Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Radhanath Swami on The Transforming Power of Power


There are many educational institutions in the world today and there are many people who are gaining tremendous power, but it is the most educated and powerful people in the world that are causing the problems. It is not the simple field workers that are creating threats of nuclear wars, creating disruptions in the whole economy, by cheating, plundering and greediness. It is not the simple people that are really creating the ecological problems that the world faces today. Power comes through knowledge, ability and influence. When power is used by the wrong hands, it can create greatest problems in the world. When power, and all those things that make power - knowledge, strength, prestige, ability, are used by the right hands, they can create a healing effect to the human society. In today’s world the greatest need is that the people’s hearts are cleansed of the tendencies of greed, lust, envy, anger, pride and illusion. In the world today people require to clean their heart and be instruments of love and compassion, and then our educational systems and scientific research will have a very deep healing affect on the world. It can bring real happiness and prosperity. That is why we pray, that is why we chant the names of God, to invoke the compassionate spirit of love that is dormant within us.

11 comments:

  1. Amazing article on the transforming the heart.

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  2. awesome article

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  3. cause behind big things like nuclear war, crime is so small and purpose behind the small things like prayers is so big. Every thing is the outcome of the heart which needs transformation for the good

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  4. Very nice article by Radhanath Swami. As the saying goes - "Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely!" So those in power have to be very judicious while exercising it. And that is possible only if they are God-conscious & are in association with saintly people who can guide them & advice them for the larger benefit of humankind.

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  5. Our education system should also include spiritual topics. This blog spot should be introduced to the schools.

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  6. Arjun K RamachandraMay 5, 2012 at 2:01 AM

    The last statement of Radhanath Swami is very striking "...That is why we pray, that is why we chant the names of God, to invoke the compassionate spirit of love that is dormant within us."

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  7. "it is the most educated and powerful people in the world that are causing the problems. It is not the simple field workers that are creating threats of nuclear wars, creating disruptions in the whole economy, by cheating, plundering and greediness." Very profound statement and great post by Radhanath swami.

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  8. Many things are going on which bring chaotic condition only. As suggested, if one try to cleans his heart by chanting the holy names, everything will be blissful. All glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja.

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  9. Wonderful message by Maharaj!

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  10. Very wonderful article to teach us the lesson to transform ourselves as well as aim for transformation of society through preaching Krishna Consciousness.

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  11. Thank you Radhanath swami for this wonderful explanation of how chanting of the holy names helps in making our heart compassionate.

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