Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Radhanath Swami on An Offering Fit For God

On the journey from material life to spiritual life, we should know that God will take us through various experiences. Sometimes He will drag us through mud, sometimes He will put us on a golden chariot. To qualify us to become His eternal associate, we have to be perfectly purified to be offered to God by our spiritual master. Just like when we offer food to the Lord, we only offer the best food, similarly the spiritual master is very apt to make each devotee an offering to God. But God is so kind that He helps spiritual master to make us into a worthy offering. And how does He do that? Just like when crude rice comes out of the field, there is a big shell around it - nobody can eat it except the animals. So they take the rice and they beat it many times. Then the husk is broken and the rice can be offered to the Lord. So we have this husk of ahankara or false ego that is covering our divine quality. The spiritual master is like the farmer who just puts all the rice on the ground. And then God takes it from there - to run us over by the cars, horses, cows and trucks of material difficulties till finally when the last trace of this husk of false ego is completely separated from our existence. Then at that time we can be presented at the altars in the temple of God for Him to taste the sweetness of our qualities of devotion. This is what we have to go through, if we are to be eligible to be offered to the Lord. We should accept all experiences in life; this is the perfect opportunity to help us to advance in God Consciousness. If we always see everything in this way, there will be no impediments to our spiritual progress.

25 comments:

  1. Pray to have such a vision.

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  2. Amazing analogy of how our false ego is crushed like the husk of rice and then we become fit to be offered at the altar of God

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  3. Arjun K RamachandraJanuary 17, 2012 at 4:19 AM

    That was a powerful article!! Such a perfect analogy between farmer and spiritual master, husk and our false ego, cars, trucks and material difficulties.

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  4. great analogy. thanx for sharing wonderful article.

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  5. We should accept all experiences in life; this is the perfect opportunity to help us to advance in God Consciousness. If we always see everything in this way, there will be no impediments to our spiritual progress.- really tough, but anything to go back home back to Godhead

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  6. Many thanks to Radhanath swami for this insightful and wonderful blog on false ego

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  7. Beautifully explained. Now I am ready to undergo all difficulties to please my spiritual master and God.

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  8. We all have to accept to become that rice and agree to be beaten up by "our farmer" to make ourselves eligible for Lord's service. Thank you Maharaj for enlightening.

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  9. An excellent article by HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj ! Explained with perfect analogy and so touching to heart !
    Thank you very much Radhanath Swami Maharaj !
    Hare Krishna !

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  10. H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj has nicely conveyed how the spiritual master helps in our lives. These teachings are very valuable to approach towards God. Thank you Maharaj.

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  11. Powerful message. All glories to HH Radhanath Swami!

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  12. This article makes one realize-It is tough to become a fit offering for God, but it is Worth It!

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  13. Amazing analogy, very deep insight- Thank you very much Radhanath Swami

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  14. Amazing Talk !

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  15. Only by the mercy & guidance of spritual master can one overcome the obstacle of false ego

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  16. Beautiful article with carful choice of words........very nice.....thanks

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  17. Really very nice analogy for removing husk like false ego. all glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja

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  18. What an encouraging article by Radhanath Swami.

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  19. Fantastic article to make us understand that the trials and tribulations that we go through are for our purification.

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  20. Thank you for such an inspiring article

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  21. Thank you Radhanath swami for telling us all the difficulties come through our life is to purify ourselves.

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  22. Thank you for this descriptive post.

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  23. This is a really sweet message.

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  24. Thank you Radhanath swami for giving us hope that if we take the shelter of the spiritual master then spiritual master will purify us and offer it to the God.

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