Radhanath Swami on Happiness

13 Posted by - April 17, 2015 - Radhanath Swami

Happiness is not in Acquisition. Happiness is in inner realization.

– Radhanath Swami

  • Y Raja Shekar

    Nice quote by Radhanath Swami. To be contented and not hankering for the glittering externalities is a greatest quality and this can be developed through sincere spiritual practices.

    • Piyush Singh

      Well said.

  • Tejas Patole

    Nature of soul is to Love

  • CS Sandeep S. Shinde

    Very nice quote

  • Jeewan

    Nice definition of happiness….

    • Sourabh Soni

      This can be used to explain to the intellectual youth what is real happiness and the right way to strive for it.

  • Barbara James

    such a deep and profound thought. will share with my friends on social media. thnx

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Powerful definition of what is real happiness!

  • Jeewan

    If one understands this, all will be self satisfied with whatever they have..no more egoistic competitions…thank you Maharaj..

    • Sourabh Soni

      very rightly said … 🙂

  • Nagabhushan C

    Yes very true, happiness is not in things….

  • Raju K Mewada

    Yes..that is what probably most of us have experienced. We keep on acquiring for many things without aim of its utilization in proper directinon..This is I am saying for any thing..may be money or knowledge or something which we like it. But the day when we realize that what I have done upto now has no meaning or no use of such acquired material, than we lament for our efforts. So we need to learn that just keep on gathering material is not going to give us any satisfaction but real peace may only come through realization. Realization to use everything in service of the Lord and humanities to spread the same realization. H H Radhanath Swami has explained such deep understanding with simple words.

    • Jeff Smith

      well said Mr Raju. if we start understanding the right applications, world will be in the direction. Today people just equate money to happiness, which is not true. I have friends who are millionaires and they are miserable, they have unstable relationships, broken marriages.

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  • Rahul Gupta

    True.If you see the life of Radhanath Swami Maharaj, he has been against all odds. Yet he is always blissful

    • Piyush Singh

      Yea.. nice observation about HH Radhanath Swami, he has practiced the art of staying the same same in all odds in life.

    • Pradeep Kumar

      Yes very true.

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  • Anand Patil

    Very very deep and profound. I suppose this is one of the fundamental concepts of spiritual education. People try to acquire more and more material things, but they are never satisfied. One thing leads to another and the greed never stops. since we are all “spirit souls” and not these bodies and our constitutional position to serve others and especially God, material things will never bring happiness which is lasting and fulfilling. If this was not true, all the rich people in the world would be happy, which is not the case. Only when we serve others, do we get inner fulfillment. Only when we go deep within, trying to understand who we are, what is our relation to God and what is my duty, then we can realise the inner secret of our happiness. Thank you Maharaj for the profound thought.

    • Piyush Singh

      Cool. Through service only it is possible to attain inner realization which is the source of Happiness and not the acquisition of material things.

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      • Pradeep Kumar

        Very ture.

  • Sumit Sharma

    Thank you very much for sharing this!

  • NSP

    Beautiful quote! There is no use of trying to find happiness externally by acquiring things!

  • Kiran Shetty

    Its an amazing fact indeed….

  • brajswaminidd

    So true !

  • Satya Kama Das

    Very nice.

  • Donald Green

    Happiness truly defined rather revealed herein

  • Navin Poojary

    Yes ! We are continually exerting so much of our time and efforts in finding this Happiness in outside world, when the solution is simple and inetrnal – just chant hare krishna and be happy

  • Arun Pagare

    Amazing secret of happiness revealed by HH RNS.

  • Pradeep Kumar

    One simple line but has a such huge meaning. if we can understand this our life would be really peaceful. Thanks for sharing.

  • Deepika Agarwal

    Hare Krishna maharaj how true , the happiness which comes from name and fame is so little in front of the happiness which comes from serving vaishnavas.please maharaj engage me in serving your servants so that I can always realize that happiness which is within us.
    Aspiring to become your eternal servant

  • Sanket Shravane

    True! It becomes a rat race all around! Mindless competition

  • Umesh

    I too agree with this statement of Radhanath Swami.

  • Kishore

    Simple yet profound statement!!!!

  • amit

    Thank you for sharing

  • vani

    very true.Thank you very much.

  • Gokul Sundari Devi Dasi

    Very instructive. Thank you HH Radhanath Swami for always inspiring us.


    Excellent!!!!. …..All precious things are found within…..Thank you for sharing.