Radhanath Swami – Our Real Home

Our real home is where there is comfort, where there is trust, where there is love, where there is affection, and where there is happiness. That is the actual meaning of home. But in this world we are like strangers in a foreign land.

What is foreign is conception. I am thinking I am someone that I am not. I am thinking I am this body. I am thinking I am this mind. But the body and the mind are subjected to unlimited reversals and ultimately the body gets old and it dies. However, the aatma, the soul, is eternal. The aatma by nature is sad-cid-ananda—eternal, full of knowledge and full of bliss. So going back home—back to our real origin and uncovering the secrets of our true selves—is the way to find real fulfillment and real comfort. Then despite whatever happens in the world, that fulfillment and comfort cannot be disturbed.