1. The Spiritual Principle

    It is described that the mercy of Krishna is like the Sun. The Sun does not discriminate, whether you are from this family or that family, this nationality or that nationality. The Sun rises for our benefit, giving itself to everyone. But if you hide in a cave that is your own misfortune. And those representing the Lord, they are like mirrors of the Sun of Krishna’s mercy. They are reflecting the divine mercy of the Lord in all directions to anyone who is simply accepting it. And what is...
  2. How to Live in a World Plagued by Selfishness?

    Question: Namaste Swamiji. It is said that we should always associate with selfless people, and that’s very critical. Then, how should we interact with the people who are selfish? As you say, we should also love them as they are also part of God. So, if we are surrounded by such people, how should we act? Answer: By being a good example. Of course, if those people open their minds and hearts for us to speak to them about higher virtues and higher truths in life, then that is our...
  3. Radhanath Swami Speaks at The Bhakti Center’s Festival of the Divine Protector

    On Saturday, May 6th, 2017 The Bhakti Center, in New York City observed a traditional festival, celebrating the divine appearance of Sri Nrsimhadeva the half-man half-lion avatar of Lord Vishnu, with special guest speaker Radhanath Swami. The appearance of Sri Nrsimhadeva has been observed for millennia in India and is now celebrated world-wide. His story is beautifully told in the sacred text Srimad Bhagavatam. Traditionally, bhakti-yogis honor Sri Nrsimhadeva as the protector of His devotees and the remover of all obstacles and difficulties on the path of devotion. The evening...
  4. Every Single One of Us Can Make an Incredibly Beautiful Difference in the World

    Question: There is a lot of inequality and injustice in the world. Some people want to change this, but they feel that one individual is so small and the impact that one individual can bring to the world is so small. Thinking like this they end up doing nothing. So from your perspective, what should be the right attitude or mentality for those people who really want to help to make a change to these inequalities and injustices? Radhanath Swami: In the world we live, we are almost indoctrinated to...
  5. Radhanath Swami Leads Thursday Night Kirtan at The Bhakti Center in New York City

    On May 4th, 2017 Radhanath Swami joined a group of over 250 devotees, yogis, seekers and kirtan enthusiasts for an evening of devotional song, leading the group as part of The Bhakti Center’s regular Thursday Night Kirtan in New York City. Word’s fail to capture the essence of the evenings joy, but you can watch the video below to get a better idea.
  6. Radhanath Swami’s Bestseller “The Journey Within” Lights up Broadway

    The Nasdaq Tower is an icon of New York City’s Times Square and the largest stationary video screen in the world, standing seven stories tall. It is approximately 10,000 square feet and consists of nearly 19 million light emitting diodes. An estimated 1.5 million consumers view the site on a daily basis. Generally, it’s space is rented by Nasdaq listed companies as a unique and unprecedented platform for promotion. On May 8th, 2017 The Nasdaq Tower featured Radhanath Swami’s New York Times Bestelling book, The Journey Within. The promotion acompianied...
  7. “The Journey Within” Wins the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal

    On April 7, 2017, during a gala dinner ceremony in Portland, Oregon, the Independent Book Publishers Association’s (IBPA) announced that Radhanath Swami’s Book, The Journey Within: Exploring the Path of Bhakti: A Contemporary Guide to Yoga’s Ancient Wisdom, had won the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal for the category “Body, Mind & Spirit”.  The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, which include fifty-five categories recognizing excellence in book editorial and design, are regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers.   The ceremony marked the 29th Annual Benjamin Franklin Awards, which are...
  8. Radhanath Swami speaks on ‘Unity in Diversity’ at International Law Firm Norton Rose Fulbright, London

    On 20th March 2017, Radhanath Swami addressed a lunchtime crowd at Norton Rose Fulbright’s London office – a global firm that has over 3500 lawyers and legal staff across more than 50 cities in the world. Given Radhanath Swami’s unique life experiences, highlighted in his bestselling memoir, The Journey Home, the firm was curious to hear his thoughts on how to build a culture of collaboration, build genuine relationships and cut back on stress through mindfulness. The Rt. Hon Shailesh Vara MP for North-West Cambridgeshire opened the event with the...
  9. How to Give up Bad Habits

    Question: I have heard that Bhakti Yoga helps us to give up bad habits. But how exactly does it work? Radhanath Swami: My dear god brother, Shyamsundar, he is an example of how bhakti can transform a heart, to help us give up very difficult habits. In 1967, Srila Prabhupada asked Shyamsundar to carve the deities of Lord Jagannath, Baladev and Subhadra from the little model that they had. He was in his room working, very, very hard. One day, Srila Prabhupada came into the room to examine how the...
  10. How to Connect to the Divine?

    Question: It is said that God is present everywhere. But I don’t perceive his presence anywhere. Can you explain? Radhanath Swami: To connect to the Divine presence of God within ourselves and within everything that exists cannot be done with our senses, no matter what microscopes or telescopes we use, no matter how many degrees we have or how many books we memorize. Our sciences may be very helpful in dealing with the temporary problems of this material world, but to actually connect to the Divine—according to all of the...