Radhanath Swami’s Article On Greed

Radhanath Swami's article on greed

Greed, this aspiration for more and more, is the greatest illusion and the cause of bondage and suffering. If we do not learn how to be content, how to be peaceful, within our own hearts, if we cannot learn how to find satisfaction, in our internal relationship with God, and experience the love of that relationship, then it is impossible to find any true satisfaction in any of our endeavors in life. It is a grand illusion and this entire world practically is simply going on under the spell of this grand illusion. However much we gain, we always want more. Krishna says in Gita that lust is insatiable. It burns like fire. Whatever we get, we always want more.

By Radhanath Swami

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  • Dr. Vivekanand Shanbhag

    Radhanath Swami’s understanding about handling greed is simply inspiring and hope-giving

  • Raj Narang

    Thank you Maharaj for everything.

  • kadambakanana

    Very inspiring article.Thank you so much Maharaj.

  • srikanth

    H.H.Radhanath Swami Maharaj ki jai

  • Shamik

    Satisfaction is the rarest commodity in today’ world… once you gain it, there is nothing more to gain.

  • Siddharth Hindlekar

    Wonderful & Simple explanation on how greed, the principle on which the whole world these days is materially “progressing”(actually Degrading), is something that can be simply avoided by being content within by holding on to the chain of eternal relationship with the Supreme Lord…Thank you radhanath swami

  • Vidya Patham

    Radhanath Swami, thank you for opening my eyes. Here you’ve conveyed such a wonderful point on how real happiness can only be got from within. Nobody else in this world can really offer us happiness unless we ourselves develop and maintain a relationship with God through chanting His holy names, reading holy books and associating with saintly persons.

  • Phani

    Radhanath Swami maharaj revealing the peace formula. We should take advantage of this.

  • suresh kumar

    how to become content in ones life!… just follow the instructions of radhanath swami,

  • Anil Timbe

    Radhanath Swami is so nicely sharing the formula for complete satisfaction here.

  • madhura

    Very true.

  • Uma

    We look for happiness and satisfaction all around us, but true satisfaction and joy comes from within.

  • sachin komble

    we should be self content .we should not be greedy.

  • Navkishor Das

    Wonderful artical

  • umesh

    I liked very much the following:

    “If we do not learn how to be content, how to be peaceful, within our own hearts, if we cannot learn how to find satisfaction, in our internal relationship with God, and experience the love of that relationship, then it is impossible to find any true satisfaction in any of our endeavors in life.”

    Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj for this.

  • Ram Mohan Gupta

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj rightly pointed out about greed: However much you gain, you always want more.

  • Greed is the root of corruption. If only each one of us could read, understand and imbibe in our lives, the value our dear master HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj is communicating and share it with everyone around, if not the world at least our immediate surrounding could become a corruption – free.

  • Shikhar Maheshwari

    HH Radhanath Swami teaches us how to direct our propensity of greed towards the Greed of Love of God and Greed to serve him.

  • shreekanth

    To see the relationships amongst the devotees in the under the guidance of HH Radhanath swami maharaj touched my heart. HH Radhanath swami maharaj is the driving force behind the whole project. All the devotees there are VERY GREEDY (laulayam) for bhakti……….

    All gloried to HH Radhanath swami maharaj.

  • Mangesh Kende

    simply great..thanks for sharing

  • Shripad

    Wonderful Article!!! Thank you.

  • Praveen Muley

    True!!! Satisfaction is not possible till greed burns in our hearts……

  • Neha Shetty

    Krishna gives you want you need and not what you want, because what you want may not be right for you.No matter how much you have, it always seems less.

  • Vishal Kaushal

    Thank you for this enlightening article. Indeed greed is the root cause of all problems in this world. It is said “there is enough for everyone’s need but not for a man’s greed”!

  • Anup Shah

    Greed is a predominating feature of todays world and Radhanath Swami shows the dangers of being greedy! Thank you for sharing this article!

  • dr sunil

    really What Radhanath swami is telling is true. during my college times i used to ask myseniors, they always said i want post graduation,then i want superspecality, then i want to do fellowship in UK and then i dont know what will happen next. Radhanath swami guided me to get out of this situation and live a peaceful happy life.Thank you

  • Manoj

    In my personal life I find myself always running without a clue as where I am heading….As Mharaj says it’s the Greed I am affected with. Thanks for the diagnosis.

  • Saurabh Vinayak

    Really true….the more one has the more one wants. There is no end to it.

  • Sandeep Shinde

    Very nice article. Greed needs to be controlled at all levels in all situations.

  • Uma Iyer

    Greed is impossible to satisfy. Krishna gives you want you need and
    not what you want, because what you want may not be right for you.

    Trust Krishna and Guru. They will never let you down. Hari Hari.

  • Dharmendra kumar

    there is no limit of greed , whatever we get we want more and more.
    As maharaj mentoned in his other lecture only solution is ” surrender”

  • Swaminathan

    It is very difficult to overcome greed, but as suggested by Radhanath Swami, if one derives fullfillment from within by developing a prayerful mood, then the mind doesn’t get shaken that easily.

  • Rahul Kamat

    No doubt Radhanath Maharaj is one of the dearest son of Lord Krishna. Hare Krishna

  • Vinay Malani

    Radhanath Swami is bang on! Greed begets more greed & ultimately results in mental dissatisfaction, frustration, stress & unhappiness. After all, money can’t buy you “peace of mind”.

  • Gautam Daswani

    Very true- We’ve seen that because of greed Mother Earth has been exploited and thereby a lot of catastrophe has taken place and will continue to take place so long the nature of greed remains.

  • Phani

    Secret of Happiness. Radhanath Swami Maharaj ki Jai.

  • Manish Advani

    Radhanath Swami gives us the essence of spiritual life in one paragraph. If one becomes Greedy for Krishna then one can derive unlimited satisfaction…

  • Abhijit

    Only one who is continuously getting the the best of everything is always content. And the best of everything is God 🙂 So, one in touch with God is always content.

  • saroj

    Very true…everyone must be agreeing with this!

  • PRASHANT RATHI

    How true…no one is really content with what one has, man wants more & more….this is such a big illusion as Radhanath Swami points out, & the only way to get out of this illusion is to get the association of sincere devotees of Lord.

  • Unmesh

    Everyone should introspect on guidance given by Radhanath Swami to find true satisfaction & happiness in life.

  • M. Pandurangayya Shetty

    Everyone seeking contentment in his life. But unable to get contented. But Radhanath Swami guiding all perfectly. Those who are fortunate meet him and know about him. Even one can get his book, “The Journey Home” His life is successful.

  • Malli

    Thank you so mush Radhanath Swami Maharaj for enlightning me with your words. begging for your blessings to really implement your words in life practically.

  • Anand

    If only people could understand the above principle and be content and satisfied with what they have it would rid all the ills of the world

  • rajesh jogani

    The amazing part of Maharajs lectures are that it seems to touch the core of so many people at the same time.

  • Aniketh Kamath

    Radhanath Swami has always thought that unless there is change in consciousness we wont be happy.
    1st we have to control this greed which is eating up our future.

  • Uday Krishnamurti Koppikar

    Unless we are content & satisfied with what we have, there will not be peace and happiness in our life.For that eternal happiness we should be greedy for Hari katha and Hari kirtan.If we follow Radhanath Swami we will get these two in ample amount and our life is bound to be perfect.

  • Vishnupriya

    Radhanath Swami knows it all!! Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed

  • Samir Paleja

    Thank you maharaj for reminding us the trick to become happy.

  • Bhavesh

    Herein, in these few lines by Radhanath Swami lies the formula that can make us happy.

  • Vijay Mathias

    So true, we are never satisfied with what we have and keep looking for the next big thing which never comes and if it comes we are never satisfied.

  • latish shetty

    modern day people has nicely covered this word greed ,as being ambitious and under this mask of being ambitious,people right from the womb to the tomb are filled with anxiety ,just craving for more.

  • Krishna

    Contentment of heart is the principle of satisfaction. This is very nicely explained here. Thanks for such a wonderful article.

  • Mahprabhu das

    If we can’t learn to be happy or content with what we have, then it is impossible to be happy even if the wealth of the whole world is in your possession. This simple yet straight principle need to be imbibed as “Peace Formula” to lead your life and the whole society at its best.

  • Mahprabhu das

    HH Radhanath Swami very nicely puts forward the tremendous impact Greed and lust has on our daily lives and burning our existence in this world every moment

  • Y.Raja shekar

    Nicely put by Maharaj. Greed is the basic cause of suffering in this world.

  • Ranjeet Kumar

    When we are greedy on material things then it destroy both our spiritual and material life. Thank you very Radhanath Swami Maharaj for alerting.

  • Shikhar Maheshwari

    HH Radhanath Swami very nicely puts forward the tremendous impact Greed and lust has on our daily lives and burning our existence in this world every moment

  • malathi santosh

    Radhanath Swami please bless so that I can keep away from this terrible enemy ‘Greed’!!

  • Shyam Mahtani

    Greed and lust are the true enemies of our spiritual advancement. Maharaj talks about this many times and guides us how to overcome these. Thank you Maharaj.

  • rajesh jogani

    such a beautiful discourse on greed. As a great man once said there is enough in this world for everyones need but not enough for even ones greed. Thank you for such a fantastic discourse.

  • Anonymous

    Radhanath Swami explains how our nature is that we are ‘pleasure-seeking’. We have to have happiness. There is no choice in the matter. So if we do not seek it in our relationship with God as he explains here, we must seek it in so many other things and persons, independently of God.

    The result of seeing everything and everyone in relationship with God, and using things and relating to people in a way that pleases God brings ecstatic bliss to the heart. Trying to achieve the same through countless endeavours without such a divine motivation and connection results in ultimate frustration.

  • If we can’t learn to be happy or content with what we have, then it is impossible to be happy even if the wealth of the whole world is in your possession. This simple yet straight principle need to be imbibed as “Peace Formula” to lead your life and the whole society at its best.

  • anil

    very true. Greed kills us.

  • bipin

    All GLories to H.H.Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    Only if the energies that are the source for this insatiatable greed are channelised and focussed for bhakti then shall it be for the right cause.

    Righty said by H.H.Radhanath Swami Maharaj, “That, if we cannot learn how to find satisfaction, in our internal relationship with God, and experience the love of that relationship, then it is impossible to find any true satisfaction in any of our endeavors in life”

    Hare Krishna !

  • sejal

    Eye opening article HARI BOL !!!

  • Gopasana

    Radhanath Swami speaks of yet another sublime truth. We really need to meditate on this and make changes in our lives.

  • Nina Sood

    Such an insightful article !!

  • Radhanath Swami, you have very properly hit the target of my anartha of greediness that i am going through now. You are really transcendental and always mercifully answer the needs of your disciples and aspiring disciples. Greed is really insatiable. It can be controlled only by the yukta vairagya principle. Using gifts that we have received from Krishna, in Krishna’s service. Radhanath Swami is a pinnacle of a person practising this principle.

  • Ravi Garg

    It is very very difficult to give up greed & lust……..with Radhanath Swami’s instructions & blessings, we will be able to give them up……

  • Rajesh

    Swami ji thank you for excellent article on Greed.
    No wonder greed is one of the gateway to hell.

  • Manish Advani

    Radhanath Swami is emphasizing the point there is enough for one;s need and not for ones greed.

  • Manish Advani

    Radhanath Swami is mentioning the trust. In reality there is no recession. Globally companies are going through so called recession because of the greed which has put them under great illusion. To live a life one needs food clothing and shelter and i believe God has made arrangements for the same for every living entity…

  • Manish C

    I have heard one of the amazing quotes from Radhanath Swami from a scripture – “A person who cannot be satisfied with what he has, will never be satisfied even if he owns the entire world”

  • malathi santosh

    Wonderful!!

  • Advaitachandra Das

    So true…lust always leaves us unsatisfied

  • Satish Iyer

    True satisfaction comes by serving others & not by greed – wonderfully explained & personally led by Radhanath Swami.

  • Sunny

    Greed – the greatest illusion! Very wonderfully described by Radhanath Swami that even if we get what we wanted due to greed (by exploiting nature & other fellow being) we cannot be satisfied.

    Humans as can only b satisfied when they connect to the Spiritual realm. Then they get the vision to see realistically

  • Pinal Mehta

    Radhanath Swami’s explanation of greed is very simple and practical.

  • Radhanath Swami’s explanation of greed can change one if one is simple. Also he explains and shows how to be simple.

  • Anant Bhat

    Maharaj says is right..Greed is fire.. you are putting more and more in fire, fire will burn more and more..so we have to be careful whenever such thing is happan how we can tackle..

  • Kajal Pabari

    So true…We cannot find satisfaction simply by accumulating things….satisfaction has to be experienced within our own hearts…!!!

  • Renuka Vora

    Perfect defination of greed ! In any relationship if we are not satisfied with we get , we can never get perfect satisfaction cause its an illusion that we might get true satisfaction.

  • simply wonderful

  • shirish

    Well explained by radhanath maharaj – That Greed only cause us the sufferings.but one should develop greed for the supreme lord.

  • Shoba Fernandes

    We can overcome this greed only if we can convert it from material pursuits to spiritual pursuits.

  • Veena

    Radhanath swami Maharaj article on greed should be taken seriously by all the aspirants on the path of back to godhead.

  • Vishvesh Jogalekar

    Very nice article. Love of Godhead is the true wealth. It is the greatest of the juel but we consider it to be a broken piece of glass.

  • mUKESH

    Hari Bol, PAMHO, AGSP. Maharaj once said that giving lecture is His service. Just try to figure out the mood behind these words. A perfect servant of Krishna. Thank you Maharaj for guiding all of us through your lectures.

  • Ujwal Jajoo

    Radhanath Swami has himself led a life of content. His only desire is to make the community and it’s members happy.

  • hrishikesh mafatlal

    The contented people are really the rich, but the rich are never contented, unless they are blessed with spiritual vision through sadhu association.

  • pvdd

    Thankyou very much for sharing such beautiful article!

  • Vani

    Greed, lust and anger are the 3 things that shows path to hell, Radhanath Maharaj always take care of his disciples and followers that they dont fall in any of this category. Hare Krishna!!!!!!!!

  • Radhanath swami always guide us through his lecture,his personal example and having purity without any duplicity.His lecture has always been filled with ectasy & instrcutive inputs which helps his deciples and other spritual seekers.

  • nilesh

    profound knowledge in such a short para.

  • sarvamayi devi dasi

    I always superficially thought i am not greedy but i realised that i am greedy for things which i should not be and i am not for spirituality.
    Thanks for the lovely insight.

  • shridhar L.

    Radhainath swamiji is spiritually perfect and have immense knowledge on all religions. Swamiji has respect to all regions. today’s modern society need such guru to show right path towards GOD

  • karunakaran

    Maharaj is telling us to become free from all the six kinds of doshas namely kama,krodha,moh,lobh,madh & mathsarya.

  • Anant

    Maharaj has given clearly understanding about greed..once it knows what it is than only..we try to controlling on that and meditate on krishna otherwise its always say that “ye dil maange more”..

  • Rajeev

    This is real principle we have to develop in us to be happy. Thanks for sharing the article.

  • sagarika

    Thank u for sharing this with us. Maharaj has very simply given us a solution to the most difficult problem we face every day – ‘Contentment’. HK

  • Manoj Nambiar

    this artical on Greed by Radhanath Swami is really good. Please post such articla regulary.

  • dhaval solera

    Read Radhanath Swami’s book ” Journey Home” and you also find your real home. Gauratee… Try and change your life.