Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Radhanath Swami on Love and Trust

We find in spiritual circles throughout history that there has been great envy and fighting even amongst followers of the same religion. It is because certain persons, although strictly practising the religious rituals, scrutinizingly learning the religious philosophy and dedicatedly propagating those rituals and philosophy, never really humble themselves or strive to become purified of false pride. Unless they very diligently strive to become purified of false pride, that pride will creep into their spiritual life and cause them to be envious and inimical towards other devotees. This is the greatest danger. The illusory energy of the Lord cannot harm us in any way by attacking from outside. In fact, if we are sincere, the attacks from outside only make us stronger. But when the attack is from within our minds, when the seed of dissent and jealousy is dropped within our own minds, then that creates a sense of pride, and competition on a worldly level where, for the purpose of attaining land, control, influence, money, and support, we start to spread false propaganda against others and ultimately it becomes a fight, a war, a struggle for power. And in order to deal with that there has to be so much diplomacy, so much politics; eventually nobody really knows what’s true and what’s not true. One can’t be neutral anymore because there is a total breakdown of love and trust. The mission is crippled because it is love and trust among the devotees of the Lord that attracts the empowerment of the Lord. So we have to be extremely cautious and careful that wherever we see this type of false propaganda, criticism of devotees, seed of dissent towards others, and envy that others have something that we don’t, we have to immediately stamp it out. We have to stamp it out within our own hearts and mind, and stamp it out within the heart and minds of others. Otherwise everything will get spoiled.

28 comments:

  1. hard hitting fact. thankyou Maharaj for the solution

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  2. Thanks for sharing this wonderful advice by Radhanath Maharaj which keeps our devotional practice alive and meaningful. Maharaj so meticulosly cultivated this quality among RGN temple congregation over the years which is the foundation.

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  3. This is very valuable advice to be kept in mind for all persons seeking spiritual advancement.

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  4. Thank you Radhanath swami for this wonderful message that we need to be aware of envy in our own hearts and it should be eliminated from our hearts to progress in our spiritual life.

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  5. This is a very powerful instruction from Swamiji, and we all need to heed this very sincerely. Thank you Swamiji.

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  6. What a wonderful article about how we should be careful about the demons inside and how we should behave towards other devotees.

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  7. Problem is from within ourselves & not from without......beautiful words from Swamiji.....

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  8. Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj for sharing such words of wisdom to help us guard against our own anarthas taking seed within our minds.

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  9. amazing article. Our spiritual life really takes a toss because of these inner hidden anarthas. Externally everything looks fine but internally everything is on the path of destruction. Thank you.

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  10. A very serious topic.Thanks for sharing how to handle such situations.

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  11. Radhanath Swami Maharaj is giving us the greatest instruction!

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  12. Radhantah swami has always strongly emphasized the need to be humble and this article precisely points out the outcome of not following that instruction. He has given wonderful solution also.

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  13. thank you swamiji for giving key for remaining friendly within spiritual practitioners by keeping oneself humble.

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  14. very true and applicable in all our lives....

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  15. very important article. Many thanks to swami radhanath for sharing

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  16. Thank u Maharaj for this inspiring instructions which cleary shows that how denial of these instructions/qualities leads us to distress only and acceptance and implementation always leads to love of God.

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  17. Arjun K RamachandraJune 24, 2012 at 8:25 AM

    It is true that external attacks cannot cause us harm as long as we are united, rather they serve to make us stronger only!

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  18. This once again emphasizes on the need of humility.

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  19. It is actually the root cause. Thanks for bringing it in front and letting us know the real problem.

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  20. Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj for giving us such wonderful and deep information.Hare Krsna !

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  21. Hare Krishna... Radhanath Swami Ki Jai...

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  22. Very nice.No trust means doubtful which devours entirely a person.All Glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja.

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  23. Very Enlightening Article

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  24. Thank you for guiding us as how to become real devotees and attract the mercy of the Lord.

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  25. Kalpana KulkarniJuly 13, 2012 at 6:55 AM

    We have to stamp it out within our own hearts and mind, and stamp it out within the heart and minds of others. Wonderful statement!

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  26. Thank you for the wonderful article.Thank you Radhanath Maharaj !

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  27. What a beautiful point maharaj has highlighted...
    "Great envy and fighting even amongst followers of the same religion - because - they never really humble themselves or strive to become purified of false pride"
    Thank you dear maharaj.

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