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Intelligent use of Time

Intelligent use of Time »

After a month long fasting on Ganges Richard (now Radhanath Swami) rejoiced at the prospect of eating some peanuts. However a huge

Are austerities needed in spiritual life?

Are austerities needed in spiritual life? »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) was intrigued by the Naga Babas; their austerities and rigorous life of denial was for real. They were

Learning sacrifice from Ganges

Learning sacrifice from Ganges »

Richard felt that although his harmonica was his constant companion and shared all his joys and sorrows it was now distracting him

Language of love

Language of love »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami)’s most unforgettable experience at Dev Prayag was with Kailash Baba. An elderly ascetic, Kailash Baba showered Richard with

The Precious Human Life

The Precious Human Life »

At the foothills of Himalayas, the first sight of the mountain and river Ganges thrilled Richard (now Radhanath Swami) beyond imagination. The

Charmed by a mysterious person

Charmed by a mysterious person »

At Connaught Circus, on a sidewalk, Richard (now Radhanath Swami) saw prints of various Indian gods stacked up. For about an hour

Going beyond the body

Going beyond the body »

At Herat Richard (now Radhanath Swami) was shaken by the culture shock. All at once, he found it impossible to connect with

Love God Love all

Love God Love all »

The immigration officials at Afghanistan offered Richard (now Radhanath Swami) a cordial welcome, quite different from the other border guards. At Herat

We don’t want peace but Love

We don’t want peace but Love »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami)’s innocent expectations were disappointed when the ‘peace’ conference organized by Christopher Hills turned violent. Three thousand people thronged

Seeing the essence amongst Shia Muslims

Seeing the essence amongst Shia Muslims »

At Mashed, a place of pilgrimage for Shiite Muslims,  Richard (now Radhanath Swami) was pleasantly surprised to meet Ibraham, a refined gentleman

Controlling the Mind

Controlling the Mind »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) was excited to see a sign, ‘The World Yoga Conference’ and learnt that 800 yogis had assembled for

Responsibility of parents

Responsibility of parents »

While travelling through the Iranian deserts, Richard (now Radhanath Swami) was filled with concern for his parents. He realized that both of

Need for a vegetarian diet

Need for a vegetarian diet »

A pedestrian at Chandni Chowk offered Richard (now Radhanath Swami) food at a roadside restaurant. While eating his dinner Richard saw a

Giving spiritual impressions to children

Giving spiritual impressions to children »

At the town of Erzerum, Richard (now Radhanath Swami) suffered from dysentery and an angry mob threatened to kill him. Later they

One man’s food is another’s poison

One man’s food is another’s poison »

On entering India, Richard (now Radhanath Swami) travelled from Firozpur to old Delhi. He unwittingly succumbed to a bhang drink, an intoxicating beverage. Still

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