The Journey Home by Radhanath Swami


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  1. Pearl Festival At the Bhakti Center, New York

    On August 29th Radhanath Swami spoke at the Bhakti Centers second Annual Pearl Festival, a celebration of Radhastami, the appearance od Srimati Radharani. Below is an excerpt of his talk. Somehow or other this is called the Pearl Festival and everyone will offer pearls to Srimati Radharani. These pearls are jewels. They are something extremely precious. And how a pearl comes to be is very symbolic of the path of bhakti. Because there are these little people called oysters that live in the water and pearls just don’t grow in...
  2. Speaking at Ford Motor Company World Headquarters

    On Friday, August 1st Radhanath Swami spoke at the Ford Motor Company World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. The event was sponsored by the Ford Asian Indian Association and coordinated by Guru Palaniappan, PVT Advisor Ford Auto Alliance Plant in Thailand. Radhanath Swami was cordially welcomed by Ms. Felicia Fields, Group Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services, Mr. John Sakioka Director, Technical and Business Strategy Office, Research and Advanced Engineering, Ms.Shirleen Holland, CAE Manager and Mr. Nand Kochar, Global Safety Systems Chief Engineer. Over 450 people attended at the Ford Product Development Center Showroom and 60...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...

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