1. Radhanath Swami Speaks at Take Pride 2018

    On March 10th, 2018 Radhanath Swami was a keynote speaker at the event ‘Take Pride 2018’ at the BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange) International Convention Hall in Mumbai. The event was organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the most visible business association in India. ‘Take Pride’ is a platform offered to eminent leaders of India to share inspiring thoughts with Young Indians (Yi), which is the youth arm of the CII. The event was attended by over 600 young professionals. Radhanath Swami was requested to speak on the topic...
  2. The Fruits of Good Qualities

    The Srimad Bhagavatam describes how the trees in Vrindavana are bowing down due to their heavy fruits. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu explained this by describing how a person who has the fruits of good qualities is like a tree with good fruits. The weights of the fruits cause the tree to bow down to everyone. But a tree that doesn’t have good fruits stands up very straight, doesn’t bow to anyone. A person who has character, amanina manadena, is eager to offer respect to the divinity, the spiritual essence within everyone, everywhere....
  3. Understanding Truth Beyond Temporary Designations

    To understand the greatness of God is a very special, sacred ornament to our lives. It carries us above all sectarian differences and illusions. The constitutional position of the spirit soul is that we are servants of God, the Absolute Truth. In this world we have each become so forgetful of our true spiritual nature and of our relationship with the Supreme. We act in so many ways by which the bondage of illusion is more and more perpetuated. Very few people truly endeavor to understand the truth. Oftentimes, intelligent...
  4. Radhanath Swami Speaks at Deepak HomeBase Series in New York City.

    On Tuesday, May 31, Radhanath Swami spoke as part of the Deepak HomeBase series of discussions at ABC Carpet & Home in New York City. More than an ordinary rug shop, ABC Carpet & Home is a seven story design destination that aims to be “a portal into collective creativity, integrating healing, education, theater, art, and interconnectivity”. The series, hosted by Deepak Chopra and Paulette Cole, his featured speakers such as Yoko Ono, Mark Ruffalo, Russell Simmons, Fran Drescher, Robert F. Kennedy JR, Adrian Grenier, and Arianna Huffington. Among the...
  5. Access the Books of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in Audio

    VISIT THE BHAKTIVEDANTA LIBRARY HERE What is the Bhaktivedanta Vedic Library? In the 1970’s His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada placed collections of his books in universities and libraries across the United States. At that time the idea of having an entire library dedicated solely to his works was not practical. Today, thanks to the internet, that idea has become a reality. We believe His Divine Grace would be exceptionally pleased to find all of his books in audio form available in one place. Through the Library students, families, those...
  6. On Unity

    One of the greatest powers in all fields of life is unity. But there is a fundamental problem – that there are so many diversified distinctions between living beings. Everyone has their own conception of their identity, and this creates a natural conflict amongst those who look different from one another, think differently, or act differently. There has always been conflict between the castes, not only in India but all over the world. They may go by different names. There is the educational class, administrative class, working class, and there...
  7. The Special Feature of Human Existence

    According to how we invest in our karmic life, we will get a particular type of body. There are millions of species of life. Each one facilitates a particular opportunity to get the reactions of our particular karma. The law of nature is that we become who we associate with. So according to the modes of nature we associate with, our consciousness is influenced, which creates the destiny of our soul to live in a particular species of life. After travelling through all those species of life, one is given...
  8. Need for a Strong Foundation

    Everyone seeks happiness. True happiness is a product of inner fulfillment. Through the ages, sincere people have turned to spirituality to find a higher quality of life. The tendency in today’s world is to be trapped in a life obsessed with quantitative rather than qualitative values. This tendency can imprison the mind in endless superficialities. Today, stress and anxiety are often daily realities, and even those who excel are often prisoners of their own success. The more we have, the more work it takes to sustain it, and the more people try to take it away from...
  9. Investing in the Ecology of the Heart

    A crippled economy and a polluted environment plague our social body. Both largely stem from the same core disease — pollution of hearts. Blinded by distractions one can forget how to invest in what awards a meaningful, fulfilling life. Parallel to our vast strides in technology, there is a dangerous rise in unemployment, foreclosures and degrading education. Millions of people are stricken with hopelessness and strife. Sadly, in the name of progress we have polluted the air, water, soil and the food we eat. What can we do? The following...
  10. Can You be Spiritual Without Being Religious?

    Question: Is it necessary to equate spirituality with religion? Do you think people can be spiritual, having values, but not be religious at all? Radhanath Swami: It depends on our definition of spirituality and religion. Values are required to be genuine in any spiritual or religious path. In the yoga system there are yamas and niyamas which are based on our values, on our ethics, on our morality, because we can’t truly build our spiritual experience unless we have those values. When we see a religion or spiritual path without...