Radhanath Swami speaks on the foundation to excel

“A really successful person is one who sees a positive opportunity in every situation in life. Even in the darkest tragedies and traumas, there must be something to learn, some wisdom, some growth, some opportunity.” – Radhanath Swami

Everyone seeks happiness. True happiness is a product of inner fulfillment. Through the ages, sincere people have turned to spiritual life in order to find a higher quality of life. The tendency in today’s world is to be trapped in a life obsessed with quantitative rather than qualitative values. This tendency can imprison the mind in endless superficialities. Today, stress and anxieties are often daily realities, and even those who excel are often prisoners of their own success. The more we have, the more work it takes to sustain it, and the more people try to take it away from us. It’s often like battling to swim upstream in the river of competition.

“Real wisdom is to build our life on a strong foundation.” – Radhanath Swami

This world we live in is a place of dualities and no one, whatever one’s position may be, can escape from these dualities. There is success-failure, honor-dishonor, pleasure-pain, happiness-distress, victory-defeat, etc. If we build a strong internal foundation in life, then, whatever comes in our life—the ups, the downs, the rewards, the trials—we can grow from them, we can gain experience from them. We can deepen our love from any situation that comes upon us. We see the world according to our unique state of consciousness. A really successful person is one who sees a positive opportunity in every situation in life. Even in the darkest tragedies and traumas, there must be something to learn, some wisdom, some growth, some opportunity.

“Pressure can make us, pressure can break us. Tragedies can make us or they can break us. And even success, honor and glorification can make us or break us.” – Radhanath Swami

A diamond is nothing but an ordinary piece of coal, which with the help of nature’s wisdom, has transformed into the most precious jewel under extreme pressure. Pressure can make us, pressure can break us. Tragedies can make us or they can break us. And even success, honor and glorification can make us or break us. To make a positive transformation takes a strong foundation. We should perform our duties with full power and determination and enthusiasm, and not be attached to the results of our duties. A happy, clear-thinking and fulfilling life requires that we learn the art of controlling the mind rather than being controlled by it.

What greater need is there than the leaders of society, from all levels, to be exemplary in transforming greed into generosity, transforming envy into appreciation of others, transforming arrogance into humility, transforming our selfish passions into selfless love, service and compassion towards others, transforming despair into hope and seeing opportunities in whatever comes before us in life?

– Radhanath Swami
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  • umesh

    A happy, clear-thinking and fulfilling life requires that we learn the art of controlling the mind rather than being controlled by it. Very important statement by Radhanath Swami.

  • NSP

    It is so important to have positive approach in life! Extremely nice article by HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj!

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    A really successful person is one who sees a positive opportunity in every situation in life. Even in the darkest tragedies and traumas, there must be something to learn, some wisdom, some growth, some opportunity – Wonderful words!

  • Udisha

    It is truly a competition of swimming upstream. The more we have the more people want to take it away from us. Amazing and precise article. 🙂

  • Gokul Sundari Devi Dasi

    Amazing Article & the way HH Radhanath Maharaj Ji presents it was simply wonderful..

  • Himanshu Goel

    Amazing

  • BALKRISHAN ARORA

    What a wonderful statement by Radhanath Swami – “Pressure can make us and pressure can break us too”

  • kedar

    A really successful person is one who sees a positive opportunity in every situation in life. Wonderful & very instructive.

  • Vaibhav Sharma

    This is so true. Until and unless we have a strong foundation we can’t have a high rise building.

  • Damodar

    Example of Diamond is very instructive, Pressure can break us or make us, same way glory, honor can make us or break us. Thanks to Radhanath maharaj for this wonderful article.

  • umesh

    Radhanath Swami here explains the real success formula..

  • anjan

    An amazing article by swami Radhanath on the REAL FOUNDATION in one’s life….

  • sumit

    these words from Maharaj gives real hope to all of in our lives.

  • Saurabh Devgun

    These words of wisdom can make one’s life. After reading articles like this, I feel charged up again.

  • Paramesvara Dasa

    Everything is controlled by God Who never commits any mistake. Accept anything that comes up on as the mercy of God for our own purification which gives Him pleasure. All glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja.

  • Vidya Patham

    Thank you for sharing this thought provoking article by Maharaj.

  • pradeep lalwani

    very nice article by maharaj !!!!!

  • Sumit Sharma

    Nice one.

  • Arjun K Ramachandra

    Yes, the tendency in today’s world is to be trapped in a life obsessed with quantitative rather than qualitative values.

  • Ravi Garg

    My words fall short to describe the depthness of this article…..thanks swamiji to keep inspiring us & making us stronger in our spiritual lives……

  • Prajakta Timbe

    Very nice article.Thank you very much maharaj