Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Radhanath Swami on A Friend in Need

God is the supreme friend of all the living beings. He is the supreme friend because He never abandons us. The real quality of a friend is when we are most in need he will not abandon us. That’s when we really know who our friends are - when we are most in need. Most people only want us when we assist them in their sense gratification. At the time of death who is there to stand by our side? Not about standing by the side of our body, but standing by the side of our soul? We may have so many people standing around the bed crying, "Oh don’t leave us. We enjoy you too much, please don’t leave us." But how many of them are standing by the side of our soul to take our soul to a better place, to save our soul from a worse place? There is only one person who is our friend at the time of our death – that is God. So, He is the supreme friend and of course, any devotee who is acting as a representative of God in our life is also our real friend because he is representing our supreme friend. So as the supreme friend, as the most confidential and intimate friend of the soul of every living being, God reveals His mind in confidence to us in the revealed scriptures. And in our prayers we are meant to reveal our minds to Him in confidence with faith and trust. This loving exchange is meant to take place between the sincere devotee and God.

30 comments:

  1. Beautiful... So soothing... Thank you very much Radhanath Swami for reminding us of our "Real Best Friend".

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  2. Thank you for telling us about our Real friend! Thus Radhanath Swami is our Real friend also!

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  3. Very nice to know who is real friend. Unfortunately, most people lost touch with their most dear friend. All glories to H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

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  4. There is only one person who is our friend at the time of our death – that is God.any devotee who is acting as a representative of God in our life is also our real friend because he is representing our supreme friend. - so true.

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  5. What a concise passage this is. It has so much deep meaning if we take it seriously.

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  6. Many thanks to swamiji Radhanath for this amazing blog

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  7. People are good to you unless you fulfill their expectation. Once you fail to fulfill their expectation, friendship ends. But as you said swamiji spiritual friends are very necessary. Even when you are wrong they continuously give you the right direction, always try to connect you with God.

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  8. Really good friend who can help for ever for our real benifit selflessly.

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  9. This is a very touching article.If you understand that god is your everything your life will be successful.People in this material world are with us for the time being but God is there with us after the death also.Thank you maharaj ji for explaining the meaning of true friend.

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  10. such deep and amazing words and wonderful realization!

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  11. Wonderful article.This article truly makes us realize,'Who is near and who is dear.'

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  12. Hari bol. So our search for a good friend ends here. As soon as we have catch hold of the Lotus feet of supreme Lord, we have nothing left to achieve or to loose. We got our best friend forever.

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  13. Thank you Maharaj for this great instruction - to depend only on God and His representatives

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  14. GOD is our best friend and any true representative of God as well. Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

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  15. many thanks for the wonderful article based on swami radhanath’s teachings

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  16. A beautiful post about cultivating a loving relationship with God

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  17. Krishna is real friend of every living entity.

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  18. i pray this Supreme friend (Krsna) is revealed to all the suffering souls.

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  19. Many thanks to Swami Radhanath for this deep and profound blog

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  20. This is so beautiful message. Thank you Maharaj for this.

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  21. Arjun K RamachandraFebruary 6, 2012 at 2:31 AM

    As one of the great saints Srila Bhakti Tirtha Swami says "After all, at the end of the day all that we have is each other"

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  22. God is supreme in everything...when it comes to friendship as well. Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

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  23. We need to have real friends as described here. Thank you Swamiji.

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  24. GReat article. Makes me puzzled if start to think about the nature of Gods love for us, that every life time millions of lives He accompanies each living entity just waiting when he would turn to Him.

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  25. Thank you very much Radhanath Swami Maharaj for not only telling us who our true friend is but also giving us a blissful path so that we can reunite with Him forever !
    Hare Krishna !

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  26. Sincere prayers are certainly answered. Prayers connect one to God.Chanting ever makes one to be with God ever. All glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja.

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  27. So true...Guru Maharaj, you are our true friend, a representative sent by KRISHNA..thank you for coming in this world to guide our souls...Hari Bol...

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  28. Thank you Radhanath Swami for reminding us about how the Lord is actually our best friend and ever well wisher.

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  29. Very soothing. Thank you very much for sharing this most confidential information.

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  30. it is very true God is the supreme friend of all the living beings. He is the supreme friend because He never abandons us.

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