Thursday, December 22, 2011

Radhanath Swami on What is Dharma

Dharma means occupation. Dharma also means the intrinsic nature of a thing or a person. The intrinsic nature of sugar is that it is sweet. The intrinsic nature of chilli is to be hot. The intrinsic nature of water is liquidity. If you put it in an artificial circumstance, it can turn solid ice but as soon as it comes to a natural setting, it immediately melts into liquidity. So the intrinsic nature of every living being is to serve. You cannot live without serving. You are either serving your family, serving your boss, serving your country, serving the government or serving your mind or serving your senses. Everyone is serving. And sanatana means eternal. The eternal nature of every living being is to serve God because we are part and parcel of God. Some are serving His external energy or maya or illusion and some are serving His internal energy in love and devotion. But that is our constitutional nature, to serve God eternally. Those who follow the Vedic culture follow these principles of sanatana dharma.

43 comments:

  1. "You cannot live without serving. " Either Maya or GOD. One you need to choose. Serving Maya does not satisfy, serving GOD does because we are part and parcel of GOD. Very Nice explaination by Radhanath Swami. Radhanath Swami Maharaj has lived his whole life by these principles.

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  2. Thank you for inspiring us to serve God with enthusiasm.

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  3. Such a wonderful explanation of the serving nature of every living entity. Ultimate service has to be performed for the Lord.

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  4. Arjun K RamachandraDecember 23, 2011 at 8:28 AM

    This definition of dharma is most required in the modern times when people are completely confused about it.

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  5. Service beautifully explained.

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  6. Nice article - it reminds of the essential fact that my or everyone's natural state is to serve
    and its best to serve God than serving ones own mind and senses

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  7. Thank you for sharing for explaining the true meaning of sanatana dharma.

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  8. Very nice and deeply inspiring.

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  9. Thank You Maharaj for giving details on Sanatana (Eternal) Dharma

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  10. Very nice article emphasizing the actual position of us as being eternal servitors of the Supreme Lord

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  11. Clear explanation of Sanatana Dharma.

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  12. EXcellent explanation of dharma

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  13. Message is so clear!

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  14. We sometimes are hesitant to carry out our duties and lax... these words by Radhanath Swami make it clear as day!

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  15. Many Thanks to Radhanath Swami for this precise explanation of the real meaning of Dharma.

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  16. the meaning of 'dharma' is explained very nicely by HH radhanath Swami Maharaj

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  17. "The eternal nature of every living being is to serve God because we are part and parcel of God. That is our constitutional nature, to serve God eternally. Those who follow the Vedic culture follow these principles of sanatana dharma." What a wonderful explanation to be able to serve God? Thank you Maharaj.

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  18. Thank u Maharaj for the wonderful inspirational enlightenment on Sanatana Dharma.

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  19. Thank you very much Radhanath Swami Maharaj for teaching us whom & how we should serve each moment of our life !
    Hare Krishna !

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  20. Dharma is described in so lucid & beautiful words.......thanks

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  21. The true nature of all of us is nicely explained by HH Radhanath Swami.

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  22. Thank you for reminding us of our dharma.

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  23. Wonderful Explaination!

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  24. Nice examples explaining the concept of Dharma.

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  25. Thank you Radhanath Swami for giving such a perfect definition of religion.

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  26. great post...thanks for sharing

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  27. It is so important to have the knowledge from the Guru's wani, otherwise there can be so many interpretations that are only likely to delude us and keep us into darkness.

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  28. Inspiring and interesting message. We are all eternal servants of The Lord. All glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja.

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  29. Many thanks to Radhanath swami for the wonderful blog

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  30. All glories to H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

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  31. Nice examples explaining the concept of Dharma.

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  32. thank you maharaj for explaining so nicely about sanathana dharma.

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  33. This is so true. Everyone is serving someone. This is our intrinsic nature. We should serve God instead of Material energy. Thank you Swamiji.

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  34. Thank you Radhanath Swami for explain us what our intrinsic nature is

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  35. Arjun K RamachandraDecember 30, 2011 at 5:36 AM

    Beautiful Point here: Either we are serving the external energy of the lord or his internal energy but serve we must.

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  36. Thank you so much maharaj for such an insightful comments about Dharma

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  37. Radhasangi Devi DasiJanuary 4, 2012 at 7:43 AM

    Thank you for revealing the meaning of real Dharma Radhanath Swami.

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  38. Let us serve with our mind and senses, the supreme personality of Godhead who himself is master of all these, Hrishikesh.

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  39. In this confused world these websites are in great need.

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  40. Very inspiring. The real dharma is to love and serve Lord.This is an ultimate peace formula

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