Radhanath Swami – Quotes

From Radhanath Swami's spiritual teachings

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The greatest power of God is grace. The grace of God could lift one up even from a very fallen, miserable situation and give one entrance into the realm of eternity. – Radhanath Swami

The more everyone makes spiritual advancement, the more everyone is happy in that state, the more God is happy. So, that should be our happiness. Then there is no envy or jealousy. There is only competition of who could serve each other better. That is a beautiful state of mind. – Radhanath Swami

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. – Radhanath Swami

Radhanath Swami on Closer to God

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God is the center of everything. When we truly, honestly strive to make him the goal of our life, God will be pleased with our endeavor even if we fail. He will give us all help, and even in the difficulties we endure in the process, he will bring us closer and closer to him. [...]

God wants to give all of his love to us, and all he wants in return is whatever little love a soul has. We just offer that love to him and all the love he has, as the Supreme Lord, he is willing to give us that in return. – Radhanath Swami

There may be many excellent techniques to concentrate better while chanting the Lord’s holy names, all of which are very, very good. But God is not pleased just by concentration. He is pleased by devotion. That means the character of our life. – Radhanath Swami¬†