Monday, August 20, 2012

Radhanath Swami on Getting Closer to God

The holy scriptures teach us that real intelligence is to learn to balance and harmonize our lives so that all our responsibilities are fulfilled in such a way that it pleases God. We should do our job and raise our family in a way that we are pleasing the Lord. That means there must be morality, there must be ethical values in our life and beyond them there must be spiritual vision and devotion for the Lord. And that is awakened by giving quality time on a regular basis to cleansing our heart by associating with saintly people. A saintly person is one who is harmonizing every aspect of life in a spirit of devotion. Such a person believes deeply in spiritual principles and lives by them. If we give quality time for hearing the glories of God in association of saintly persons and sincerely chant His holy names then gradually our heart will be cleansed and we will come closer to Him.

4 comments:

  1. Swamiji has brought a very important point that to be moral & have ethical values in life is not enough, but one should also have a spiritual vision & devotion for the Lord......Thanks Swamiji

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  2. Arjun K RamachandraAugust 21, 2012 at 4:31 AM

    Radhanath Swami is rightly stressing here on giving quality time for our spiritual practices in the association of saintly people.

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  3. A saintly person is one who is harmonizing every aspect of life in a spirit of devotion. Such a person believes deeply in spiritual principles and lives by them.

    Wonderful definition, Maharaj nicely explained who is saintly person.

    Thank you so much maharaj
    All Glories to HH Radhanath swami maharaj

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  4. There is no difference between the name and person, Supreme person, Krishna. Chanting His names takes one (closer) to Krishna. All glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja.

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