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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

A voluntary life of poverty

A voluntary life of poverty »

On their very first night at Luxembourg, Frank was robbed of all his money. Richard (now Radhanath Swami) and Gary were determined

This world is a dangerous place

This world is a dangerous place »

Along with Frank and Gary, Richard (now Radhanath Swami) decided to go on a trip to Europe. No one from his family

From ‘absorber’ to an ‘observer’

From ‘absorber’ to an ‘observer’ »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) began to question the values that the American society championed. He was disturbed by the injustices meted out

Offering meaningful prayers

Offering meaningful prayers »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) wasn’t even a teenager when he enquired from his Rabbi the meaning of the prayers he was being

The Triple ‘P’ formula to overcome obstacles

The Triple ‘P’ formula to overcome obstacles »

As a young nineteen year old Richard (now Radhanath Swami) was often a victim of abuse and swearing by those suffering from

Is Radhanath Swami carrying past life impressions?

Is Radhanath Swami carrying past life impressions? »

I often wonder how a seven year old American child could have mannerisms of sadhus, the wandering mendicants seeking God, commonly seen

Seeking shelter in prayer

Seeking shelter in prayer »

Little Richie (now Radhanath Swami) was shaken by the experience at Danny’s cellar; he was exposed to hand grenades, pistols, and words

An Incredible reunion

An Incredible reunion »

In a remote forest at the Pokhara valley, Richard (now Radhanath Swami) meets Gary again, in an incredible reunion. Gary had been

Choosing a guru

Choosing a guru »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) meditated on Srila Prabhupada’s sacrifice, his enduring consecutive heart attacks at the age of seventy while travelling to

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

Srila Prabhupada – the epitome of humility and compassion

Srila Prabhupada – the epitome of humility and compassion »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) was glad to meet Shyamsundar, the devotee who had fed him spiritual food at the Cosmos in Amsterdam,

Is Absolute Truth Personal or Impersonal?

Is Absolute Truth Personal or Impersonal? »

For some time, Richard (now Radhanath Swami) had been troubled by a fundamental philosophical dispute over whether God was ultimately impersonal or

Being an instrument of kindness

Being an instrument of kindness »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) was sometimes rebuked by Srila Prabhupada’s leading disciples. They pressured him to make a commitment and urged him

When honest politicians are ‘bad leaders’

When honest politicians are ‘bad leaders’ »

“An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought” – Simon Cameron (American politician, 1799-1889)

We’ve often heard the

Glories of Maharana Pratap Singh

Glories of Maharana Pratap Singh »

Pratap, eldest of 25 brothers and 29 sisters, was born at Kumbhalgarh [now in Rajsamand District of Rajasthan] to Maharana Udai Singh

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

The Ugly Face of Facebook

The Ugly Face of Facebook »

The sinister implications of getting hooked on to technology are now dawning on the saner section of the society. A 12-year old boy

The Happiness Enigma- ‘Give more than you Receive’

The Happiness Enigma- ‘Give more than you Receive’ »

“O Lord, with this corpse like body, always full of fear, we bear the burden of the relative happiness of kings,

The Elusive Happiness

The Elusive Happiness »

“O my Lord, the people of the world are embarrassed by all material anxieties—they are always afraid. They always try

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

A Servant’s Hope

A Servant’s Hope »

“I am Your eternal servant, but I forgot Your Lordship. Now I have fallen into the ocean of nescience and have

Culture of love and appreciation

Culture of love and appreciation »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) was wonderstruck to know of Srila Prabhupada’s journey to the west. He compared it with his own journey

Rasa dance – an expression of selfless love

Rasa dance – an expression of selfless love »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) discovered that the religion of residents of Vrindavan was not reserved for Sundays or holidays; they had spontaneous,

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

Humility and tolerance

Humility and tolerance »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) soon learnt that one of the most special devotees in Vrindavan was Krishnadas Babaji. Krishnadas Babaji would sing

Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati – A revolutionary guru

Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati – A revolutionary guru »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) met Asim Krishna’s guru, Swami Bon Maharaj. He showered warmth and affection upon Richard and revealed to him

Praying to carry out God’s will

Praying to carry out God’s will »

Affected by the atmosphere of Vrindavan, a longing to learn about Krishna awakened in Richard (now Radhanath Swami)’s heart. He was directed

The secret of feminine divinity

The secret of feminine divinity »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) observed that everyone in Vrindavan loves Radha very much. He humbly asked Krishnadas Babaji about her. Babaji described

A natural resident of Vrindavan

A natural resident of Vrindavan »

Radhanath Swami ‘accidentally’ (or so, it appears to my ordinary vision) lands up at Mathura, on his way to Amarnath.  Promising Gary

From lust to love

From lust to love »

At Mathura Gary and Richard (now Radhanath Swami) were hosted by a guru who had pleasing mannerisms and was refined and meticulous

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

Celebrating God’s birthday

Celebrating God’s birthday »

Gary and Richard (now Radhanath Swami) boarded a train at Varanasi, and were compressed in an overcrowded compartment. The sweltering heat suffocated

Surrendering the ego by shaving the head

Surrendering the ego by shaving the head »

Everyone in Bon Maharaj’s ashram where Richard (now Radhanath Swami) was staying complained about his long, unkempt hair. Bon Maharaj requested him

Human life – a special gift of God

Human life – a special gift of God »

For no apparent reason, Richard (now Radhanath Swami) had an urge to walk from Swayambhunath to Kathmandu. As he walked along the

From idol worship to Deity worship

From idol worship to Deity worship »

When Richard (now Radhanath Swami) had first seen people worshipping an image of the Lord in India, he was repelled and felt

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