Radhanath Swami explains how yoga means unity

What is the meaning of yoga? Yoga means unity. What is the meaning of religion? Religion comes from the Greek word religio, which means “to bind back, to be in harmony, to be in unity.” Every living being has a body, a mind and a consciousness. The consciousness is the energy emanating from the …

Prayer for Universal Well Being

The highest prayer is the prayer to become a selfless instrument in God’s hands. As Saint Francis prayed, “Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.” He prayed not to receive, but to give; to be freed of all selfishness and to be filled with selflessness. He prayed to be the servant. He prayed to see…

Calm Caves

It is interesting how in both Eastern and Western spirituality great renounced persons would often perform their prayer and worship in the caves of the mountains. It is in the spirit of simplicity and renunciation—simplicity in that it’s completely natural, it is provided by God Himself. There is no need to…

The Power of Inquiry

One great saintly personality remarked that everyone spends their lives within a series of questions and answers. When a bird rises in the morning, it begins asking questions and searching for answers. When it comes back to the nest at night, it is still asking questions and trying to…

Humility Means Honesty

Humility Means Honesty

Humility really means honesty. Humility simply means being truthful. What do we have to brag about? If God does not make the sun rise, what would you do? Did you create your brain? Did you create your eyes to

Humility really means honesty. Humility simply means being truthful. What do we have to brag about? If God does not make the sun rise, what would you do? Did you create your brain? Did you create your eyes to

Many Religions—ONE GOD

In the various religions of the world, we find the Lord revealing Himself to different types of people in different ways, according to where they live, what languages they speak and what particular state of spiritual evolution they are on at that time…

Compassion – The Highest Spiritual Truth

The fundamental need of all of us is love. Every living being is looking for pleasure—from the insignificant insect to the kings and prime ministers. Everyone is seeking pleasure, but there is only one pleasure that can reach the heart, and that is the pleasure of experiencing the heart’s need …