Radhanath Swami – Love and Peace

Radhanath Swami on Love and peace

Recently some one told me that they were meditating and they were finding great peace in this meditation.  I told them this is very nice, but this not at all what we want.  We do not care for peace.  We want love.  The perfection of life is not simply a neutral condition of peace, but love.  Love means the willingness to sacrifice oneself for the beloved.  It is like mother in her relationship with her child.  Is the mother concerned for peace in the house or is she concerned with taking nice care of the child? When a woman has a little baby, there is practically no peace in the house.  The baby is crying all night long. The baby is responding to nature indiscriminately wherever it goes.  The baby is looking for any excuses to hurt,breaking anything it gets its hands on.

Now mother can easily just give the baby to somebody else, some baby sitter saying, ‘You take care; I do not want anything to do with this.’  But the mother is running here and there everywhere trying to take care of the child.  She is staying up some time all night long.  She is worried about the child hurting itself.  That is love.  Love is higher than peace, because in that love is eternal peace—not the peace of the mind, but the peace of soul. Love means sacrifice—sacrificing even our own peace for the pleasure of the beloved.

By Radhanath Swami


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  • Sumit

    This is a nice presentation of how Love is higher than the Peace. If there is love among people, there would be peace automatically, but this peace is not of mind but of soul.

  • Aman Jain

    Radhanath Swami changes the complete perspective to life by his divine teachings

    • Ram Mohan Gupta

      True. Radhanath Swami has amazing capacity to give deeper realization on every aspect of life.

  • Meera Sharma

    What a powerful reminder from Maharajah
    “Love is higher than peace, because in that love is eternal peace—not the peace of the mind, but the peace of soul.” Jai

    • Ram Mohan Gupta

      This is one of the greatest statements by Radhanath Swami.

  • abhay

    fantastic. It opened my eyes to look into spiritual life from new perspective.

  • samir paleja

    the peace of soul…. everyone should aspire for it, if one wants eternal happiness. Thank you Maharaj

  • rajesh karia

    truly enlightening, thank you maharaja, regards, rajesh karia

  • bhakti karia

    very beautiful article, nicely explained by HHRM, regards, bhakti

  • Navkishor Das

    Thank you so much Maharaja

  • Radhanath Swami thank you for enlightening us

  • Balaji

    Thank you very much Maharaj, for so nicely explaining the meaning of love.

  • Neha Viral Chaglani

    Great!!!!!! Such a simple but perfect explanation of real love.. Thank you Maharaj..

  • vina

    Maharaj has clearly expained- peace can be bought in material way (like keeping the child in baby sitting) but love comes through heart.

    • Ram Mohan Gupta

      True. This explanation by Radhanath Swami is very profound.

  • Anubhai

    First time so artical like that. Radhanath Swami’s child example are good and sutabale

  • Viraj Kamat

    “Love means sacrifice—sacrificing even our own peace for the pleasure of the beloved”. His Holiness Radhanath Swami has explained this truth with such a practical example.

    • Ram Mohan Gupta

      Example of mother by Radhanath Swami is really apt.

  • mona

    So beautifully Radhanath Swami has explained about love wherein lies eternal peace.

  • Narendra

    Radhanath Swami i never thought on these lines. Thank you for giving us the clarity

  • Yes, a mother’s love is so selfless. It is beyond imagination how much a mother serves her children. Radhanath Swami is so true in bringing out the point that the closest to pure love in this material world is the love of a mother – not even the love of beloved.

    • Ram Mohan Gupta

      Agree. This point by Radhanath Swami is superb.

  • Madhura

    Simply an amazing example

  • Sunny

    “The perfection of life is not simply a neutral condition of peace, but love” – so beautifully explained by Radhanath Swami.

    In our normal course of life we are so confused to even know what are our real needs. We just keep running one thing after another without end!

  • Panctattva Das

    Hare Krishna

  • rajendra desai

    without one common father there could not be universal brotherhood

  • Parag Udeshi

    This is the formula for universal peace.

  • Amrita Vilasini

    true defination of love!

  • sharda gokarn

    what a wonderful explanation about love which is above peace with the wonderful analogy between mother and baby. Till now I was after peace now I understood the true meaning of it that with love one can attain peace. HHRNS Maharaj ki Jai!

  • Srijana

    thank u maharaj for teachings….

  • Satish

    The whole world is looking for peace – Love is all inclusive of peace .What a beautiful explanation of a very subtle subject by Radhanath Swami.

  • Manish Raikundalia

    Very nice. I never thought about it this way.

  • nisha

    Very great realization!! Thanks Maharaj for everything.

  • Anant Bhat

    Real love is Krishnaprem & peace is included in love..Thank you Majaraj..

  • Sheetal Maheshwari

    Love is higher than peace. Such a wonderfull Concept!

  • Radhanath Swami makes it so easy for people to understand most difficult concepts….

  • mukund

    now i know what is real love

  • suresh

    I understand what is real Love. Thank you Maharaj.

  • Veena

    What a wonderful example given be HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj about a mother and child and very fantastic clarification of love and peace. Thank you Maharaj!!

  • nandkishor wani

    best thing one can do for others is to love and be loved by others. it will happen only when we love god then we will love everybody.
    Radhanath Swami – thank you very much for wonderful teachings.

  • nandkishor wani

    as a living entity if only peace is there we will become bored after some time, but if love is there we will not become bored but in love we will experience everything- all in all.

  • M. Pandurangayya Shetty

    Very nice explanation. A realized person can speak clearly than anyone else. radhanath Swami is a self realized soul. trhank you very much.

  • Sandeep Shinde

    Very nice article. Really love is higher than peace.

  • Ranjit Purohit

    “Love is not the peace of Mind but peace of Soul” what a nobel thought.

  • hrishikesh mafatlal

    Being unselfish and always thinking about the happiness of the object of our love increases our (eternal) love, is what Swamiji is saying.

  • Renuka

    Great explaination of Love ie its greater then peace and it also means sacrifice.

  • umesh

    Very eye opening article by Radhanath Swami Maharaj. I liked the below lines very much:

    Love is higher than peace, because in that love is eternal peace—not the peace of the mind, but the peace of soul.

  • Smitha Krishna das

    So nicely explained. Practically everybody is craving for love.

  • nitin gupta

    Radhanath Swami is always eager to correct peoples understanding. Thanks Maharaj

  • Anita Iyer

    Beautiful definition of love – sacrificing even one’s peace for the beloved. Very high aspiration indeed.

  • Tushar Gaikwad

    This article by Radhanath swami very nicely points the essence of all relationships – love. Peace can not be central to relationships (like many nations try) but love can be.

  • Deepali Game

    HH Radhanath swami maharaj’s statement about peace is worth contemplating a hundred times.
    “We don’t want peace. we want love”

  • Pravin

    “Love means the willingness to sacrifice oneself for the beloved.” very nice definition of love by HH Radhanath Swmai maharaj.

  • Yogita Jagannathan

    This is an amazing article for all pratcising spiritualists, especially for ones pursuing yoga for peace. Difference between love and peace has been so nicely explained by Radhanath Swami.

  • Sharad

    Very True..Hari Bol

  • rajesh jogani

    Another ace from Maharaj. One always hears that people want peace in their lives. Actually it is not peace but love is what they want in their lives and even at the cost of peace. Lovely.

  • vineeta

    thank you maharaj for your wonderful teachings…..

  • Ravi Garg

    Very nice article by Radhanath Swami……..very intricate distinction between love & peace……..

  • Ana

    What a realization. Each word is worth of millions of dollars.

  • Sheetal Maheshwari

    Very true. The purest form of love in this world is the love of a mother for her child. A completely thankless job but yet so satisfying.

  • bipin

    All Glories To H.H.Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    How know how that our weak mind cannot understand is easily translated by our Guru so that we rise up every time and get more firmer on the spiritual platform.

    Hare Krishna.

  • Hemant

    How beautifully Radhanath Swami explains that it is true love that will give us eternal peace, not a fleeting glimpse of stillness that leads to nowhere.

  • Bhavesh

    This is such a higher understanding of spiritual life. Love is higher than Peace!

  • seema

    Wow! What a perspective…never thought of it that way…that love is higher than peace

  • Saveeta

    Thanks to great saintly persoanlities like Radhanath Swami that we have got this wonderful piece of understanding that it is actually Love that each individual is seeking in this world. He seeks the same in various relationships – child in parents, husband in wife, mother in son etc. But he/she is not satisfied until he/she meets the epitome of all Love. Love of Godhead. When the living entity finds that he finds Bliss. Thank you Radhanath Swami for instructing us on this topic!

  • Deepak

    Amazing : “Love means sacrifice—sacrificing even our own peace for the pleasure of the beloved.”.

  • anil manga

    Love means willingness to sacrifice everything. very nice, i now understand why Love is superior than Peace.. Thank you very much Maharaj.

  • Aishwarya

    Everybody in this world is behind peace but through this analogy of Radhanath Swami we can understand that everyone is searching for the peace of the soul. Which Radhanath Swami explains as Love.

  • samir paleja

    Very good explanation

  • yadunath das

    Rradhanath Maharaj has very nicely explained that love is very much above peace.

  • Vaishali Kamat

    Radhanath Swami makes such powerful statements – Love is not peace , love is higher than peace, in Love there is peace .. not peace of mind but of the soul !!

  • yadunath das

    Radhanath has very nicely explained that love is much above peace.

  • Shoba Fernandes

    How wonderfully Radhanath Swami has put love (for God) beyond everything. His whole life is an example of this principle.

  • Uday

    Giving love and receiving love are the two most basic needs of a living entity.Nice example given by Radhanath Swami to prove the point.

  • We all want peace but do not know where to get this , Radhanath Swami very clearly explained here that Love is higher than peace, because in that love is eternal peace—not the peace of the mind, but the peace of soul.

  • kumar

    Amazing example.

  • Sanjay S

    Very simple and striking example by Radhanath Sami to prove that love is higher than peace.

  • Swapnil

    That is the real defination of Love .

  • Karthik

    HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj ki Jai!
    Maharaj has very wonderfully explained the difference between mental peace and peace of soul.

  • Santosh

    Truth appears so straight forward & clear when heard from the lotus mouth of Radhanath Swami

  • Very nice understanding of love.Love entails sacrifice. Had Maharaj not chosen to sacrifice the comforts of the material life in Chicago, he wouldn’t have found the treasure of love within his heart which he is willing to share freely with others. Thanks Maharaj for showing us the great path of ‘love.’

  • Vidya Patham

    Everyone in this world is clamoring for peace. But by this wonderful analogy, it was so easy to understand the superiority of peace over love. Thank you Radhanath Swami!

  • shirish

    I like this sentence of Radhanath swami maharaj.
    “Love means sacrifice—sacrificing even our own peace for the pleasure of the beloved”. Thank you radhanath swami

  • Girish

    Wow! Such an amazing example to make the point.

  • prashant v

    Maharaj has so clearly distinguished between Love ans Peace, even though we are apparently in physical and mental anxiety but if the actions are performed to satisfy the beloved that gives the real satisfaction of heart and peace of soul beyond the peace of mind.

  • Gautam Gupta

    Radhanath Maharaj very nicely explains that love is the ultimate source of our living. He also exemplifies love in all his dealings.

  • Y.Raja shekar

    “Love is higher than peace, because in that love is eternal peace—not the peace of the mind, but the peace of soul. Love means sacrifice—sacrificing even our own peace for the pleasure of the beloved”. This statement of Radhanath Swami is truly touching the heart. Radhanath Swami has given a clearcut difference between love and peace.

  • Mangesh Kulkarni

    How true!!! We do not jsut want neutral but we all are looking for positive effects through spiritual practices.

  • B.J. ARORA

    Love means the willingness to sacrifice oneself for the beloved and it also means sacrificing even our own peace. There is so much of learning in this statement by Radhanath Swami.

  • Krishna

    The real meaning of peace and Love is explained very excellently. Thank you Maharaj for your enlightening words.

  • Ahluwalia

    What a beautiful explanation- Love is higher than peace

  • Radhanath Swami is amazing. There is so much clarity one can get from Peace vs. Love with the baby analogy…

  • Abhijit Toley

    Love is higher than peace; we can sacrifice our peace for the sake of love. This is a sublime instruction!

  • Kajal Pabari

    Simply Amazing..!!!! So wonderfully explained by Radhanath Swami that love is higher than peace…!!!