The Journey Home by Radhanath Swami


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  1. Realization is Manifested Through Humility & Devotion

    We have the highest, most intimate and confidential of all knowledge in the Vedas in the Srimad Bhāgavatam, which is how we are not this body. We should give up the bodily concept of life. Of course, we read the beautiful pastimes of Lord Sri Krishna also. But when we come to this highest knowledge of body and soul, we want to skip through this because we already have heard it so many times. We want new tastes, new nectar, we want the juice of newer and newer subject matter...
  2. The Whole Purpose of This Knowledge is to Change Our Life

    We must know how important it is to hear from the scriptures and the great souls with a humble disposition of mind, so that we can really and truly understand spiritual principles and gradually develop faith. The whole purpose of scriptural knowledge is to give us some faith, faith in a higher principle and a faith in the truth. Knowledge is not just so that we can become a jnani and say, “Yes, I know the truth.” The whole purpose of this knowledge is to change our life, to change...
  3. Pilgrimage to Udupi

    On October 26th Radhanath Swami, continuing a South Indian Pilgrimage, traveled from Hampi, to the holy town of Udupi in South Karnataka. Four thousand plus devotees travelled in over eighty buses leaving early in the day and arriving in Udupi by evening. The local media and television channels extensively covered this event as the Radha Gopinath congregation was making this pilgrimage to Udupi after fifteen years. Udupi is the centre for all members of the Madhva branch of the Bhakti tradition. The famous temple of Lord Krishna in Udupi was...
  4. Talk at Litomania Literary Festival

    On October 11th, 2014, Radhanath Swami spoke at a two-day literary festival, Litomania, held at the Welingkar Institute of Management in Mumbai. Well-known Indian authors Amish Tripathi, Vikram Sathaye, Tamal Bandyopadhyay and Ashwin Sanghvi participated in the festival that aims to celebrate the renaissance in Indian writing. Around two hundred people attended Radhanath Swami’s talk, in which he focused on the challenges that confronted him during his spiritual journey to India. Radhanath Swami recalled how, from his childhood, he found it difficult to reconcile conflicting portrayals of a God who loved him...

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