Radhanath Swami on Faith

13 Posted by - April 5, 2015 - Radhanath Swami

Faith is the very substance of spirituality. To protect and develop our faith is the greatest need in spiritual life.

– Radhanath Swami

  • Anand Patil

    Incredible statement. These kind of statements only come from a pure heart and one who is self realised. We cannot live in this world without faith. We have faith in our parents, siblings, friends, relatives. Even in day to day life we have to have faith. For e.g. if we are going on a bus, even before we board the bus we have the faith that we will reach the destination safe, without that we would not even board the bus. Similarly faith in spirituality is utmost importance, without which one cannot progress. Maharaja has very deeply talked about protecting and developing that faith. Faith in spiritual practice grows with time as one practices and get reciprocation from the Lord. One should protect one’s faith by not associating with envious and faithless and one should develop it by associating with devotees that have strong faith in the Lord and the scriptures. Thank you Maharaja for enlightening us.

    • Piyush Singh

      Beautiful comment that enhances the intensity of this wisdom shared by HH Radhanath Swami. Thank you for sharing these vital points on Faith. It is true that we often implicitly put faith in so many things without much evidence in support like we don’t check the license of the driver of the bus that we board. However, when it comes to any spiritual practice then we start asking for evidences. Isn’t it funny?

      • Jason Garcia

        I was kinda atheistic in my childhood as I lost my close friend in an accident. It took me a while to gain faith in words of any holy man. I fortunately met some pure hearted people in life and now I feel enlivened and inspired by words of Radhanath Swami. I am grateful for his efforts and enthusiasm.
        Faith is the foundation of spirituality and it kind of takes continuous efforts to maintain that kind of faith in day-today life.

        • michelle roberts

          that’s really brave enough of you to share about your life history and how you are inspired by Radhanath swami its pretty cool of you…!!!!!

  • Sumit Sharma

    Very nice quote from HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj. We have to put faith in many things in this material world, but people think for spirituality they need all the proofs beforehand.

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Absolutely true! Faith is the very basis of our spiritual life. We have to have faith in our Guru, the Acharyas, scriptures and devotees.

  • vidya karekar

    the saying goes “faith can move mountains!”

  • Anjali

    Really faith is first stage on spiritual path. Devotional service render to lotus feet of Lord strengthen our faith.While rendering services many problems , difficulties may come but if we have strong faith on Lord, we can tackled it. Like Srila Prabhupada has done miracle despite of many difficulties only because he had strong faith on holy and words of his spiritual master. Faith offers inspiration to create miracles.

  • brajswaminidd

    So true without faith it is difficult!

  • Navin Poojary

    Ture! Faith is building block for understanding finer aspects of Spirituality!

  • chetan warade

    very true said by Radhanath Swami.

  • Nagabhushan C

    Yes Maharaj..I remember once you said in one of your lecture…even at the cost of your life you should protect your faith…Thank you so much for such deep statement which nourishes in our spiritual life

  • Rahul Gupta

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj himself is an emblem of faith.

  • kiran

    thank you. i learnt this now

  • ninad

    Faith such a important element of once spiritual lige

  • Sambu Srikanth

    lack of faith really causes lot of misery and dryness in spiritual life

  • Ankush Mahajan

    FAITH means Full Acceptance In The Heart.

    • Kevin White

      wow, what a nice way to put it up. thanx man. Really faith is only possible when we accept. Its foundational.

  • Betty Y

    Faith is really a foundation for life. We have faith on many people at every stage of life and it start with having faith in our parents. We need to take conscious efforts to develop the faith in spiritual maters.

  • steven gonzalez

    very true

  • Swapnil Gaonkar

    yes, faith is the basis of spirituality. Unfortunately many people dont have faith in spirituality but they have faith in the pilot when they are sitting in aircraft that they will reach their desired destination. Thank you Radhanath Swami for one more inspiring quote.

    • Pradeep Kumar

      Yes very good analogy Swapnil, we have to keep faith in each thing in this world then why not spirituality.

  • Jeewan

    Very true…w/o faith there is no question to practice spirituality…thank you Maharaj….

  • CS Sandeep S. Shinde

    Very nice quote.

  • Jeewan

    Faith is the real substance….

  • Balkrishna

    HH Radhanath Swami ki Jay!

  • vani

    very nice quote

  • Pradeep Kumar

    Wonderful one, faith is the base of everything. Thanks for sharing.