Radhanath Swami describes the Nature of Bhakti

30-Nature-of-BhaktiBy performing pious karma, the limit that we can achieve is elevation to higher planets, where there is a longer life with less disease and less anxieties. But ultimately when the karma is exhausted, we are back in the same situation. And through various yoga processes we can have incredible supernatural powers, we can read people’s minds, we can jump on the sunray and go to the sun planet, we can jump in the Ganga and say a mantra and go to Badrinath without taking those buses where everyone is vomiting and everything, we can say a mantra and create gold, create palaces. By his yogic powers Kardama Muni created a nice aerial mansion for his wife.

And through the perfection of jnana marg, one can attain mukti, liberation. But realizing our eternal instinct of intimate ecstatic love for Krishna and to feel Krishna’s infinite love cannot be attained by our own powers.

Krishna says in Gita, bhaktyä tv ananyayä çakya aham evaà-vidho ‘rjuna BG 11.54, “It is only by undivided devotion, bhakti, that I can be understood as I am.” Out of many people who achieve mukti, and out of many people who achieve these incredible supernatural powers of siddhis, it is very rare to find one who is a pure devotee of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Only such a person is totally satisfied, because it’s our natural position.

– Radhanath Swami 

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  • Ram Mohan Gupta

    True. This knowledge of the Supreme Lord is very vital in realizing our constitutional position. Thanks Radhanath Swami.

  • Ram Mohan Gupta

    Beautifully put. Thanks Radhanath Swami.

  • Ram Mohan Gupta

    Great statement. Thanks Radhanath Swami.

  • Ram Mohan Gupta

    True. These statements by Radhanath Swami help in becoming more devotes to Lord Krishna.

  • Ram Mohan Gupta

    Only a pure devotee is totally satisfied. Radhanath Swami amazingly adds that this is due to our natural position.

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    True! Finding a pure devotee is very rare! Thank you for giving us the knowledge that Bhakti Yoga is the highest form of yoga through which we can access the grace of the Supreme Lord.

    • Ram Mohan Gupta

      Agree. Thanks Radhanath Swami for giving us the highest form of yoga.

  • manish

    Wonderfully describe how pure devotee of Lord is very rare …

    Thank you..

  • umesh

    Thank you very much for this transcript of Radhanath Swami’s lecture , I liked the following statement –

    Out of many people who achieve mukti, and out of many people who achieve these incredible supernatural powers of siddhis, it is very rare to find one who is a pure devotee of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Only such a person is totally satisfied, because it’s our natural position

  • Gokul Sundari Devi Dasi

    V informative article.. Jai Gurudev!!

  • Gokul Sundari Devi Dasi

    Jai Gurudev!!.Wonderful article.

  • NSP

    Thank you HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj for so nicely describing that Bhakti Marg is so special.

  • Dr Satpute Satchidanand R

    important understanding. Very true only love of god can satisfy person truely

  • Sagar k

    This is a rare piece of wisdom that most people of the world dont understand and are madly behind making plans for material happiness.
    Thank you Radhanath Swami very much.

  • Deepak

    Radhanath Swami mentioned so nicely about the importance of Bhakti yoga, & how supreme it is compare to other yogic processes.

    Most of the time people who are above materialistic life just get stuck at any of these yogic processes & miss the precious form of yoga which is Bhakti yoga.

    Thanks for reminding Maharaj.

  • anjan

    Thank you Radhanath swami for your precise article that explains what the true purpose of life is!

  • Santpal Goel

    Radhanath swami teaches the true nature of Bhakti.

  • Rajeev

    We are so so fortunate to get in touch with such pure devotees who are so so rare to find as mentioned by Krishna supreme personality of godhead himself. We pray for mercy to be able to practice devotional service life after life.
    Thank you very very much for sharing this article.

  • Pradeep Kumar

    Thank you very much for explain the glory of BHAKTI.

  • Ravi

    Thanks Swamiji for explaining the glorious nature of Bhakti yoga……

  • chetan warade

    Identification our real conditional nature , engage that in service of supreme personality of God is perfection of life. Really very powerful statement quoted by Radhanath Swami. Thank you for shearing.

  • kedar

    Very nicely Maharaj has explained the importance of Bhakti Yoga.

  • Vidya Patham

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for sharing these wonderful conclusions with us about how bhakti yoga alone can actually satisfy the soul.

  • Realizing our eternal instinct of intimate ecstatic love for Krishna and to feel Krishna’s infinite love cannot be attained by our own powers. That’s why its the path of grace.

  • vrushali

    Bhakti, devotion to Krishna is our eternal nature and when we realize that, we achieve the ultimate perfection. Thank you Radhanath swami for these valuable words!

  • Everytime its higher, keep progressing

  • abhay deshmukh

    devotion to God is pleasing to all

  • anand

    thanks for sharing valuable insights

  • Sanjiv

    Truly. The highes goal is to realize that we are eternal servitors of God.

  • Chandra R

    Nice realization that only through bhakti we can under stand Krishna. thank you very much.

  • Manasa

    Thanks for sharing such a nice article. It is only by undivided devotion, bhakti, that Krishna can be understood.

  • Aishwarya

    Thank you for showing how rare is bhakti and how rare are devotees.

  • All glories to H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj. Thank you very much Maharaj for explaining the supreme position of devotion.

  • svdd

    Thank you Maharaj.

  • Raj Narang

    SMPLY GREAT………..

  • nitasha gulati

    thank u so much Radhanath Swami ji.. for guiding fallen souls like us..
    hari bol 🙂

  • anand

    thanks for sharing such wonderful quotes.

  • Krishna says in Gita, bhaktyä tv ananyayä ça

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Bhakti yoga is the simplest, fastest and most enjoyable way back home back to godhead.

  • Dr Satpute Satchidanand R

    Here very nicely HH Radhanath maharaj covering the glory of devotion to lord Krishna specially Bhakti marg, which indicate pure unalloyed love for lord and that is only thing that pleases lord the most.

  • Ravi Garg

    Bhakti yoga is indeed the highest of all yoga……thanks swamiji

  • anand

    very nicely explained the true glory of Krishna

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    its very difficult to fathom and apply what HH Radhanath Swami says here in this article, unless one takes up the process of Bhakti very seriousely under the proper guidance. One also should not be attracted to the material allurements which come in the way while practiing the bhakti and we should constantly in the service of Vaishnavas.

  • Kuldeep Soni

    “It is only by undivided devotion, bhakti, that I can be understood as I am.” – Indeed

  • svdd

    No doubt bhakti is the only food for the satisfaction of soul.

  • anand

    thankyou maharaj

  • Sumit

    Yes, i agree a pure devotee of Lord is very rare and endangered species.

  • Vinay Jain

    It must be definitely true that only by unalloyed bhakti can one be fully satisfied. How? I see Radhanath Swami & his spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada, so perfectly exemplify this principle like no other yogi or gyani.

  • kedar

    H.H.Radhanath Swami Maharaj ki Jay

  • Shyam Mahtani

    Thank you Swamiji.

  • Paramesvara Dasa

    Knowing the Supreme father is all perfect than anything else. By this we can reach our constitutional position. All glories to HH Radhanatha Svami Maharaja.