Journey to Spiritual Places with Radhanath Swami

Radhanath Swami on What is of real value

on September 23, 2013 in Mayapur Articles with 13 Comments

Nimai was very naughty but whenever He was close to Vishvarupa, His elder brother, He became very grave. Vishvarupa was utterly disinterested in any type of material enjoyment. He was always absorbed in serving Vaishnavas, hearing Krishna katha and chanting Krishna’s glories.

When someone develops this higher taste for Krishna consciousness then everything in this world loses its attraction. It has no life, no substance, it’s just a distraction. But to attain that higher taste we have to deliberately cultivate it.

People work for years and years to afford a house or a car or some cloths or some jewellery. People work very hard to get a house, get a mortgage, 25 or 30 years of the life, they’re just trying to feed people and pay for their house, make some money get some reputation, people go to college to get big degrees. There is so much of austerity for people who have a job. Its 8 hours a day sometimes, and they work for sometimes 60 years and in the end what do they get – DEATH!

When Lord Caitanya was told, “You should not take sannyasa at such a young age; You should wait till You are old, He said, “I don’t know if I will live till I’m old so I’m taking now.” Nobody knows that they are going live till they are old.

Lord Caitanya said, just work hard practicing bhakti, just one life time, it’s not much. You’re working hard for getting a house, which will fall apart one day. You’re working so hard for your children. Usually they get older and they just disrespect you. They don’t even care about you. Work hard for this, Krishna Prema, and what will you get, eternal life in Goloka Vrindavan with Krishna, Balarama, Radharani, the Gopas, the Gopis, Cintamani Dham. You’ll have an eternal spiritual body, which is sat cit ananda, which is full of knowledge and bliss. No more suffering, no more trace of suffering for the rest of eternity. Unending, unlimited, ecstatic joy! That’s what I’ll give you.

“Can you just chant 16 rounds, can you just follow these regulative principles, can you just try to be a humble servant of the servant, a few years, and I’ll give you all that. And we think it is so difficult, people do so much more for some fleeting pleasures or possessions.” 

Radhanath Swami

Krishna in vrindavan

Tags: , , , , , , ,


If you enjoyed this article, subscribe now to receive more just like it.

  • Sumit Sharma

    Wonderful message given in this article. Thank you very much Radhanath Swami Maharaj!

    • umesh

      Yes i do agree!

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Wonderful advice to follow to perfect our lives!

  • Kiran Yagain

    Instead of reposing our Love towards Krishna, we are inventing so many surrogate objects of Love until someone opens our eyes with the torch light of knowledge…..! Thank You Maharaj for doing this for me.

    • umesh

      Yes really thanks to saints like Radhanath Swami for opening our eyes..

  • navin poojary

    It is High time that the society at Large move sits focus from temporary goals to Etrnal goals

  • navin poojary

    It is High time that the society at Large move sits focus from temporary goals to Etrnal goals

  • samir paleja

    great article. thank u.

  • Gokul Sundari Devi Dasi

    Wonderful & inspiring article .Jai Gurudev !!!

  • Ravi Garg

    Wonderful article….

  • NSP

    Very valuable message given by HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj in this wonderful article.

  • Paramesvara Dasa

    An intelligent person does something for eternity. In this material world nothing is going to be for eternity except devotional service to Krsna. The real value lies in devotional service only. All gglories to HH Radhanatha Svami Maharaja.

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Amazing & inspiring advice.