Monday, August 6, 2012

Radhanath Swami on Hunger of the Heart

Charity is to help needy people. People need food, they need clothing, they need hospitalization and they need emotional encouragement. But they also need spiritual enlivenment, spiritual education. People’s hearts are starving, and the starvation of the heart causes much more problems than the starvation of the belly. Starvation of the belly can be satisfied with food but it is very difficult to satisfy the hunger of the heart. It creates massive problems and disturbances within the world where we live. Unless we solve the hunger of the heart, people will be selfish, crooked and duplicitous. A saintly person weeps and cries in sorrow to see the poor man loitering in the street without food to eat, but weeps and cries perhaps even more to see the big executives in their offices who are spiritually starving in their hearts. Giving transcendental knowledge and spreading the congregational chanting of the holy names of God is actually the highest quality and more inclusive form of welfare. It satisfies the hunger of the heart. If you change the hearts of the people, if you make greedy, selfish people into compassionate instruments of God’s love, then everyone will be happy and internally satisfied. People will transcend their egoistic materialistic lives and will harmonize their concerns with the goal of spiritual enlightenment.

16 comments:

  1. Radhanath Swami Maharaj ki jai!

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  2. Arjun K RamachandraAugust 7, 2012 at 6:41 AM

    Wonderful point here - People’s hearts are starving, and the starvation of the heart causes much more problems than the starvation of the belly.

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  3. Thank you for sharing.Hare Krsna !

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  4. Radhanath swami's message is realistic and true; until and unless hunger of heart is not satisfied with love of God human being won't be happy.

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  5. this only is the solution for all kinds of hunger

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  6. Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj for understanding the deeper meaning of hunger of the heart.

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  7. Arjun K RamachandraAugust 8, 2012 at 7:29 AM

    Radhanath Swami makes a valid point here - Unless we solve the hunger of the heart, people will be selfish, crooked and duplicitous.

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  8. Thank you for sharing .Hare Krsna !

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  9. Radhanath Swami Maharajs words nourish the heart!

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  10. Thank you for explaining spiritual hunger.

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  11. Very very nice article.....Philanthropic activities give temporary satisfaction, whereas spiritual activities give eternal happiness.....

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  12. Truly as body needs food this article makes us realize even the heart needs its own food.

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  13. Great lesson. Radhanath Swami is focucssing on the fact that spiritual lessons are meant for all irrespective of their positions!

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  14. As HH Radhanath Swami says, trying to serve the humanity in such a way that we connect them to God is the only way to completely satisfy the hearts of people.

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  15. HH Radhanath Swami rightly points out the fallacy and illusion of this world which is hungry of the heart which can only be mitigated by the connection to God through the chanting of His Holy Names.

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  16. Very true! All of us in this world are spiritually hungry. Thank you for showing us the way to appease that hunger and also help others to do the same.

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