Radhanath Swami – Quotes

From Radhanath Swami's spiritual teachings

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Radhanath Swami on Bhakti

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Wherever life takes me, please allow me to always keep you in my heart. – Radhanath Swami

We should be in harmony with our own consciousness; our mind, body, and soul should be one in interest and in purpose. And in that unified condition, we can actually express that natural innate love that we have found in our own life in everything we do in the world. Radhanath Swami

Leading a God-centered life is simple and sublime, but because of our complicated minds, our tendency is to look for something more difficult because we feel that if it’s so easy, it must not work. – Radhanath Swami

In this world, people learn to hate even before they learn to reason. Instead, people should learn the basic human values of honouring life and respecting the environment. By Radhanath Swami 

The purpose of disturbances in our life is to break us from our complacency, to give us a sense of really needing to dive deeper into the constant current of truth that is steady and peaceful. – Radhanath Swami

Radhanath Swami on Moral Life

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No matter how much we fight and pray to control our senses and lead a moral life, our envy, greed and lust will keep coming back, unless the holy name of the Lord actually goes right into our heart. By 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. [...]

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 

When we hear about the Lord, we should hear with a spirit to serve the Lord. When we chant his names, we should chant so that He is pleased to hear us chanting. That is the beauty of life, the real art of living. – Radhanath Swami