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The Essence of Devotional Service

The Essence of Devotional Service

Radhanath swami beautifully elaborates this principle, “If we try doing our service with honesty, sincerity and faith, we will receive God’s mercy. Success and failure is in Krishna’s hands. He is the doer and He knows exactly how to reward us by giving success or ….

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The Cardinal Virtue – Disciple and Discipline

The Cardinal Virtue – Disciple and Discipline

The Holy Names of Krishna are revealed to one who practises spiritual life seriously. And serious Spiritual life begins with the shelter of a bonafide spiritual master, guru. Lord Krishna explains in the Bhagavad Gita, Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and….

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Intent reveals the content – Radhanath swami

Intent reveals the content – Radhanath swami

Radhanath Swami often quotes the Bhagavad Gita where Lord Krishna tells Arjuna that He rewards people according to the way they approach Him. If we are sincere and prayerful while chanting, a whole new world of spirituality opens up for us. “It’s not our scholarship or memorization of scriptures that reveals God to us. Our love, humility, devotion and surrender reveals the Truth to us”, says Radhanath Swami. “The devotional intent reveals the spiritual content.”

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Rewards in seeking shelter – By Radhanath Swami

Rewards in seeking shelter – By Radhanath Swami

Once when a student asked me if it helps write letters to God, I said, “Of course it does”. He then enquired, “Do you also write letters to God and to your guru?” I honestly confessed, “I am not as much of a writer as I am a prayerer. I love to pray.” Whether it’s writing a letter to God or talking to Him, a heartfelt prayer always helps us connect to God more intimately.
I then reflected on an incident when as a seven year old, Danny, a friend in the neighborhood filled my heart with fear, and I was

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