Radhanath Swami describes the ‘Power of Grace’

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“It is only by that grace that we can be thoroughly forgiven, thoroughly cleansed, thoroughly empowered.” – Radhanath Swami

Sri Radha is the full unlimited supreme power of grace. It is only by that grace that Premabhakti can awaken in our heart. It is only by that grace that we can ultimately be free from the bondage of Maya. It is only by that grace that we can be thoroughly forgiven, thoroughly cleansed, thoroughly empowered.

daivī hy eṣā guṇa-mayī
mama māyā duratyayā
mām eva ye prapadyante
māyām etāṁ taranti te
BG 7.14

In the Gita Krishna explains that this material energy consisting of the three modes of nature is very powerful. It is impossible to overcome for a jiva. But one who surrenders to Krishna can easily cross beyond it. To the degree we surrender, we can access Sri Radha’s grace.

The analogy is given wherein the absolute truth is compared to the sun. In the darkness if you want to find the sun, what could you do? Even if you have multi- PhD’s in technology and science and astronomy and astrology, you can create the most unbelievable lighting systems, the most piercing lasers, the most incredibly powerful telescopes, but can you find the sun? We can only find the sun when the sun rises of his own accord. Similarly, by the power of our knowledge, by the power of our austerities, by the power of our piety, by the power of our philanthrophy, by the power of our yajnas, by the power of our yogas, by the power of our influence over others, we can never find Krishna as He is. It is only by grace.

“When the sun rises we are able to see the sun through the sunlight. Without sunlight, we cannot understand the sun. We see the sun through the sunlight.” – Radhanath Swami

Similarly, we cannot approach Krishna except through His hladini sakti, through Sri Radha. Radha dispels all darkness, and reveals Krishna. And the power of Radha is the power of grace. And there is only one way to access grace, and that’s through Saranagati; through our humility, through our surrender, through our service attitude. This is how we understand the holy dham. This is how we understand the holy name. This is how we understand the truth of the beautiful murti that stands before us in the morning. This is how we understand the Lord within our own hearts—through grace.

– Radhanath Swami 

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  • Sumit Sharma

    Thanks for sharing!

  • rajesh

    Those who are humble and meek and surrender to the Lord without any reservations; they become qualified receiver of God’s grace. Thanks for this beautiful knowledge to HH Radhanath Swami.

  • Kiran Yagain

    And there is only one way to access grace, and that’s through Saranagati; through our humility, through our surrender, through our service attitude.
    Thank You Maharaj for giving the secret key to attract the Grace. Hope some day I will be able to imbibe these qualities….!

  • NKD

    Krishna explains that this material energy consisting of the three modes of nature is very powerful. It is impossible to overcome for a jiva. But one who surrenders to Krishna can easily cross beyond it. To the degree we surrender, we can access Sri Radha’s grace.

  • we can never find Krishna as He is. It is only by grace.

  • Pranjal Dixit

    On the path of Bhakti, all the material skills, qualifications, degrees are simply worthless because they don’t at all touch the road line of our goal. Only thru grace we can achieve it.

  • Sagar K

    It is only by that grace that we can be thoroughly forgiven, thoroughly cleansed, thoroughly empowered.
    Above statement is so hope giving. Thank you very.much Radhanath.Swami..

  • Rohan Ahirwar

    Grace is received through Saranagati; through our humility, through our surrender, through our service attitude.

    Thank you for sharing this important principles for a spiritual aspirant.

  • gaurav

    Great to read the essence; “only one way to access grace, and that’s through Saranagati; through our humility, through our surrender, through our service attitude.”

  • “When the sun rises we are able to see the sun through the sunlight. Without sunlight, we cannot understand the sun. We see the sun through the sunlight. Similarly, we cannot approach Krishna except through His hladini sakti, through Sri Radha. Radha dispels all darkness, and reveals Krishna. And the power of Radha is the power of grace.” Thank you Maharaj for these words of wisdom to guide us in spiritual life.

  • To the degree we surrender, we can access Sri Radha’s grace. This is the secret for obtaining the grace. Thank you Maharaj for this wonderful direction.

  • Bhaskar

    Profound understanding on Grace of the Supreme Lord and way to attract it.

  • Rohan Ahirwar

    Radhanath Swami has very nicely explained with analogy to recive Grace, it is own the own accord of the giver and if we want to access the grace we develop qualities of humility and sincerity.

  • Santpal Goel

    Thankyou Radhanath Swami for telling us the real power of grace.

  • umesh

    beautiful explanation of grace by Radhanath Swami

  • “We cannot approach Krishna except through His hladini sakti, through Sri Radha. Radha dispels all darkness, and reveals Krishna. And the power of Radha is the power of grace. And there is only one way to access grace, and that’s through Saranagati; through our humility, through our surrender, through our service attitude.” This is crystal clear. Thank you very much Maharaj.his

  • Pradeep Kumar

    Beautifully explained that how we understand the Lord within our own hearts—through grace. Thanks for sharing.

  • Prahalad Kaul

    Radhanath Swami beautifully explains the grace of being the devotee of Radharani

  • gaurav

    Amazing to know the beautiful explanation on grace

  • Anagha Warade

    When the sun rises we are able to see the sun through the sunlight. Without sunlight, we cannot understand the sun. We see the sun through the sunlight. Similarly, we cannot approach Krishna except through His hladini sakti, through Sri Radha.
    -Wonderful explanation….

  • Vidya Patham

    Amazing! Thank you Radhanath Swami for so beautifully explaining about the power of grace for our spiritual beginning and advancement.

  • Rajeev

    Beautifully explained article on grace, especially the analogy is powerful and easy to understand, will pray to get the sincerity to be able to access grace. Thank you very much for sharing.

  • Priya

    Accessing grace though surrender. That’s beautiful even to think about what to speak of actually doing it.

  • chetan warade

    Very wonderfully explnation given by radhanath swami.

  • Ravi

    Wonderful article…

  • meghana

    This is how we understand the Lord within our own hearts—through grace.

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    We can see the sun only when the sun rises. Similarly, we will be able to progress in our spiritual lives only by the grace of Srimati Radharani and that can attained only by dedication, service attitude and surrender.

  • manish

    Thank you very much Radhanath Swami for this.

  • malathi santosh

    Grace has tremendous power!

  • anand

    thanks for sharing, without grace one cannot make progress in spiritual life

  • Anagha Warade

    Very True…..
    Thank you for sharing.

  • Milind M Churi

    Whatever we do,whoever we maybe, but to understand The Supreme Personality Godhead Lord Sri Krishna we require Grace of internal potency of the Lord Sri Krishna,Srimati Radharani.This concept is very nicely explained herein with nice analogy of sun by Radhanath Swami.Material energy of the Lord can not be overcome by any means because it has divine connection of Him.Since He is all powerful,everything associated with Him is also powerful.The Grace comes after proper surrender and after proper surrender one can overcome the difficulties of the material existence.

  • nandkishor das

    very nice .we r getting enlightenment through your grace maharaj

  • Prajakta Timbe

    Very nice analogy explained by the maharaj!!Thank you very much for sharing it.

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    Great article by HH Radhanath Swami. We get the grace of Krishna through Srimati Radharani.

  • Even if you have multi- PhD’s in technology and science and astronomy and astrology, you can create the most unbelievable lighting systems, the most piercing lasers, the most incredibly powerful telescopes, but can you find the sun?
    Wonderful

  • Shivakumar

    We need to make all endeavor to surrender and take shelter of the lotus feet of Krishna. With acceptance, comes absorption and when we absorb ourselves in hearing the glories of the holy name and thus we understand the Lord in our own heart. Thanks Maharaj for such inspiring article.

  • Swapnil Gaonkar

    Very true. Without the grace of the Lord and His great devotees, we can’t understand Him. Thank you Radhanath Swami

  • Vinay Malani

    A very nice article by Radhanath Swami emphasizing the importance of Radharani’s mercy in order to make spiritual advancement in Krishna Consciousness.

  • Praneswar D

    Confidential Truth explained wonderfully by His Holiness.

  • Manasa

    There is only one way to access grace of RadhaRani, and that’s through Saranagati; through our humility, through our surrender, through our service attitude.

  • Vishvesh

    Good Article.

  • Abhay Deshmukh

    God’s grace is very important.

  • anand

    thanks for sharing…great quote

  • svdd

    Thank you for your wonderful article.

  • Anagha Warade

    Nice article!
    Thank you for sharing.

  • The power if grace is a very tangible force in the lives of those who agree to become humble and serve the devotees of the Lord. Radhanath Swami points out that technological advancement is not answer to everything.

  • Samir Paleja

    Thank u for the wonderful article.

  • Ravi

    Wonderful article…..

  • biswajit

    Radhanath Swami Ki Jai

  • ASH

    Beautiful article. Thanks for sharing what has real power and and how to access it.

  • Sukanya

    Very enlightening.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • nandkishor das

    very illuminating post thank you so much for enlightenment

  • sumit

    Jay Sri Radhey!!

  • svdd

    Inspiring words by Maharaj

  • Sundar ananda das

    I agree with Tallam Sita Ramaiah’s post.. it is interesting that the hladini shakti is given so much importance.. we see women being exploited and not given importance in many places.

  • Sada Nandini

    Thank you Radhanath swami for this wonderful article explaining us that with out the grace of Srimati Radharani, we can not approach lord Krishna.

  • “When the sun rises we are able to see the sun through the sunlight. Without sunlight, we cannot understand the sun. We see the sun through the sunlight. Similarly, we cannot approach Krishna except through His hladini sakti, through Sri Radha. Radha dispels all darkness, and reveals Krishna. And the power of Radha is the power of grace. And there is only one way to access grace, and that’s through Saranagati; through our humility, through our surrender, through our service attitude. ” Thank you Maharaj for this wonderful explanation once again.

  • Paramesvara Dasa

    Without energy, we do not know the energetic. All glories to HH Radhanatha Svami Maharaja.

  • navin poojary

    In a dark room when a person is in fear and is desparate and cannot distinguish between a snake or a rope…when the Lights come on he feels tremendous relief.Similar is the illluminating power of Grace

  • Rakesh mishra

    Thanks for nice Article. my eyes are open after reading this.

  • Phani Karthik

    Good Article with clear explanation and analogy. Thank you Radhanath Swami.

  • Vinay Jain

    This article is as illuminating as the sun. Thank you Radhanath Swami!

  • Arjun K Ramachandra

    Beautiful analogy of sun only being visible through sunlight. Similarly we can approach Krishna only through his divine pleasure potency, Srimati Radharani.

  • Ravi Garg

    He Radhe, please dispel the darkness from my heart & revel Krishna to me…..

  • Kushal Saraf

    Thanqu Maharaj for guiding me at every step of my life to live for my beloved Supreme parents….

  • Aishwarya

    Thanks for sharing that power of grace is power of Radha

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    We pray for Srimati Radharani’s grace.

  • biswajit

    Radhanath Swami Ki Jai !

  • Kuldeep Soni

    very nicely explained the grace of krishna comparing sun.

  • Sumit Sharma

    Very nice article. Only by the grace of devotees, spiritual master and Lord Krishna, can we get the ultimate destination in our lives. Thank you very much Radhanath Swami for this.

  • anand

    thanks for sharing

  • vrushali

    Thank you Radhanath swami, for this wonderful article on the amazing grace and qualities of Srimati Radharani!

  • Ramya

    Radhanath Swami Maharajs words inspire humility and faith.

  • anjan

    Many thanks to swamiji for the wonderful analogies explaining the position of radharani in the path of bhakti..

  • Keshav

    “power of Radha is the power of grace”……..this movement actually teaches us to access this power thru Humility, surrender and service!!
    Thank you