Monday, September 2, 2013

Radhanath Swami on Power and the Powerful

The Lord is the doer; He has the power which we all live by. He gives us the power to see, to hear, to smell, to taste, to walk, to talk, to think. He gives us all the facilities of this world. But He also gives us independence: we have the choice to properly use or misuse all that He has given us. We have the choice to use it in His service, or to use it for our own selfish purposes. The power is coming from the Lord, all we have is the choice how to use it. Therefore the greatest foolishness to take credit for anything. We are just instruments, we are puppets, either directly or indirectly, because the power is ultimately coming from Him. Whatever we have is His gift. But God can also take it away. He will take it away just to prove to us and give us the realization that it was never ours in the first place. It was never ours to enjoy either with our senses, our body, or with our mind through the credit and the prestige that comes with whatever we have done. It is all meant to be enjoyed by God alone.

12 comments:

  1. Eye-opening and inspiring article!

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  2. "It is all meant to be enjoyed by God alone."
    We can see from Radhanath Swami's life that he lives by this statement.

    Thank you very much.

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  3. thank you Radhanath swami for reminding us of the reality.

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  4. Wonderful !! Thank you Maharaj for sharing with us....ys

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  5. short and powerful by Radhanath Swami.

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  6. It's very important to understand that not a single blade of grass moves without the sanction of the Lord. Thanks Radhanath Swami Mahara for this great message.

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  7. thank you for the reminder Maharaj

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  8. What a wonderful article......Thanks Swamiji for sharing your divine vision with us......

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  9. So beautifully explained by swamiji

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  10. Though all that we have is given by the Lord, he also gives us the independence to use or misuse it. It is up to us to take the right decisions.

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  11. Great article ..Jai Gurudev!!!

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