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Mutual Saviors“We become unified when despite all of our diversity we serve one another” – Radhanath Swami

A very nice story illustrates this. A church was facing a tough situation: it was losing its members. So the remaining members approached a very saintly person and asked, “Can you tell us how to build up the church again?” The saint replied, “I cannot tell you how to build up your church, but I can tell you one thing for sure. The messiah has appeared as one of the members of your church. But I cannot tell you who he is.” When the members heard that, each one of them thought that any of the others could be the messiah. So, each one overlooked the faults of the others; after all, any of the other members could be the savior. Consequently, mutual respect amongst them grew, and they started serving each other. As they developed love for each other in this way, the church grew and flourished.

Similarly, in marital relationships, we tend to only notice the faults and differences of opinions of our spouse; we tend to take their good qualities for granted. But by remembering always that our spouse is a beloved child of God, we can train ourselves to overlook the spouse’s faults. Based on this higher principle, we can develop the understanding that the husband and wife can be each other’s “saviors”. Then mutual respect amongst the spouses will grow and the spouses will serve each other while helping each other progress spiritually. The relationship will thus grow and flourish.

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  1. July 5, 2011

    Sridama das

    So true….excellent advice to live blissfully in KC….to see the good in our partner..and ignore the drawbacks…

  2. July 6, 2011

    Vishwas Dubey

    This is human nature to forget important basic principles of life. Thank you for reminding.

  3. July 6, 2011

    shyama radhika dd

    It’s easy to find fault in spouse, but difficult to appreciate his/her good qualities. However if we try, than the life of both can become vaikuntha.

  4. July 7, 2011

    Deepak

    Wonderful Happy married life mantra. Not only marriage but also can help in professional life.

  5. July 21, 2011

    Parag Udeshi

    These are words of real marriage life wisdom. If today’s couples start following this principle divorce cases can easily come to an end.

  6. July 22, 2011

    Arjun K Ramachandra

    Invaluable lessons to be learnt here especially from the story of the church!

    • July 24, 2011

      Manjunath

      Very nice and very valuable.Thank you very much for posting this article all need to practices

  7. June 21, 2012

    Pranjal Dixit

    If only we succeed to see that our spouse is also a part and parcel of Krishna, we will be much respectful, loving and tolerant.

  8. September 21, 2012

    Kalpana Kulkarni

    Very illuminating article. Very true that love and respect will grow when we overlook the faults of others and see the positive side of them. thank you.

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