The Journey Home by Radhanath Swami


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  1. Radhanath Swami Speaks at the Transformation, Leadership & Spirituality in Medicine Conference

    On Sunday, June 21, 2015 Radhanath Swami attended the “Transformation, Leadership & Spirituality in Medicine” conference in Edison, New Jersey. The event was well attended by over 200 professionals. Guests were captured in rapt attention as esteemed speakers shared their heart-moving stories. As the keynote speaker, Radhanath Swami delivered a talk centered around his experiences in the field of medicine. He began with a powerful statement, “We’ve all come together to appreciate each other’s contributions to one another, and for the purpose of healing. It’s quite groundbreaking and revolutionizing”. Radhanath...
  2. The Competition is Not Between One Religion & Another

    Question: Nowadays different religions, especially those with extreme values, are aggressively penetrating into different parts of the world. Do you feel threatened? Do you consider them your competitors? Radhanath Swami: I don’t see that it is religion that is causing the hatred, discrimination, and terrorism. It is just a very infatuated ego working in the name of religion, in the name of nationalism, etc. Hitler and his people, they were like terrorists murdering millions and millions of innocent people, which wasn’t in the name of religion. That was in the...
  3. 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...
  4. Solving the Problem of Terrorism on an Individual Level

    Question: How could we help solve the problem of terrorism on an individual level? Radhanath Swami: Terrorism is born of ego. Strife and friction are caused when we understand only the letter of the religious law but ignore the spirit behind it. Unity and brotherhood of mankind can happen when we transcend the external differences and focus on the spiritual essence of all great traditions. The essence of every religion is sincerity in cleansing our own hearts, and cultivating humility by honouring every living entity as a child of God....

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