The Power of Inquiry

63 power of inquiry
One great saintly personality remarked that everyone spends their lives within a series of questions and answers. When a bird rises in the morning, it begins asking questions and searching for answers. When it comes back to the nest at night, it is still asking questions and trying to find answers. Inhuman society the businessmen, politicians, lawyers, artists, farmers etc. all are seeking answers to their questions.

Life is a series of questions and answers:
How to solve our problems?
How to find happiness?
How to avoid suffering?
How to make friends?
How to gain power and prestige?
Of course, in today’s age the series of questions and answers is mostly abouthow to make money.
All the television shows, cinemas, newspapers, magazines, are about these questions and answers.
The Vedic scriptures explain that, now that you are a human being, inquire about who you are. The questions about eating, sleeping, mating and defendingand all of their various sub-divisions exhibit the basic trend of human intelligence in today’s world, but these are unimportant questions.

Who am I?
Why am I suffering?
Where am I coming from?
Where am I going?
Who is God?
What is the nature of this universe?
What is my relationship with God within this universe?
When a human being comes to the elevated platform of making serious inquiry on these subjects, then human life has real spiritual value.

If we really want to digest food, we have to have hunger. If we have no hunger, we have very weak digestion. Hunger is a very important part of life because it gives power to digest and that principle holds true for spiritual knowledge as well. When we feel the urgency and the hunger to solve the real problems of life and we inquire from people who act truly and who reveal the word of God in an unadulterated way, then our human life really begins.

The scriptures tell us that there is a final exam. That final exam is called death. It’s not a horrible thing unless we fail it. Death is neither good nor bad. If we fail the exam of death it’s a miserable situation. But if we pass that exam it’s the most glorious opportunity in all of creation. We can pass this examination by using our life to seek answers to the questions of the purpose of life and then following those answers which will lead us to the right path and destination of our life.

– Radhanath Swami

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  • anjan

    This is such a wonderful article that any person should read and make the best use of this human form of life.

  • Good One..

  • Arabinda

    Thanks for a great post on Q&A and the revelation about the most
    important Q&A meant for human life.

  • shailesh

    Very nicely explained by Radhanath Maharaj ! Hare Krsna !

  • Rajeev

    Wonderfully explained. Thank you very much.

  • anil

    nice answer.

  • Saurabh

    Wonderful article, thank you

  • madhura

    very nice article.

  • madhura

    beautiful article.

  • Sunny Hinduja

    Wonderful!!

  • pancatattva priya das

    hare krsna.

    perfect questions – right answers.

    hari bol.

  • N. Swaminathan

    Hunger is related to the power to digest, absorb or assimilate.

  • umesh

    thank u Maharaj for telling us the importance of “Inquiry”

  • Kautubh Hassan Narasimhan

    Very enlightening Maharaj…

  • umesh

    powerful article by Radhanath Swami

  • Vinay Jain

    Thanks Radhanath Swamiji for making even death so palatable for us!

  • sri vallabhi dd

    very enlightening

  • sandeep kaimal

    nice article by swamiji

  • Phani

    Very Very Powerful Message by His Holiness Radhanath Swami. Thanks a lot.

  • Ganesh

    Brilliant article.Really,thank you so much,Maharaj.

  • pradeep lalwani

    realy its very good article for our life.

    hare krishna

    thankyou maharaj

  • anand

    thanks

  • saurabh

    Amazing post very inspiring. thank you very much

  • Anil Timbe

    Very beautiful article illustrating the power of inquery.

  • SACHIN

    Radhanath Swami so precisely presents all important inquiries we should ask in our life !

  • Deepak

    very nice article

  • navin poojary

    Very Nice ! Thanks for sharing

  • anjan

    Many thanks to swamiji Radhanath for this practical answer

  • Kuldeep Soni

    So profound knowledge given by Radhanath swami.

  • Kuldeep Soni

    So profound.

  • Amar Solanki

    wonderful. thank u.

  • anand

    thankyou

  • Kuldeep Soni

    Radhanath swami clearly distinguish the real questions of life.

  • Roshan

    Thank you for reminding the urgency of proper enquiries in the human form of life.

  • anand

    enlightening…thanks for sharing

  • Shyam Mahtani

    The true meaning of human life has been so nicely explained. We all need to inquire, but we need to inquire relative to our true selves. Thank you Swamiji.

  • Aishwarya

    Nice article revealing how life is just finding answers to questions and most importantly asking the right question.

  • Aishwarya

    Nice article revealing how life is just finding answers to questions and the most importantly asking the right question.

  • vijay

    very true

  • These are essential aspects of spiritual life which has to be practiced. Thank you Maharaj for these valuable teachings.

  • sunita paleja

    Hari Hari! Great… Amazing… Thank u.

  • Ketan Pendse

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for precisely explaining the power of inquiry….

  • Jagannath Dham Das

    Radhanath Swami so precisely presents all important inquiries we should ask in our life !

  • anand

    thank you

  • sri vallabhi dd

    Hare krishna

  • Kuldeep Soni

    Very Nice article which gives the mood of inquisitive person.

  • Paramesvara Dasa

    Very good lesson to answer the final exam of life. All glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja.

  • Biswajit

    Hare Krishna… Radhanath Swami Ki Jai

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    Very nice article by HH Radhanath Swami about how to mould our precious human form of life.

  • chandraprakash

    its a lader to go up

  • sajeev

    only in the proper association does one learn to ask perfect questions…thank u for sharing maharaj’s sastric wisdom.

  • This common exam is the least thought over- The scriptures tell us that there is a final exam. That final exam is called death.

  • chandraprakash

    wonderful quote…………….really inspiring

  • Pankaj

    Powerful!

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Wonderful and thought provoking article.

  • Pankaj

    Thank you for telling the power of Inquiry which a que of success of our whole life

  • Anil Timbe

    very helpful article… very nicely presented… thanks for sharing

  • shyama radhika devi dasi

    great article thank u.

  • Shalmalee

    If an being does not have question is as good as animal.. we have intelligence and we should i question .. to attain the love of God

  • vraja

    very nice

  • Arjun K Ramachandra

    i appreciated the point on death – it’s the most glorious opportunity in all of creation if we pass that exam.

  • bipin

    A very very beautiful article. How important is the inquiry to happen, and if it doesnt our life as a human becomes a wasteful tread.

  • suresh

    Short and sweet article.

  • Vrushali

    Human life is about inquiry of the higher purpose of existence. Thank you!

  • anand

    wonderful…thanks

  • surekha

    This is a wonderful article warning us to utilise this human life for inquiring about God. Thank you for sharing this article.

  • Sumit Sharma

    Nice one.

  • Vidya Patham

    As it is explained in the Srimad Bhagvatam everyone is asking questions including the birds and the beasts. But only questions related to the Supreme Lord can really satisfy the soul.

  • sri vallabhi dd

    Very enlightening article

  • “We can pass this examination by using our life to seek answers to the questions of the purpose of life and then following those answers which will lead us to the right path and destination of our life.” This is so important but people spend life in matters that are very trivial from this prospective.

  • sajeev

    enlightening article…thank uf or sharing.

  • Ram Mahtani

    Very enlightening…everyone is enquiring. Unfortunately the outcome of each individuals enquiry varies.

  • Biswajit

    Hare Krishna