Radhanath Swami tells the ‘Story of Our Lives.’

102 Story of our lives
There was a famous best selling book in the west.  The book describes how a man was told that his father had left a great treasure as an inheritance. The man then traveled the entire world looking for that treasure. He died in the process, after a whole life of  searching. His body was brought back to his home, where his search originated from. And while digging the grave in the backyard of his home the treasure was found. It is a simple story, but it is also the story of our lives. We are trying to find the treasure of happiness. We desire to share something wonderful from that treasure with the world—but we don’t realize that treasure is within our own hearts.  If we do not find it there, we will find it nowhere else. But that treasure is covered by dirt—the dirt of false ego, the dirt of anger, the dirt of greed, the dirt of lust, the dirt of envy and the dirt of illusion. There is also the dirt of so many misconceptions. If we simply clean all the dirt from our consciousness, we will find the ultimate source of all of our aspirations—love, peace and truth.

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  • Santpal Goel

    Thankyou Radhanath Swami for teaching us the real lesson of life.

  • rashmi

    You have inspired us MAHARAJ, how to simply clean all the dirt from our consciousness.we are forever grateful to you.

  • Raj Narang


  • Raj Narang


  • Vaibhav Sharma

    Thank You Maharaja…………..
    This is all I can say to express my gratitude towards you.
    These stories are deep and meaningful.

  • Dr R K Mewada

    Wonderful example to explain our real problem. We have most valuable jewel with us and we are searching it outside. What we need to do is to remove the dirt of lust, greed, anger, envy and false ego. Thank you Maharaj for teaching such an important lession.

  • ja sampath

    All glories to srila Radhanath Swami Maharaj
    Happiness within us The Lord is within us , Inspite of this we search everywhere like a man who was searching his goat , which was on his shoulders, ignoring the fact engulped with Maya.

  • Nayan

    Very wonderful story by Radhanath Swami !

  • Dr Sandhya

    Wonderful thought. thank you Radhanath Swami for opening our eyes to the treasure within our hearts.

  • Sumithra

    I hope by the mercy of Maharaj, we will all be able to practise this in our lives someday

  • Saravana

    Amazing story. Thanks Maharaj for sharing this with us.

  • ‘ Story of our lives” which depicts our material condition. A true guru is one who removes our material desires and hankering. Maharaj has all qualities to do so for his disciples.

  • madhura

    Amazing!It is this treasure that we all are searching for.

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    HH Radhanath Swami nicely dipicts our conditional life. As HH Radhanath Swami says we have to unearth the real treasure within ourselves, i.e. love of God.

  • Wonderful realization by Maharaj! Such a simple story told with such a profound insight. Only pure devotees such as Maharaj can have the uncanny ability to relate everything in spiritual consciousness.

  • Ana

    Very nice instructions. Thank you Maharaj for the wonderful story.

  • Venkata Buddhiraju

    Radhanath Swami aptly defines the greatest treasure in the world – love, truth and peace. People in general are so busy that in their materialistic pursuits, they verily forget the aim and purpose of their life.

  • Viraj Kamat

    HH Radhanath Swami has so graciously instructed us about the true treasure within our hearts.

  • Utkarsh

    Thank you very much for sharing compassion filled words of Radhanath Swami.

  • Anubhav

    Wonderful lesson Maharaj has given here from the story.

  • Manoj Chawla

    Wonderful story from Radhanath Swami to illustrate that our search for name, fame, adoration is not going to be successful until we surrender unto the supreme lord hari.

  • Arjun K Ramachandra

    Simply amazing! How beautifully Radhanath Swami explains our futile attempts to find happiness in the wrong place i.e. this material world!

  • Siddeshwar Bhat

    Makes sense, after contemplation……

  • Kuldeep Soni

    Wonderful narration by Radhanath Swami which showed us the reality of life.

  • Chandrika

    Thank you very much for this post.

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    We too have a great treasure in HH Radhanath Swami’s teachings and if we sincerely follow then we are sure to go closer to Krishna.

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    This analogy by HH Radhanath swami explaining about the treasure with in us and how it is covered with 6 kinds of dirts can be understood even by a layman.

  • Santipur Nath Das

    thank you for giving Fantastic understanding

  • Milind M Churi

    Very nice article and highly illustrative.Thank you Radhanath Swamiji.

  • Vinay Rachh

    A story everyone can relate to.

  • Deepak

    Thank you so much Maharaj for such a wonderful article & showing the importance of removing all the anarthas in the form for dirt.

  • Vishvesh Jogalekar

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for the wonderful story

  • swapnil Gaonkar

    I connect myself with this story. By mercy of Radhanath Swami, I will be able to practice this one day.

  • Yogita Jagannathan

    Thank you Maharaj for such a wonderful story.

  • Shra1wiz

    How much time I also spend pondering on all the other things of the world that I think will give me happiness… but Krishna is right within!

  • Poonam

    Maharaj’s realizations are so wonderful!

  • anjan

    Many thanks for sharing these essential points.

  • Ravi

    Thanks for revealing the treasure of our lives……

  • Abhijit Toley

    I love this story especially when Radhanath Swami narrates it.

  • Sumit

    Wonderful lesson Radhanath Swami has given here from the story. It’s very true that we don’t need to look for the treasure of love ourside our heart.


    HH Radhanath swami maharaj has nicely explained the real treasure through Treasure hunt story

  • Ramya

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj explains the real treasure!

  • Kadamba kanana

    Very thought provoking story.Thank you so much Maharaj.

  • Thank you so much for narrating this amazing story.

  • Ravi Garg

    What a beautiful story…..thats the fate of irony that we are looking outside for happiness, whereas it lies within us

  • sachin

    This is just so true. Thank You Radhanath Swami for the simple yet profound explaination

  • Ankush

    It is really true….. Thank you Maharaj for enlightening…

  • Vinay Rachh

    Radhanath Swami gives the formula for finding the hidden treasure within.

  • Vidya Patham

    It is only by the mercy of the spiritual guide that the conditioned soul realizes that the treasure of love of God is within himself.

  • Rajat

    Searching the right thing in the right place.

  • Aparna

    All Glories To H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    Wonderfully explained the reality of life and how people are ignorant of the real happiness which is within them and are in search of happiness around the world.

    Hare Krishna

  • Sujit Mehta

    Humans have made their own life so complicated, constantly seeking treasure and pleasure and in the purist we have forgotten the basis of our own existence. Radhanath Swamis informative articles acts before us as a guide in seeking the ultimate treasure and pleasure.

  • Swaminathan

    Like the musk deer which is maddened by the fragrance that originates from its navel but the deer searches for it by running here and there in vain, not knowing that the source is so near.

  • deepak

    Radhanath Swami can put so much weight in such light sentences. This is the summary of our life.

  • Kajal Gandhi

    This is the sorry state of our outlook. Even when informed, the doubtful mind will blow us away from the real happiness. Only an enlightened soul like Maharaj can keep us hooked to real happiness!

  • Ramya

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj explains how we waste our time looking for happiness outside when actually the treasure is within us. Thank you Maharaj!

  • madhavi

    Radhanath Swami ki Jai

  • Sunny

    When we hear from a self realized soul, we see deep/complex things being explained in simple ways – because they can see things to a depth that we cannot…purfied heart and an intellect guided by vedic sastra can help us see and experience things way beyond our wildest imaginations…

  • Meera Sharma

    Wonderful story from Radhanath Swami to remind us that happiness is within, and if we don’t try find it there, it is nowhere.

  • bipin

    All Glories To H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    How true and a very beautiful Narrative.

    Hare Krishna

  • Gurrappanaidu

    Wonderful story !

    Very nice instructions from HH Radhanath swami maharaj.

    Thank you so much for sharing us.

  • Manish Parmar

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for the wonderful story. We need to work on the Anarthas & directly our consciousness is elevated, leading to overall happiness.