Monday, July 16, 2012

Radhanath Swami on Watering the Root

There are people who think differently, there are people with different natures, with different inclinations. There is unlimited diversity and variety in this world. We cannot force oneness. We cannot artificially try to make everything one, but we can understand and realize within ourselves through inner purification how there is a oneness underlying all the variety and cultivate and develop that. The scripture explains when you put water in the root of the tree every part of the tree grows—the leaves, the branches, the twigs, the flowers. And what is the root of all the trees? To cultivate our own inner awareness of the Supreme and understand what God wants of us and to actively and dynamically live in this world, work in this world with that basic foundational experience in our heart, that is watering the root.

15 comments:

  1. Arjun K RamachandraJuly 17, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Food for thought here - there is a oneness underlying all variety and therein lies the beauty of god's creation which we need to appreciate.

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  2. It is better to do what God wants of us than what we want to do to please Him, God. All glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja.

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  3. Arjun K RamachandraJuly 18, 2012 at 4:11 AM

    Yes, variety is the mother of all enjoyment.

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  4. An amazing understanding of living dynamically!!!

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  5. A very profound instruction with a simple analogy. Hare Krishna.

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  6. a beautiful understanding of what God wants of us

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  7. Wonderful explanation given on how we can bring oneness ultimetly.

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  8. Deep Meaning of watering the root! Thanks for sharing

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  9. if we surrender our life and soul to god then not only god will be pleased with us we also will be satisfied and happy

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  10. A nice comparision to explain a serious spiritual subject.

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  11. Very good explanation for variegatedness of this creation

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  12. Thank you Maharaj for sharing the root cause of our problem

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  13. Thank you Maharaj for explaining so wonderfully what is the inner meaning of watering the root.

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