Worry for the Highest Purpose – Radhanath Swami

Everything can be utilized for the highest purpose—even worry. A person who is connected to God, who is finding that deep, deep fulfillment and love within, worries about other souls. That’s compassion. That’s higher than not worrying at all.

Great personalities worry for people of this world who are suffering because of birth, old age, disease and death. A person may be sick and dying, and someone who loves that person will naturally worry about him/her. Similarly, great personalities, understanding that everyone in this world—either sooner or later—is going to die, feel pained. But that type of worry, that type of pain and compassion, is perfectly focused on being an instrument of the mercy of God. Yes, it’s not illusion, it’s not ignorance, but it’s based on truth. And therefore it’s beautiful. And acting according to that type of compassion makes one’s inner fulfillment and inner realization deeper and deeper and deeper. It enriches one’s relationship with God.

So the path of devotion is the path that transforms the material world into the spiritual world through change in consciousness. Material world is the material world, and we can’t change it too much on the external level. No doubt, it’s our duty to try to make it better as far as possible, but the best we can do is to facilitate people in realizing the spiritual world.

By Radhanath Swami


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  • anashree

    nice article

  • Gokul Sundari Devi Dasi

    Very instructive article ..Thank you so much HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj Ji..

  • pranjal dixit

    Very amazing fact of pure devotional service. Thank you Maharaj.

  • madhura


  • Sonali

    So well said!
    Hari Hari

  • Vikas

    So simple philosophy, yet difficult for many to understand.

  • Ravi Garg

    Very nice heart louching article….I particularly liked this statement very much ‘Everything can be utilized for the highest purpose’

  • Madana Kishore Das


  • Sundar

    Thank you for sharing.

  • Tushar Gaikwad

    Even the worry of great saints like Radhanath Swami is transcendental! Their anxiety for us helps relieve our material sufferings.

  • Vinay Rachh

    Very thought provoking article

  • Piyush Singh

    Very Instructive. Thank you Radhanath Swami.

  • CS Sandeep Shinde

    Very nice article. Thank you very much for sharing the same.

  • Mahendar S

    Here we get a glimpse of the highest humanitarian work possible.

  • srinivas

    Wonderfully explained! Haribol!

  • Ram Mahtani

    After reading this, i hope i too can take some headaches on behalf of Maharaj

  • Ram Mahtani

    Hope after reading this i too can take some headach

  • anjanadri

    Thanks to Radhanath swami for his deep realizations. This blog site has wonderful answers to commonly asked questions by any spiritual seeker. Thanks once again to everyone involved in this.

  • Kadambakanana

    Thank you so much Maharaj fot the very wonderful explanation.

  • brad

    very nicely put. great souls are not hard hearted, but are compassionate.

  • Vidya Patham

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for explaining so wonderfully how great souls care for us in thetrue sense – by caring for us(the souls and not just focusing on our bodies).

  • Servant

    Worth worrying if one worries for the ultimate worth , The highest truth.
    His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj KI JAI

  • sharda gokarn

    We can turn our so called “worries” into transcendental worry which will benefit the society. Thankyou Maharaj for your wonderful explaination about worry.

  • Vishvesh Jogalekar

    This a great subject to meditate on and put in to practice.

  • prabhat kumar

    This is simply amazing.

  • Snehal kumar

    New approach to look @ worries

  • rajendra desai


  • Dipti Gaikwad

    The material world is a place of worry, so lets leave it behind and head for the spiritual world, as Radhanath Swami advises.

  • kuldeep soni

    Thank you so much maharaj for guiding us.

  • srikanth

    “but the best we can do is to facilitate people in realizing the spiritual world.”

    very powerful instruction. Thank you Maharaj.

  • Gaurangipriya

    Radhanath Swami is so true

  • krishna chandra

    Beautiful explanation, by a deeply realized soul.

  • Manish Advani

    Radhanath Swami is wonderfully engaging people from different occupations in devotional service

  • Vijay Mathias

    Radhanath Swami is a like a lighthouse guiding us through the rough waters of material world.

  • Manish Advani

    Radhanath Swami has so many wonderful disciples who live a life of Yukta Vairagya i.e using their position fame and all other material achievements in the service of the Supreme Lord

  • Balaram Prasad

    Thank you Maharajji for giving us guidance on the true characteristics of a devotee.

  • Gurrappanaidu

    Superb, very nicely explained, Thank you so much Maharaj.

  • Rani

    Simply Wonderful . Thank you Maharaj!

  • Prahalad Kaul

    Radhanath Maharaj gives an insight about what best we can do in this place of misery.

  • vaishali kamat

    There is a famous number “Don’t Worry Be Happy”. But Radhanath Swami has so wonderfully shown how we can Worry for the right cause and still be Happy !!

  • navin poojary

    What a wonderful thought by Radhanth Swami to transform a negative aspect of life such as “Worry” and dovetail this Woory into thoughts of our eternal relationship with God

  • Milind M Churi

    Yes everything in this material wolrd the source is Supreme God and therefore it is connected with Him in every apsect.If we try under the bonfied guidence from Radhanath Swamiji and his desciples then it is possible to trancend it and realise spiritual world.Thanks for sharing.

  • Manish Parmar

    Great souls like Srila Prabhupad and now his disciples have taken great pain in establishing Krsna Consciousness across the world. They have given us spiritual life in a platter, now it is our responsibility that we respond in a positive way.

  • samir paleja


  • Manish Advani

    Radhanath Swami is so true how although being in material world we can simultenously be in spiritual world

  • Vinay Rachh

    Transcendental worries like Mother Yasoda’s worry for Krishna is what Radhanath Swami is speaking here.

  • N Swaminathan

    “No doubt, it’s our duty to try to make it better as far as possible, but the best we can do is to facilitate people in realizing the spiritual world” – this statement from Radhanath Swami brings a proper balance in focus – we recognize and acknowledge that material world is real and immediate, but we also realize that it is not all in all; rather we must gradually transcend it.

  • shirish

    Its excellent – Radhanath swami maharaj explained in very simple that How we should be really worry for ,words.Thank you