Articles by Radhanath Swami

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The Special Feature of Human Existence
Radhanath Swami – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jul 2019

According to how we invest in our karmic life, we will get a particular type of body. There are millions of species of life. Each one facilitates a particular opportunity to get the reactions of our particular karma.

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Can You Be Spiritual without Being Religious?
Radhanath Swami – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Jun 2019

The universal character of anyone on any religious or spiritual path – if they are really doing it right, in a deep meaningful way – is that they are going to have common characteristics and values that are universal; compassion, honesty, self-control, generosity, wisdom, and insight. Whether one is a Christian, Muslim, Jew or Hindu, or whatever, these are the common values we find in the scriptures and in the lives of the saints. The realized person or saint could be a mother with three children, or a monk who is traveling around and preaching.

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The Worst Enemy a Person Can Have Is His or Her Own Uncontrolled Mind
Radhanath Swami – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Jun 2019

Our mind works like a television set. A television set is just some plastic, metal, and glass fitted with circuits inside. This box can tune into waves of energy transmitted by a satellite to produce images and sounds. The pleasure that we are looking for in this world is compared to the energy emitted by the satellite. Satellites can transmit energy that can be received through millions of television sets, but not every television is tuned into same channel.

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On Peace vs. Love
Radhanath Swami – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 May 2019

Instead of fighting for peace, we have to find peace within ourselves first. Love is a positive expression of the heart. Love means sacrifice—sacrificing even our own peace for the pleasure of the beloved.

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What Matters Is Our Consciousness
Radhanath Swami – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Apr 2019

The famous writer Paulo Coelho once said, “There is always a gap between our intention and action.” This holds true in our lives. How we present things or in what ways we present is definitely important and critical, but if we deeply analyze the matter, it’s the intention or consciousness behind it that matters.

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On Religion & Spirituality
Radhanath Swami – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Apr 2019

If we try to understand the true meaning of religion, we will find that there is no difference. But if we view the way religion is often followed in the world today, there is a big difference.

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(Português) Bhakti Yoga: Em Busca de Um Amor Perdido
Radhanath Swami – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Jan 2013

O aroma de almíscar é tão sedutor que quando o nariz sensível do cervo-almiscarado macho o sente no vento, ele percorre a floresta dia e noite em busca da sua fonte e esgota-se numa busca infrutífera, sem perceber a ironia amarga: a doce fragrância que ele estava perseguindo não residia em nenhum lugar, mas dentro de si. O almíscar é produzido por uma glândula no umbigo do próprio veado: ele estava procurando fora, o que estava sempre dentro de si mesmo. Os sábios da Índia encontraram no cervo-almiscarado uma descrição apropriada da condição humana.

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Bhakti Yoga: In Search of a Lost Love
Radhanath Swami – The Huffington Post, 21 Jan 2013

The aroma of musk is so alluring that when the stag’s sensitive nose catches wind of it he roams the forest day and night in pursuit of its source. He exhausts himself in a fruitless quest, never realizing the bitter irony: the sweet fragrance he was chasing resided nowhere but within himself. Musk, you see, is produced by a gland in the stag’s very own navel: it was searching without for what was all along lying within. The sages of India found in the musk deer an apt description of the human condition.

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