Radhanath Swami: No Pain, No Gain

41 No pain no gain


“To become humble, we have to struggle against the natural course of the way this world works and fight against our egoistic tendencies.” – Radhanath Swami

And how do we do that? By accepting a sub ordinate position. It may be humiliating and torturous to our ego, but doesn’t a champion weight lifter torture his muscles to make them strong? To be a proper athlete, doesn’t it take tremendous effort and pain? To graduate from a prestigious university, doesn’t it take a lot of effort and pain? The nature of the intelligence is to be ignorant.If a student just lets his intelligence do what it wants, he will remain ignorant. Because he is willing to go against that tendency of his intelligence, and struggle hard to study, to learn, to memorize, he succeeds. So, if we want to achieve anything worth while in life, we have to put our effort and be willing go through the pains needed to succeed.

– Radhanath Swami


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  • Amit Sharma

    i know and understand this swami ji…….heard many time….Respect to Quote ………..But the real problem lies in maintaining a will and determination to succeed . I know very well No Pain No Gain,but again something is missing…that will motivate to take any pain to achieve success…

    Hope u will understand……
    —Full Faith In Ur Work……

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  • Sada Nandini

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for this very wonderful article explaining without going through pains, we can not gain anything.

  • anna

    Heartfelt gratitude to Radhanath swamiji for your words of wisdom!


    What a nice statement by Radhanath Swami – ”if we want to achieve anything worth while in life, we have to put our effort and be willing go through the pains needed to succeed.”

  • Damodar

    Nice inspirational article from Radhanath maharaj, one can read this whenever one gets complacent and gives up ones efforts.

  • Anagha Warade

    Very true

  • sumit

    Nice analogy given by Radhanath swami… To be subordinate dose not actually means a lower position…

  • Anagha Warade

    Inspiring article!
    Thank you for sharing..

  • vsk

    what an anology !!

  • govinda

    Many thanks to swamiji for this relevant blog…

  • vrushali

    We have to strive hard to submerge our ego, and to gain the mercy and love of Krishna! Thank you Radhanath swami for this instructive message.

  • Paramesvara Dasa

    After gain, no one remembers pain but to have gain, one need to undergo pain. All glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja.

  • Vidya Patham

    Thank you Maharaj for expertly encouraging us to give up our laziness in fighting against our ego.

  • Prajakta Timbe

    Maharaj explained the things very nicely with perfect examples.

  • Ravi Garg

    Very illustrative article…..thanks Swamiji

  • anjan

    Very beautiful. Many thanks to the swami

  • Gurrappanaidu

    Very inspiring article !

    Thank you so much maharaj for enlighten us

  • Vinay Jain

    Struggle to become humble… what a sublime goal! Have heard almost everyone talking about struggle to become rich, handsome, and proud, but very, very few who talk about struggling to become humble. Thank U Radhanath Swami for sharing this idea with us!

  • satyam

    very nice and inspiring. It really hurts our ego when we take a subordinate position.

  • ranjeet kumar

    Very nice, inspiring article.

  • Sumit Sharma

    Very nice article.

  • Arjun K Ramachandra

    Beautifully put! If we want to achieve anything worthwhile in this world we have to be willing to go through the pains needed to succeed.