Material Life – Radhanath Swami

When I was young boy the most popular President of the United States was John Fitzgerald Kennedy. He was young, handsome, a multi millionaire, had a beautiful wife, and the whole of America loved him. He had the highest, most powerful position in the entire planet. One day, while he was only in his forties, he was shot dead, and his wife, who was the happiest lady in the world, became the most sorrowful woman. This is the nature of material life. Whatever arrangements we make we cannot really be happy.
By Radhanath Swami
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  • Sada Nandini

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for reminding us the temporary and flickering nature of this material world.

  • Santpal Goel

    This is very truely said by HH Radhanath Swami that no material happiness can keep us happy permanently.

  • Raj Narang

    Thank you very much Maharaj

  • Amit Kumar

    the material life is so temporary…

    Radhanath Maharaja says “One thing is certain; uncertainty in our life.”

  • srikanth

    nice instruction

  • Shoba Fernandes

    Unless as parts and parcels we get connected to the Supreme whole we will always be unhappy in this material world.

  • shreekanth

    HH Radhanath swami maharaj is reminding us of the futility of material life………
    Thank you very much Radhanath swami maharaj for constantly reminding us and guiding us…..

  • Vidya Patham

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for convincing us of the futility of trying to become happy in this temporary material world, which we often times forget.

  • Praving

    Thank you very much Radhanath Swami for sharing this.

  • madhura

    very true.

  • Manasa

    Nice Article!!!Real happiness is experienced only through the service of the Lord

  • Phani

    Maharaj is revealing the futility of the material world here.

  • Meera Sharma

    Maharajah is reminding us the temporary nature of this material world.
    We waste so much invaluable human energy on making comfortable arrangements for happy life here. Although we have heard, so many rich and famous people on the planet were not able to do it, we still don’t give up.
    This is the power of illusion – one of the energy of the Lord.

  • umesh

    a powerful example of how material things are so temporary & lead to ultimately misery.

  • Amar

    May I get some sense after going through this post.

  • Gautam

    Thank you for reminding us maharaj the sorry state of affairs in this world.

  • Vinay Malani

    Radhanath Swam has nicely underlined the flickering & temporal nature of material happiness.

  • Anil Timbe

    such a stark reality…we have to know where to look for happiness.

  • Jatin

    We tend to live our lives as if we are very sure of the future (that we are going to be there living). Death of near or dear one is a sobering experience. But we are so conditioned that we forget that death can come anytime. One has to train his intelligence to be always aware of this reality.

  • santosh mamdyal

    Nicely explained . Thanks a lot for sharing.

  • Leena M

    Thank you very much Radhanath Swami for sharing this. It has turned my thinking-hats on!

  • Sujit Mehta

    Guarantee, assurances is something we try to ensure in all our dealings, but somehow the other, though we may be making provisions as per our capabilities to be secure in life. We are never prepared to die or to say part from this world, we just want to hang on some way or the other and think with all our so called advancement can delay its arrival, in that lies our shortsightedness.

  • shirish

    Thank you Radhanath swami maharaj for sharing such a valuable story.

  • Pravin

    A very true statement from Radhanath swami maharaj: Whatever arrangements you make you cannot really be happy.

  • Gautam Daswani

    good and inspiring article

  • hrishikesh mafatlal

    We need to recognize, at every moment, that somebody else is in control of events in our lives—that is God.

  • Vani

    Nothing can bring happiness in this world except offering loving service to Lord. So, whatever we have its mercy of Lord.

  • Sachin

    Thanks Maharaj

  • Shyam Bihari Das

    Not all the money,fame and beauty in the world can keep Yamaraj away when it is time. In reality, human life is for self realization. Human Life is successful when money, fame and beauty is used in Krishna’s service. Thank you Maharaj.

  • Madana Kishore Das

    That is so true. This material world is dukhalaya and asasvat and this article is another example of that.

  • Vijay Mathias

    Radhanath Swami has given a striking example of how material life is miserable and the happiness we get is so temporary.

  • Manish Advani

    Radhanath Swami is so true its so important to realize that this material world is futile

  • Srinivas

    Even after hearing so many instructions of Radhatah Swami we still run for material happiness. We should take shelter of Radhatah Swami to live a proper life.

  • Sheetal Maheshwari

    Thank you for sharing.

  • Ravi Garg

    This statement is the bitter truth – ‘Whatever arrangements you make you cannot really be happy’

  • Ydas

    How true when Radhanath Swami says – whatever arrangements we may make but it is difficult to remain in a continous state of happiness

  • bipin

    All GLories To H.H.Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    A very candid and and transparent description of material life.

    Hare Krishna

  • ravikant

    The truth of this material life is so nicely explained by this one example.
    Amazing

  • suresh k

    well said by radhanath swami, it is better and wise too to stick to the original and the permanent source of happiness rather than the artificial and the short lived,

  • Rajesh

    Its true we can not be happy with any material sitaution as it is temporary. Only spiritual thing can give happiness as its permanent.

  • Sumit

    Very true. The true nature of this material world is that there is no happiness here, but still we want to get happiness in this flickering world. Thank you Radhanath Swami for reminding this.

  • mukund

    Radhanath Swami reveals the hard facts of material life

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for reminding us the nature of this world.

  • Vaishali Kamat

    So true what Radhanth Swami has said. We keep running after these material pleasures is such a sad thing.

  • Swapnil Gaonkar

    Thank you Radhanath Swami, for bringing out the hard fact of material nature

  • Satish Iyer

    Thank you so much for reminding us of our precarious position in this material world.

  • jyoti chilka

    So simple. So true. And do deep are the teachings of Radhanath Swami.

  • Siddharth Hindlekar

    This is perfect & so true….Thank You Radhanath swami

  • Uday

    In the anciant scripture Bhagavad Gita, Lord says that this material world is a house of misery and temporary.

  • Mangesh kende

    we always try to measure happiness in terms of wealth ,fame beauty & so on..but… This is the nature of material life. Whatever arrangements you make you cannot really be happy….what revolutionary statement made by Radhanath Swami

  • maharaj’s conviction flows in his most eloquent discourses. Striking example has been presented herein. Most powerful person can not protect himself!!

  • prabhat kumar

    Thank you Radhanath swami ,for nicely depicting about material nature.

  • Kajal Gandhi

    At every moment material nature checks on us, slaps us, kicks us…we fail to realise this basic fact…Only by surrender to the Supreme can we be saved from this rotten life…!!

  • vinay rachh

    Uncertainities at every step in this material world makes all our material aspirations futile

  • Milind M Churi

    Absoulatly right.This word is full of duality.When I consider that I am cause for making 100 peolpe happy at the same time by that action I may disatisfy another 20 people.Therfore this 20 people may can become my enemy and make my life miserable.Hence what Radhanath Swami says is correct in all respect.The example given by him is also very illustrative.Thank you for sharing it.

  • Dipti Gaikwad

    Radhanath Swami is a true seer – he observes everything around him and draws lessons for all of humanity to learn.

  • Rajesh

    True. Nobody can be really happy in this world which was designed to be a miserable place by its creator. Thanks for reminding again with this stark example.

  • nandkishor wani

    material world is place of suffering thus no gentleman can live here happily although he may create number of arrangements but money, doctor, science cannot make one happy.

  • Girish

    So true and so deep are the realizations and teachings of Radhanath Swami.

  • Nicely explained . Thanks a lot for sharing.

  • Shantipur Nath das

    very true. no one can become happy unless he or regain his/her constitutional position as GOD’s servant.

  • Yogesh Valhe

    What Radhanath Swami is saying is so true. In this world, we are always tossed between happy and sad moments (and most of the times they are sad only). Radhanath Swami is also gives the solution to the problems of this world and I like the one he recommends about the calling out the names of God. It is so simple and easy to do.