more

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  28. really true Maharaj As regular diet is required for body we must have regurality in spiritual die also . As body is working soul is also working

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  29. such a nice article

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  30. Thank you Radhanath swami for explaining if we are giving excuses, maya gives us hundreds of excuses to not focus ourselves on God.

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  31. Hare Krishna Very nice article.

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