Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Radhanath Swami on Real Happiness is Within!

What is the fundamental need of every living being? What is it that everyone is looking for and longing for in life? Happiness? A lot of money and prestige? Food, clothing, and shelter? Actually food, clothing, and shelter, then prestige and money - why do we want them? For our happiness. So really the food, money, prestige, shelter - none of them are the goal of life, but the promise that they will give us happiness. Everyone is striving for happiness. What is the basis of happiness? If you have a hundred billion dollars and you have a beautiful palace and you have the best cars and you have the finest foods, you have beautiful majestic dresses, and you have all the best technologies, but you are the only person alive, will you be happy? Will you be happy driving in your car and eating all your wonderful food all alone? What happens if one little bird comes and lands on your finger? Because you can have a relationship with the bird, that bird will be more precious than your life. The basis of happiness is relationships, and what makes relationships satisfying is love. People work for their children. People are looking for love. It is the most fundamental need of every living being. If we do not have love in our life, our life is superficial and quite meaningless. If we have love in our life, it really does not matter whether we have anything because we will be satisfied because of that love. Happiness is something of the heart. Happiness is not out there. The real happiness is within, not without. We see some of the most successful people committing suicide. Why is that the fundamental need of every living being is to love and be loved? Why is everyone longing for that? Because it is our nature. The soul is part of God, hence to love God and be loved by God is our original constitutional position.

23 comments:

  1. "If we have love in our life, it really does not matter whether we have anything because we will be satisfied because of that love. "-such a powerful statement.

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  2. Thank you Radhanath swami for this wonderful article explaining us about importance of relationships in life.

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  3. 'basis of happiness is relationships, and what makes relationships satisfying is love'-its the key to healthy life. Love for God and for everyone else in relation with Him.

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  4. To love God and be loved by God is our original constitutional position.

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  5. super wonderful, so true

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  6. What an excellent article... thanks a lot for sharing.

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  7. Happiness is when we realize our relationship with Krishna and love him without motives and without interruption. This is so nicely described by Swamiji. Thank you Swamiji.

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  8. Thank you very for sharing this wisdom from Radhanath Swami.

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  9. Arjun K RamachandraApril 27, 2012 at 3:41 AM

    Radhanath Swami has perfectly pinpointed the essence of happiness which is relationships and the essence of relationships which is love.

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  10. Happiness is not out there. The real happiness is within, not without - wonderful

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  11. Wonderful message on real happiness.

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  12. The basis of happiness is relationships, and what makes relationships satisfying is love. People work for their children. People are looking for love - too good - Thanks swamiji - Dr Yuvaraj

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  13. True,satisfaction comes from love and relationship is required for love.

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  14. "The soul is part of God, hence to love God and be loved by God is our original constitutional position."
    Thank you Radhanath Swami for this wonderful post!

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  15. so true- 'If we have love in our life, it really does not matter whether we have anything because we will be satisfied because of that love'

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  16. The souls is part of God ,hence to love and to be loved by God is our constitutional position ! Hare Krsna Thank You Radhanath Swami Maharaj for sharing such deep light on Happiness.

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  17. love God and be loved by God is our original constitutional position gives us the happiness in fullest extent.

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  18. An eye-opener for me. Many thanks to swamiji

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  19. Very correct. Happiness lies within but not outside. As we are part and parcel of Krishana, we are also sat-cit-ananda. All glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja

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  20. Hare Krsna ! Jay Sri Radhanath Swami Maharaj !

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  21. Rightly said. I remembered one statement of HH RNSM "There is no satiation in spirituality but there is always satisfaction but in material life even if we reach to satiation there is no satisfaction." True bliss is in spirituality.

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  22. "The real happiness is within, not without"; Very beautiful article!

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  23. Very nice, thought provoking article.....

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