Monday, October 1, 2012

Radhanath Swami on Managing Spirituality

A spiritual movement is based not on management. It is not based on the principle of getting things done. No doubt utility is a principle. But ultimately the greatest utilitarian principle is when our relationships are based on love and trust. As a management technique we say one thing which isn’t what we really mean, to try to get somebody to do something that they don’t want to do, or you say various things which are not exactly the way it is so that you can get what you want form someone one way or the other. Immediately it may have a good effect but in the long run it has a disastrous effect because if we cannot be very honest, straight forward and trustworthy in the most basic ordinary activities of our relationships, then people simply cannot trust us. Especially within our spiritual circles, it is very important that we are very truthful and honest even in our ordinary activities.

6 comments:

  1. Nice Article.We face so many managements in this world who want to get the things done this way or that way keeping aside honesty,truthfulness,love and integrity.A very nice lesson to learn from this article.

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  2. Arjun K RamachandraOctober 2, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Really... a very thoughtful article. The greatest utilitarian principle is when our relationships are based on love and trust..

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  3. Honest behavior is the best ornament for a vaisnava.Without honesty no one can become a vaisnava. All glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja and all Vaisnavas.

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  4. Very instructive words by Swamiji to build strong relationships amongst devotees based on love & trust.....

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  5. trustworthy, straight forward, honest these are the important qualities for spiritual advancement

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  6. By the medium of love, we can conquer anyone's heart. Great message from HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj!

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