Saturday, July 14, 2012

Quotes by Radhanath Swami

1. This world is full of uncertainties, and you can never change that. Therefore the intelligent person, rather than simply trying to adjust the environment, tries to adjust his own consciousness. And for this reason the process of self realization has been taught by great saintly persons of various religions throughout history.

2. We cannot force our way into the spiritual world. We cannot force our way to realization. Everything can only come by mercy. God bestows his mercy and reveals himself according to the devotional love that we have.

3. Human life is specifically meant for self-realization. It is the junction from where we can depart from the path of illusion and enter onto the free way of truth.

4. Happiness is not in acquisition. Happiness is in inner realization.

5. Theoretical knowledge is to understand what the goal is. We get realization of that knowledge only when we apply the understanding of that goal to every aspect of our life.

6. What is the greatest attainment in life? What is the most precious treasure in life? It is the realization of one’s eternal soul; it is the fulfillment of one’s heart’s desire to awaken our eternal love of God. That is the purpose of religion

7. In order to live in realization of the soul, we must let our ego and all of its designations and attachments die.

8. The only way we can make this world a better place is to transcend it (through self realization).

9. The more serious you are about spiritual life, the more you keep your mind in captivity.

10. Wherever we find the teachings, the association, and the inspiration to purify our lives, to lead a life of integrity and humility, and to live in a spirit of selfless service—that’s where we are going to find the deepest experience of God.

11. Do everything you have to do, but not with greed, not with ego, not with lust, not with envy; but with love, compassion, humility and devotion. This is the teaching of the Bhagavad-Gita.

12. We cannot understand God through intellectualism, philosophy or scholarship. It is only through humility and service that we can understand God. There is no other way.

Source: Hearty thanks to Shri Gopinath Chandra ji, who represents website team of Swamiji, for giving me selected quotes from Swamiji's website and giving permission to publish them on INDIASPIRITUALITY.

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1 comment:

Tom said...

Hare Krsna, These are very wonderful, powerful quotes from H H Radhanath Swami.

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