Radhanath Swami on Lust and Ego

The fact is the living entity is pleasure seeking. We cannot stop looking for pleasure whoever we are. Even mystic yogis—we have seen them, we have lived with them, we have shared our lives with them–they are way up in the jungle in freezing cold winter, burning hot summer, hardly eating anything, their bodies emaciated, with no concern at all for their health or their bodies. They are just literally inflicting pain on self, trying to rid this desire of enjoyment in their hearts. But in the end they want powers to control, powers to influence others. Somewhere deep inside they want to enjoy in this world or they want to enjoy liberation.  They may torture their bodies, but in their hearts they want to enjoy the position of God in the end.

Lust burns like fire and however much fuel we give, it is never satisfied.  The ego burns with even more fervor.  The more power we have, the more we want to obtain for our enjoyment.

– Radhanath Swami

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  • surekha

    Thank you Radhanath swami for telling us how much ever we try to satisfy our lust and ego, they can not be satisfied.

  • Manisha

    The more power you have, the more you want to obtain for your enjoyment.

    – Radhanath Swami

  • vinay rachh

    Brilliant piece of advice

  • Gurrappanaidu

    Nice article ! more over nice message.

    Thanks for sharing us.

  • Sashi

    It’s a real eye opener.

  • santosh

    Such a beautiful article, thanks a lot for sharing this article

  • santosh

    Radhanath maharaj is giving us the direction for how to receive the love of God.

  • santosh

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj’s shining words of wisdom fill our hearts with light.

  • santosh

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for giving such beautiful analogies in explaining God’s mercy and love.

  • santosh

    Thank you Maharaj for such a nice eye opener.

  • santosh

    Thank you maharaj for giving such a simple, but wonderful explanation.

  • santosh

    By your blessings Radhanath Maharaj I hope i can take shelter of such a guru and serve him with my body, mind and soul

  • santosh

    Thank you very much Gurudev

  • santosh

    Very inspiring article. Thanks for sharing

  • Vidya Patham

    Radhanath Swami tells us how important it is for us to remain humble and associate with people who are free from lust or desires for power.

  • phani

    Thank you maharaj for enlightening us through your teachings.

  • Thank you very much Radhanath Swami. On my own efforts, i can never understand such topics, however, hearing from you gives me clear vision, empowerment to not responding to attacks of lust and ego, by taking shelter of your instructions.

  • Tilakini Dasi

    Radhanath Maharaja is able to see lust and ego in everyone. He also sees sincerity and devotion.

  • Ravi Garg

    Lust & ego is insatiable….it is like adding more fuel to fire…..everytime you satisfy them, it wil increase more & more….thanks swamiji

  • Bala Nitai das

    deep and introspective, Maharaja is revealing the subtle coverings of the soul. bless us Maharaja that we will over come and never be caught again in this mentality.

  • Madana Kishore Das

    Amazing article. Nothing but truth. Thank you Maharaj for enlightening us.

  • Meera Sharma

    The seed of enjoyment have been so deep rooted in us from so many life times that the enjoy propensity does not go away even if we are practicing bhakti yoga. Our only hope is mercy of Guru and Krishna.

  • Vishnupriya

    thank you for sharing

  • santosh mamdyal

    Hari Hari

  • jyoti c

    Hare Krsna

  • Vaishali M

    Hari Bol

  • jyoti c

    Everyone tries to be happy through acquiring things around and seeks fulfillment of heart but it goes in vain. Radhanath Swami is so nicely describing the formula of achieving real fulfillment.

  • santosh mamdyal

    radhanath swami gives everyone one of the best and the surest way to be happy and satisfied,

  • M Leena

    Radhanath Swami is crystal-clear and comes straight to the point- only by being in touch with GOD within our own heart can we achieve true happiness.

  • Kamal M

    Radhanath Swami’s thinking is really very wonderful.

  • Arabinda Sahoo

    Maharaj gives a true nature of material mind devoid of knowledge of Godhead and devoid of a longing for Prema Bhakti to Lord Krishna.

  • Srikanth

    H.H. Radhanath Swami Maharaj ki jai

  • Ketan Pendse

    Very important instruction given by Radhanath Swami on EGO and Lust and how EGO is more dangerous and hazardous to our spiritual life than Lust.

  • Rupa

    Thank you for reminding me..how gross and subtle lust can be…

  • Adinaji

    Thank you swami for telling it like it is!

  • hrishikesh mafatlal

    Sexual desire is the gross form of lust, but in its subtle sense lust includes all our attachments.

  • Yogita Jagannathan

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for so clearly defining Lust and False Ego. Many powerful mystics fool people into believing that they are very pure, but deep down many of them want just fame and control.

  • Swarnavalli Suresh

    Maharaj has convey a bitter truth. But lets take it like a medicine that heals our conditioned soul.

  • Manasa

    Thank you Maharaj for reminding us with the words “The more power you have, the more you want to obtain for your enjoyment”

  • Rajesh

    make sense!

  • Paravidya

    Nice article from HH Radhanath Swami. We have to be an instrument of God’s love but false ego and Lust is a impediment of everything.

  • Siddeshwar Bhat

    A sad reality….

  • Prasanna Kulkarni

    I mean to say :
    Very nice message FROM HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

  • Prasanna Kulkarni

    Very nice message from HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

  • Sumit

    Nice message from Radhanath Swami. We should constantly watch out how these 2 enemies lust and ego can devour us within moments, if we take things easily.

  • Gauri Advani

    Radhanath Swami is emphasizing the importance of conquering these 2 enemies which can drag us away from our goal in spiritual life

  • Prahalad Kaul

    Bhakti yoga is the best way out to be safe from lust & ego.

  • Manish Advani

    Radhanath Swami is so true one gets completely dragged and sucked in to the power game and the more one has the more he wants one never gets satisfied

  • Dipti Gaikwad

    Words of wisdom by Radhanath Swami. We see this today – powerful people want more power, the rich want more wealth, the famous want more publicity – even at the cost of others’ lives. When will this greed stop?

  • prashant v

    Maharaj has demonstrated the subtle reality of the enjoying mentality, even though we may pretend to be renounced and undertaking many penances but at the end we want to enjoy profits of the austerity in the form of subtle lust.

  • prashant v

    Maharaj has demonstrated the subtle reality of the enjoying mentality, even though we may pretend to be renounced and undertaking many penances but at the end we want to enjoy profits of the auaterity in the form of subtle lust.

  • Swaminathan

    Very deep vision and understanding.

  • CS Sandeep Shinde

    Thank you very much Maharaj. I prey to you that i always be kept away from Lust and Ego.

  • rns_fan

    Lust is insatiable. Any effort other than engaging our senses in the service of GOD would prove futile to our utter dismay.