Thursday, March 29, 2012

Radhanath Swami on The Search for Happiness

Great sages have explained that if we take fish out of water and make wonderful arrangements for its sustenance, still the fish will be frustrated because it is not in its natural element. Similarly we are all eternal souls, these bodies are temporary covering, like vehicles or sets of clothing, and the nature of the soul is to be happy. This is why everyone looks for happiness. Have we come across anybody ever who does not want to be happy? Consistent nature of every living
being is to try to be happy, even the trees are looking for happiness by trying to get sunlight and water. All species of life are in pursuit of happiness, because it is the nature of soul to be happy. And what is that happiness that everyone is looking for? It is the happiness of love. And the perfection of love is if we simply redirect our natural impulses for love towards the supreme, all-attractive, God.

12 comments:

  1. Yes. That also is the secret of eternal happiness of Radhanath Swami.

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  2. Our lives are so self centered and selfish that we hardly try to find and learn anything but to exploit....

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  3. A very good analogy by Radhanath Swami to make us understand the real happiness that we should be striving for.

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  4. Basis of happiness is nicely explained

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  5. Hare Krishna...Radhanath Swami Ki Jai

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  6. Arjun K RamachandraApril 2, 2012 at 6:17 AM

    Thank you for defining the perfection of love which is to repose it in the supreme lord who is the only worthy object of our love.

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  8. Thank you Maharaj for this teaching.

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  9. Maharaj often quotes the example that if you own the whole world but you are the only person on this planet then you can't be happy and at that moment if a bird comes and sits on your hand then you will enjoy that relationship more than anything. So He emphasizes on love among all and source of all that love is love towards supreme Lord.

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  10. Love towards God!!!

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  11. Thank you very much for explaning about the true happiness & how to find it.

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  12. Real happiness is when we are placed in our original constitutional position which is to love and serve the Lord and His devotees.

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