Thursday, January 5, 2012

Radhanath Swami on Enthusiasm and Patience

There are two essential principles that compose the quality of a surrendered soul - enthusiasm and patience. If we simply have enthusiasm but no patience, then our work will be very hard and we will almost certainly give up because of not getting results. "Lord, I am praying every day, I am living regulatedly, I have renounced so many things of this world, I am working so hard, and still I am not getting what I want. I have done so much for You, what You have given me in return? I resign. What kind of God are You? You are not a good gentleman. You are not a good businessman. I’ll go somewhere else. I’ll enjoy." That’s what happens to our enthusiasm, if we do not have patience. Now, what happens if we have patience without enthusiasm? Then we just wait, wait, wait, and wait. Just like a man who says, "Well, I am very patient to get my PhD, but I am not going to go to college, I am not going to study. I would just wait." So one must have enthusiasm and patience.

47 comments:

  1. How important are these qualities without which spiritual progress seems virtually negligible

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  2. thank you telling me swami ji what i was lacking

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing the importance of enthusiasm and patience.

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  4. yes, balance between both the quotes is very important.

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  5. Wonderful article. Thanks for sharing it.

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  6. Truly said. Both enthu and patience are required.

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  7. very nice article.Thanks for sharing

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  8. Thank you Radhanath swami for explaining us the equal importance of enthusiasm and patience in order to lead a krishna concious life.

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  9. Many thanks to Radhanath swami for the words of wisdom

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  10. Thanks for sharing the words of Radhanath Swami "two essential principles that compose the quality of a surrendered soul - enthusiasm and patience."

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  11. Enthusiasm and Patience..corenerstone of spiritual success...thank you swamiji.

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  12. very enlightening...enthusiasm couples with patience is the right potion for sound devotional health. Thanks.

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  13. I'm grateful to HH Radhanath Swami for teaching us how both enthusiasm and patience are neccessary in spiritual life and that we need to strike the right balance between the two.

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  14. Wonderful instructions by HH Radhanth Swami Maharaj. Two very essential principles for successful devotional service.

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  15. Thanks for sharing. Nice one.

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  16. Nice article showing how both enthusiasm and patience is complementary for spiritual progress.

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  17. Thank u Maharaj for this wonderful narration of how patience and enthusiasm are very important for devotional progress.

    murali govind dasa.

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  18. Dinabandhu Caitanya DasaJanuary 6, 2012 at 2:05 AM

    Thank you maharaj for enlightening us on how to balance these two sacred virtues of enthusiasm and patience in the service of god.

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  19. So one must have enthusiasm and patience

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  20. Nothing can compare Radhanath Swami's enthusiasm and patience ! its just wonderful to see his enthusiasm and humbling to see his patience in dealing with everyone and everything!

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  21. Thank you very much for this wonderful teaching.

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  22. One must have enthusiasm and patience !

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  23. Swamiji has nicely explained the two rail tracks which will allow smooth movement of the, train of Devotional life

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  24. Very nice article. Thank you very much maharaj.

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  25. Yes great combination of qualities. Just lust always accompanies with its brother anger, enthusiasm and patience are good and favorable combination of qualities. Thank you Maharaj for the wonderful message

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  26. Both enthusiasm and patience are insaperable to get success.

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  27. Nice article......thanks for your guidance Swamiji....

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  28. Very nice explanation by HH Radhanath Swami. By learning to imbibe both the qualities of enthusiasm and patience, we can get the mercy of God one day for sure.

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  29. Radhasangi Devi DasiJanuary 7, 2012 at 8:23 AM

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for this eye opener.

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  30. Nice examples explaining the need for enthusiasm with patience.

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  31. Wonderful explanation as to how to balance both enthusiasm and patience.

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  32. yes....balance of patience and enthusiasm is very much required in life

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  33. very enlightening quote by Radhanath swami

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  34. So important is it to have patience along with enthusiasm.

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  35. A useful, practical and inspiring pearl of wisdom from Radhanath Swami. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Very nicely explained!

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  37. enthusiasm and patience - two essential principles that compose the quality of a surrendered soul.! such a nice way of explaining the qualities of a surrendered soul

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  38. Thank you Maharaj for this wonderful instruction

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  39. Wonderful statement, very beutifully explained the imp of both enthusiasm and patience just like two sides of a coin. Thanks Maharaj.

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  40. enthusiasm to serve and patience for Krsna's mercy to be revealed...wonderful formula

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  41. Very nicely explained subject of enthusiasm and patience by Radhanath Swami.Without combination of both it will be difficult to survive in this age of Kali and hypocrisy.

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  42. Wonderful blog.

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  43. "utsaha niscaya dairyat" They help one to get the "prayojana" of his service,"abhideya" Very nice article. all glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja.

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  44. Thank you Radhanath Swami for your beautiful answer.

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  45. Thank you very much Radhanath Swami Maharaj for teaching us how both Enthusiasm & Patience should go hand in hand in our practice of Spiritual Life !
    Hare Krishna !

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