Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Radhanath Swami on Superficial Living

How many friends do you have who can honestly, sincerely, confidentially reveal their minds to you? Not many. People in this world have a tendency for very superficial relationships with one another because it is a superficial society. The natural surroundings that bring about a natural lifestyle are so hard to find. We are living in a society of concrete, oil and plastic and exhaust fumes, and so much quarrelling for unnecessary paraphernalia and sense enjoyment. Where do you find natural water? You have to buy it in a bottle, imported from 100 miles away. Where do you find natural air? The basic ingredients of our life - natural air and water - they are nowhere to be found. We have to go great distances just to breathe properly. And, of course, we are a product of our environment, we become like what we associate with. Therefore we become very artificial, very superficial, very unnatural. And therefore our relationships with one another are of the same quality, unfortunately. In these circumstances, how wonderful it is that God reveals His mind to us in the scriptures, and that He loves each one of His children intimately!

28 comments:

  1. God reveals His mind to us in the scriptures, and that He loves each one of His children intimately. It is so true. Otherwise, the life is very superfluous.

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  2. just the hard core truth and nothing else -today's lifestyle...,

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  3. Amazing article telling us the need to libe life close to Nature & Close to God!

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  4. What hope Radhanath Swami breathes into our life by speaking to us about the Lord's infinite mercy.

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  5. Swamiji has nicely explained the necessity to be personal in dealing not only with people but the environment also

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  6. Swamiji has very beautifully revealed the bitter truth of today's modern world.......thanks

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  7. Our relationships, surroundings, and life need to be cleansed by chanting God's holy names!

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  8. Thank you Radhanath swami for showing us infront of us how superficially we are living in this world.

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  9. Radhanath swami gives us real inner understanding of life.

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  10. Maharaj has nicely put a mirror in front of us to reveal our superficial nature, and at the same time tells us how we can lead a real life

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  11. Sadhu or a Saint means to Cut.....to cut the illusions we are in...to get elevated to higher knowledge!

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  12. Amazing article it is telling us how artificial life we are living we should chant the holy name of God.

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  13. very nice...real love in an artificial world...only possible with Krishna

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  14. Radhanath Swami Maharaj describes so nicely as to how even the basic necessities of our life are just becoming rare & polluted. In such times we have hope only with the message of GOD & His devotees like Radhanath Swami Maharaj !
    Hare Krishna !

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  15. Hare Krishna... Radhanath Swami Ki Jai

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  16. Very nice ... good one...

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  17. Hare Krishna. Thank you very much.

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  18. Arjun K RamachandraFebruary 11, 2012 at 1:23 AM

    Yes, there is one person who never misunderstands us and continues to love us inspite of our faults and that is god.

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  19. Very True. Thank you for sharing this wisdom. All glories to HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

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  20. Krsna knows everyone's heart we should not have duplicity but simplicity this is one of most important quality of a devotee

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  21. Radhanath Swami Maharaj describes so nicely as to how even the basic necessities of our life are just becoming rare & polluted. In such times we have hope only with the message of GOD & His devotees like Radhanath Swami Maharaj !
    Hare Krishna !JAI HO

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  22. Illusion shattered - of a nice living in today's soceity.

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  23. Absolutely true. We are living in an artificial, superficial society. Thank you Radhanath Swami for giving us something so natural - your love and compassion which gives us lost souls hope!

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  24. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful article.

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