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Motherhood and family culture

Motherhood and family culture »

Richard, having often heard people speak reverentially of a woman saint Anandamayi Ma, who was the guru of Prime Minister of India,

Fatherly affection of Kailsah Baba

Fatherly affection of Kailsah Baba »

One of the kindest, gentlest men Richard ever met was Kailash Baba. Once as Richard was taking a dip in the Ganges,

Seeing beyond the superficial layer of faults

Seeing beyond the superficial layer of faults »

One day Richard stumbled upon a leper colony. Dozens of them surrounded Richard, pressing their deformed bodies against his, and demanded charity.

Searching for God within

Searching for God within »

Meditations on The Journey Home – Lesson from Chapter 2

Inspirations 
from 
‘The
 Journey 
Home ‐ 
Autobiography
 of 
an 
American
 Swami’

In the

Worldly acquisitions plundered by Time

Worldly acquisitions plundered by Time »

Meditations on The Journey Home – Lesson from Chapter 2

Inspirations 
from 
‘The
 Journey 
Home ‐ 
Autobiography
 of 
an 
American
 Swami’

After

Lessons from Mother Ganges

Lessons from Mother Ganges »

Meditations on The Journey Home – Lesson from Chapter 2

Inspirations 
from 
‘The
 Journey 
Home ‐ 
Autobiography
 of 
an 
American
 Swami’

Richard,

Need to abandon sectarian pride

Need to abandon sectarian pride »

Meditations on The Journey Home – Lesson from Chapter 1

Inspirations 
from 
‘The
 Journey 
Home ‐ 
Autobiography
 of 
an 
American
 Swami’

Richard marvelled

Time A sobering reality

Time A sobering reality »

Meditations on The Journey Home – Lesson from Chapter 1

Inspirations 
from 
‘The
 Journey 
Home ‐ 
Autobiography
 of 
an 
American
Swami’

In
 Rome,
 one


From hypocrisy to integrity

From hypocrisy to integrity »

Meditations on The Journey Home – Lesson from Chapter 1

Richard and Gary often visited bookstores and glanced through various books for inspirational

Seeking God through renunciation

Seeking God through renunciation »

Meditations on The Journey Home – Lesson from Chapter 1

God has his own ways of testing His devotees, and also revealing to

The “Show Bottle” Conmen

The “Show Bottle” Conmen »

It’s a common sight on roadside pavements of Mumbai to see a beverage selling cart display attractive bottles with oozing juices and other

When Zakir Naik blasphemes Mohammed

When Zakir Naik blasphemes Mohammed »

Dr Zakir Naik claims that the Bhavishya Purana predicts Mohammed. Let’s see what the relevant section of the Purana, that is, Pratisarga ParvaSarag Parv

Cricket lover’s agony

Cricket lover’s agony »

Going down memory lane…(2003 world cup)

As all politicians, cutting across party lines and personal differences came together and unanimously congratulated the

Going beyond hate

Going beyond hate »

Meditations on The Journey Home – Lesson from Chapter 1

While attending Miami Dade College in Florida, Radhanath Swami, as nineteen year

Is religion dangerous or misunderstood?

Is religion dangerous or misunderstood? »

‘Religion’ is derived from the Latin word ‘religio’ which means ‘bond together’. This is similar to the Sanskrit word ‘yoga’ which means

The stick of devotees mercy

The stick of devotees mercy »

While leaving Rama Sevaka Swami’s ashram, Richard (now Radhanath Swami) received a gift from Rama Sevaka Swami- his own personal walking stick. 

Taste for hearing Lord’s narrations

Taste for hearing Lord’s narrations »

At Rama Sevaka Swami’s ashram, Richard (now Radhanath Swami) heard Ramayana, the story of Lord Rama and saw all the assembled sadhus

Appreciating all religions

Appreciating all religions »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) was surprised that Narayan Prasad had close friendship with a Muslim, Mohammad. Richard too met him and they

Pleasing God by pleasing devotees

Pleasing God by pleasing devotees »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) now arrived at Patna and got the association of Narayan Prasad and his guru Rama Sevaka Swami. Simplicity

Duplicity in Spiritual life

Duplicity in Spiritual life »

One day at Janakpur, Richard (now Radhanath Swami) met an elderly  sadhu who while blessing innocent people with an open palm, simultaneously chastised

Power of association

Power of association »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) got trapped in a quick sand and as he was drowning, a boat man waved his hand and

Need for absorption in spiritual life

Need for absorption in spiritual life »

At the famous Kumbh Mela site, Richard (now Radhanath Swami) sat on the bank of river Yamuna and gazed at the sky. 

The black magic spells

The black magic spells »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) met Vasudev, a handsome sadhu in his thirties. Although Vasudev wore immaculate dress, spoke the Queen’s English and

Essence of all religions

Essence of all religions »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) was shocked at Ayodhya, the birth place of Lord Rama, the incarnation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Richard

Always Positive

Always Positive »

An entire chapter in The Journey Home describes Richard’s struggle at the Indian immigration. It had taken him six long months to hitchhike across