Monday, October 8, 2012

Radhanath Swami on The Deadliest Weapon

Devotional service is based exclusively on one principle, and that is humility. To the degree there is humility in our heart, to that degree what we do is pleasing to God. To the degree we think that we are great, we are intelligent, we are beautiful, we are spiritually advanced, we are coming from a high family, to that degree whatever we do is useless in the eyes of God. The most deadly weapon against a spiritual seeker is false pride. Even if a person becomes utterly celibate, even if a person gives up his family, his home, his wealth to live in the jungles to perform severe austerities, who memorizes every verse of every scripture in the world, he is waging a great attack against the illusory nature of the world. But how does illusion defeat him? It creeps into his heart and convinces him that you are very advanced, you are very great, you are a saint. Therefore a true devotee never considers himself advanced. In comparison to the Supreme Lord, a devotee understands that he is utterly insignificant.

6 comments:

  1. Because of false ego, not having humility, one comes down to this material world. If he keeps having no humility, he can't please God, no spiritual advancement. Very nice advice for seekers of truth. All glories to HH Radhanatha Swami maharaja.

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  2. Thank you Radhanath Swami for the wonderful discourse on humility. It is indeed the most precious jewel for any spiritual practitioner.

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  3. Arjun K RamachandraOctober 11, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    A very grave warning here by Radhanath Swami to all aspiring spiritualists. Beware of false pride!

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  4. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful message.

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  5. Swamiji is sharing his most profound realisations.....thanks

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  6. HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj is humility personified. In this article, he has presented his own heart.

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