Thursday, October 13, 2011

Radhanath Swami on The Greatest Optimism

pessimistic? Let’s be realistic; this world is a pessimistic place. When an ostrich is chased by the tiger and he sees the tiger is about to devour him, he digs a hole in the ground and puts his head in it and closes his eyes, thinking that the tiger has gone. Is he safe? Isn’t it said that ignorance is bliss? Ignorance is very blissful, but knowledge in this world is very painful. Because knowledge makes us understand the predicament we are in. The ostrich is about to die whether he opens his eyes or not, whether he admits it or not. We are about to die, whether we admit it or not. We are about to grow old, whether we admit or not. That is not pessimistic, this is realistic. But to say there is nothing more than death is really pessimistic. God’s devotees are telling us an alternative. That there is eternal life. This is the greatest optimism.

34 comments:

  1. All Glories To H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    A very profound article. How Maharaj can link up real life activities to the philosophical knowledge is a real mystery.

    Hare Krishna.

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  2. wow so wonderfully explained changing the pessimistic view to an alternative ie eternal life

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  3. Wonderful and eye-opening message from Radhanath Swami.

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  4. Thank you for explaining us to be always optimistic to go back to Godhead.

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  5. amazing post, thanks for sharing

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  6. Excellent perspective on real optimism

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  7. A passimist sees a difficulty in every opportunity while an optimist sees an opportunity in every difficulty. Radhanath Swami has so beautifully explained a positive outlook to one of the most dreaded states in life- Death. Such perspective, once developed, the life will be fearless and happy. Thanx swamiji for such wonderful explaination and more than that practically guiding 1000s to that eternal life.

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  8. What an amazing example. Maharaj teaches in an amazing manner. Thank you.

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  9. Wow. One must admire this very optimistic blog by Radhanath swami

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  10. very good exmaple.thank you for sharing.

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  11. realism versus wishful thinking...nice post. thanks

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  12. Wonderful explanation, thank you very much

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  13. Dinabandhu Caitanya DasaOctober 17, 2011 at 5:15 AM

    Now i am clear what is the difference between pessimism and realism!

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  14. Advaita & KalasudhaOctober 17, 2011 at 7:44 AM

    A very beautiful post. The example of the ostrich is very wonderfully explained by Radhanath Swami. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. It is better to be realistic first and then under bonafied guidence we can be optimistic.Swamiji has explained it in very logical way.Thank you very much.

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  16. Superb!!! Thank you Radhanath Swami for sharing this realistic perspective of optimism.

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  17. wonderful insight thankyou very much

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  18. A very balanced analysis.

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  19. Thank you for this blog.

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  20. Thanks for this beautiful article Swamiji......

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  21. It is really wonderful to know the truth which is that we are children of God and hence there is nothing to fear. Otherwise through out the life one has to struggle hard and do sin ever. All glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja.

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  22. realism versus inflated optimism...which is it?

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  23. from pessimistic to realistic to optimism! wonderful

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  24. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  25. wonderful article really the world is pessimistic people only say and think about how to counteract sufferings but no one has any experience of happiness

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  26. To accept reality is difficult in this world with the help of saintly persons one can realize it

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  27. Wonderful Article on Optimism

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  28. Hari Bol. Yes those who say that devotees are pessimistic this lesson is very important. Jai. Radhanath Swami Maharaj ki Jay.

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  29. The concept of reincarnation is also explained along with optimism. Thank you Radhanath swami.

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  30. Krishna Consciousness takes away our fear of death...

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