The Journey Home by Radhanath Swami


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  1. God is Like a Power House & We Are Like Light Bulbs

    God is like a power house, an electrical powerhouse. And we are all like different light bulbs. There are 50 watt light bulbs, 100 watt light bulbs, 500 watt light bulbs, 1000 watt light. According to our gunas, according to our karmas, and according to our perseverance, we may be very small light bulbs or we may be very great light bulbs. 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...
  2. Finding a Real Guru

    A real guru teaches according to the previous masters. He is the humble servant of his guru. His teaching process is very simple. If we find someone, who is teaching surrender to God, is coming in a line of such gurus and is humbly following his master, then he is the right guru. It is not a question of mystic powers; it is not a question of magic shows. It is not a question of guru who reads minds, or creates articles out of the veneer, or has millions and...
  3. On Detachment

    It is the nature of human ego that we become so filled with anxieties when we have expectations – because, in this world, you always don’t get what you expect. If we expect good weather and it is bad weather, it is very disturbing. If we expect to always be respected by our friends, or coworkers or other people in the world, we are not always going to get it. The more we expect, the more we suffer when we don’t receive what we expect. And the more we get,...
  4. Chandan Yatra Festival at New York’s Bhakti Center

    On Saturday, July 19th, Radhanath Swami was at The Bhakti Center in New York City to celebrate the festival of Chandan Yatra. In the bhakti tradition the observance of festivals is a way in which a community comes together, sharing their time and talents to create beautiful celebrations. Many of these festivals have been observed in a similar fashion for centuries and their annual dates of arrival are highly anticipated. Chandan Yatra (the sandalwood paste festival) is said to have been first celebrated hundreds of thousands of years ago on...

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