Radhanath Swami reveals the secret of enthusiasm and happiness

2 Posted by - September 2, 2014 - Radhanath Swami

A person who has faith looks for positive opportunities in every situation. One with low self esteem is only seeing negativity, whereas one who has self confidence and faith is always seeing a positive opportunity in every circumstance that comes upon him or her. And that gives one life, enthusiasm and happiness.

Radhanath Swami

  • Raju K Mewada

    Positive attitude is a very important ingredient of our life. But how we can maintain positive attitude is explained here by Radhanath Swami. If we look at the life of Srila Prabhupad, Founder Acharya of ISKCON, he has faced many challenges but due to strong faith in Krishna, he was completely dependent of the Lord. Just by such strong faith he has done a herculean task of teaching Krishna Consciousness all over the world just withing span of 11 years when he has already crossed his 70s. So just by having strong faith we can develop a habit of positive attitude and can convert our life.

    • Gopinath Chandra

      that’s very insightful. That faith in God is directly connected to positive attitude is often times not understood. So there is so much negativity in the world today.

      • Raju K Mewada

        Yes so many simple things also we can’t understand due to lake of faith…

        • Kiran Shetty

          that’s true pr

  • Sanjiv

    We often see in our day to day work-life also, that even simple people who may not be very highly placed are much more positive and happy than those who may be holding high positions. As is mentioned in the quote – This is a sign of faith in the supreme

    • Gopinath Chandra

      A few years ago, a survey was conducted to find the happiest country in the world. Bangladesh stood first! A clear indication that happiness has nothing to do with money. Radhanath Swami quotes this example in one of his classes.

      • Kiran Shetty

        Pr, do you remember the story of two Marketing guys sent by the organisation to survey the possible opportunities for conducting the shoe business. This is the similar point that is being referred in this post

        • Gopinath Chandra

          I am also reminded of that story of Charlie Chaplin at the ball room that Srila Prabhupada told, and which Radhanath Swami Maharaj often quotes.

          • Kiran Shetty

            Why is this always the case pr, even in the contemporary world we see the same phenomena happening isn’t? just for ex:- generally people (mis)identify themselves with the Brand of cell phones or outfits they have. we hardly tend to think what we are rather than just what we have!!

          • Gopinath Chandra

            It’s the next layer of misidentification. We are already misidentifying ourselves with the body, now another layer on top. lol

          • Kiran Shetty

            Not sure how many layers of misidentification exists…..but soul is really sinked in very deep!!

  • vidya karekar

    very true

  • brajswaminidd

    Thanks for sharing the right attitude for being happiness.

  • Srivallabhi dd

    Positive attitudeness is the only hope which gives enthiusiasm and happiness.

  • Navin Poojary

    We see this example through Historical and scriptural examples as well. Arjuna was seemingly having low confidence and lost his self esteem but when he reposed faith in words and guidance of Lord krishna, Imeediately he gained Amazing strength and self confidence and enthusiasm to do task assigned to him by Lord of figthing Great War of Dharma

    • Swapnil Gaonkar

      Nice example !!!

  • so true … my faith is Krsna has given me so much confidence in my own self … even at a low point in life, service to Krsna gives me so much more enthusiasm … thats why am truly happy 🙂

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Very true! Faith in Krsna has helped me to develop a positive attitude and maintain confidence even in times of stressful conditions. Faith really helps us to develop enthusiam and in turn be happy always in all situations.

  • biswajitbaruah27@gmail.com

    Radhanath Swami shows the path to spiritual
    growth.

  • biswajit

    This is a sign of faith in the supreme lord

  • brajswaminidd

    Seeing everything has opportunity is a good lesson to keep up ones enthusiasm and happiness.

  • biswajit

    Thanks for sharing

  • aneya

    nice discussion following a nice presentation!

  • gaur

    Without enthusiasm very difficult to volunteer in any service.

  • Sanjiv

    Thus, it is so important that there be a daily discipline of watering our faith in God through spiritual practices.
    I was going through the newspaper today and there were reports of 4 suicides being reported in a single day in Mumbai by people who are not only seemingly rich but are in their late 30s and 40s. It seems to be sure that money cannot lead to positivity or happiness. We used to see in olden times that villagers, even though were poor were happy because of their faith in God and resultant less greed for money. However with the so called modernization, things are changing in rural India. It is so crucial to be protecting and increasing our faith in God

  • Nandkishor Das

    See life through ones faith!!!

  • Nandkishor Das

    go happy!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sujata

    Jesus Christ says- If you have faith the size of a mustard seed and you tell the mountain to move it will move. That’s the power of faith. It is the very foundation of our spiritual life.

  • Sumit Sharma

    Thanks for sharing it!