Monday, July 2, 2012

Radhanath Swami on Needing Each Other

On the battlefield, every soldier is completely dependent on all of his comrades. When there’s thousands of people shooting guns and bombs at you, singlehandedly, what can you do? Your life, your survival is dependent on all the others around you. Yes? It’s not that you look at your other comrades who are fighting along with you and think, “I don’t like the color of your skin” or “I don’t like the things you eat” or “I don’t like the way your eyebrow goes up and down” or “I don’t like the way you smell” or “I don’t like what your wife said to me 2 years ago.” No! You understand that “I need you and you need me or we perish,” that’s what war is about. In the front lines, everyone is dependent on everyone else.  This world is a place where war is always going on—the battle of good and evil, the battle of sin and piety, of religiosity and irreligiosity, of love and sectarian hatred. We need each other.

55 comments:

  1. A very deep lesson to understand what life is about.

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  2. Arjun K RamachandraJuly 2, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Srila Bhakti Tirtha Swami made a golden statement -"After all at the end of the day all that we have is each other"

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  3. Beautifully explained why we should look at the big picture and leave our personal interferences

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  4. Radhanath Swami is right. We need good association of the Vaishnavas, otherwise we cannot survive the onslaught of Maya by our own endeavour.

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  5. Hare Krishna... Radhanath Swami Ki Jai !

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  6. Great Quote! United we stand Divided we fall.

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  7. Very nicely explained by Radhanath Maharaj ! If people across the globe understand and help each other that will be solution to the problem based on the higher principles.Hare Krsna ! Thank You Radhanath Maharaj !

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  8. Amazing article. Thanks for sharing it.

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  9. We cannot survive without association- Wonderfully explained by Maharaj

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  10. I liked the example of the battlefield very much and its perfect. Even great devotees of Lord ask for the association of devotees.

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  11. wonderfully explained the urgent need of association with devotees to protect one's spiritual life

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  12. United we stand, Divided we fall

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  13. Fantastci explanation. Thank u.

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  14. Amazingly explained

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  15. Perfect analogy presented by Swamiji to explain the importance of unity......

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  16. Such an important article to go beyond the concept of fault finding.

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  17. Such a perfect way of explaining the need of fellow spiritual practitioners!!! Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

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  18. it is such a universal truth. simply great

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  19. Hare Krishna... Radhanath Swami Ki Jai !

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  20. Very true. As each one of us is part and parcle of Krishna each needs other. All glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja.

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  21. very powerful article.. we should learn a lot from this.

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  22. unity is the strength so always we should remain in the association of devotees,

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  23. Concept of unity very well explained.

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  24. Hare Krishna... Radhanath Swami KI Jai !

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  25. Kalpana KulkarniJuly 6, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Wonderfully explained about the need to understand and cooperate with one another

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  26. This is very wonderful article. Thank you Radhanath swami for this article.

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  27. The insight of HH RNSM is awesome......

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  28. Thank you for sharing ! Hare Krsna !

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  29. vow...this is one of the best quotes I have read....don't get me wrong all his words are inspirational but to me this strikes a chord perhaps because I have a penchant towards battle. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Great analogy by Radhanath swami that explains why we need to treat everyone with respect.

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  31. wonderful || very this article will inspire all.

    thank you for sharing.

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  32. This call for each other,dependency on each other and cooperation of each other is the principle which HH Radhanath Swami emphasizes time and again.

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  33. Hare Krishna…Radhanath Swami Ki Jai !

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  34. This world is a place where war is always going on—the battle of good and evil, the battle of sin and piety, of religiosity and irreligiosity, of love and sectarian hatred. We need each other.

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  35. Hare Krishna... Radhanath Swami Ki Jai !

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  36. it is so true.

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  37. Thank you very for sharing.

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  38. So much to learn from this post.

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  39. So nicely explained. The war against material energy has to be won, and can only be won in unity. Thank you so much Swamiji, thank you.

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  40. very true hari bol

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  41. Thank you for this post.

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  42. Thank you for sharing this amazing analogy Radhanath Maharaj on how we are fighting a daily battle between good and evil.

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  43. So well explained.

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  44. Very nice!!!

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  45. "This world is a place where war is always going on—the battle of good and evil, the battle of sin and piety, of religiosity and irreligiosity, of love and sectarian hatred. We need each other." - We don't get it until some Sadhu comes and tells us otherwise we keep thinking this material world is a fun park to enjoy and to enjoy to the maximum.

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  46. So much to learn from this post.

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  47. yes without devotees it's impossible to survive

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