Radhanath Swami – Quotes

From Radhanath Swami's spiritual teachings

Browsing Posts published in March, 2010

Radhanath Swami on Gratitude

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Gratitude doesn’t means simply saying thank you. Real gratitude means reciprocation. If we are actually grateful to someone, we will reciprocate even if it means great sacrifice. - Radhanath Swami

Before we can save the drowning person, we must become proficient swimmers. If we become convinced of the need of genuine spirituality and practice it in our life, our words and our examples will have a powerful effect on those around us and the world at large. - Radhanath Swami

What is envy? Envy means, “I want to be seen as important and great” and if anyone is a threat to my own egoistic ideas, then there is negativity towards that person. – Radhanath Swami

Radhanath Swami on Association

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Association of saintly persons alone can bring us eternal peace and everlasting happiness and carry us across the ocean of birth , old age, disease and death. - Radhanath Swami

Guru’s mercy purifies us

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“The dirty wax of egotism accumulated in the heart prevents us from clearly hearing the Lord’s voice within. A guru, with the stick of knowledge, cleans our hearts. Its really ugly to see what may come out, but by following patiently, we keep cleaning.” – Radhanath Swami in The Journey Home book

“Sometimes the Lord gives us a free sample of religious experience, but for more, we must pay a price with the currency of sincere dedication to the process of cleansing.” – Radhanath Swami in The Journey Home book

Perseverance and Detachment

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“Just as in climbing a mountain we leave behind the earth where we stand, to reach the heart of God we have to leave behind unfavorable earthly attachments. Sincere spiritual practice is an uphill climb, and no matter how many difficulties we face, we have to continue looking upward with hope. The mountain provides all [...]

Move out of the comfort zone

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“To grow may require that we be shaken right to our core. While kneeling on that roadside in Herat, something died within me, giving birth to a realization necessary for me to move forward on my path. With each step, a camel lifts its hoof from a stable place on earth in order to move [...]

The Journey Home

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“As I look back, I am forever grateful for the journey I traveled and to all the people who have helped me to grow on the way. Never could I have imagined where the invisible hand of destiny was leading me. Through it all, I have come to realize that only if we cling to [...]