We don’t want peace… but Love

Radhanath Swami Fan Blog – We don’t want peace… but Love

Richard (now Radhanath Swami)’s innocent expectations were disappointed when the ‘peace’ conference organized by Christopher Hills turned violent. Hearing Radhanath Swami’s explanation of Love, I can clearly see that Love is higher than peace… “Love means sacrifice—sacrificing even our own peace for the pleasure of the beloved.” I am stunned at the depth of Radhanath Swami’s spiritual consciousness.

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Controlling the Mind

Radhanath Swami Fan Blog – Controlling the Mind

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) was excited to see a sign, ‘The World Yoga Conference’ and learnt that 800 yogis had assembled.. Richard saw even small children perform difficult asanas, postures, with ease… Radhanath Swami answers the question on how we can control the mind. Radhanath Swami also emphasizes that a spiritualist must try to control the mind and bring it back from wherever it wanders, to focus on the Lord…

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Need for a vegetarian diet

Radhanath Swami Fan Blog – Need for a vegetarian diet

’Radhanath Swami explains that we can tell a person’s consciousness by what they eat and how they eat… Non-vegetarianism indirectly contributes heavily to greenhouse gases and other pollution… Best food, Radhanath Swami says is a vegetarian food cooked and offered with love and devotion to God; that makes it free of all bad karma.

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One man’s food is another’s poison

Radhanath Swami Fan Blog – One man’s food is another’s poison

Richard (Now Radhanath Swami) realized ‘one man’s food is another man’s poison.’ Radhanath Swami writes that the world is so relative; what is enjoyed by one person creates suffering for another. Radhanath Swami has beautifully elucidated the relative nature of this world in his teachings.

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American by birth, Indian at heart

Radhanath Swami Fan blog – American by birth, Indian at heart

I am amazed how an American born (Radhanath Swami) has so much love and concern for this country. Radhanath Swami regrets that India is so much concerned with building better cars , better bombs and better technology when the west has already perfected that and are destroying the world with it. Radhanath Swami insists that India’s opulence is in its transcendental knowledge. “Indians are tossing aside the most valuable diamond of spirituality to pick up the broken pieces of glass of materialism.

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Lust : a deadly enemy

Radhanath Swami Fan Blog: Lust – a deadly enemy

One of the biggest distractions in spiritual life is the ravaging lust that has the human society in its vicious grip. Quoting scriptures, Radhanath Swami compares lust to fire.To make tangible spiritual advancement, a seeker of God has to desire to get rid of this negativity from the heart.

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Learning lessons from Nature

Radhanath Swami Fan Blog – Learning lessons from Nature

Radhanath Swami says human life is a rare opportunity to learn from this world. We shouldn’t be simply thinking of eating, sleeping, sex life or defending ourselves, but rather seek to answer questions to the life’s deepest mysteries. There is no other species that has that power to ask who am I? What is the purpose of life? Where am I coming from? Where am I going? Who is God? What is my relationship with God? Why is there suffering? Is there something beyond?

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Different types of intoxication

Radhanath Swami Fan Blog – Different types of intoxication

Radhanath Swami’s talks on dangers of intoxication are profound. He says people have a great need to be intoxicated. If we are not spiritually intoxicated- a healthy and desirable state where a spiritualist constantly remembers God- we will be intoxicated materially….. People become intoxicated by pride, they become intoxicated by lust, and they become intoxicated with greed; that’s what gambling is about” reveals Radhanath Swami.

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Exemplifying Tolerance

Radhanath Swami Fan Blog – Exemplifying Tolerance

Radhanath Swami writes that the lesson the mongoose taught would give him strength in the hard times that awaited him in his search for enlightenment… Since Radhanath Swami himself practices the highest standards of tolerance and patience, his realizations on this subject penetrate the heart deeply…

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Going beyond the body

Radhanath Swami Fan blog – Going beyond the body

Radhanath Swami was bewildered as he grappled to answer the question, ‘Who am I?’… Radhanath Swami says on the basis of Vedic scriptures that the first and most fundamental knowledge that a disciple learns from his guru, spiritual master is, “You are not the body; you are a spirit soul.”… The soul, in order to satisfy his unfulfilled desires, leaves the material body at death and acquires a new material body.

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