Radhanath Swami compares scriptures to a user manual

2 Posted by - September 16, 2014 - Radhanath Swami

Whenever you buy a complicated piece of machinery, you get the owner’s manual along with it. And who writes the owner’s manual? The manufacturers. They know how it works; they know what it can do, and they know what it is for. So, when the Absolute Truth has created this whole cosmic manifestation, that creator, that manufacturer, gives us the manuals that cultivate us: the Holy Scriptures that have been revealed throughout the ages in different places, in different times, according to the capacity of the people to digest. But the Truth is the same.

– Radhanath Swami

  • brajswaminidd

    Nice understanding of comparing the holy scriptures to manual. If will be so helpful to lead life with less hassles following the codes of the creator!

    • Kalpana Kulkarni

      Very true!

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Very true! The Lord has given us the scriptures so that we know how to live our lives – the do’s & dont’s and what to use it for – to render devotional service. We just have to follow the user’s manual – the scriptures to perfect our lives.

    • Kiran Shetty

      Well said….Scriptures generally doesn’t just talk about how to get out of this world and make a great after life but also gives us a road map for living in this world happily and successfully.

  • Sanjiv

    If we use the creation for a purpose other than that mentioned in the manual it will cause underiable effects that will be harmful to us

  • biswajit

    Nicely Said..

  • Kiran Shetty

    I have heard one nice analogy which states Scriptures to be as Maps, that guide us through every step of our Life.

    In our tradition Bhagawad Gita is considered very sacred book. I myself have found great shelter in it and has changed my life for good.

  • biswajit

    Hare Krishna

  • brajswaminidd

    Nice analogy. The creator knows how to live in this world.

  • Navin Poojary

    This user manual gives the Right Assurance, Perfect Guarantee,No False Claims

  • entire information about the manufacturer, that is the Supreme Lord Himself, is also given in the instruction manuals …. called Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatm and Caitanya Caritamrita …

  • Nandkishor Das

    manual for happy living!!!!!!!!!!

  • biswajit

    nice analogy

  • Swapnil Gaonkar

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for this simple explanation with nice analogy.

  • vidya karekar

    manual and the Holy Scriptues! wow, what a perfect comparison ! art of iliving and leaving !!

  • brajswaminidd

    Life would be so easy even in this world if we could only follow the holy scriptures (the manual for the cosmic manifestation.)

  • Piyush Singh

    This analogy makes so much sense. Thank you for sharing this wisdom.

  • Sumit Sharma

    Great analogy.

  • Anand Patil

    amazing analogy by HH Radhanath swami Maharaj

  • dharmendra vaishya

    I think that today’s world people also do not bother to c manual at all, actually they jus hear from someone and use the machine according to his knowledge. It is good to hear from people who has used the product but with that one should c the manual and cross verify with the instructor who is instructing abt the machine and c whether the instruction is right or not. This should be ones approach. I think manual example given by radhanath swami is a perfect way to approach one to read the scripture. Thank u swamiji….