Radhanath Swami on Empowered to help

Radhanath Swami on Empowered to help

When we hear a spiritual discourse, the treasure of God’s mercy is entering into our hearts through our ears, and we want to share that treasure with whomever we meet.  We will want to help them, to uplift them. Therefore, simply repeat. No need to speculate, no need to concoct; simply try to repeat
what we have heard from guru (spiritual guide), saintly people and Holy Scriptures.  We should try to use our good, creative intelligence to do it in a very convincing and appealing way for others’ benefit.  If we are sincere to serve and benefit others, Krishna will help us, Krishna will empower us to do what otherwise is unimaginable.

It is true that some people hear spiritual discourse and then they use that information to lord it over people, to push themselves up, to become objects of veneration. Sometimes big, big scholars the more they learn, the more proud and egoistic they become, to the extent that they claim to be God.  That means they haven’t heard a word from scriptures.  Krishna says in Gita that ‘If you are My devotee then you can actually understand what the scriptures are speaking.  If you’re My humble servant then you can assimilate.’ This is the mood: humility, not pride.

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