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Living in harmony with mother Earth

Living in harmony with mother Earth »

Near McLeod Ganja, Richard (now Radhanath Swami) lived in a cave. Richard had the company of a spider and he remembered how

Connecting to Krishna’s Holy Names

Connecting to Krishna’s Holy Names »

At the Bombay Hare Krishna pandal, tent, Richard (now Radhanath Swami) was stunned to hear the same Hare Krishna Maha Mantra, “Hare

Selfless service attracts all

Selfless service attracts all »

In the company of Dalai Lama, Richard (now Radhanath Swami) felt reverential and also felt like being with an intimate friend. The

Deriving strength from Holy Names

Deriving strength from Holy Names »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) had a profound experience at the convent of Mother Theresa. Richard saw that Mother Theresa was happy washing

Beauty of religious diversity

Beauty of religious diversity »

For a spiritual novice as myself, reading the heart-touching struggle of Dalai Lama and his amazing story of exile and escape has

Resolving contradictions in scriptures

Resolving contradictions in scriptures »

On the bank of Ganges at Calcutta, Richard (now Radhanath Swami) was shocked to see a goat being butchered as an offering

Overcoming Hypocrisy

Overcoming Hypocrisy »

While learning Zen Buddhism at Bodh Gaya, Richard (now Radhanath Swami) was pained to witness the hypocrisy of the Zen master. While

A foreigner’s expert disguise

A foreigner’s expert disguise »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) travelled to Pashupatinath at Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. He was disappointed at not being allowed entry into the

Learning about Death

Learning about Death »

At Varanasi, Richard (now Radhanath Swami) was intrigued by the way the Hindus dealt with death. Richard observed that the Hindus carry

Substance behind shallowness

Substance behind shallowness »

At Rishikesh one day, Richard (now Radhanath Swami) found himself surrounded by lepers; they pressed their stinking body that was deformed and

Disappointment at Taj Mahal

Disappointment at Taj Mahal »

India’s greatest attraction for many foreigners is the Taj Mahal, arguably the greatest symbol of love. Richard (now Radhanath Swami) however was

Happiness by connecting God

Happiness by connecting God »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) found Mahavirdas Tat Walla Baba impressive; he was about six feet tall and his physique was powerful. He

Spiritual life transforms the heart

Spiritual life transforms the heart »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) was beginning to find spiritual life natural and his previous lifestyle and interests a distraction. He found it

Desperately seeking truth

Desperately seeking truth »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) continued to be a wandering pilgrim; he wished to learn from many paths and teachers before he committed

Overcoming distractions

Overcoming distractions »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) was also disappointed to see a yogi use his mystic powers to earn money so that he could

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