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Thank you God for everything!

Radhanath Swami - Thank you God for everything!‘It doesn’t take a great person to blame others or to complain, but it takes a very very great person to thank god in difficulties.’ – Radhanath Swami

According to our karmas (manifest/unmainfest effects of our actions), we have a particular destiny. But however good our karma is, there will be honor and distress, pleasure and pain, success and failure, heat and cold etc because this is a world of dualities. You cannot have one without the other. But if you become attached to the positive side, to that degree you will suffer when the negative side inevitably comes before us. The solution to this is given by Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita, He tells us that we should transcend the dualities of life. But, how to transcend dualities of love/hate in a marriage or happiness/ distress in the work place or pride/humility when we have competition or pleasure/pain while raising children?

We can transcend dualities by seeing the Lord in everything, by looking upon circumstances in our lives as His mercy that has come to help us grow into a beautiful person, beyond our vision. And when we learn to offer the fruits of our action as an act of service for god, we can instantly transcend the dualities of material existence and enter the divine realm, beyond love/hate relationships and we are then able to see the other person as a gift of God who has come to us to help us get over our own anarthas (contamination’s) that block our spiritual growth.

tat te ‘nukampäà su-samékñamäëo

bhuïjäna evätma-kåtaà vipäkam

håd-väg-vapurbhir vidadhan namas te

jéveta yo mukti-pade sa däya-bhäk.

(Srimad Bhagvatam 10:14:8)

Radhanath Swami explains,“When a person is undergoing serious tribulations, and in that condition with folded palms and tears of sincerity in his heart he thanks god saying I deserved worst, but I know my lord you have a purpose behind this and I am grateful.”

– Mrs. Preethi Dhiman

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12 replies on “Thank you God for everything!”

Seeing Lord’s hand in every situation and our actions as act of love for Lord. The more we are attached to happiness, to that degree suffering bothers us.

Thanks for sharing this. If we develop and reach that situation where we can equally view all situations are God’s blessings we can achieve real happiness.

Truly Inspirational! Especially the statement by Radhanath Swami “It doesn’t take a great person to blame others or to complain, but it takes a very very great person to thank god in difficulties”.

A very practical & simple guidelines to help us better steady our lives & relationships even in the most trying situations. Thank you Radhanath Swami for your valuable article !
Hare Krishna !

One has to be thankful to God for anything He graces up on him as a gift beneficial to go closer to God or to his own constitutional position. Thank you very much HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja.

Thank you for sharing this important article on how we must pray to God in all circumstances especially when in difficulty instead of blaming Him.

‘It doesn’t take a great person to blame others or to complain, but it takes a very very great person to thank god in difficulties. What an amazing statement..

All glories to Radhanth Swami Maharaj!!
Very nice article. I tried to implement on practical situations but it’s really difficult. However keep trying is the only key. Thank You.

The true test of our love for God comes in times of great distress when our world is falling apart & yet we continue to execute our devotional service unconditionally without any lamentation.

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