Radhanath Swami on ‘Personal Parmatma’

22-Personal-Paramatma

 

“As Paramatma, he, Krishna, is personally yours, 24 hrs a day.”- Radhanath Swami

There are unlimited living beings. Consider every insect, plant, tree, grass, animal, bird, microbe, bacteria, and germ! How many living beings are there in the body? We can’t even count those. What to speak of entire earth! What to speak of the universe! What to speak of the entire cosmic manifestation with unlimited universes with unlimited life in every universe! And that’s merely a fraction; material existence is just a fraction of the spiritual existence. There are unlimited living entities residing in the Brahmajyoti and there are unlimited living entities in unlimited Vaikuntha planets and Krishna is personally with everyone.

Krishna is the Paramatma in every living being’s heart. And that Paramatma, even though he is the same Paramatma in everyone’s heart, he is your Paramatma, he is my Paramatma, he is our special private Paramatma. It’s not that they have shifts. That one Paramatma is with you as long as you are within creation and he is personally yours. He knows your every desire; he knows your every thought, every word and every action. He is your friend, he is your well-wisher and he is your ultimate lover.

The Upanishads describe the two birds on the same tree of the material body. One bird, the jivatma or spirit soul, is trying to find happiness by eating the fruits. Sometimes the fruits are bitter and he suffers and sometimes the fruits are sweet and he finds a little happiness. But he wants more. He needs more. But the other bird, the Paramatma, is just sitting, waiting… “Just turn to me and you will be forever happy.” That is Krishna. As Paramatma, he is personally yours, 24 hrs a day. Now, when a respectful person is next to you, you usually don’t say, “I am going to sleep.” But we sleep, most people sleep half their lives. But Paramatma never sleeps. He is awake, fully conscious with full love, just waiting. That is Krishna.

– Radhanath Swami

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  • Sumit Sharma

    Wonderful concept of Personal Paramatma.

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    The Lord is there in our hearts as Parmatma and we should listen to the voice of the Parmatma.

  • chandrika

    Good explained.

  • manish

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj has very beautifully explained the phenomenon of “private” Pramatma
    True spiritual leaders like Radhanath Swami are expert in diagnosing the problem and even curing it.

  • Swapnil Gaonkar

    Nicely explained .. Thanks Radhanath Swami

  • manish

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj has very nicely explained the phenomenon of “private” Pramatma

  • Milind M Churi

    Our eternal Father Lord Krishna is interested in our welfare as we are His children’s.It is our propensity to enjoy separately from Him makes us forgetful of Him and our eternal nature.Thanks so much for nice explanation.

  • Ravi

    Very inspiring…..

  • Paramesvara Dasa

    Great and Wonderful Krsna who is readily available to help us if we turn to Him who is within us as paramatma. But unfortunately we never turns towards Him. Saintly persons help us to do this. All glories to HH Radhanatha Svami Maharaja.

  • vijay waichal

    Thank you Maharaj for nice explanation of parmatama and krishna

  • “Paramatma knows your every desire; he knows your every thought, every word and every action. He is your friend, he is your well-wisher and he is your ultimate lover.” Very profound explanation of Paramatma.

  • Paramatma never sleeps. He is awake, fully conscious with full love, just waiting. That is Krishna.

    Even an atheist can’t deny that!!!

  • vaishali kamat

    Thank you sharing these realisations.

  • chandrika

    Wonderful article.

  • manish

    This article about our individual Paramatma surely awakens our consciousness.

  • umesh

    we can understand from the descripton from Radhanath Swami as to how much Lord is so merciful to help us even in our conditioned stage by being with us.

  • Aishwarya

    Paramatama is truly the best well-wisher and the most intimate friend.

  • jayant mahtani

    Since the Super-soul is situated in everyone’s heart, we should not grudge anyone. Rather we should respect everyone and serve mankind by uplifting their spirits.

  • Rajesh

    Radhanath Swami is just repeating in disciplic succession what is mentioned in scriptures so we are getting the Absolute truth as it is withoput any deviation. But hi sgreatness is that he is putting us in such a simple and lucid manner that it is very easily understandable to the modern man who has mostly lost touch of the Vedic truths

  • Swapnil Gaonkar

    Thank you radhanath Swami for this hope giving article

  • gaurav

    It is so relieving & soothing to know that Paramatma knows our ins & outs & we have someone to turn to in all situations of our life.

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Amazing insights! Thank you for teaching us that the Lord is always with us as Paramatma and if only we turn towards him, we can perfect our lives!

  • Ravi Garg

    It is so unfortunate that Jiva bird is so busy eating the fruits that he doesn’t turn to God…

  • Sanjiv

    Wonderful. It is truly mystical

  • vijay waichal

    The analogy of two birds quoted by HH Radhanath Swami is true and slf explanatory

  • Bhaskar

    Have heard about Paramatma many times. But this deep contemplation revels the real compassion of Lord. I am greatfull for this insight.

  • Y. Raja Shekar

    HH Radhanath Swami gives a gist on the understanding of Parmatma in this article.

  • abhay

    Its really stupendous . mind boggling . Lord Krishna is so great and still accessible by each and everyone of us. Swamiji thank you very much, for making us realize our position.

  • Y. Raja Shekar

    The analogy of two birds quoted by HH Radhanath Swami through Upanisad is very enlightening.

  • “One Paramatma is with you as long as you are within creation and he is personally yours. He knows your every desire; he knows your every thought, every word and every action. He is your friend, he is your well-wisher and he is your ultimate lover.” Nice explanation about Paramatma.

  • Prahalad Kaul

    Its amazing as described by Radhanath Swami about how much the Lord is concerned for us as he constantly accompanies us.

  • svdd

    Very nicely explained by Maharaj about two birds in the same tree,one is enjoying the fruit and other one is just witnessing.

  • Kirti C

    Radhanath Swami does a very good job at presenting the nature of Paramatma, the one who is closest to us and is our dear-most well-wisher.

  • Dr Satpute Satchidanand R

    It is so wonderful to see magnanimity of Lord Krishna being personally present at everymoment with every single soul within all the species in material and spiritual creation being the most exalted personality and owner of the whole manifestation. It is indication of deep love and concern lord has for each and everyone

  • Krishna is so loving….

  • manish

    Krishna is the Paramatma in every living being’s heart.He is our friend, he is your well-wisher and he is our ultimate lover.Radhanath Swami Maharaj has very beautifully explained the phenomenon of “private” Pramatma

  • Indresh Mishra

    Radhanath Swami comes-up with a brilliant post about the personal aspect of the Lord.

  • Vinay Jain

    How magnanimous is Krishna! & how magnanimous are His devotees like Radhanath Swami who are sharing such confidential knowledge about Him with the entire world!!!

  • biswajit

    Radhanath Swami Ki Jai

  • kiran yagain

    Often I do baby sitting to my 4 year old son. He at times wants to become independent and he hates to get observed by me continuously. Then I keep myself out of his sight and out of his mind but still keep an eye on him.
    But my Paramatma is unlimitedly compassionate that He is sitting in my heart, babysitting me, without my knowledge for time immemorial. I am so stupid that I never turned to him. Thank You Maharaj for making me turn towards my Paramatma.

  • GOKUL SUNDARI DEVI DASI

    Thank you so much HH Radhanth Maharaj Ji for wonderful teachings that enlightens our souls & helps us to move ahead in bhakti.

  • Deepak

    Radhanath Swami has an amazing quality of narrating the story with wonderful example, he is the best story teller, and it’s not just for kids even elders & old people relish it to the fullest. Stories he gives are full of learnings

  • Keval Shah

    Very nice explanation. Bhagvad Gita also explains this with analogies of Two Birds Sitting on a tree.

  • Y. Raja Shekar

    Beautiful narration by HH Radhanath Swami. This article about our individual Paramatma surely awakens our consciousness.

  • Udisha

    It is inconceivable to understand how God in the form of Parmatma exist within each and every living entity!!! Thank you so much for reminding us about Parmatma who is watching every thought.

  • pranjal

    Lord is never far away from us . He is sitting right inside our heart as our closest friend.No one knows about us better then him…He is giving us his personal association. Now its up to us that we realize his love for us and instead of living our lives independently we devote our life to his will.

  • umesh

    Radhanath Swami has very nicely described the phenomenon of “private” Pramatma..

  • keerthimayee

    Wow! what a beautiful narration about Paramatma. Thank you Maharaj!

  • NSP

    Paramatma form of the Lord is so merciful! Nicely explained by HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj!

  • Piyush Singh

    Krishna is so kind and considerate for us (his children) that he himself accompanies each one of us forever, to guide us and bring us to the right path of bliss forever if only we are willing to follow his guidance. Thanks for sharing this wisdom from Radhanath Swami.

  • Vaibhav Sharma

    Wow what a beautiful explanation!

  • Sahil Khosla

    Thanks Radhanath Swami for explaining how personal is the parmatma form of the lord and how we have it’s constant companionship.

  • Sada Nandini

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for this very wonderful article saying us Krsna is waiting for us so long to come back to him.

  • anna

    Thank you swamiji Radhanath. you are so kindly writing these wonderful articles just for people like myself who can benefit a lot by reading your posts.

  • But Paramatma never sleeps. He is awake, fully conscious with full love, just waiting. That is Krishna.

  • Sumit Sharma

    Nice article by Radhanath Swami on Paramatma. Paramatma sitting in one heart knows exactly what we are thinking and desiring.

  • Rajeev

    Parmatma is there with us full time and is 24 by 7 with us watching our thoughts, we can never cheat him with our so called mind which is very limited, only key is to try to be sincere and endeavor to revive our relationship with lord. Thanks for sharing.

  • N. Swaminathan

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj has very beautifully explained how merciful the Lord is by being constantly present before us – constantly guiding us and waiting for us to pay attention.