9/11 and the ‘terrorist’ monks

Posted by in Monk's Diary on 11. Sep, 2013 | 11 Comments

On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked the World Trade Centre in New York City, killing thousands. A month later Radhanath Swami returned to India from his US tour. “America is shaken,” he told us. He had witnessed it firsthand. […]


Spiritual Safeguards

Posted by in Monk's Diary on 01. Jul, 2013 | 35 Comments

“Recently, some of my friends had setbacks in their spiritual practices. Radhanath Swami says, “By nature, things go down in the material world. It is always difficult to maintain the standards of purity […]

Beware of Lust- part two

Posted by in Celibacy Articles on 03. Jun, 2013 | 28 Comments

“Be whoever you want to be, but don’t be motivated by greed, egoism, lust, envy, anger and pride; rather, be motivated by your own inherent nature, as an instrument of God’s compassion.”.. […]


Lessons from the Himalayas – 3

Posted by in Monk's Diary on 03. Apr, 2013 | 4 Comments

On another day Radhanath Swami saw a hawk soaring high, with the confidence of an emperor of the skyways. He descended lower until he was only a few yards over his head. His reddish brown feathers were glistening in the sun. His sparkling green […] [wdgpo_plusone]