Forgiveness, Love and Leadership

50 Forgiveness love Radhanath SwamiWhen you have a grudge against someone or when you hate someone, if you introspect, you’ll find that the whole experience is burning your heart; it’s burning your consciousness; it’s painful, it’s contaminating. But as soon as you are able to forgive, you are liberated from that. Forgiveness is actually a beautiful, holistic experience for the heart. But how do we experience this? Unless we have a philosophy of life by which we understand what is the truth, who we are, and what is really,truly meaningful, fulfilling and worth striving for in our lives, what is really worth giving to others in our lives, it’s difficult to experience it.

Sometimes we find that very popular leaders become cheaters, they become hypocrites. Why?Because their understanding is all theoretical, it is all academic. They know what’s right, but they don’t really have a higher philosophy and science based on actual truth to support it. So self-realization and enlightenment are the basis of a life of real prosperity. Such a life is a life of meaningfulness, of fulfilment; it’s a life of love. If we don’t learn how to love in our life, then everything else we do is empty and superficial. Because the heart wants love; the heart doesn’t want money, the heart doesn’t want beautiful women or handsome men. The heart is looking for love. But attaining that love is not a sentimental disposition; it’s a science, it’s a philosophy.

So, the most critical technique for proper living is to understand the nature of the self. Understand the nature of who we are; understand the nature of karma; understand how we do everything, how we speak, what we are responsible for. To understand the goal of life, of what we really want to strive for—that is the truth that should be the foundation of our lives.

By Radhanath Swami

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  • onkar deshpande

    The heart is really hankering for true love which is very much missing in kali yuga. Only by the enlivening words of Radhanath Swami Maharaj can we know what is really love and by what means can we develop that true love in the inner core of our hearts. Thank you maharaj for this wonderful article

  • anjan

    Nice article by Radhanath swami

  • Gokul Sundari Devi Dasi

    Thank u so much HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj Ji for such wonderful realizations..

  • anna

    Thank you Radhanath swami for your wonderful words, the words that have and can tranform lives of thousands of people all over the world

  • manish

    Thank you Maharaj for such a beautiful statement. ‘If we don’t learn how to love in our life, then everything else we do is empty and superficial’.

  • Sada Nandini

    Thank you Radhanath swami for this wonderful article.

  • Shelly

    “Self-realization and enlightenment are the basis of a life of real prosperity.” Thank you Radhanath swami for sharing this beautiful instruction!

  • umesh

    To understand goal of life is only possible when we can have able guidance and saints like Radhanath Swami do just that!!

  • anjan

    Many thanks to swamiji for enlightening us with his wonderful and practical instructions in this blog

  • shailesh

    Thank you for such wonderful article.Thank you Radhanath Maharaj ! Hare Krsna !

  • Paramesvara Dasa

    Its a good article. All glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja.

  • Gokul Ramesh

    “If we don’t learn how to love in our life, then everything else we do is empty and superficial” Thank you Maharaj for such a beautiful statement. simply wonderful,Excellent….

  • Jagannath Dham Das

    Radhanath Swami so nicely explains how forgiveness is such a beautiful quality & how it will help us !
    Thank you !
    Hare Krishna !

  • Riya

    It is a very motivating article. Thank you.

  • biswajit

    Hare Krishna… Radhanath Swami Ki Jai !

  • umesh

    “So self-realization and enlightenment are the basis of a life of real prosperity”

    This is a golden statement which should be remembered always.

  • anil

    nice article… “we need to know who we actually are” ?

  • Sumit Sharma

    Thanks for sharing it.

  • Mahesh jaju

    “The heart wants love; the heart doesn’t want money, the heart doesn’t want beautiful women or handsome men. The heart is looking for love. But attaining that love is not a sentimental disposition; it’s a science, it’s a philosophy.”………..
    Very Beautifully said

  • Ravi Garg

    Thanks for this beautiful instructive article…….

  • anand

    very enlightening….thanks for sharing

  • Shyam Mahtani

    The bottom line…true love. Thank you Swamiji.

  • Arjun K Ramachandra

    Very true! Forgiveness is a beautiful holistic experience which liberates us from the pain and contamination of hatred and grudge.

  • anand

    Leadership with love and forgiveness is the formula for success. Something to keep in mind when we manage and lead. Only possible if we are humble inside our hearts despite external high positions. Thanks for sharing

  • thank u for this wonderful article…guru’s words can make us see things properly, if we hv faith in guru.

  • Kuldeep Soni

    Thanks for sharing.

  • priya aiyar

    The goal and the essence of life is nicely explained by HH Radhanath Maharaj. Thank you Maharaj for this wonderful post.

  • aj

    Many thanks to swamiji for the nice post…

  • anand

    great quote…thanks for sharing