1. Radhanath Swami Visits Italy

    In mid-October Radhanath Swami visited Italy, including stops in Florence, Bologna and Vicenza.   The programs he spoke at included the launch of Ritorno all’Anima, the Italian translation of The Journey Within, organized by Centro Vaikuntha and attended by over 500 people. Radhanath Swami told stories form the book and autographed copies for the many guests. The next evening he visited Centro Yoga in Bologna, where about 150 people gathered (mainly yoga students and teachers) to hear him speak on the philosophy of the Bhagavad-gita and share stories from the Ramayana. Photos from...
  2. Characteristic of Compassion

    The fundamental need of all of us is love. Every living being is looking for pleasure—from the insignificant insect to the kings and prime ministers. Everyone is seeking pleasure, but there is only one pleasure that can reach the heart, and that is the pleasure of experiencing the heart’s need to give love and receive love. The pleasures of sensual experience, fame, acquisition of wealth, etc. can reach the mind and the senses, but they don’t really touch the heart. What if you were the proprietor of everything on earth...
  3. The Wider our Compassion the More Satisfaction

    Compassion is the greatest need in the world. Most of us limit our compassion to some only, but there is more satisfaction the wider we express our compassion. Ultimate fulfillment is to feel love for God and to feel the love of God. The mirror of our mind is covered with dust (selfish desires) and we cannot see the love. Spirituality means to cleanse the mind to awaken the original qualities of you and me. It is not a matter of being this or that religion. It’s a process of...
  4. The Compassion of the Tree

    Tolerating the heat of the sun, the cold snow of the winter, the wind and rain in the monsoons, the tree is simply supplying all benefits to others:supplying shade to us, while it suffers in the sun; supplying firewood to warm us, while it suffers in the freezing winter. Although it stands alone without a home, it provides its limbs in the form of wood for us to build houses to live in. Trees are immersed in the mood of service to all living entities without discrimination. They are compassionate. This...
  5. On Compassion

    Compassion means to have intense emotions and feelings in our hearts seeing the sufferings of others, and to be willing to make sacrifices, even experience inconveniences for their welfare. God’s nature is that He is supremely compassionate. Because we are part and parcel of God, we too have the same original nature of compassion. Therefore, as our consciousness becomes purified of material qualities, the prominent quality of the soul -of being part and parcel of God’s compassion, to be an instrument of God’s compassion, becomes manifest. Philosophically, compassion brings real...