Radhanath Swami explains how yoga means unity

What is the meaning of yoga? Yoga means unity. What is the meaning of religion? Religion comes from the Greek word religio, which means “to bind back, to be in harmony, to be in unity.” Every living being has a body, a mind and a consciousness. The consciousness is the energy emanating from the …

Clouds and Moon

During the rainy season, we cannot see the moon because it is covered by the clouds. The clouds, however, are radiant with the glow of the moon’s rays. Similarly, in our material existence we cannot directly perceive the soul, because our consciousness is covered by the cloud-like false ego, the false identification…

Hope in Pain

Whatever God does is ultimately a miracle for our pleasure. Even the punishments are ultimately for our pleasure even though they may cause pains in our bodies. Biologically, what is pain? Different nerve endings go through certain transformations that create signals, which come out as pain. It is an unbelievable creation…

All Merciful, All Beautiful -LOVE

Krishna is all-attractive, because it is Krishna alone who can perfectly love us with unlimited ecstatic affection for all eternity. And it is Krishna alone in whom the soul can repose its complete propensity and aspiration to…

Square Peg In a Round Hole

Material existence is a place of much confusion and suffering. The reason for that is that the eternal soul, whose nature is to find unlimited happiness in a natural love for God, is trying to find that same love through…

Radhanath Swami on Hijacking of the soul

Radhanath Swami on Hijacking of the soul

We’re on this wonderful airship of the human life traveling back home, back to God.  What maya, or illusion will do? She will send her hijackers, the six enemies—lust, envy, anger, pride, greed and delusion.  These are our enemies and they’re living right within our hearts and it’s their duty …