Thursday, January 19, 2012

Radhanath Swami on Getting Closer to God

We should not complain when things go wrong in our life. We should never blame this person or that person; we should see that everything is happening by the sweet will of the Lord to give us the perfect opportunity to get closer to Him. But it is the exact reverse with us. When everything is going our way - when we are in good health, when people are properly respecting us - we think, "Oh, yes God, You are very kind upon me". But a really intelligent person thinks, when he disrespected, misunderstood, when things have been taken away from him, when he is losing everything, has been battered and smashed and kicked by the modes of the material nature, that God is very nice. And that this is just the opportunity that I have been waiting for, to surrender. In that condition, the intelligent person takes the opportunity and increases his humble devotion to the Supreme Lord. And this is the qualification of a sincere devotee - one who, even in the most negative conditions of life, can see the divine merciful hand of God behind the whole scene. This is the very glorious lesson - to get an opportunity to get closer to God in trying situations - that is illustrated time and again by God through His devotees.

31 comments:

  1. Great message. Thank you Swamiji for teaching us these subtle but very important foundations for our spiritual lives

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  2. The sweet will of the Lord is to give us the perfect opportunity to get closer to Him

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  3. Very inspiring and enlightening words of wisdom.Thank you so much Maharaj.

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  4. very inspiring

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  5. Arjun K RamachandraJanuary 20, 2012 at 5:44 AM

    Very powerful article by Radhanath Swami which illustrates that the qualification of a real devotee is to see the divine merciful hand of god behind the most negative events of life.

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  6. Be grateful to GOD for every situation !

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  7. These words of wisdom are so rare these days. Thank you very much Maharaj.

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  8. We have to learn to see that invisible hand of Lord. Thank you Maharaj.

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  9. This is a very powerful message. Thank you swamiji.

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  10. strong article, really tough, but best way is to keep this in mind and act accordingly

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  11. Just what I need.

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  12. Thank you Radhanatah Swami for this deep and instructive note.

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  13. Beautiful instructive article.....

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  15. a good lesson to learn

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  16. Radhanath Swami maharaja explains here the right attitude for coming closer to god, we can only cultivate this attitude if we have the proper knowledge of lord being our supreme well wisher. Thank you.

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  17. Simply wonderful!

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  18. Beautifully explained!

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  19. Thank u Maharaj for this explanation that it is very true that if we develop this attitude of taking as everything that happens in our life is according to Supreme Lord's will and we are not the doers, we are equipped with proper knowledge.

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  20. I pray and hope to follow these nectarine instructions of swami Radhanath. Many thanks to swamiji for posting this blog

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  21. Many thanks to swamiji for this wonderful blog

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  22. Swamiji always emphasizes gratitude for whatever comes in our life - both good and bad, just being grateful for whatever situation we are in, honor or dishonor or any other duality. How wonderful life would be in that state of consciousness! Thank you Swamiji for teaching us these wonderful lessons.

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  23. very inspiring.Thank you maharaj ji

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  24. I pray and hope to follow this. Many thanks to swami radhanath

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  25. Thank you for explaining to us why we should not get affected by calamities in our lives and that everything is the "sweet will of the Lord"

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  26. Very good.God never does any mistake. One should accept any situation even unpleasant as the mercy of God for his own purification. Nice explanation. all glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja.

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  27. A profound article.

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  28. Great messages are in this blog.

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  29. Great realization and guidance.

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