Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Radhanath Swami on Correcting Our Own Faults

We should welcome whatever comes in our life with gratitude. We should see that everything is an opportunity for us to purify us consciousness. Especially the things that we like the least, especially the things that disturb our minds the most - these are the most special loving gifts of God. Because in the face of that experience, we have the greatest opportunity to become God conscious, if we simply remain fixed in our service in this condition of humility. We should always be looking for our own faults. We should never ever look for the faults in others. In looking for the faults in others, we simply become further incriminated in our false ego and whims. Thus we become further incriminated in forgetfulness of God. We should look for our own faults and see how God reveals to us our faults. He reveals to us our own lack of God consciousness, our own lack of humility, our own lack of faith. By His mercy then, we can take advantage of this glorious situation and pray to the Lord for help, pray to the spiritual master for strength, which is the only means of overcoming this attack in our life. And God helps those who help themselves.

19 comments:

  1. Yes. A humble nature and avoiding criticism of others is important for spiritual growth.

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  2. Very nicely explained. Thank you Swamiji.

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  3. Thanks for sharing the words "we can take advantage of this glorious situation and pray to the Lord for help, pray to the spiritual master for strength, which is the only means of overcoming this attack in our life"

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  4. Surely when finding faults in others we are seeing what we actually have within. Thank you ver much Maharaj.

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  5. Arjun K RamachandraJanuary 25, 2012 at 4:59 AM

    I liked the point where Radhanath Swami mentions how the things that we like the least or disturb our minds the most - these are the most special loving gifts of God since they have the maximum potential to purify our consciousness and make us god conscious.

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  6. Amazing! what more can one say or complain - for God helps those who help themselves!! excellent!

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  7. Thank you very much for sharing such a wonderful message from Radhanath Swami.

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  8. very nicely explained.Seeing fault in others will disturb our spiritual life.So it is better to correct ourselves than to correct others

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  9. Thank you so much Maharaj for explaining it very nicely.

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  10. I pray and hope to follow these wonderful instructions.Many thanks to Radhanath swami for this very practical blog

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  11. Correcting one's own mistake is the real help for himself.

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  12. It is easier for us to find fault in others than in ourselves. Thank you Radhanath Swami for giving us such a deep understanding of how to look at faults in ourselves and make corrections.

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  13. What a brilliant insight & a positive outlook towards difficulties that come in our life by Radhanath Swami !
    Thanks very much Radhanath Swami Maharaj !
    Hare Krishna !

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  14. Thank you for explaining about fault finding. Fault finding comes so natural to us but we must realize that it is a big obstacle on our spiritual path.

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  15. Thank you Radhanath Swami for explaining us how difficulties in life brings closer to God.

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  16. Amazing post ... My way of looking to some troublesome situation is always to see the faults of others but this article is very much helpful to make me understand that those situations are but to get a remembrance of lord and try to correct and improve myself.

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  17. We should try to see our own faults instead of finding faults in others then we can seek the shelter of God and Guru. This wonderful message is explained very nicely in this blog.

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  18. So truly said that faults and material problems of this world are thin when relationship with our ETERNAL WELL-WISHER N FRIEND KRSNA is Thick.

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