Radhanath Swami’s Article on Supreme Goal of Yoga

Radhanath Swami on Supreme goal of yoga

As a lamp in a windless place does not waver, so the transcendentalist, whose mind is controlled, remains always steady in his meditation on the transcendent self. (Gita 6:19)  Krishna is explaining here the true meaning of yoga.  Yoga means that process, which brings our consciousness back to its original natural condition.  At present our mind is diverted due the objects of the senses and the false ego from the true nature of our consciousness.  Therefore, there is so much suffering in the world.

According to the Bhagavad Gita suffering is due to illusion.  When the soul identifies itself with the temporary material body, which is subjected to innumerable pains, then the soul puts itself in a condition where invariably it must suffer.  In fact greater than the pains of the body are the pains of the mind.  Therefore Krishna gives us a simple and wonderful process by which we can purify our lives from all suffering forever, and that is by keeping our mind and our senses always engaged in His loving service.  According to the Bhagavad Gita all that we eat, all that we do, all that we give away, everything should be done as an offering to God.  This is the highest perfection of life and the supreme goal of yoga or religion.

By Radhanath Swami

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  • Sumit

    We have to keep body, mind and soul together by the process of yoga, but if that’s not happening, then it means either the process that we followed is faulty or we ourselves are faulty. Thank you very much Radhanath Swami for showing me the correct way of performing the yoga of love.

  • Radhanath Swami should enlighten people at every Yoga Studio in the world where the focus unfortunately has been only on the body

  • rajendra desai

    yoga means how one should be constantly engaged in the service of lord, very nice explanation given by HHRNSM

  • Anita Iyer

    Wonderful article. So concise and precise. The definition of yoga is so well explained, the pain of the body and mind is explained and the solution is also well explained.

  • Gautam Gupta

    Highest Perfection in simple terms by Radhanath Swami.

  • Karthik

    “According to the Bhagavad Gita suffering is due to illusion. When the soul identifies itself with the temporary material body, which is subjected to in numerable pains, then the soul puts itself in a condition where invariably it must suffer”
    Wonderfully explained the cause of suffering.
    All glories to HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

  • Ana

    Thank you, Maharaj for explaining the highest perfection of life in such a simple way.

  • Madhura

    Radhanath Maharaj Ki Jay!

  • Nina Sood

    Very wonderfully explained !

  • Yogita Jagannathan

    Nowadaysa there are so many yoga studios who are misleading people about the true purpose of yoga, Radhanath Swami has explained the real meaning of yoga so lucidly.

  • Yoga is so misconstrued in the Western world. Radhanath Swami Maharaj has put in simple words the real meaning of Yoga!

  • Anant Bhat

    Maharaj is explained true meaning of Yoga ..this is an requirement of today..thank you

  • Vaishali Kamat

    Radhanath Swami has presented an eye opener to all.

  • Sanjay S

    From time immemorial the problems of this world are the same. The solution therefore also remains the same. The teachings of the Bhagavad Gita has a relevance that is beyond time and place.

  • Mangesh Kulkarni

    Yoga, described perfectly!

  • Shoba Fernandes

    Thank you so much for this enlightening message.

  • Rajesh

    as explained by swami ji ultimate goal of yoga is to unite with GOD

  • Parag Udeshi

    Radhanath Swami is teaching us Yoga in the right sense with the goal aimed at going back home back to godhead where there is no suffering eternally.

  • The right yoga indeed! Thank You Radhanath Swami 🙂

  • Swapnil

    SO correctly said “greater than th esuffering of the body is th esuffering of the mind” Radhanth swami maharaj knows perfectly the means and ends of Yoga .

  • Abhijit Toley

    The goal of a fit body seemed very insignificant for such a mystic process as yoga. Only when I came across the real goal, reviving our connection with God, did yoga become attractive to me.

  • seema

    Thank you for the wonderful explanation.

  • Deepak

    Wonderful. Maharaj stresses a lot of Bhakti yoga. As Krishna mentioned Bhagvad Gita, Bhakti yoga is the supreme yoga & all other yoga’s are parts & parcels of Bhakti yoga.

  • Yes. The yoga process explained by Maharaj is simple and sublime. By simply offering everything with love we can get connected to the Lord. Maharaj is showing us the easiest means to attain God. Thanks Maharaj for making things simple for neophyte devotees like us.

  • Gautam Gupta

    Yoga a complicated subject matter which has many interpretation all around the globe by all kinds of people, Radhanath Maharaj taking reference from BG explain its deeper and true understanding.

  • Thank You Radhanath Swami 🙂

  • rajesh jogani

    All glories to Maharaj for explaining the real meaning of yoga.

  • Gopasana

    here is some explanation of Yoga by Radhanath swami, which is so often misunderstood in the modern world

  • Yoga is the buzzword in the west today and 99% people don;t know what real yoga is all about they think its gymnastics. Radhanath Swami in one paragraph is showing the way…

  • Sheetal Maheshwari

    The path of yoga & the teachings of Bhagawat Gita become so simple when we have an expert guide. Thank You.

  • Ravi Garg

    THanks swamiji for opening our eyes on the matter of highest goal of life…….

  • Saveeta

    Yoga and Mind control have always been topics of great interest to everyone in this world since ages.Great saints like Radhanath Swami who have understood the essence of all scriptures have made this path of Yoga much easy by teaching the principles of Bhakti “by keeping our mind and our senses always engaged in God’s loving service”.This is such a simple and practical method of following Yoga through activity in devotional service

  • Y.Raja shekar

    Radhanath Swami, a great Yogi can present the simple ways of understanding of soul. These simple teachings of Radhanath Swami are purely based on Srimad Bhagavad Gita.

  • hrishikesh mafatlal

    I recently read that World Health Organization (WHO) has identified mental diseases to be one of the most prevalent in the 21st Century. Radhanath Swami is prescribing a time-tested cure.

  • Unmesh

    Radhanath Swami explains our true position and how to act for that true position.

  • We can certainly relate with the problems we face and to the degree we follow the methods explained by Radhanath Swami we can also understand and realised that we are not this body and we can also purify our lives from all suffering forever, and that is by keeping our mind and our senses always engaged in Krishna’s loving service.

  • prashant v

    it is very clear from this article, that whole chaos in the world is due to illusion of identification with the body and a transcendentalist who controls his mind from sense objects and fixes it to Supreme Lord he is not bewildered.

  • kumar

    thanks for this beautiful article

  • Swaminathan

    When Radhanath Swami says that suffering of the mind is more than the suffering of the body, I cannot agree more. It is very easy to see how the mind imagines control and ownership because in reality the control is very limited and ownership is always temporary. Due to believing on the imaginary castle built by the mind, we suffer due to that. Radhanath Swami is reminding everyone that we are living in an unnatural environment. Yoga is to get back our natural situation.

  • Nisha

    such a deep and realistic approach to yoga.

  • Pramathesh Nimkar

    Such a nice explanation of how to get relief from suffering. Suffering of mind is the most difficult to overcome. But if we simply follow this one verse quoted bt Radhanath Swami from Bhagavad Gita – yat karoshi, yad ashnasi… then we will be free of all the sufferings. Very very true!!!

  • Ramya

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj has given the perfect definition of Yoga.

  • Girish

    Radhanath Swami’s views and explainations are simple and simply awesome!

  • Dharmendra Kumar

    true essense of YOGA
    JAI……..

  • Radhanath Swami is trying to teach us how to control the mind which has the potential to lead us to disastreous life.

  • Vaishali Kamat

    This is a very nice explanation of “YOGA” by Radhanath Swami. Such a simple method of achieving it.

  • umesh

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj is very clearly explaining that the supreme goal of yoga is doing everything as an offering to God. Its so simple and practical and hence even a common man can follow it easily without any exercises or postures.

  • shirish

    Thank you , Radhanath swami for explaning such a deep understanding in very simple way.

  • Tushar Gaikwad

    I always thought yoga means to do some exercises to keep body fit. Here Radhanath swami is giving much deeper meaning than it is commonly understood. Thank you Radhanath swami.

  • Tushar Gaikwad

    I always thought yoga means to do some exercises to keep body feet. Here Radhanath swami is giving much deeper meaning than it is commonly understood. Thank you Radhanath swami.

  • Pravin

    Excellent and absolutely true definition of Yoga by HH Radhanath swami maharaj:- “Yoga means that process, which brings our consciousness back to its original natural condition.”

  • Pradeep Kumar

    Thank you very much Radhanath Swami Maharaj for explaining wonderfully the highest perfection of life and the supreme goal of yoga or any religion .

  • B.J. ARORA

    “At present our mind is diverted from God, due the objects of the senses and the false ego from the true nature of our consciousness.” What a wonderful statement by Radhanath Swami.

  • samir paleja

    Superbly explain!

  • Rohit K

    So True.. Short and sweet understanding on the Goal of Yoga.!