Thursday, March 22, 2012

Radhanath Swami on Illusion

True love for God is within the heart of every living being, but it is covered. It is covered by forgetfulness of our eternal and true identity as being eternal servants of the Lord, and in that forgetfulness we want to enjoy separately from Him. We want to live independent of the will of the Lord and this condition is the cause of our sufferings. The basic principle of our consciousness is that we seek enjoyment. We do not understand what real enjoyment is. This is called ignorance or illusion. Great saints have defined illusion as “that which is not” i.e. what we think is the cause of pleasure is actually the seed of pain and what we think is the cause of pain is actually the seed by which the flower of real enjoyment will blossom.

25 comments:

  1. "...what we think is the cause of pain is actually the seed by which the flower of real enjoyment will blossom." Beautiful words by HH Radhanath Maharaj! Beautiful post!

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  2. Nice article!

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  3. Illusion is defined in such a manner that it can take away one's suffering... Haribol..!

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  4. Thanks for enlightening on ' WHAT IS NOT enjoyment'!!!

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  5. Arjun K RamachandraMarch 22, 2012 at 5:14 AM

    Yes, we are exactly like the fish out of water which can only flap on the hot sands of material existence. Only when it is put back in the water can the fish be happy and similarly only when we reconnect with god can we experience true happiness.

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  6. Tendency to seek pleasure is natural but the direction of seeking must be guided by the spiritual master's instructions.

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  7. All glories to Radhanath Swami Maharaj!

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  8. Many thanks to Radhanath swami for very kindly explaining what is illusion

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  9. Hare Krishna…Radhanath Swami Ki Jai…

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  10. great words of wisdom by Radhanath Swami Maharaj

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  11. Hare Krishna...Radhanath Swami Ki Jai

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  12. wonderful comment by HH Radhanath Swami. I pray for his blessings so that i may follow what he has said.

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  13. so beautifully explained - the actual pleasure and pain

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  14. All glories to Radhanath Swami Maharaj!

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  15. Illusion is that which is not. Our senses and mind fool us into believing many things that are not true and we come to know only later, but then it is too late. So better to learn from wiese people such as Radhanath Swami who can see throught the illusions and help us understand what is good for us and what is not.

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  16. Thank you Radhanath Swami for this wisdom.

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  17. Wonderful article. Thank you Radhanath Swami for really breaking our illusion about what is real suffering and what exactly is real enjoyment.

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  18. Hare Krishna thank you for sharing

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  19. This is a timely post. Thank you.

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  20. Thank you for this post.

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