Radhanath Swami on Devotion to God

Radhanath Swami on Devotion to GodIf God gave you what you wanted, you probably wouldn’t grow much at all, because devotion to God is not about getting, it is about seeking shelter. When you seek shelter, when you give up hope of anything else, you get God.

By Radhanath Swami

  • anashree

    Generally we have a tendency to take things for granted if we get them easily. Hence Lord holds it back so that we will learn to value it. Here Maharaj is telling us how important it is to take shelter of the Lord – feeling very helpless and hopeless.

  • Ravi Garg

    Beautiful words of wisdom by Swamiji……

  • Sumit Sharma

    Wonderful quote from Radhanath Swami.

  • Aishwarya

    Nice understanding.

  • anil

    We just don’t know what is good for us… this article is very deep and profound… love it

  • madhura


  • Rajaruban

    Thank you for this timely quote.

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    HH Radhanath Swami gives the simple formula on how to get to God.

  • biswajit

    Hare Krishna… Radhanath Swami Ji Jai !

  • Ramya

    Thank you so much Radhanath Maharaj for this wonderful quote!

  • Pradeep Kumar

    Very truly stated. Thank you very much for sharing.

  • Sunny

    Wonderful instruction on why and how to seek shelter. Thanks for sharing.

  • Ramya

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj is emphasising the importance of taking shelter rather than asking Lord for something….

  • shailesh

    Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj !

  • nandkishor das


  • Ramya

    HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj is giving us the direction to take shelter of God

  • Vinay Malani

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for sharing your wonderful realization & explaining precisely what true devotion to God actually means.

  • anurag pandey

    Lesson which you truly imbibed in your life as I can experience after reading your book, the basis of unmotivated unconditional devotional service.

  • Citra Gopi DD

    Thank you so much for this timely message.

  • santipur nath das

    fantastic quote. thank u.

  • N. Swaminathan

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for redefining the most fundamental premise on which we base our life.

  • surekha

    Thank you Radhanath swami for this very profound quote.

  • Deepak

    So true. Before coming to Krsna Consciousness I was dealing GOD like a businessman. Thanks to Srila Prabhupada who gave us the true wisdom.

  • Radhanath swami teaches us altimate shelter is GOD by which we can achive real love,detachment & ultimate perfection.

  • Milind M Churi

    Very true.Bhakti is not for seeking some material profit but to take shelter of our beloved Father Sri Krishna.

  • Riya

    so profound

  • sajeev

    i feel good reading this.

  • vsk

    just what i needed!

  • Shyam Mahtani

    It is so difficult for us conditioned souls to not ask God for something, but it is true that we need to work towards being surrendered and totally dependent on Krishna for everything. Thank you so much Swamiji.

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    What a fantastic realization. Teaches us so much!!

  • Pranjal Dixit

    Very true.. Thank you very much Maharaj.

  • Anil Timbe

    Radhanath Swami is giving hope and telling me what I can get when everything else will be taken away – Love of God – if I take shelter of God in that situation.. Thanks for sharing.

  • Thank you Maharaj for this teaching.

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    HH Radhanath Swami vide this quote calls for selfless and helpless prayers to God which are the real prayers.

  • Sunny

    Beautiful message by Maharaj..!!

  • Vinay Malani

    This is such a wonderful soul-stirring realization by Radhanath Swami. Thank you very much Maharaj for sharing with all of us.

  • Lovely statement. All glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja.

  • Babita

    Thank you maharaj for inspiring us to take shelter at the lotusfeet of the lord.
    Thank you very much.

  • pradeep lalwani

    hare krishna

    This quote by maharaj is very heart touching.

  • Chandrika

    Such a profound, touching quote.