Compassion: Essence of Religion

Compassion essence of religion

It is described that the mercy of God is like the sun. The sun does not discriminate, whether you are from this family or that family, this nationality or that nationality. The sun rays are beneficially giving out themselves to everyone. But if we hide in a cave where the sun rays can’t penetrate, that is our own misfortune. Those representing God, are like mirrors of the sun, of God’s mercy. They are reflecting the divine mercy of the Lord in all directions to anyone who is simply accepting it. Everyone in this world is so much succumbing to pursuing their own petty little selfish ambitions in life that they are missing the whole point of human civilization, which is to act as a servant of God for the welfare of all living beings. We should know that until we accept that principle in our life, we will never find real happiness. “The more you take the less you have. The more you give the more you have.” This is spiritual principle.

Srila Prabhupada explained that the class of men often called the yogis, are often very strict in their spiritual principles, for their own spiritual advancement. But the great devotees of the Lord are very attentive and intense in their execution of devotional service so that they can make spiritual advancement. Why? Because the more advancement they make, the more they can give to others. They do not keep anything for themselves. That is a symptom of a great soul. Lord Krishna says in Bhagavad Gita “There is no one more dear to me than those who sacrifice and risk everything for the sake of others (spiritual advancement of the common masses).”

by Radhanath Swami


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  • umesh

    We should know that until we accept that principle in our life, we will never find real happiness… an emphatic statement by Radhanath Swami.

  • Kiran Yagain

    When we hold on to the mercy we received without sharing with others, we soon enter stagnant stage with all chances of falldown. Simple rule for spiritual progress is to share the mercy with others.
    Thank You Maharaj for sharing this supreme secret.

  • Vinay Jain

    Whatever Radhanath Swami says comes straight from the heart and goes straight into the heart and there creates a very tangible sense of happiness. One can instantly understand yes, this is real knowledge.

  • Pranjal Dixit

    Compassion is the most imp ingredient of all religions. Thank u Maharaj.

  • Sundar Ananda das

    very revealing – compassion in it’s true sense: sometimes hard to understand. Thank you Maharaj!

  • Ganesh G.

    Really brilliant article.Thank you so much for sharing. All glories to Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

  • Ravi Garg

    Very nice article…….Pure devotees practice their devotional service to spread the glories of Krishna all around & deliver the fallen souls……….

  • Girish Muthiyan

    Thank You V Much for Sharing

  • Milind M Churi

    It is very nicely explained by Radhanath Swamiji that one should progress himself/herself to benefit others.The selfish motives are neither usefull to self nor to others,it is simply a nuisance.Therfore give more to others and have a more progress on path of spirituality.Thank you very much.

  • Aishwarya

    “The more you take the less you have,the more you give the more you have”-Nice principles.

  • Sanjiv Chandnani

    It is this mood that is the characteristic of truly great souls. Thank you.

  • Guruprasad Nagarali

    Thank you very much Maharaj.

  • Ramgovinddas

    Heart touching quotes on Compassion by HH Radhanath swami

  • Bharath

    Clear and concise explanation. Thank you.

  • Vidhya

    What a wonderful explanation!! Thank you so much Maharaj.

  • Gurrappanaidu

    Wonderful article !.

    HH Radhanath swami maharaj is real acharya and he is so compassionate to elevate and release the whole world from cycle of birth, death, old age and disease.

    All Glories to HH Radhanath swami maharaj.

  • dr upadhyaya

    amazing article

  • Sumit Sharma

    Very nice article.

  • Guruprasad Nagarali

    Simply amazing article..

  • Davinder Kumar

    Radhanath swami give us a clue about the spiritual world – in giving we receive.

  • Ganesh Gavali

    Amazing.Simply brilliant!!

  • Soumil

    Simply Wonderful

  • duruvan

    Hari BOl

  • Meera Sharma

    Very profound statement from Maharajah for the pure devotees of the Lord.
    “They are reflecting the divine mercy of the Lord in all directions to anyone who is simply accepting it.”

  • Phani

    Wonderfully explained the spiritual principle by HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

  • Kathiresan

    Thank you so much Maharaj for the nice explanation.

  • Piyush Singh

    Thank you very much Radhanath Swami for sharing this wonderful understanding.

  • anamika

    Radhanath swami says that real comapassion never discriminate among the individuals……….so touching

  • Raj Narang

    Thanks Maharaj!!!! HARI BOLL….!!!!!!!!!

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  • Meera Sharma

    Very deep reminder from Maharajah
    “The more you take the less you have. The more you give the more you have”.

  • Shoba Ramachandran

    The principles of devotiona life is different from what we are used to. It is sacrifice – giving and giving….

    Thanks Maharaj

  • gopasana

    very beautiful analogy

  • Manish Parmar

    Such intense and deep thoughts. Thank you Radhanath Maharaj.

  • rashmi

    we are grateful to you maharaj for giving us an insight into the essence of religion.Thank you so much.

  • anjan

    many thanks to radhanath swami for this beautiful article

  • Sheetal Maheshwari

    Wonderfull explanation!

  • madhavi

    very nicely explained by maharaj.

  • Vinay Rachh

    Brilliant piece

  • Meera Sharma

    Maharajah explained so nicely the great devotees are sincere and attentive in their Sadhna because more advancement they more they can give to others.

  • Meghana vaidya

    Those representing GOD, are like mirrors of the sun, of GOD’s mercy.Thank you very much for such a wonderful teaching H.H.Radhanath swami.

  • Manish Advani

    Radhanath Swami is so true the more we take the more hollow we feel but we don;t realize that soon cause we are deep in to illusion

  • Abhijit Toley

    I love the sun example – how it lights up everything, filthy or clean. What a great way to describe the nature of God’s mercy!

  • poonam

    A wonderful and simple explanation filled with deep realization! Thanks for sharing!

  • rohit

    Thank you for Sharing.!

  • gopasana

    A lesson to remember and practice in our lives from HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj

  • Sudha

    We are so grateful to have your wonderful association and hear your experiences and realizations.

  • Karan Bajaj

    Srila Radhanath Swami realisations are profund and have a deep impact on the heart . It gives an oppurtunity to those who are unaware of their connection with God to restablish the same by following simple actions

  • So wonderfully explained , really touched the heart. Thank you very much Maharaj.
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  • Thank you very much Maharaj for such a wonderful piece of your realization you gave us. You are truly a guiding post for us.

  • anand

    Thanks for sharing

  • Phani

    Wonderfully explained by HH Radhanath Swami maharaj.

  • Chitra Udasi

    Could there be a better way to understand true meaning of compassion. Radhanath Maharaj ki Jai

  • Radhasangi Devi Dasi

    This explains the entire essence of compssion. jai Srila Prabhupada, jai Gurudeva!

  • vidya karekar

    very educating

  • mona

    so true

  • Prahalad Kaul

    To understand about the great souls one should hear from the great souls. Nicely explained by Radhanath Maharaj the qualities of a great soul.

  • Sanjiv Chandnani

    Radhanath swami gives us the formula for happiness i.e. to understand the purpose of life is to serve God .

  • Girish

    Very deep and totally true! Thank you Maharaj. Hope I can develop this mood of sacrificing.

  • Tapan Sinha

    A vivid & sublime explanation of what compassion is all about

  • Sunita Paleja

    Very beautifully explained. Thank u.

  • Arjun K Ramachandra

    How beautiful and appropriate it is to hear about compassion from a totally compassionate personality as Radhanath Swami!

  • Bhavesh Mehta

    I have never see such clear articulation of compassion!
    The below statement is simply wonderful:
    “The more you take the less you have. The more you give the more you have”.