Monday, July 29, 2013

Radhanath Swami on The All-Powerful Time

The body is the temple of God. It is not our body. It is a great illusion to think anything is mine. Realistically, if we own something, we have control over that thing. Now we are calling this body ours. Do any of us want to grow old, do any of us want to get disease, do any of us want to die? It is forced upon us. Therefore we are not the proprietors of this body. It is Time which is consuming our life’s duration, it is the power of Time that we are evicted from this body, we are told get out after a certain number of days. So Time is the real proprietor or controller, or owner of this body.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Radhanath Swami on Solving the Greatest Problem

Through all our intelligence, all our efforts in this world, we are very anxious to find a solution to problems. Even businesses are based on trying to eradicate people’s problems – people grow food to solve the problems of hunger, you buy tooth paste to solve the problems of cavities, you wear clothes because you don’t want to be a social misfit or to solve the problem of cold or heat. Throughout our lives we are endeavoring to solve the problems that face us, but there is one problem that is guaranteed to be faced by each and every one of us. Through all science and technology, we have no solution to this problem and that is the problem of death.