The Journey Home by Radhanath Swami


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  1. The Mystery of Radha

    The following is an Excerpt from Radhanath Swami’s memoir The Journey Home. The mystery of Radha, the female energy of God, had both fascinated and eluded me. After all I had experienced, after all I had read, after all the sadhus I had met, nothing had prepared me for the hidden truth of yoga’s greatest mystery: the mystery of bhakti, or devotion. And now I was learning that the keeper of this mystery was Radha. For the first time it began to dawn on me that these saints of Vrindavan...
  2. God Gives Freedom

    God gives freedom. If God didn’t give us freedom, if God simply programmed us to love, then we would be computers. But God gives us the freedom to love Him, or love anybody else, or hate Him or betray Him, or rebel against Him. We have the freedom to do whatever we want. We can go on to be a murderer right after reading this. We can go to a movie; we can go to a temple. We can dance. We can get drunk. We have freedom to do any...
  3. Honoring Srila Prabhupada

    August 18th, 2014 is the 118th anniversary of the birth of Srila Prabhuapada, the Founder Acarya of The International Society for Krishna Consciousness and the Guru of Radhanath Swami. Below is an excerpt of a talk given by Radhanath Swami on the same day in 2002.   What is The Real Purpose Of Life: We have forgotten who we are and what is our real purpose of living. We are not this temporary material body or flickering mind. We are the eternal soul, the life force. The nature of life...
  4. God is Like a Power House & We Are Like Light Bulbs

    God is like a powerhouse, an electrical powerhouse. And we are all like different lightbulbs. There are 50-watt Lightbulbs, 100-watt lightbulbs, 500-watt lightbulbs, 1000-watt lightbulbs. According to our gunas, according to our karmas, and according to our perseverance, we may be very small lightbulbs or we may be very great lightbulbs. You may be Ph.D. scholar, a Nobel laureate, or you may just know basic arithmetic. But whatever power we have at any level, it is coming from janmady asya yatah — the ultimate source wherefrom that current is flowing....

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