One of my dearest God-sisters, who was like a mother to me, She was on her death bed in London and I left from Mumbai to go to visit her. I happened by Gods Grace to come just the day before she passed away. And she was saying, she was a very, very independent, active, dynamic, lady who loved to get things done, organised and she was always caring about people and here she was with Cancer, paralysed, crippled, imitated, her husband had to clean her excrements, because she cannot even move. And she said with a smile, that even though I appear so helpless, she said I have infinite relevance. I have infinite significance because Krishna loves me. And nothing could ever change that. Not disease not even death. That’s my greatest wealth, and that gives me such unlimited importance forever, that God loves me. And then she smiled and said, but I having nothing to be proud of over anyone else because God loves everybody. To experience Gods Love and to actually understand our own love for God is the greatest wealth and it’s within us. It simply has to be awakened. And that’s what religion is, that’s what spirituality is, that’s what Yoga, that’s what true human culture is meant to do- awaken divinity that is within us. And to be an instrument of that divinity – Radhanath Swami.
But the positive attitude which most motivational speakers talk about has its intrinsic limitations. Can it survive the onslaughts of terminal diseases, of old age, of death?
A sincere student of Bhagavad Gita can easily remain positive in all situations.
Radhanath Swami, in this audio clip speaks of one such student of the Bhagavad Gita.