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Radhanath Swami on Ocean of Happiness


A person who finds inner peace and inner happiness is unaffected by the constant onslaught of happiness and distress, honor and dishonor, pleasure and pain, success and failure, diseases… these are constantly coming like a flowing river. Sometimes the river is wide, sometimes the river is dry, but the ocean is not affected by the power of its own depth and volume of water. Similarly, when the ocean of happiness awakens in our heart, then whatever may come in this world is not really very significant. It is only due to forgetfulness of God that things in this world are disturbing or apparently enticing.

- Radhanath Swami

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  1. Very nice example of ocean , i never though it that way – so many rivers enter into the ocean sometimes dry sometimes with heavy currents of water but ocean never things that now i have to increase or decrease, similarly a self realised person who knows GOD is not affected by sorrows and happiness of this world.

    By: Damodar . November 25, 2012 . 11:26 am

  2. beautiful quote. thanx for sharing.

    By: Samir Paleja . November 29, 2012 . 7:57 am

  3. A simple and deep message by Radhanath Swami.

    By: umesh . November 30, 2012 . 2:28 am

  4. If we are deeply situated within, then externals doesn’t matter. Maharaj said this in one of his lectcures titled “Lesson from Mother Ganges”.

    By: Sahil Khosla . November 30, 2012 . 7:52 am

  5. Beautiful words shared from deep realisations…..

    By: Ravi Garg . December 6, 2012 . 1:44 am

  6. A very simple but deeply profound article.

    By: Abhinav . December 8, 2012 . 3:36 am

  7. This article is quite deep and urges the reader to go deep in his spiritual practices.

    By: Abhinav . December 10, 2012 . 1:16 am

  8. Great analogy….!!!Very simple message but leaving very deep impact on our minds..We need to be firmly situated in KC to handle all the miserable conditions of outside material world and be calm and compose also.

    By: Pranjal Dixit . December 10, 2012 . 5:22 am

  9. very instructive ,thanks for sharing

    By: nandkishor das . December 11, 2012 . 4:46 am

  10. Very nice and deep meaning to what HHRNSM has said. adopting this will make our life peaceful and closer to God

    By: satyam . December 13, 2012 . 7:17 am

  11. Such a simple thing explained so nicely “Even a pauper is proud of his penny. The rich people are putting better diamond jewelry than the other rich people, and the poor people are sleeping over better rags than other poor people do.”…..
    yes it difficult but we really need to understand this “It is only due to forgetfulness of God that things in this world are disturbing or apparently enticing”…and keep reminding us of it time and again.

    By: Keshav . December 13, 2012 . 8:10 am

  12. Very nice quote. Maharaj lives to what he says.

    By: Tejna Patodi . December 18, 2012 . 8:44 pm

  13. This article is so nice that I want to read it again and again.

    By: Abhinav . December 28, 2012 . 6:13 am

  14. An excellent quote by Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    By: Jagannath Dham Das . January 3, 2013 . 5:22 am

  15. Great Quote, Thank u very much.

    By: Santipur Nath Das . January 3, 2013 . 8:47 am

  16. Thank you for sharing…..

    By: Anagha Warade . January 8, 2013 . 12:24 pm

  17. Nice example of rivers entering into the ocean but ocean not getting disturbed thinking i have to now increase or decrease in size, same way if we want to be undisturbed in the face of happiness and distress solution is to take shelter of Almighty GOD , Thanks to Radhanth swami . Also nice picture.

    By: Dnyanesh . January 8, 2013 . 11:03 pm

  18. very profound message by Maharaj.

    By: kedar . January 13, 2013 . 10:08 am

  19. Very nice thought. Thank you very much Maharaj for sharing this.

    By: Ankush Mahajan . January 18, 2013 . 7:07 am

  20. This principle will always heep us peaceful and happy no matter what the external environment is.

    By: pavan . January 28, 2013 . 7:35 am

  21. Wonderful and thought – provoking. Very profound realization coming from a pure devotee. Nothing in this world is really significant except our relationship with God.

    By: priya aiyar . January 29, 2013 . 8:16 am

  22. Forgetfulness of GOD is the reason for the precarious(self created) situation many of us have got ourself(s) in.

    By: pavan . January 30, 2013 . 1:23 am

  23. It is God who is our constant companion and eternal friend.In absence of connection with Him we are miserable and subject to the dualities of this world like happiness and distress.If we situate ourselves in proper association and follow the regulative principle of devotional life then The God Of All will surely help us transcend dualities of this miserable world.

    By: Milind M Churi . January 30, 2013 . 5:13 am

  24. There is constant influx of current of happiness and distress in every ones life, but, if a person has inner satisfaction, he will not be wavered by this. Nice point that I understood from the article.

    By: Rajshekhar . January 30, 2013 . 11:18 am

  25. Nice statement, i would like to know more about the new book to be release “Life with lemon drops” can someone tell me?

    By: damodar . February 3, 2013 . 1:43 am

  26. “It is only due to forgetfulness of God that things in this world are disturbing or apparently enticing.” This statement by Radhanath Swami gives the root cause of disturbance in world and solution to that. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful wisdom statement.

    By: Anil Timbe . February 4, 2013 . 5:11 pm

  27. Simply wonderful!!!

    By: nandkishordas . February 9, 2013 . 10:51 pm

  28. If we situate ourselves in proper association and follow the regulative principle of devotional life then The God Of All will surely help us transcend dualities of this miserable world.

    By: manish . February 11, 2013 . 4:51 am

  29. Radhanath Swami’s heart is filled with as many spiritual realizations as there are pearls and precious jewels within the depths of the ocean. Thank you Radhanath Swami for your spiritually vibrant talks.

    By: Vaibhav Sharma . March 12, 2013 . 4:33 am

  30. Forgetfulness of God makes us susceptible to the ups and downs

    By: N. Swaminathan . March 12, 2013 . 10:01 pm

  31. Very true.We have to seek the real happiness which satisfies the soul.Thank you very much maharaj!

    By: Prajakta Timbe . March 13, 2013 . 10:09 pm

  32. “It is only due to forgetfulness of God that things in this world are disturbing or apparently enticing.” Radhanath Swami so nicely describing cause of disturbance.

    By: Prajakta Timbe . March 16, 2013 . 11:43 pm

  33. Yes very true, “only due to forgetfulness of God that things in this world are disturbing or apparently enticing”. Thanks for reminding.

    By: Pradeep Kumar . March 19, 2013 . 11:36 pm

  34. Thank you radhanath swami .. your words are required medicine for suffering conditioned souls.. thank you very grateful to you.

    By: sushil rathi . March 20, 2013 . 7:23 am

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