Thursday, September 22, 2011

Radhanath Swami on Perception

One person is walking and sees a flower but that person is so passionate about going to the cinema, that he walks past the flower and doesn’t even see it. Another person is saying, “So what, it is just a flower.” He doesn’t see anything in a flower; “I want an I-Pod to listen to music”. A botanist is looking at the flower and starts digging into his books to know its Latin name or its origin. A person who loves a woman is seeing the flower and is saying, “Oh, how nice this will look in the hair of my girlfriend.” And a nature lover is saying, “Oh, what a nice flower.” Do any two people see the flower with the same perception? No. Because our consciousness, our motivations in life, are like spectacles or glasses and they all have different colours. If you have green coloured glasses, you see the whole world greenish. If you have yellow coloured glasses, the whole world is yellowish. If you have pink-coloured glasses, the whole world is pinkish. The whole idea is to have clear glasses, to actually see things as they are. For that we must purify our consciousness.

36 comments:

  1. Reminds me of a phrase,"What the mind doesn't know the eyes can't see."

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  2. Such a powerful way of explaining this concept

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  3. Radhanath Swami teaches how to see with a clear vision, by purifying our conciousness.

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  4. This is so beautifully explained.

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  5. I take the refuge of Radhanath Maharaj to clean the glasses
    Thank you Maharaj for beautiful article

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  6. The whole idea is to have clear glasses, to actually see things as they are. For that we must purify our consciousness.

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  7. Such a nice article, Radhanath Swami has given a very interesting explanation for purifing our consciousness.

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  8. The best is to put up the glasses with Krishna's colour. A very vital point Radhanath Swami is giving here. Many thanks for the post.

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  9. Nice message from Radhanath Swami. We have to clear our vision by the way he has suggested here.

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  10. Radhanath Swami teaches us not to be judgemental.

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  11. This is a super example by Radhanath Swami.

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  12. Beautifully explained . Thank U Radhanath Swami

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  13. Wonderful message by Radhanath Swami on how we must change our perceptions to improve the quality of our life.

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  14. thank you for giving us a fresh perspective on perceptions

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  15. true. the indepth message is much appreciated. difficult to follow but can try

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  16. That is the only way to see Krsna as He is..with clear glasses,which we may have by purifying our consiousness.

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  17. How beautifully explained! Radhanath Swami makes it clear how the whole world is a reflection of our consciousness and hence there is a great need to purify ourself first before we try to change the world around us!

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  18. The whole idea is to have clear glasses, to actually see things as they are.

    important for all truth seekers

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  19. What an excellent of way of explaining things with such wonderful analogy

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  20. Thank you Radhanath Swami. What a wonderful way to explain the importance of having pure consciousness

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  21. powerful explanation

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  22. Yes we should dig our own origin,that who we are and what is our nature.Very nice analogy is givn herein by Swamiji.Thank you very much.

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  23. nice post , thanks for sharing

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  24. very insightful. Thanks for posting.

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  25. different perceptions of one thing -but to get the true knowledge one has to see thru clear glasses !! what explanation

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  26. It is correct. We can perceive the things based on the state of our conciousness. HH Radhanath Swami explained this very nicely by an example.

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  27. Very deep analysis by HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj. All glories to His Holiness.

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  28. Very beautiful article

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  29. THANK YOU FOR EXPLAINING THE CONCEPT OF PERCEPTION

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  30. Amazing. Maharaj ki jai. Amazing analysis of perception with an illustrative example.

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