Radhanath Swami: “Never Give Up”



“One thing we have noticed in our many years of practicing Bhakti—as long as you don’t give up you are never defeated.”- Radhanath Swami

In any Bhakti project we may lose terribly so many battles. If we give up we lose the war. However much all odds are against us, if we just don’t give up, if we just keep struggling and fighting for Krishna, then it is guaranteed the war will be won, because the power of Krishna is absolute.

We can see examples that are given in Srimad Bhagavatam. Krishna put the Pandavas in such a difficult situation—to show their glories. Krishna put Prahalad Maharaj in such difficult situations: one day he’s laying in a bed of poisonous serpents, another day he’s put under the sea with a mountain on top of him, and another day he’s placed in blazing fires. But he didn’t give up, and so the next day he’s sitting on the throne of Hiranyakashipu ruling the dynasty.

When Srila Prabhupada was in Bowery, everything was going against him. He had no assistance, no money, nothing. He just had a little Indian typewriter he was trying to type his translations and the typewriter was stolen; he was kicked out of his house, and he had nowhere to go. It’s cold and everybody in India was saying, “Swamiji, come back. It’s impossible.” He didn’t give up. His guru maharaj, Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Nityanand Prabhu, they wanted this movement to spread all over the world, and he was determined, “I must do it.” From the unknown beggar on the streets of New York he became world acharya. This is the example. We’re in this sampradaya, so Krishna is going to give us the best mercy.

Radhanath Swami


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  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    True! As long as we never give up, we are not defeated. This statement gives us the impetus and the encouragement to continue our spiritual practice against all odds and under any circumstances.

  • satyam mishra

    Amazing quote

  • Naman Kashyap

    I have heard that Srila Prabhupada said – Practisisng Krsna Consciousness is easy but the determination to keep practicing is difficult. We may loose many battles but hoping against all hopes, we should never loose our hope of winning the ultimate war against maya. Thank you Maharaja for instilling that ray of hope within us through your simple but penetrating words.

    • Ram Mohan Gupta

      Your quote of Srila Prabhupada is very relevant to this article of Radhanath Swami.

  • vidya karekar

    what a hope giving article!!!

  • sneha

    Thank you for sharing such a wonderful article. It instills so much hope and faith in the heart.

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    True! Srila Prabhupad and all other Acharyas and Radhanath Swami himself fought against all odds to spread the message of Krsna around the world. They were all successful because Krsna showered his mercy on them as he was pleased with their endeavor.

    • Ram Mohan Gupta

      Very true. Radhanath Swami is highly successful.

  • Umesh

    Such an inspiring article for all the spiritual practitioners to continue on the path of bhakti.. thank you Radhanath Swami for this.

  • navin poojary

    Thanks for sharing!


    such a wondeful article by Radhanath swami maharaj.

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    As long as you don’t give up you are never defeated- very inspiring lines!

  • manish

    Very nice article.Thank you HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj for sharing such a wonderful article

  • umesh

    this is a very motivational statement from Radhanath Swami – as long as you don’t give up you are never defeated.

    • Ram Mohan Gupta

      I too liked this phrase. Thanks Radhanath Swami.

  • We can always have hope. Bhakti is powerful.

  • Pankaj

    Never Give Up!!! Krishna will surely be merciful someday.

  • Pankaj

    Good article.

  • chandrika

    This is really wonderful article…..

  • manish

    if we just keep struggling and fighting for Krishna, Krishna will give us the best mercy.

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    If we never give up – our faith, dedication and determination, we will definitely win in the end.

  • chandrika

    Nice article

  • ASH

    Very charged up article. Thanks for sharing.

  • navin poojary

    The whole process of Bhakti is very Hope giving and we should never give up Hope and have full faith

  • umesh

    The title of the article sounds to be very similar to be something like a self-help book title but the spiritual realizations shared by Radhanath Swami makes it so inspiring and hope-giving to all practitioners.

    • Ram Mohan Gupta

      Agree. Radhanath Swami gives deeper insights on every topic.

  • Mangesh

    Its wonderful article by HH Radhanath Swami,which gives us hope for every such difficulty in life and every such battle in life

  • vvdd

    The article gives so much, and also shows us how the mercy flows!

  • Malli

    Wonderfull to know amazing things.

  • Rajeev

    Radhanath Swami addresses the most vital problems of a sadhaka with such practical examples which are matchless. We are grateful to him for inspiring us.

  • Pankaj

    Wonderful lesson from the struggle of Srila Prabhupada.

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Never give up! If we keep struggling, Krsna will reciprocate.

  • Sanjiv

    Thank you His Holiness Radhanath Swami – Krishna will eventually give us his best mercy.

  • biswajit

    Srimad Bhagavatam Ki Jai

  • umesh

    The examples given in this article by Radhanath swami are so hope-giving. thank you.

  • suresh

    This article gives very much inspiriation to be determined in all our action. Thanks Maharaj.

  • Swapnil Gaonkar

    Very inspiring article. Thank you Radhanath swami for helping me to come out of the comfort zone.

  • Rohan Ahirwar

    In spite of all difficulties if we continue to do devotional service, very soon we will get Krishna’s Grace.

    Thank you for this wisdom …

  • Sada Nandini

    Thank you very much Radhanath Swami for this very wonderful article by giving us the strength to overcome difficulties hoping to receive great mercy from the Lord.

  • umesh

    “As long as you don’t give up you are never defeated” very inspiring statement by Radhanath Swami.

  • Vraja Manjari

    Thank you Radhanath swami for this valuable instruction to preservere against all odds in our devotional life.

  • Vinay Jain

    This is a most inspiring article. Thank you so much Radhanath Swami for sharing it with us!

  • Milind M Churi

    By reading this article we find that we have hope getting success in spiritual life if we don’t give it up.Krishna declares through in Bhagvad-Gita that my devotee will never perish.Lord Krishna will never forget if we perform even a smallest service unto Him or His pure devotee’s.Example of Srila Prabhupad is with us.Thank you very much.

    • Ram Mohan Gupta

      True. Krishna never forgets even smallest things done by us. Thanks Radhanath Swami for showing the path.

  • Very inspiring to know how obstacles are to be taken.

  • Gokul Sundari Devi Dasi

    Wonderful & inspirational article.. All glories to HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj Ji..

  • Sanjiv

    This is really very hope giving

  • jayant mahtani

    Devotees also faced very tough times, like the Pandavas, especially mother Kunti. Also Srila Prabhupada’s earlier days were very rough but he never lost hope and had full faith in guru and Gauranga.
    Such wonderful examples of how such great personalities faced so many troubles but never gave up but were fully determined gives us tremendous hope.
    Thank you Maharaja

    • Ram Mohan Gupta

      Even Radhanath Swami had to undergo many trials and tribulations.

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    Wonderful article by HH Radhanath Swami. Truly Srila Prabhupada had shown us the way on how not giving up the path wins us wars even though we may lose little battles enroute.

  • manish

    Thank u very much Maharaj for your continued inspirations and guidance which helps the sect of devotees in the path of Bhakti.

  • NSP

    Thank you HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj for sharing such a wonderful article!

  • vijay waichal

    Thank you maharaj for this wonderful article.

  • Raj

    Thank you for this wonderful and timely article.

  • Sumit Sharma

    Wonderful article. Thanks for sharing it!

  • umesh

    such a hope giving article. thank you Radhanath Swami for it.

  • Aishwarya

    Hope giving.Thanks Maharaj for revealing the power of mercy and determination.

  • Paramesvara Dasa

    “mattaparataram na anyat” No one equals or greater than Krsna. One who holds on Krsna never faces any defeat. All glories to HH Radhanatha Svami Maharaja.