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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

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

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

Challenging the idea of detachment

Challenging the idea of detachment »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) had once judged Srila Prabhupada’s western disciples for carrying cameras and tape recorders, thinking it strange that sadhus

Zakir Naik’s Lies and the Vedic Truth

Zakir Naik’s Lies and the Vedic Truth »

Zakir Naik quotes Yajur veda (32.3) to prove that God doesn’t have a form. Whether God has a form or not according

The Bizarre World of Sex and Death

The Bizarre World of Sex and Death »

“I waste every day in useless, insignificant work…..and I waste every night, controlled by sleep. And in every twenty four

Facing Misery with an Internal Anchor

Facing Misery with an Internal Anchor »

“The saintly brahmana said: Everyone considers certain things within the material world to be most dear to him, and because of

Neem Karoli Baba and Baba Ram Dass

Neem Karoli Baba and Baba Ram Dass »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) met an extraordinary saint, Neem Karoli Baba, in Vrindavan. The Baba was affectionately addressed as ‘Maharaji’ by his

Becoming trustworthy

Becoming trustworthy »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) learnt an important lesson while staying at Bon Maharaj’s ashram. One devotee Jagannath requested Richard to take a

Curing black magic spells

Curing black magic spells »

At Janakpur, Richard (now Radhanath Swami) met Vasudev, a handsome sadhu in his early thirties. Vasudeva had the manners of an aristocrat

Lord Rama God as a ideal person

Lord Rama God as a ideal person »

Each morning at Rama Sevaka Swami’s ashram, five sadhus gathered to hearRamayana, the story of Lord Rama. Richard (now Radhanath Swami) could

The message of Bhagavad Gita

The message of Bhagavad Gita »

At Kurukshetra, under the very banyan tree where Krishna originally spoke to Arjuna, Richard read the Bhagavad Gita. He had read many

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. 

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

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