Radhanath Swami on Culture

Radhanath SwamiPhilosophy is like a product and culture is like the packaging. Without proper packaging the product will not be protected. Nor will it even look attractive.

– Radhanath Swami

  • meena samtani

    Thank you

  • Chandrika

    Thank you for this quote.

  • Gurrappanaidu

    Nice analogy, thank you so much Maharaj.

  • Some people think culture is superfluous and only the philosophical truths are substantial. But here Radhanath Swami very matter-of-factly explains that without culture, the philosophy will be lost because by itself its not so attractive.

  • Meera Sharma

    Very interesting analogy of Philosophy and culture. If the culture is not good no matter how good the philosphy is would not sustain for long time. Jai Maharajah.

  • Manish

    A profound analogy!!

  • Importance of culture with philosophical understanding in Krishna consciousness is wonderfully highlighted by Radhanath Swami.

  • Arjun Gopa Das

    Importance of culture so nicely described by Radhanath Swami. Thank you.

  • Swapnil

    Wonderful statement . It really matters to have good philosophy packaged in good culture .

  • It is a very subtle and a highly profound realization coming from the lotus lips of a great saint like HH Radhanath Swami.Thanks Maharaj for this wonderful realization.

  • Anil Timbe

    Radhanath Swami has described the relationship between philosophy and culture so aptly. He is really eloquent.

  • Sudhir

    HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj ki jay!!

  • Sumit Sharma

    Wonderful. If a philosophy is without culture, it won’t attract peoply. And also, if there is no philosophy a culture is based upon, that also would not do any good majorly.

  • Yogesh Valhe

    What a cogent and yet lucid analogy. I am impressed 🙂 …now there is burning desire in heart to see HH Radhanath Swami.

  • Deep Prakash Nishad

    Philosophy is meaningful when imbibed and Swami has imbibed the philosphy very well

  • Venkata Buddhiraju

    And the best place where you can see both the philosophy and culture in its pristine glory is the Radha Gopinath temple at Mumbai, so lovingly developed by Radhanath Swami, where every woman is addressed as Mataji (meaning mother in Hindi) and everyone, irrespective of one’s social or economic position is given an opportunity to serve God.

  • madhumati

    thank u maharaj for such an enliving insight on the importance of good association

  • Vijay Korde

    Very nice anology given. Thank you very much.

  • I have never before come across just a wonderful description of philosophy and culture. Thank you very much, Radhanath Swami!

  • Thanks radhanath swami for such enlightning thoughts and quotes.

  • Abhijit

    Beautiful explanation of why culture is not just some rituals.

  • Thank you Maharaj

  • narada rishi das

    Thank you maharaj for giving such wonderful message.

  • Manasa

    Thank you Maharaj for your message. Now a Days, all of the human society leads to atheism because they can’t give the reasoning on what they are doing or following. Radhanath Swami in this small words is given a clear understanding of following the culture with philosophy improves one’s faith.

  • seema

    What an accurate and beautiful analogy

  • Padmalochana

    Really it shows the gratitude of Maharaj

  • Sujit Mehta

    Does anybody even give a thought to the aspect of culture,people generally are very agitated and intolerant when it comes to spirituality or what we call religion,but wait a minute what does our CULTURE reflect.Here Radhanath Swami is laying down the need for possessing a culture ,if that is right the rest follows.

  • Pramathesh

    let’s focus on the cultivating the culture now. we need a blend of east and west. let’s stand in queues everywhere, let’s not gossip, let’s not expect credit and let’s try to cry to beg to be happy to see other devotees happy


    Radhanath Swami has pointed out beautifully why strong philosophy will not sustain if there is no culture to encase it.

  • Anup Shah

    Thankyou for posting the Quote! Gives a very good understanding on the importance of Culture!

  • Yudhisthira dasa

    Radhanath Swami has always laid emphasis on culture and it’s protection.

  • nikhil wadhwa

    Very deep point.. Thanks for this quote

  • Sanjiv Chandnani

    This is relevant for all those who are attempting to make positive changes in their lives.
    Thank you

  • Kaushik

    Radhanath Swami has presented in this simple quote the importance of both philosophy and culture through a self explaining analogy. Radhanath Swami is expert in presenting the things so nicely that they are conveyed appropriately to audience

  • His Holiness Radhanath Swami is a person who can explain the most difficult of the points in the most easiest of ways. Above is a small example.

  • Deep

    Thank you Radhanath swami for your wonderful quote.It is a wonderful explanation.

  • Thank you HH Radhanath Swami for giving such a lucid explanation.

  • Wow! What an amazing anology to drive a complicated point.

  • Vinay Malani

    Philosophy also needs a bonafide guru like Radhanath Swami for it to be more appealing. Radhanath Swami’s simplicity & genuine compassion makes him so inspiring.

  • Aishwarya

    How applicable to present age scenario.

  • vandana

    What a nice explaination