Am I worthless?

1 Posted by - October 4, 2013 - Radhanath Swami

When we are influenced by the ahankar, the ego, if we see somebody else doing better than us, we become depressed—I am worthless, I am useless, why? Or we can become envious, when we want to hurt the person  we want to see that person fail so that it doesn’t hurt us so bad. These are all by-products of the ahankar, the ego. That ego puts us in a state of consciousness wherein we can be envious of anybody.

But when we actually understand our own spiritual nature, the glory of our own spiritual nature, we understand that there can be nothing better than who we are, there can be no one better than who we are. We are eternal!  We are full of knowledge!  We are full of bliss!  We are part of the all attractive, all merciful, all loving Lord, with the attributes of that. What a wonderful experience!

–Radhanath Swami