Radhanath Swami explains how a human form is so precious

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“Human life is the facility to fall in love with Krishna.” – Radhanath Swami

Srimad Bhagavatam explains three features of the Absolute truth – Brahman, Parmatma and Bhagavan. Brahman is the all-pervading, apparently impersonal light that pervades everything, the apparently formless manifestation of the absolute truth. Paramatma is the Lord who is present everywhere and seated in the heart of every living being, as the witness and the ultimate guide. And Bhagavan is the supreme personality of Godhead who has an eternal form which is full of bliss and knowledge! That form is not of this world. It is purely spiritual.

Some people, not understanding the principle of true spirituality, think why would God have a form like us? They think, “This is some sort of anthropomorphism or some sort of symbolism and analogy that God comes with two arms and He has girlfriends and boyfriends and mother and father. He is coming to teach us something, no doubts, but this can’t be God.”

The bible tells that man is made in the image of God. Our acharyas tell us that the human being is the species that has the capacity to awaken love of God. There are 8,400,000 species of life and except humans others can’t inquire into the nature of truth. By the blessings of God, through humans the other species can become purified, but they don’t have that free will. The human form is the crescendo of creation in the sense that we have the power for Saranagati – surrender to the absolute truth.

“durlabha manava-janma labhiya samsare”, Bhakti Vinod Thakur explains that this human life is so rare, we shouldn’t waste it. It is so precious. Human life is the facility to fall in love with Krishna. Our acharyas explains that Krishna has actually arranged that this specie of life is in His form so it is easy to fall in love with Him.

– Radhanath Swami 

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  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    This human life is so rare and precious, we shouldn’t waste it.

  • manish

    Very nice teachings. Radhanath Maharaj has this magical ability to present the wisdom of Bhagavad Gita, in a manner palatable to all audiences.

  • Himanshu Goel

    Thank u

  • NSP

    Excellent article on importance of human form of life by HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj!

  • manish

    The human form is the crescendo of creation in the sense that we have the power for Saranagati – surrender to the absolute truth.

    It make us realise value of human life over animal, thanks Radhanath swami for this wonderful lecture

  • umesh

    The Form of Lord is so wonderfully explained here by Radhanath Swami.

  • Kiran Yagain

    This reminds me of a quote from the article in Back to Godhead magazine by H G Chaitanya Charan Prabhu……”God is not Anthrapomorphic but we are Theomorphic….!” based on the Biblical quote that God made man in His own image….! So simple, but very few understand the importance of Human form of life. Thank You Maharaj.

  • Pradeep Kumar

    Very nicely articulated by Radhanath Swami on nature of true spirituality and how this human form of life should be really utilized. Thanks for reminding on this very essential factor.

  • CS Sandeep Shinde

    Very wonderful article by HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj. Thank you very much for sharing the same.

  • kedar

    Very beautiful article. Helps to understand the importance of human life.

  • Vidya Patham

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for so aptly summarising the importance of the human form of life with such beautiful quotes from different scriptures and great acharyas.

  • damodar

    Thanks to Radhanath maharaj for explaning the importance of humna from of life so nicely and in simple words

  • manish

    It makes so much sense; yet another motivation to use our human life sensibly.

  • manish

    It make us realise value of human life over animal, thanks

  • surekha

    Thank you Radhanath swami for giving us the insight that why God has form through this article.

  • jayant mahtani

    Accepting the form of the Lord is practical. Otherwise we are limiting Him when we say he is formless.
    This will allow everyone to build such a sweet, loving relationship with the origin of all pleasure.
    Thank you so much.

  • Sada Nandini

    Thank you for this wonderful article.

  • anand

    wonderful and enlightening quote…thank you

  • sumit

    “Krishna has actually arranged that this specie of life is in His form so it is easy to fall in love with Him.”
    Great words from Maharaj..

  • Kavitha

    Beautiful article! Never thought about this before – “Krishna has actually arranged that this specie of life is in His form so it is easy to fall in love with Him”. It makes so much sense; yet another motivation to use our human life sensibly.

  • Thank you very much for this wonderful understanding.

  • Dr Satpute Satchidanand R

    Human form special benediction was nicely captured in this article.
    It make us realise value of human life over animal, thanks

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Very informative!

  • anjan

    Thanks to the swami for his realizations and analogies

  • Santpal Goel

    Very nice article by HH Radhanath Swami.

  • Sumit Sharma

    Srila Prabhupada says that this human form of life is su-durlabh and one must endeavor to get out of the cycles of birth and death. Radhanath Swami also conveys the same truth to all of us.

  • Milind M Churi

    Vow!Fantastic article.Yes Bible describes that man is made in the image of God.How God can be formless if we have form?The concept of God having no form is Mayavad,or illusion.The God,Krishna says in Bhagvad-Gita that I am the source of everything,I am a seed giver father,I personally come to this material world to re-establish the world order when it diminishes.And if we don’t accept this true knowledge under bonafide guidance and subscribe to mayavad then the gift of human form of life is a waste.Therefore our acharya’s say that if we don’t worship God,The Krishna then “dukh kahibe kahare”.

  • Shyam Mahtani

    A very nice article. Thank you for sharing.

  • Muktkesh Das

    after reading this i got impetus to be sincere, serious & w/o alterior motive in spirituality. thank you swamiji.

  • raj narang

    worship krishna, chant krishna, preach krishna consciousness

  • Arjun K Ramachandra

    Human life is the facility to fall in love with Krishna.

  • Paramesvara Dasa

    Love of Godhead can fetch anything that a man needs, but nothing of this material world. Human body is the gift given by God to have self realization. All glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja.

  • Arjun K Ramachandra

    Beautiful statement -The human form is the crescendo of creation.

  • Ravi Garg

    Very nice article…..thanks Swamiji…