Thursday, December 8, 2011

Radhanath Swami on Turning to God

The only solution to any real problem is to turn to God. Solutions bereft of God consciousness may provide for the immediate need but generally create a problem more complex than the original. Turning to God means taking shelter with a grateful heart. The tendency of this world is that to take shelter, something has to shake us up. Hence, the wise recommend that we undertake austerities beforehand, before any catastrophy strikes us. Austerity is required to show our sincerity, to control our mind and fix it on our purpose, to show God that we really want to take shelter of Him. Even then, God favors us only when there is devotion in whatever austerities we take up. Our approach when we turn to Him is what really matters.

38 comments:

  1. Very practical understanding of Turning towards GOD!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wonderful - much needed to hear!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Many thanks to Radhaanth swami for this practical answer

    ReplyDelete
  4. Very nice article. Thank you maharaj.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thanks for sharing. Our approach when we turn to Him is what really matters.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Perfect solution to fill the emptiness of heart & remove all anxieties......

    ReplyDelete
  7. thank you radhanath swami maharaj for this precious, most valuable and the ever diminishing instruction for the people,

    ReplyDelete
  8. we should see Krishna's hand in every situation that we face

    ReplyDelete
  9. Arjun K RamachandraDecember 9, 2011 at 5:02 AM

    Yes, Lord Rishabdev mentions in 5th Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam that human life is meant for austerities! Austerities for a divine purpose and not for some political or economic gain!

    ReplyDelete
  10. All Glories To H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    Such an important ingredient to live a life as mentioned by shashtras.Depending on God is something that should be the foundation of our learning, and may be then only can we become dependent on him, irrespective of the times.

    Hare Krishna.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wonderful article by Radhanath Swami. Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  12. very clear answer.thank you maharaj.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Thank you Radhanath Swami for this wisdom on austerity and devotion.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thank you for this post.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Thankyou Maharaj for giving me the real solution for all my problems

    ReplyDelete
  16. turning to God with the right attitude...a wonderful message!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Turning to God means taking shelter with a grateful heart. - so true

    ReplyDelete
  18. Thank you for enlightening us on the importance of one's mood in approaching God.

    ReplyDelete
  19. every line in this article so enlivening and enlightening ...we are indebted to Radhanath Swami for these deeply instructive articles...

    ReplyDelete
  20. thank you radhanath swami maharaj for this permanent, all-time and the ultimate instruction for everyone,

    ReplyDelete
  21. Nice message from Radhanath Swami. In the last chapter of Bhagavad Gita also Lord Krishna asks Arjuna surrender to Him to attain the highest perfection of life.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Thank you Radhanath swami for telling us turn to God at every moment whether we are in happiness or distress.

    ReplyDelete
  23. thank you Maharaj for sharing the beautiful message!

    ReplyDelete
  24. wonderful article to follow,

    ReplyDelete
  25. Very much true. Without the support of Krishna nothing can survive. Better turn to Krishna for all endeavors. All glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Such an important lesson for life. All the lessons that we were taught never had these instructions and hence we turn to God only when in trouble because till then we would have become helpless and consider God as someone who is an option of the last resort. Such a big human failure.

    ReplyDelete
  27. God favors us only when there is devotion in whatever austerities we take up. - enlightening

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hare Krishna Maharaj,Maharaj ki jai hooo.. Really correct.I request all my fellow people to please go through the article.
    yas-anshu jaiman

    ReplyDelete
  29. maharaj ki jai hoo..

    ReplyDelete
  30. Radhanath Swami tells the imp of Austerities in Bhakti - to show our sicerity to God...

    ReplyDelete
  31. Mahraj statement is very true that any solution without turning to Lord is giving more problem than original.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Wonderful Radhanath Swami Maharaj and his wonderful devotion

    ReplyDelete
  33. Radhanath Swami ki jai

    ReplyDelete
  34. The solution to all our problems is to turn towards GOD!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Great exp to read it thru ! Thanks for posting it

    ReplyDelete
  36. GOD wants to see devotion in our penances. Very instructive point by Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    ReplyDelete
  37. A real lesson for life, and rather it goads us to change our attitude. How we only when in trouble think of God or when we want something, but there is a tangible change required in that attitude that shall reveal us the real goal of life as well.

    ReplyDelete