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“A dog will recognize his master in whatever way he dresses. The master may dress in robes, suit and tie, or stand naked, but the dog will always recognize his master. If we cannot recognize God, our beloved master, when he comes in a different dress from another religion, then we are less than that dog.”
Radhanath Swami, The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami
“Man cannot be enlightened through any organization, creed, dogma, priest or ritual, nor through any philosophical knowledge or psychological technique. He has to find it through understanding the contents of his own mind, through observation, not through intellectual analysis or introspective dissection.”
Radhanath Swami, The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami
“Where there is no inner freedom, there is no life.”
Radhanath Swami, The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami
“God, who is absolute, reveals himself to different people in different ways [..] I realized it would be very narrow to think there was only one way to God.”
Radhanath Swami, The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami
“You have too many gurus in this country. They have told you what to do, what to think, what to practice. They are the dictators.”
Radhanath Swami, The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami
“Where there is faith, fear cannot exist.”
Radhanath Swami, The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami
“We were fine originally and lost that fine-ness. That's when we became defined.”
Radhanath Swami, The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami
“A tree will stand in the scorching sun to give shade to others. A tree will bear the freezing cold of the winter and give wood to create heat for all. A tree will silently even give up its life to give its body to build a house for others to stay comfortably. That is tolerance.”
Radhanath Swami, Evolve: Two Minute Wisdom
“When there is love in our heart, only love will come out.”
Radhanath Swami
“My dear Lord Krishna, you are so kind upon this useless soul, but I do not know why you have brought me here. Now you can do whatever you like with me. But I guess you have some business here, otherwise why would you bring me to this place? Somehow or other, O Lord, You have brought me here to speak about you. Now, my Lord, it is up to you to make me a success or failure as you like. O spiritual master of all the worlds. I can simply repeat your message; so if you like you can make my power of speaking suitable for their understanding. Only by Your causeless mercy will my words become pure. I am sure that when this transcendental message penetrates their hearts they will certainly feel engladdened and thus become liberated from all unhappy conditions of life. O Lord, I am just like a puppet in your hands. So if you have brought me here to dance, then make me dance, make me dance, O Lord, make me dance as you like. I have no devotion, nor do I have any knowledge, but I have strong faith in the holy name of Krishna. I have been designated as Bhaktivedanta, one who possesses devotion and knowledge, and now, if you like, you can fulfill the real purport of Bhaktivedanta. Signed, the most unfortunate, insignificant beggar, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, On board the ship Jaladuta, Commonwealth Pier, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 18th of September, 1965”
Radhanath Swami, The Journey Home
“Suffering is sent to remind us to turn our thoughts towards God, who will give us solace.”
Radhanath Swami, The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami
“Krishna tells Arjuna in Gita whether you win or lose that is not important, what is important is that you perform your duty with right attitude.”
Radhanath Swami, Evolve: Two Minute Wisdom
“Mother Ganges teaches us that if we want to attain the sea of our aspiration, we must persevere in our goal and never be discouraged by the inevitable obstacles that come on our path.”
Radhanath Swami, The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami
“Sex could be a gift of God, but when it becomes an obsession, it plunders all intelligence and people are driven to abominable acts to satisfy their lust. When passion is frustrated, people lose all good sense.”
Radhanath Swami, The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami
“Whenever you possibly can, sustain the flow of the Holy Name. To repeat His Name is to be in His presence. If you associate with the Supreme Friend, He will reveal His true beauty to you.”
Radhanath Swami, The Journey Home
“If we become overly attached to externals, we may forget their very purpose: to purify the heart”
Radhanath Swami, The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami
“...our free will could convert a curse into a blessing or a blessing into a curse...To transform a crisis into an opportunity was true wisdom”
Radhanath Swami, The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami
“Real self-confidence is not based on our achievements or our successes in this world but it is based on the fulfillment of who we are, what our purpose is, and what we represent to ourselves, to our families, and to the world around us. If a person has such self-confidence, then he can generate faith and confidence in others.”
Radhanath Swami, Evolve: Two Minute Wisdom
“His eyes twinkled as he smiled. “Love everyone, serve everyone, and feed everyone. Serve like Hanuman without selfishness and greed. This is the key to realizing God.”
Radhanath Swami, The Journey Home
“Just serve every creature in God’s creation with humility, respect, and love.” Or, “Just sing the names of Rama and everything else will be attained.”
Radhanath Swami, The Journey Home
“When one does not have wisdom, one behaves like a leaf of a ‘touch-me-not’ plant, which shrinks its leaves at the slightest touch of a drop of water. The drop of water is compared to calamities that come into our life. When one becomes like a ‘touch-me-not’ plant, one becomes sensitive to even small provocations. One starts whining at small things, shrinks when calamities come and blasts those who touch him.”
Radhanath Swami, Evolve: Two Minute Wisdom
“One path may appear in different forms, but the Kingdom of God is the goal we all share. It is the men of small minds who create confusion.”
Radhanath Swami, The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami
“Perhaps, I thought, the miracle of being an instrument of kindness is the most powerful of all.”
Radhanath Swami, The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami


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