Guard against Complacency

“The unsuspecting fish, who knew nothing but a life in the river, went about its routine like any other day, but in an instant was ripped out of its reality to meet with death. Like that fish, we routinely live our lives hardly aware that, at the least expected moment …

Envy Vs Affection

“A person influenced by circumstances can become viciously envious or affectionately kind. Our company and our surroundings have a crucial effect on our consciousness. How important it is to be an instrument to bring out the inherent good of each other rather than the worst.” – Radhanath Swami in The …

Essential Vs Non-Essential

“The nature of the mind is to interpret non-essentials essential. The mind creates artificial needs, believing it cannot live without them. In this way we carry a great burden of attachments throughout our life. Attachment is itself a great burden on our minds. We may never understand the extent of …

Surface Vs Substance

“We have the tendency to judge others by their surface appearance, and to find only their negative qualities. But if we search beneath the surface we discover that a myriad of strains mix together to create a particular person’s nature. The faults we perceive are likely to be the effect …

Judging Vs Accepting

“Through the practice of devotion to God, I was coming to learn that preserving loving relations in this world required much forgiveness, tolerance, patience, gratitude, and humility. An essential virtue of humility is to accept others for what they are, despite differences. I contemplated again how the tendency to judge …

Radhanath Swami on Real Achievement

“In the heart that harbors the weed of selfish greed, the flower of love cannot survive. To conquer one’s envy, lust and greed, now that is truly monumental.” – Radhanath Swami in The Journey Home book.

Outlaws Vs Lawful

“Everywhere there are outlaws who break the law and here, retreating in their forest hideouts, are these Naga Babas who effortlessly break the laws of gravity. They are so much in harmony with the natural laws that they are free to play with them as they like.” – Radhanath Swami …

Compassion

“If we understand the underlying cause of what we think of as bad in someone, instead of being hateful, we will be compassionate. For is not every soul inherently good? A saintly person will hate the disease but love the diseased.” – Radhanath Swami in The Journey Home book

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