Radhanath Swami on Harmonizing our lives

‘I have my material responsibility and I have my spiritual life, and they are two opposing parts of my existence.’  But Krishna teaches in the Gita harmony between all. Our worldly responsibilities and our spiritual lives become one.  Our spiritual discipline and our daily activities bind into one consciousness.  What is the process? We must have nice association with saintly persons.  We must hear the message of Lord’s teachings and His pastimes regularly.  We must daily chant His holy names.  If we do this faithfully then spiritual love will awaken in our hearts.

By Radhanath Swami


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  • Gurrappanaidu

    Very nice article .

    Thank you so much for sharing us.

  • Servant

    His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj has opened the doors for the confusion that exists in the minds of the devotees of the Lord.

  • madhura

    Amazing article.

  • Bhaskar

    Simple yet profound instruction..

  • sushama kolhe

    very nice radhanath swami maharaj

  • santosh mamdyal

    Thank you very much Maharaj

  • Jitendra Tapadia

    Radhanath Swami is such a wonderful person.

  • It took me a while to search online, only your site unfold the fully details, bookmarked and thanks again.

    – Laura

  • Jagdish Majethiya

    Thank you Maharaj for this insightful article on how to harmonize our lives.

  • ravi

    thank you maharaj


    Me & my friends were really confused about our material and spiritual responsibilities. The article has made every thing crystal clear. Thank you very much Maharaj 🙂

  • Yogita Jagannathan

    Radhanath Swami has given such nice practical advice on how to balance material and spiritual life.

  • Vrajdevipriya

    Radhanath swami has given the solution for getting eternal peace.

  • pranav gore

    PAMHO. Pleasing as always. Thank you.

  • Ajay Chandak

    Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj

  • sandeep kaimal

    if we focus on chanting things will fall in place automatically

  • sachin komble

    Chanting is very imp.It should be first.

  • Vishnupriya

    thank u

  • Dipti Gaikwad

    Regulation in whatever we do is they key to balance. By associating with like minded people, chanting and hearing, it can be done as explained by Radhanath Swami.

  • vineeta

    thank you

  • anil manga

    very nice, thank you maharaj for sharing us this wonderful truth

  • Parag Udeshi

    It is very difficult to have the right mix between the 2 but Maharaj has so wonderfully explained how to achieve the same.

  • Very nice thing told by Radhanath Swami about resposibilities..and finally spiritual life..thanks

  • Raj Narang

    hari bolllll

  • suresh

    Really wonderful teaching how to balance Material Responsibilities and Spiritual life.

  • Vinay Malani

    Life devoted to service of God will be in perfect harmony with our true identity as a soul. Radhanath Swami has explained this spiritual reality in a very wonderful manner.

  • Manish Raikundalia

    Very encouraging. Thanks Maharaj.

  • anjanadri

    Thanks to Radhanath swami for the wonderful instructions on how to manage spiritual and material lives.

  • judy

    what a relief! a recipe for a peaceful life. thank you!

  • Ahluwalia

    HARI BOL!!!

  • Rajesh

    Thank you swami ji for reminding us.

  • Vijay Mathias

    A simple formula to awaken God’s love in our heart and simultaneously balancing and executing all our material responsibilities.

  • Ravi Garg

    Thanks for revealing the Secret of buidling faith in the heart……..

  • Manish Advani

    Radhanath Swami is emphasizing how we must give priority to Krishna then reciprocation will be on te way.

  • sandeep kaimal

    can sumbody send me more details on the subject matter

  • Aishwarya

    Thank You Radhanath Swami for showing us the process to harmonize spiritual life and material responsibilities.

  • Vaishali Kamat

    Radhanath Swami has simplied this powerful process.

  • Sumit

    Very nice words spoken by Radhanath Swami. We should take lessons from these divine and instructing words.

  • Dr Dhotre

    Very simple yet sublime and practical.Thank you Radhanth Swami.

  • mukund

    thank you for sharing such a wonderful thought

  • Naveen

    Wonderful solution for a greatest problem of my life, thanks to Radhanath Swami

  • Vidya Patham

    Thank you for sharing this article of Radhanath Swami.

  • Srinivas

    It’s so simple yet very profound. Radhanth Swami makes it very simple just to penetrate deep in to our hearts.

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    Radhanath Swami has put the things in a very simple manner in this article. AS long as we are caught up in the dualities of this world we have to go through the duties and responsibilities of this material world. As Radhanath Swami said, when we spiritualise our existence by regularly chanting, reading Bhagavad Gita and associating with saintly people then all our activities slowly becomes spiriualised. Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj for nice guidance.

  • bipin

    All Glories To.H.H.Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    What an easy but profound explanation that we need to live everyday.

    Hare Krishna

  • Arsh kHanna

    Thank you Maharaj for teaching Grihasthas life style management

  • Very important. In neophyte stage, office can make you forget KC altogether

  • Shantipur Nath das

    thank you for wonderful teaching

  • Meer Sharma

    Actually it is our consciousness that guides our activities, be it a material responsibility or spiritual lfe.
    When we are in God consciousness, all the activities are performed keeping Him in the center. Maharajah has nicely explained how can we be in proper ” God Consciousness” when we do our sadhana strictly and have good association regularly. In the neophyte stage it is difficult to balance but if we are sincere we will have this consciousness gradually.

  • Satish

    Everything material that is ‘krishna-ized’ becomes spiritual.Thank you for this wonderful article.

  • Yudhisthira

    material responsibility and spiritual life, and they are two opposing parts of my existence – very nicely and in balanced fashion Radhanath Swami replies to this haunting question

  • Anil Timbe

    I read Bhagavd Gita but never understood how to solve this problem. Radhanath Swami is so nice teacher that he has explained it in very unambigious words.

  • Amol Kulkarni

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for such a simple formula to be faithful.

  • kumar

    thansk for sharing this Maharaj

  • Manish Parmar

    Maharaj has clearly & in a simple way has explained how to live life & with what consciousness. Thank you Radhanath Swami.

  • prashant v

    Maharaj has cleared the doubt that material life should be balanced with spiritual life, at at circumstance we should perform our daily sadhana sincerely to come close to God.

  • Lucy

    Key word: faithfuly…

  • Gautam

    Thank you for guiding us with these wonderful instructions.

  • mona

    Thank u Maharaj

  • Vinay Rachh

    An amazing way to add the 1 to all the 0’s

  • abhay

    Many people have same dilemma ,they differentiate between material and spiritual activities, Actually if material activities are done in spirit of Gita , they become spiritual .
    Thank you Swamiji.

  • N Swaminathan

    This is the amazing skill of juggling with grace. Very short and clear summary of an effective lifestyle management process by Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

  • Uday

    There cannot be two entities as spiritual life and material life.When one takes to spirituality, both lives have to harmonise, otherwise there will be a conflict and no spiritual progress.Radhanath Swami beautifully explains how to harmonise spiritual and material lives.

  • Piyush Singh

    Thank you Radhanath Swami.

  • hrishikesh mafatlal

    Radhanath Swami has personally played a very important role in helping thousands of people to develope a consciousness whereby the distinction between ‘material’ and ‘spiritual’ responsibilities is removed.


    Hare Krishna.

    I hv stumbled upon exactly the right post which I was looking for since I was seeing spiritual life and my material responsibilities as two different things.

    Well, Now I shall strive to have more association of devotees and chant the holy names of the Lord more fervently.


  • Sujit Mehta

    Life can be made as complicated as one wants’ or as simple as one wants’. Radhanath Swamis’s articles are like road signs which guide a person t his destination if we follow them, or one can neglect them and then not lament, OH! I lost my way.

  • Vinay Malani

    Radhanath Swami always says that we should keep Krishna in the center of all our activities. This is the way to spiritualise our existence.

  • Abhijit Toley

    This is one teaching which has helped me immensely in overcoming the initial reluctance for spiritual life. In true spiritual life, even material looking activities are actually spiritualized. Radhanath Swami knows exactly what things deter us from spiritual life, and he mercifully clears all confusion.

  • Girish

    Radhanath Swami has given such a beautiful explaination of harmonizing the two poles that seam to be self opposing – material & spritual. Its amazing to know that throught the right consciousness, its combined into spritual. Wow! Thank you.

  • Manish Chadha

    The post specifies everything: About possibilty of binding spiritual activities and daily chores via one consciounes and the sublime process of doing it. Thank you Radhanath Swami

  • Jitendra Pardeshi

    Often these two, material responsibilities and spiritual life appear at the corss roads. Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj for giving us the proper perspective and process to follow.

  • Sagar Wadekar

    Maharaj gives us the simple and practical way of going about spirituality.. hearing and chanting.. thanks.. JAI !!!

  • Ramya

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj has given us the solution to the one of the greatest dilemmas a person faces in devotional life.

  • krishang

    wonderful,thank you maharaj