Get out of Prison – Radhanath Swami

Success in life has nothing to do with making a comfortable happy situation in the world.  Success in life is getting out of this world.  It is explained that there are first class, second class, third class and fourth class cells within the prison.  No doubt elevating oneself from a fourth class, dirty, filthy cell to a first class, nice, clean cell is improvement.  But that is not the goal of life.  With the same amount of energy that a person is using to buy the different prison officials to get an elevation in his cell status, he can be contacting his lawyer and make a real solution to get out of the prison.  Similarly, people are very much eager to try to create a nice situation in a world of suffering, a place where death will be the final blow to diffuse all of our dreams. We should invest our energy to get out of here and go to the kingdom of God.

By Radhanath Swami


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  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Superb explanation and analogy to a prison house. Its true that this material world is a prison house but we have made ourselves so comfortable here that we do not want to get out of it. Our goal of life is to get out of this cycle of birth and death and never come back to this prison house.

  • manish

    Thank you H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj for realizing us how miserable this world is.

  • surekha

    Thank you Radhanath swami for telling us to make our goal as going back to Godhead in this very life.

  • Because of our ignorance we are undergoing the cycle of birth and death. As we turned away from Krishna, we are facing unlimited births and deaths. we are not aware of reality, how to come across this fearful situation. Only Radhanath swami like guru can make us to cross this material ocean , that is this material prison.

  • Devdatt

    wonderful explaination of prison by Radhanath Swami

  • Harsha

    One should understand that we are in prison house and make steps to get out of the prison house. Thank you very much Radhanath swami for sharing this.

  • Jagdish Majethiya

    Wonderful instructions – Thanks a lot Maharaj for this very insightful article.

  • yogish

    Maharaj thanku for opening our eyes…

  • Raj Narang

    Thank you very much Maharaj for the wonderful inspirational article.


  • Very true! Unfortunately people don’t value this freedom more than the material comforts and hence live and die in illusion. This article would surely make one reconsider the goal of life.Thank you Maharaj for this post.

  • Ravi Garg

    What a realistic analogy Swamiji has presented……..thx

  • sachin komble

    one we must come out from this huge prisonvery true

  • Rajat

    Alas people in the material world get attached to this hellish cell and are not ready to hear even that there is a much better situation they can attain.

  • Arjun K Ramachandra

    Srila Prabhupada says in one of his purports: “Despite our tenacious determination to remain in this material body, death will rudely eject us out of the theater of material existence”

  • Vishvesh Jogalekar

    Radhanath Swami out of his unlimited compassion is showing us the path to real success.

  • Madana Kishore Das

    Maharaj has nicely explained what the goal of our life should be and why we should not be content with cheap thrills that this material world has to offer.

  • Sumit

    Going back to Godhead should be the real interest of everyone in this material world but somehow due to illusory energy of the Lord, people make other things as their interests. Thank you Radhanath Swami for elaborating on that.

  • Shankar Mani

    Let us all go back!!!

  • CS Sandeep Shinde

    Thank you very much for telling what is sucess in life.

  • srikanth

    H.H.Radhanath Swami Maharaj ki jai

  • Yogesh M

    Truly, v good article..

  • Sagar Wadekar

    Lord Krishna says – this world is full of miseries and come to ME. Its us who always get entrapped in MAYA thinking that I am very happy here. We are always running for happiness which is lasting for just a moment. Thanks to the LORD who has sent a messenger in form of our dear HH Radhanath Maharaj who is making us realise our ultimate goal in this world. JAI !!!

  • Piyush Singh

    What a beautiful and instructive Analogy. Thank you Radhanath Swami.

  • Manish Advani

    We are so trapped in going from one prison to another that we don;t realize there is something higher whcih we must be aiming at. Radhanath Swami out of his unlimited compassion is showing people the path to real success. Its now up to us whether we want to follow Radhanath Swami or someone else who drags us deeper in sense gratificiation.

  • krishna chandra das

    If we accept the supremacy of God, then the desire to go back to Him, permanently, will come.

  • Rupa

    Very nice article..

  • Prasanna Kulkarni

    Thank you Maharaj for everything.

  • Veena K

    Thank you Maharaj for such a wonderful article!!

  • rajesh lad

    Nice example !

  • Abhijit Toley

    Yes, Radhanath Swami asks us to get out of jail, not from one cell to another.

  • Dipti Gaikwad

    Radhanath Swami is telling us to stop wasting time on temporary patch-gap solutions and invest in the permanent fix for our problems.

  • rakesh

    Thank you H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj for realizing us again and again how miserable this world is.

  • Shantipur Nath das

    Absolutely correct. Still most people don’t believe that the material world is a prison.

  • prabhat kumar

    This is an excellent article by Radhanath swami maharaj.

  • Jitendra Pardeshi

    Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj for the directing where to invest our time and energy and right definition of Real success.

  • Anil Timbe

    Radhanath Swami is so nicely sharing defination of success.

  • deepak

    The truth of life revealed by Radhanath Swami.

  • Karthik

    Very true and very wonderfully explained by Maharaj. By Realizing this one can achieve perfection.

  • Manish Advani

    This is one of the best of Radhanath Swami which i have come across. MEssage is so clear now its up to us to make a choice.

  • sunil jha

    Thanks Maharaj for sharing such and powerful instruction. We always run for fulfilling our dream which is like a mirage thereby running away from our spiritual goa…

  • Vinay Rachh

    very nice article showing us real problem and the solution.

  • N Swaminathan

    The analogy given by Radhanath Swami truly catches the messy situation we are in – our so-called earnest efforts are pathetically below the mark.

  • Ketan Pendse

    It is such a true fact but we tend to turn a blind eye towards this (death). But with able guidance of Radhanath Swami we can really cross this miserable ocean of birth and death….

  • shirish

    Its paragraph is relly amazing.Please give us strength Radhanth swami maharaj so that we get conviced that this world is the place of suffering.
    I am really greatful to you for quoting the absulute thing in simple language.

  • This is absolutely true in today’s modern world where we are born to run for the material dreams. One after another, we pursue mirages that never give us satisfaction. Oh! when will I ever understand this and as Radhanath Swami says, invest my energy into getting to Goloka.