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Embracing hope during crisis

Embracing hope during crisis »

At Istanbul, Richard (now Radhanath Swami), Jeff and Ramsey had a close shave, making a dramatic escape from the clutches of the

American by birth, Indian by heart

American by birth, Indian by heart »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami)’s six months of adventure filled travels was now entering an exciting phase. Since he’d heard the voice of

Overcoming negativity through positivity

Overcoming negativity through positivity »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) had no idea about India but was determined to go there. He only experienced negativity from everyone about

Abandoning bodily identifications

Abandoning bodily identifications »

After a few adventures at Athens, Gary and Richard (now Radhanath Swami) hitchhiked to the Isle of Crete. This was a perfect

Lust: a deadly enemy

Lust: a deadly enemy »

Due to a small mistake of the immigration officials at Kabul, Richard (now Radhanath Swami) was now stranded alone at night. A

When Mr Time strikes

When Mr Time strikes »

At one monastery Richard (now Radhanath Swami) and Gary saw the monks meditate in rooms filled with human skulls and skeletons piled

Learning lessons from Nature

Learning lessons from Nature »

Radhanath Swami is expert in learning from all. At Kandahar, Radhanath Swami learnt patience from a mongoose; from the hashish addicts, temperance;

Dangers of hypocrisy

Dangers of hypocrisy »

At a bookstore in Rome, Richard (now Radhanath Swami)’s lower nature overcame him; he stole a book that taught to play the

Different types of intoxication

Different types of intoxication »

Once, Richard (now Radhanath Swami) landed at a Hashish dungeon at Kandahar, surrounded by old men smoking the most powerful and expensive

Exemplifying Tolerance

Exemplifying Tolerance »

At Kandahar, Mr Hariz hosted Richard (now Radhanath Swami). Once while having a philosophical discussion with him, Richard noticed Hariz howl like

Is the God of all religions same?

Is the God of all religions same? »

At Rome Richard (now Radhanath Swami) had a candid talk with a monk from the Franciscan order. Richard questioned him about the

Saying ‘No’ to temptations

Saying ‘No’ to temptations »

At a Cathedral in Florence, Richard (now Radhanath Swami) underwent a spiritual experience. As he prayed to God for direction, he felt

Seeing the beautiful plan of god

Seeing the beautiful plan of god »

Gary and Richard (now Radhanath Swami) were at France and wondered where to go now. Richard replied they surrender to God’s will.

Can bodily pleasures give lasting happiness?

Can bodily pleasures give lasting happiness? »

The more Richard (now Radhanath Swami) tried to fit in with the social norms of his peers, the more he was miserable.

Happiness by watering the root

Happiness by watering the root »

While travelling to London with Gary, Richard (now Radhanath Swami) was struck by the photograph of an old man on the back

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