Yoga of Work – Radhanath Swami

Radhanath Swami - Yoga of work

Yoga means to reconnect our consciousness with God, and the yoga of work is to connect our work with God. How do we connect our work with God? By doing it in proper spiritual consciousness.  It is not that we have to change our job or give everything away; it means we have to learn how to live in divine consciousness.

That consciousness develops when we think of God, worship Him and become His devotees, when we associate with saintly people, when we make our home a temple and worship God, when we regularly purify and intensify our minds by chanting God’s names, and when we live a pure life abstaining from illicit sex, intoxication, gambling and meat eating. By practicing these processes our mind becomes divine, our consciousness becomes pure and then naturally whatever work we do, we do it in the spirit of compassion as an offering to God.

By Radhanath Swami


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  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Very informative!

  • Pranjal dixit

    We need to have that spirit of performing our duties in divine consciousness. Thank you Maharaj.

  • Gurrappanaidu

    Maharaj nicely explained the tips on spiritual practice in day to day life.

    Thank you so much for sharing us.

  • Sumit

    By simply way of chanting the Hole Name of Lord (ie. Bhakti Yoga), we can reamin connected with the Lord without any fear of falling down in the trap of His material energy which is divine and also very powerful.

  • Mahendra

    Wonderful explaination by Maharaj “Yoga means to reconnect our consciousness with God”

  • Ashwani

    Maharaj very nicely focuses on the essential elements of spirituality.

  • Sri Kisore Das

    You keep me in line Gurudeva!!

  • Renuka

    Maharaj has very easily connected our work with spirituality.Thanks Maharaj.

  • prashant v

    Spiritual life is not abstaining from duties but to accept god as center of our duties and definitely to abstain from 4 pillars of sinful life to perform those duties in proper consciousness.

  • Manish

    Very nice and simple!

  • kumar

    thank you very much for enlightening us on this subject Maharaj

  • Beautiful explanation of karma yoga!

  • umesh

    in a nutshell but with great clarity Radhanath Swami Maharaj explains about the doing work in proper consciousnes.

  • Sujit

    One is always confused or scared to perform spiritual activities thinking it will hamper his drive to become a successful person in life. Here Radhanath Swami spells it out clearly the aspect of consciousness which is important in what ever goal one sets in his life.

  • Girish

    What a simple and practical explanation for yoga. Simply superb

  • rajesh jogani

    Maharaj shows a simple process of gaining saintly qualities

  • Aman Jain

    Radhanath Swami has described in such simple & lucid language the real meaning and true essence of “YOGA”

  • Sunny

    Usually Spiritual life is thought to be negation of various things in life; Radhanath Swami so beautifully explains, this may not be true, its only a change in consciousness…to make it divine…

  • vaishali Kamat

    Thank you Maharaj for explaining us about how to be god-conscious in our day-day life. We do not have to leave our jobs for that. Rather whatever we work we should do it as an offering to God.

  • M. Pandurangayya Shetty

    This is a very clear understanding of Yoga. Radhanath Swami helps everyone to get linked with God. All glories to Radhanath Swami.

  • Sheetal Maheshwari

    Such a practical understanding of how to develop a divine consciousness such that whatever work we do we do it in connection to God.

  • Neha Viral Chaglani

    How clear maharaj is about the real yoga and way to perfect one’s life.. Thanks Maharaj…

  • Sanjiv Chandnani

    This is such a beatuful and practical explanation of how we can all become divine in our consciousness by chanting the names of GOD…

  • Satish

    Excellent article on karma yoga.

  • Yogita Jagannathan

    This is such practical advice from Radhanath Swami. Anyone, even in today’s fast paced world, can follow this type of Yoga.

  • krishang

    wonderful,thank you

  • Chandrashekar

    Yes HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj gives the true meaning of YOGA. By practicing which everyone can become really happy. Thank you Maharaj!

  • CS Sandeep Shinde

    Thank you very much my dear Radhanath Swami. Please bless me so that i can work in the divine consciousness.

  • Shyam Bihari Das

    I have always looked at my work as purely a material activity, that provides for the family and friends. This explanation makes me feel very satisifed as Maharaj has provided the means of making this material activity divine, and has provided a way to be Krishna conscious all the time. Thank you so much Maharaj. Hari Bol!

  • This is so relevant. Otherwise so much time is wasted at work, because of today’s amenities like the INTERNET.

  • Vraja

    Excellent understanding of Karma yoga by Radhanath Swami

  • Prembabu

    very nice article. Thank you Radhanath Swami

  • balarama

    Such difficult spiritual concepts are explained in such an easy way. All glories to HH Radhanath Swami.

  • Deepak

    It makes feel so good doing Krishnize everything we do.

  • Sanjay S

    The simplest definition of Yoga

  • mukund

    thank you Swamiji for inspiring us

  • sandeep

    Thank you Radhanath Maharaj for telling us how to adopt Krishna consciousness in our day to day life.

  • bipin

    All Glories To H.H.Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    So much easy has it been made to work in Krishna Consciousness.

    Hare Krishna

  • anjanadri

    Very wonderful and practical tips to perform work in devotion by Radhanath swami. Thanks for posting these wonderful instructions of Radhanath swami

  • Abhijit Toley

    Yoga of work was always a difficult concept for me to understand. But here Radhanath Swami explains it in simple words – just purify our consciousness, and automatically our consciousness will cause us to do everything as an offering to God.

  • Rebecca

    “Purity is the force” and maharaj gives the simple formula to attain it.

  • Meera Sharma

    Thank you Maharajah, you have given us so simple formula to purify the mind.

  • Swapnil

    Thank you Radhanth Swami for explaining us the meaning of Yoga in such a simple and practical way .Most of the times i was wondering Yoga means togo to Himalyas and do some exercise .By following what you say i can become a yogi by staying in city as well 🙂

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  • abhay

    Such simple and powerful definition of yoga and work!

  • shirish

    Thank you radhanath swami for explaining how to lead the pure life.

  • Parag Udeshi

    Thank you Maharaj for showing us the right approach towards our work.

  • Viraj Kamat

    I would like to thank Radhanath Swami Maharaj for this inspiring advice. This has helped me relate my work as an offering to God.

  • Krishna

    Thanks for this wonderful article.

  • Balaji

    Thank you very much Radhanath Swami Maharaj for explaining the concept in simple words. Please bless me that I can follow these simple steps in my life

  • Piyush Singh

    Thank you, Radhanath Swami.

  • Sharad

    Thank you Maharaj for explaining the real meaning of yoga

  • Manish Raikundalia

    Nicely said. Thanks Maharaj.

  • Narendra

    Radhanath Swami your message is simply removing the clouds and giving us clear view of the sky

  • Manikan

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for opening our eyes. We always thought Yoga means to keep our body fit.

  • Ravi Garg

    Thanks Swamiji for explaining the real meaning of yoga…….today everyone understands yoga as form of exercise for betterment of health……the real meaning of yoga ‘to reconnect consciousness with God’

  • Mangesh Kulkarni

    concise but perfect

  • Mike

    Radhanath Swami is giving everyone the essence of Yoga

  • Radhanath Swami is giving everyone direction to the right path

  • Manasa

    Thank you Maharaj for explaining us the real meaning of yoga

  • Anita Iyer

    This is very practical. Am trying to implement this in my life.

  • nisha

    This really works, restraining our mind from these 4 things :- illicit sex, intoxication, gambling and meat eating ; really keeps ur mind and body healthy and always indulged in positive thoughts. This is the art of POSITIVE THINKING and YOGA!

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    As Radhanath Swami mentions, if we chant the Holy Names of Lord and follow 4 regulative principles then all the problems of the world will be solved. These teachings of Radhanath Swami are very potent and touch the hearts of millions as they are purley based on Bhagavad Gita.

  • Veena

    Thank you Maharaj for this wonderful article. I think i got an answer for my long awaited query for same and i will try to remember your wonderful teaching that ” How do we connect our work with God? By doing it in proper spiritual consciousness. It is not that you have to change your job or give everything away; it means you have to learn how to live in divine consciousness.”

  • Uday

    Radhanath Swami beautifully explains how we can purify our consciousness and do our work in the spirit of compassion.

  • swapnil

    Very few people in this world would know this real definition of yoga

  • Rakesh

    What a great explaination of Work in Yoga by H.h. Radhanath Swami Maharaj. I have never find such clear explaination anywhere till now. Thanks Maharaj!

  • Aishwarya

    Radhanath Swami wonderfully explains the apparently complicated topic of Yoga in such simple words helping one to practice even in one’s day to day life.

  • Vinay Malani

    Radhanath Swami is basically teaching us the essence of bhakti yoga – “the Art of Mind Control” in its perfect form!

  • Vishvesh

    Simple explaination for all ordinary people like me to understand. Thanks you very much.

  • Bhavesh

    A very profound explanation of how to work for God.

  • Deepali

    HH Radhanath swami maharaj has very nicely explained how to take our work positively and as an offering to the God

  • Pravin

    “Yoga means to reconnect our consciousness with God, and the yoga of work is to connect our work with God.” Its an excellent way stated by HH Radhanath Swami maharaj to connect everything with God.

  • deep

    this is the true meaning of yoga.

  • seema

    thank you!

  • Ahluwalia

    We have to keep God at the centre of everything we do.

  • Anil Timbe

    Yoga is one of the most misunderstood word. It is taken as some bodily gymnasium. But here Radhanath Swami has so nicely described what is real Yoga and how to attend it.

  • Pramathesh Nimkar

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for explaining Karma Yoga in such simple words. Karama yoga is an obvious outcome of sincere Sadhana Bhakti. It can not be achieved artificially by any other means.

  • Radhanath Swami wonderfully emphasizes that there is no possibility of Yoga without God in the formula. He reiterates that connecting our work with God is so important.

  • Rajeev

    Thank you maharaj for your enlightening instructions. Thanks for sharing the article.

  • Anant Bhat

    How nicely Maharaj is scientifically explained about Yoga and to develope Krishna -prem. Very beautifuly explained…

  • Vaishali Kamat

    Radhanath Swami gives solace to people like me by saying that you do not have to give up anything, but learn to live with a divine consciousness. Hope I can achieve it someday.

  • hrishikesh mafatlal

    How wonderfully explained that it is the INTERNAL consciousness that needs to change, and with that change whatever work we do will be as an offering to God.

  • Meera Sharma

    Thank you Maharajah, you have made spirituality so practical. It is just not knowing dry philosophy but living it practically every moment of our lives. So clear instructions how to connect our work with God.

  • Pure life = devine mind …….. and then whatever we work we do, it in the spirit of compassion as an offering to God. Thankyou Radhanath Maharaj .

  • B.J. ARORA

    Radhanath Swami says that with purified conciousness, our work should be an offering to God .

  • Sandeep Shinde

    Thank you very much HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj for explaining how to live in divine consciousness.

  • Swaminathan

    This passage from His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj’s lecture has a very practical message. There are two ways in which this works. In the first, most direct way, the consciousness that we develop by prayerful mood, good association and regulated life, makes our work a natural offering to God. In the second way, we learn to see the bigger picture; our consciousness during the work is not as important as the consciousness behind the work.

  • Karthik

    All glories to HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj
    Thanks for explaining the Yoga of Work in simple words. With the same heart please bless me that I can do my work as an offering to God.