Radhanath Swami on True Independence

Radhanath Swami The True use of our independence is to cultivate dependence on God.

– Radhanath Swami

  • Yuga Nalang

    very enlivening quote by H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj, he is not simply saying but his life is fully based on this principle. Thank you very much Gurudev.

  • Servant

    A quote by His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj that explains about our true independence.

  • mangesh kende

    Wonderful & profound quote by Radhanath Swami

  • Nilesh

    Thank you very much HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj for such a wonderful Quote.

  • Arabinda

    I pray to the esteemed Vaishnavas to grant me this blessing.
    That I can depend on Lord under all circumstances.

  • Sanjay S

    Wonderful one liner from Radhanath Swami

  • Santosh Mamdyal

    Excellent, Hari Bol

  • jyoti chilka

    What a true statement, thanks to Radhanath Swami

  • Aman Jain

    Radhanath Swami gives such a sublime and profound definition of independence

  • Karthick S.B.

    Every country in this world has fought for independence. But very few people have thought about independence in this manner.

  • Karthik

    True Surrender stated in wonderful words. Maharaj please bless me that someday I will be able to use my independene in a proper way.

  • Kamal Gopi

    This definition of true independence is the most difficult one to accept by people at large, but at the same time, is the perfect antidote to all our woes.
    Radhanath Swami is a greate visionary whose words are worth following with all our heart.

  • umesh

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj very nicely defines the independence in true sense and not in the ordinary sense of independence of country/worker/women so on and so forth.

  • Yogita Jagannathan

    Oh when will my tricky mind understand these words of wisdom by Radhanath Swami.

  • Meera Sharma

    Very true. We have the freedom to follow God’s will and depend on Him or completely do the opposite whatever we think is right.
    Thank you Maharajah for such rare instructions.

  • deepak gore

    Radhanath Swami is really very very intelligent. He shows us the universal truth.

  • Manasa

    Dependence on God is really like in protection of God

  • Naveen

    Wonderful insight by Radhanath Swami, thanks to you

  • Sunny

    Very deep spiritual insight being shared by Radhanath Swami. Seems contradictory, however looking at the matter more deeply will make us understand this aspect.

    God is the source of all that exists and when we connect to the root, we are in harmony with entire creation

  • Vidya Patham

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for teaching us the real meaning of ‘saranagati’ or surrender.

  • Anant Bhat

    Yes…absolutely right …a true independance is dependance on Sri Krishna..

  • Thank you very much Radhanath Swami for telling the meaning of true independence.

  • B.J. ARORA

    What a profound statement by Radhanath Swami.

    The True use of our independence is to cultivate dependence on God.

  • Prahalad Kaul

    Beautiful comment by Radhanath Maharaj

  • Only way to go back to our Real Home . Thankyou Radhanath Swami.

  • Navkishor

    Thank you very much maharaja. very concise & clear discription

  • Sheetal Maheshwari

    Wonderful thought. This reminds me of the independence of the kite. Untill the kite is connected to its string it flies high and smooth but as soon as it is detached from its origin it just lingers and comes down.

  • Girish

    Independence is dependence on God, who is residing withIN our hearts.

  • Jagdish Majethiya

    Great Quote – Only through the causeless mercy of Saintly persons like Radhanath Swami Maharaj, we can make the true use of our independence and cultivate our dependence on God.

  • Kajal Pabari

    What an excellent definition of Independance given by Radhanath Swami…!!!

  • Sunita Paleja

    Fantastic quote!

  • Parag Udeshi

    Surprising but very true. To really be independent we have to be dependent on God.

  • CS Sandeep Shinde

    Very powerful quote. Thank you very much for sharing the same.

  • Renuka

    Maharaj always reminds us that we are the servant of the servant of the servant …Independence truly means dependence on God.

  • vinay rachh

    Radhanath swami has very nicely stated that to get independence from MAYA(Illusion) one must become dependent on KRISHNA(God)

  • Abhijit Toley

    Independence from the shackles of the notion that we are completely independent – that is real independence. Earlier I had thoughts that quotes were a once in a blue moon phenomenon. But saints – everything they speak has an eternal stature and relevance.

  • Sujit Mehta

    To put such a great understanding in one line is simply amazing, Radhanath Swami yet again gives us a thought to ponder and implement upon.

  • Sagar Wadekar

    Today people have forgotten the real meaning of Independence. We hear people say, nation is Independent, women should be Independent. But what is happening under the name of Independence is just exploitation. Maharaj gives us the real meaning in simple terms. Jai !!!

  • Anita Iyer

    This definition of independence is revolutionary. Thank you, Radhanath Swami.

  • Rajendra

    Mind blowing

  • Vinay Malani

    Radhanath Swami’s statement may sound paradoxical, but it so true.

  • Even after gaining so called independence from the British people are still not happy because everyone is trying to enjoy independently wanting to become the Lord rather than realising ones mood as a servant who is simply meant to serve

  • Phani

    Our false ego don’t allow us to realize this wonderful realization of Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

  • deep

    Radhanath Swami’s quotes have deep meaning.

  • Ramya

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj has given such a simple explaination, all nations of the world should understand this!

  • Maharaj’s quotes are like jewels. We can not be independent with out depending on God. Ultimately, surrender is the quality that has to be developed. This is the summary of Bhagavad Gita.

  • Manish Raikundalia

    A very unique definition of independence.

  • Shyam Mahtani

    This is a very simple but very difficult to follow instruction. Please empower us that we may work towards being totally dependent on Krishna. Thank you Maharaj.

  • Gautam Gupta

    Thank you maharaj for showing us the path of true independence as total in-dependence on Lord.

  • anjanadri

    wonderful quote by Radhanath swami. Just like how we need to water the roots and then all parts of the tree are nourished. Similarly we need to serve god with love, then everything else will be taken care off.

  • Hrishikesh Mafatlal

    Independence means freedom to choose, and the greatest pleasure is derived by choosing to be dependent on God.

  • Neha Viral Chaglani

    We can develop that dependence on God by taking guidance from a pure soul like Radhanath swami.

  • Rajesh

    Wonderful definition of Independence by Swami ji

  • Saveeta

    It is very nice of Radhanath Swami to present the true meaning of Independence especially in this day when there are multiple versions of independence being propounded by today’ s leaders. “The True use of our independence is to cultivate dependence on God.”

  • M Advani

    This is the only way we can become happy

  • Rajesh

    very beautiful defintion of independence.

  • There is always wrong conception of meaning of independence in my mind. Maharaj explained it in a clear and consice form. Thank you Maharaj.

  • Siddeshwar Bhat

    Every independent nation of the world should include it in their constitution.

  • Just like a son dependent on his wealthy father has nothing to worry.Lovely quote by HH Radhanath Swami.

  • rohit

    Independence is dependence.. Amazing..!!

  • vineeta

    wonderful,thank you

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    As Radhanath Swami said here, when we depend on God we will become anxietyless. And to God and depend on Him we should depend on teachers like Radhanath Swami.

  • Abhijit Toley

    Radhanath Swami always provides the higher principles. Everyone agrees freedom is desirable, but only saints like Radhanath Swami explain whats the best use of freedom – to accept that we are dependent on God.

  • M Pandu Rangayya Shetty

    Radhanath Swami is explaining the method to obtain independence only by depending on God. All glories to Radhanath Swami.

  • bipin

    All Glories To.H.H.Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    Haribol. What an beautiful Quote.

    Hare Krishna

  • Navin Poojary

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for this wonderful instruction! We hope and pray that we continue to use our limited abilities in depending on you for leading us to God

  • Shoba Fernandes

    Just as the finger by remaining attached to the hand/body gets nutrition and an opportunity to grow and develop, so also our dependence on God gives us true happiness.