Thursday, January 12, 2012

Radhanath Swami on The Final Exam

If one truly wants to understand how to live, how to perfect life, one must follow in the footsteps of the great souls. The great souls teach us how to live through their every word and act. But they are also teaching us how to die. People are very anxious, especially in today’s society, to learn how to live very nicely. People are very anxious to accumulate wealth, prestige, power, and luxuries so they could live nicely. But they do not understand that more important in this world than learning how to live nicely, is learning how to die nicely. Because death is the final exam. What is the use of going through all the types of education, all the classes and seminars, and reading all the books, but failing the final exam? One has to start all over again. Everything we do culminates in how we perform in the final exam, and how we perform in the final exam is dependent on how we prepare ourselves during the course. This human life is a course. We are all in school, whatever our age. The purpose of this course of human form of life is to graduate. Graduate means we no longer have to go to school - graduate out from this material conception of life and return to the spiritual world.

28 comments:

  1. Wonderful explanation about how to learn to die nicely.

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  2. Many many thanks to Radhanath swami for this so beautifully written article

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  3. So amazing. How beautifully Swamiji has explained death and how to prepare for it. Thank you Swamiji.

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  4. Graduate out from this material conception of life and return to the spiritual world

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  5. Death is " The final exam ", result of which decides whether you need to start with your UKG exam again or you are done with all material exams of this temporary material life.

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  6. Thanks for explaining the real purpose of the human life and how to get out of this material world through perfect practice.

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  7. Yes, Art of dying is as important as Art of living... Perhaps more important.

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  8. Dinabandhu Caitanya DasaJanuary 13, 2012 at 3:48 AM

    Radhanath Swami has beautifully explained how it is more important to learn the art of dying than the art of living because ultimately we have to pass the final exam!

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  9. Very nice graduation !

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  10. Death is " The final exam ", and the paper is leaked here!...but still very difficult to crack!

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  11. Thank you Radhanath Swami for summarizing our purpose in life.

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  12. new concept of graduating out

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  13. Very nicely put in simple words. Thank you.

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  14. graduate from material to spiritual life by passing the final exam of death. For that we need to study and do our homework during the course of our life. Practicing a spiritual way of life can help us prepare for the final exam. Thanks for sharing...nice post.

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  15. Thank you very much Radhanath Swami Maharaj for telling us the purpose of our life & how we should pass final exam so simply !
    Hare Krishna !

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  16. nice article radhanath swami maharaj for everybody, this is the true art of living and dying(this should be genuine purpose of one's existence and disappearance),

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  17. WHat a beautiful analogy used by Swamiji......

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  18. Thanks Swamiji for explaining the real purpose of religion

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  19. i want to graduate this lifetime itself.

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  20. Very wonderful analogy to strive the importance of preparing throughout our life for the right goal.

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  21. Example of Art of Dying - Bhishma Dev

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  22. Hare Krishna Maharaj. Maharaj ki jai hoo…!!! All Glories to Radhanath swami Maharaj.
    Hare Krishna..Maharaj ki jai hoo..!!! Thanks prji for sharing the article. I’m reminded of the instruction – guru means heavy, Swamiji explains that means Guru’s words have more priority than everything else.I got the great inputs which will give me deep realizations. Thanks Pr. Thanks Maharaj.
    Ys- Anshu Jaiman

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  23. Everything we do culminates in how we perform in the final exam

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  24. Very correct to pass through the final exam, is the real meaning for living. otherwise why to live if we fail in our final exam? Live to get through the final exam. all glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja.

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  25. Death is a truth and one who learns the art of fighting with it is a real warrior.

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  26. very inspiring

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  27. This article is so well-explained. A fantastic read!

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