Radhanath Swami on ‘Happiness with a Foundation’

104 Happiness with foundation
Krishna says in Bhagavad Gita, “I am the ability in man and woman. I am the intelligence of the intelligent. I am the strength of the strong.” If we have a gift and if we think that it’s our own, we are really depriving ourselves of the potential happiness we could have. Whatever gifts we have, we honor it and we are grateful for it because it’s the gift of God. And that gratitude nourishes our love for God. Then we can experience something that is way beyond the temporary dualities of life because that happiness has a foundation; it can’t be shaken.
By Radhanath Swami

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  • Himanshu Goel

    Beautiful article

  • Vinay Jain

    Radhanath Swami is giving the secret to an unshakeable foundation for happiness within such few sentences which cannot be ensured by our lifetimes of external material endeavors. Thank you Radhanath Swami. We are so grateful to you!

  • Dr Satpute Satchidanand R

    Great thought. TO be grateful key to success and happiness

  • NSP

    HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj nicely explains how being grateful can help us achieve love of God!

  • Jaydeep

    Awesome Realisation !

  • cpyadav

    how imp is this in yr life has to b understood from the authorities

  • rashmi

    Thank you Maharaj for enlightening us and making us understand how we can have a foundation of happiness that cant be shaken. we are very grateful to you.

  • Maharaj always reminds us to consider ourselves as instruments of Krsna and depend on His mercy and in this mood of trnad api sunichena….. we can chant the Holy names of the Lord

  • Rakesh Chandra

    such a wonderful statement.” Whatever gifts we have, we honor it and we are grateful for it because it’s the gift of God.”

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  • Radhasangi Devi Dasi

    Thank you Maharaj for the peace formula that is practical and simple to be implemented.

  • Vibhu Goel

    Thank you Maharaj for telling this point . Please give your blessings so that i can strive to apply it in my life.

  • sachin komble

    Thanks for inspiring to uderstand gift of GOD.

  • srilaxmi chhabria

    wonderful explanation !

  • bipin

    All Glories To H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    What an beautiful narrative. This is what can be called Philosophy made easy and comprehensible.

    Hare Krishna

  • Gurrappanaidu

    Superb, wonderful explanation.

    Thank you so much for sharing us.

  • Maharaj says “One should not be proud of borrowed plumes.” When one factually understands the Supreme Lord to be the proprietor and that He is willingly sharing it with us, then one can remain eternally happy.This happiness remains unshaken as it is the happiness of total surrender to the will of the Lord. Maharaj’s mood of surrender is exemplary. Thanks Maharaj for this realization.

  • Meera Sharma

    Thank you Maharajah for bringing to out awareness that everything we possess is gift of God, so we can only be happy if we use in His service.

  • Rajat


  • Yogita Jagannathan

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj is always stressing on the all important virtue of gratitude in all his teachings, plus he himself practises it in his life.

  • Arabinda Sahoo

    Hare Krishna.
    That is true statement by Maharaj
    Thank you.

  • Ravi Garg

    Thanks for your guidance Swamiji…….a strong character can be built only if the foundation is strong………..

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    HH Radhanath Swami says else where that a gratefull heart can get closer to GOD.This principle of gratitude is the basic foundational quality necessary for Spiritual progress.

  • Rajat

    The foundation for true happiness is gratitude. Because a grateful person can see the loving hand of God in every situation and experience the love and reciprocation of the Lord. That experience satisfies the heart and soul and gives us true happiness and bliss.

  • anand

    Thank you!

  • Meera Sharma

    “Gratitude” is the prime ingredient to grow in spiritual life. Thank you Maharajah for making it so clear.

  • Phani

    in other words, Radhanth Swami Maharaj is saying that the secret of real Happiness is Gratitude. Being great-full to God for all resources that He has given us brings out the real happiness which is with in every living entity.

  • Chandrika

    This is such a profound post – thank you for sending it.

  • N Swaminathan

    Temporary dualities of life cause the shaky foundation that makes us victims of our mood. Radhanath Swami Maharaj is teaching how a feeling of gratitude – for good or bad – can take us out of dualities and place us on a firm foundation, were happiness will not be a function of situations or our mood.

  • Arjun K Ramachandra

    Very deep point here. Our happiness must have the solid foundation of gratitude to god for every gift we receive.

  • Ramya

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj sees Krishna as the cause of everything & everyone!

  • If we realise these facts, we can become humble. Thank you Maharaj for these nice words.

  • Swapnil Gaonkar

    Such hapiness is everlasting.Thank you Radhanath Swami

  • Shyam Bihari Das

    Everything we have is a gift from Krishna. If we think that we have earned it then we are not giving any credit to Krishna for the ability that we used to earn it. Thank you Maharaj for giving us this wonderful realization.

  • Meera Sharma

    Very profound article from Radhanath Swami Maharajah. Very inspiring, never thought of Gratitude this way.

  • Sujit Mehta

    Gratitude – It is one of the most difficult of expressions to express.

    Radhanath Swamis articles are very informative and enlightening ,simply by understanding and following the guidelines one can cherish unlimited happiness.

  • Nirmal Kumar

    Here Radhanath Swami is showing us how to reach peak potential with our talents. When we recognize that the source of our talents, Lord Sri Krsna, is unlimited, so are our talents. If we are grateful to the source for our talents! Thank you Radhanath Swami.

  • deepak

    Radhanath Swami practices gratitude in his life on a deeper level than what he speaks.

  • Ramya

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj gives a positive way of looking at our talents whatever we have!

  • N Swaminathan

    A very deep thought. Radhanath Swami always speaks about the importance of gratitude but here he is establishing the direct connection between gratitude and the highest happiness.

  • Vishvesh Jogalekar

    wonderful article

  • CS Sandeep Shinde

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

  • Naveen

    Wonderfully said by Radhanath Swami!

  • kajal giandh

    Thank u for sharing this wonderful meaning of gratitude in the most precise way..

  • Madana Kishore Das

    Maharaj has given a nice way to root ones happiness so it is unshaken.

  • Sundar

    If we dont give the credit to God, then when its taken away (eventually for sure) then it leads to opposite effect. Wonderful point to contemplate

  • srikanth

    Thank you maharaj for your instructions

  • Balgovinda Das

    Thank you very much for sharing this.

  • Radhanath swami emphasizes the importance of gratitude in our lives. Thank you for this.

  • Sumit

    Nicely said by Radhanath Swami. Real happiness comes when we selflessly work for the Lord.

  • Vinay Rachh

    Very nice article

  • Servant

    A very nice article by His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

  • Siddeshwar Bhat

    now, that’s brilliant….

  • bipin

    All Glories To H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    What an amazing narrative. This is how we should ideally groom our love by being grateful to God for all our success in life.

    Hare Krishna

  • Kuldeep Soni

    Very Nicely explained by Radhanath Swami.

  • Ketan Pendse

    A very subtle concept but made easy by Radhanath Swami….

  • Milind M churi

    Very nice explanation by Radhanath Swamiji here about how one should always feel grateful towards the Supreme Lord Sri-Krishna since He is the source everything that we have.And if we don’t keep our hearts greatful then very chance of becoming God conscious is lost.Thank you very much.