Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Radhanath Swami on Getting Better

When we go to the hospital, as soon as we walk in, we are not free from disease. Usually after we walk in, there is more pain than before we walked in. They may cut us up, stitch us, do so many painful tests and exams. They will give us as many painkillers as we want. There is a lot of pain, many restrictions and many problems. So when we go to a hospital as a patient, expect things to get worse before they get better. Because that is the process of taking out the disease - restrictions of diet, restrictions of movements and medication. You are not even allowed out until they discharge you. Similarly spiritual life is like coming into a hospital for the heart. There are going to be a lot of difficulties that we wouldn’t have to deal with if we just remained in the diseased condition, without trying to get better.

41 comments:

  1. Fantastic analogy. Thanx for posting.

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  2. Radhanath Swami Ki Jai !

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  3. A simple yet profound analogy to aid us in our understanding and journey of spiritual life.

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  4. This is the hard truth one has to digest which is nicely explained by HH Radhanath Swami to get the spiritual progress

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  5. It makes us realize that it's ok to feel worse before getting better.

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  6. Amazing analogy! Thank you Radhanath Swami for explaining why we shouldn't expect pain to disappear simply because we have taken up spiritual practices.

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  7. Radhanath Swami has explained the process of spiritual awakening in a very wonderful & effective manner. Very inspiring indeed. Thank you Maharaj.

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  8. Very nice message and analogy of hospital.

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  9. Thought provoking.....

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  10. Similarly spiritual life is like coming into a hospital for the heart. There are going to be a lot of difficulties that we wouldn’t have to deal with if we just remained in the diseased condition, without trying to get better...Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

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  11. Superb analogy to make us realize that coming into spiritual life is not a cake walk. We have to go through a lot of trials and tribulations before we actually progress in our spiritual lives.

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  12. So simple explanation about spiritual life and yet so profound and deep. Radhanath Swami is really a spiritual genious !!

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  13. Radhanath Swami Ki Jai !

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  14. Hospital for the heart - for transforming the heart. This is spiritual life

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  15. Nice analogy by HH Radhanath Swami to get the right understanding for better spiritual progress.

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  16. Liked the example of hospital given by Maharaj. During initial phase of spiritual life we may get some difficulties but yes, that is the curing process.

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  17. Excellent analogy... one really makes the things very clear..

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  18. nice example of Hospital, in spiritual life alos it takes some suffering to get cured of our material disease, thanks to Radhanath swmami for the article

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  19. very nice analogy & an inspiring article.

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  20. Thank you very much for sharing.

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  21. A wonderful analogy by Radhanath Swami to explain how the process of purification works when one treads on the spiritual path.

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  22. Even gold in the form of oar is not usable. It should be purified. In the same way person with material disease can't be perfect unless undergoing training from a spiritual master. All glories to HH Radhanatha Svami Maharaja.

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  23. So much to learn from this example.

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  24. So much to take from this article. Thank you for sharing it!

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  25. Excellent analogy by Radhanath Swami. This is so practical and important for us in our day to day live to apply.
    Thank you !
    Hare Krishna !

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  26. Discipline and regulations in spiritual life leads to constant remembrance of the Lord

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  27. Awesome. Now I realize what "Regulative principles for Freedom" means....!

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  28. Wonderful article justifying the practice of dos & donts in devotional life.........

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  29. Very nice analogy.Yes to take out dirt from our heart which is accumulated from so many of births we have to follow rigid processes authorized by scriptures,which are the words of God,under bonafide guidance.Then and then only Soul which got contaminated by coming in contact with material energy can see the things as it is.

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  30. Thank you Radhanath swami for explaining this in such a simple language.

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  31. Very true this article answers many questions for a practicing sadhaka.

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  32. Phani Karthik MaradaniJanuary 21, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Inspiring and uplifting for someone on this path.

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  33. Arjun K RamachandraJanuary 28, 2013 at 3:52 AM

    Very perfect comparison to a hospital.There are going to be a lot of difficulties that we wouldn't have to deal with if we just remained in the diseased condition, without trying to get better.

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  34. Thank you Radhanath swamiji for this wonderful analogy.

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  35. Very nice anology to explain a very important application in life.
    Thank you very much.
    All Glories to HH Radhanath Swami.!

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  36. Anything beautiful comes out after a great deal of difficulty and problems. The hospital analogy is very relevant as we all go through so much of pain to become a better person.

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  37. Radhanath Swami has hit it right! After all, as the old saying goes, 'There's no gain without pain'.

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  38. such a beautiful example we are all in diseased condition we have to get better and better by taking spiritual medicine of harinaam

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  39. Radhanath Swami gives us such wonderful solution on how to get better

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