Look at the Himalayan Mountains

The nature of the mind that’s not finding inner fulfillment is that it makes insignificant things seem so important—Radhanath Swami. Read More….

HimalyasThe nature of the mind that’s not finding inner fulfillment is that it makes insignificant things seem so important — Radhanath Swami. 

Things that are practically meaningless we sometimes interpret as so meaningful. Fights, arguments and even divorces are often based on these trifling things. Radhanath Swami explains in this connection. “If there is a little hill in front of your house and that’s all you have ever seen, it seems gigantic.” As long as we don’t focus our consciousness on higher principles, unimportant things are important, at least they seem that way. Radhanath Swami, continuing his analogy of being overwhelmed by a little hill, says, “But if you look at the Himalayan Mountains, then that little hill is insignificant because you have seen something greater.” We have to see something higher in life. “Krishna is great, devotion is great, and the satisfaction of Bhakti is great. When we have some connection to that, some experience with that, then all of these little things we see it for what it is worth. Otherwise, things that really has nothing to do with us, nothing to do with reality, obsess us, possess us, rule over us and cause us to fight, to battle, to become envious and angry. We can only overcome these things when we experience something higher. That’s the real solution.”

The stage of perfection is called trance, or samadhi, when one’s mind is completely restrained from material mental activities by practice of yoga. This is characterized by one’s ability to see the self by the pure mind and to relish and rejoice in the self. In that joyous state, one is situated in boundless transcendental happiness and enjoys himself through transcendental senses. Established thus, one never departs from the truth and upon gaining this he thinks there is no greater gain. Being situated in such a position, one is never shaken, even in the midst of greatest difficulty. This indeed is actual freedom from all miseries arising from material contact.’ (Bhagavad Gita 6.20-23)



13 replies on “Look at the Himalayan Mountains”

Aiming at higher things to give up the insignificant things. Really Krishna is the source of all. Nothing is beyond Him. Aiming at Krishna is all success. A very nice advice by Radhantha Swami helps one to look at higher things. All glories to Radhantha Swami.

This is really great that Radhanath Swami has learnt from everything he has come across during his voyage to India.

If we could implement Maharajah teaching in our lives, we could attain the perfection of life-Love of God.
His instructions are so amazing that it clears all doubts like
‘The nature of the mind that’s not finding inner fulfillment is that it makes insignificant things seem so important”.
Thank you Radhanath SWami.

Maharajah explained so nicely unless we have some taste of devotional service, our mind can not find
satisfaction, and we will remain caught up in lower tendencies.

Everything Radhanath Swami says here is so true…if we dont apply this principle in our relations, we will only find faults and have battles…

These battles has no winners – only losers which ever way you take it!

Thank you Maharaj for sharing this wonderful realization. How much impact our focus has on our consciousness by which we can actually see what is to be made significant and what not.

Very true! We make such a big issue of small things not worth worrying about! Unless we develop higher taste, we will keep getting angry and be miserable with situations that are really not important.

This has definitely helped me overcome a hill like issue that I was worried about this morning. But after reading this article by Radhanath swami, I feel FREE from the burden on my mind. Thank you swamiji for your articles that I am applying to my day to day life. I feel as if the quality of my family life is improving after reading these wonderful blogs by Radhanath swami

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