How to Connect With Your True Self | Radhanath Swami on Impact Theory

Last updated: Jun 1, 2023

The video is about how to connect with your true self, as explained by Radhanath Swami on Impact Theory.

The video features an interview with Radhanath Swami, a spiritual leader and author, who discusses the importance of connecting with one's true self. He explains that human beings are often disconnected from their own true self, which is the soul or spirit within the heart. Swami emphasizes the importance of understanding the sacredness and eternal nature of our own spirit, which allows us to recognize it in creation and in others. He also discusses the difference between illusion and reality, and how seeing things in harmony with our own true spiritual nature allows us to see the inherent spiritual quality in everything.

  • Human beings are disconnected from their own true self.
  • The senses, mind, and intelligence require harmony with the heart and the living force within the heart, which is the soul or the spirit.
  • Radhanath Swami is a mild-mannered swami from the suburbs of Chicago who has spent time with some of the most powerful and spiritually influential people on the planet.
  • Understanding our harmony and relationship with the world around us and the people around us allows us to see everything as true.
  • Our true nature is eternal, full of knowledge and bliss, and is the source of all love and happiness.
  • The reality is that we are having a dream, and misidentifying with the dream is the illusion.
  • True spirituality is learning to live in harmony with oneself.
  • Gratitude is a powerful tool to connect with our true self and overcome negative emotions.
  • Connecting with our true self requires introspection, self-reflection, and spiritual practices.

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Disconnection from True Self

  • Human beings are disconnected from their own true self.
  • The senses, mind, and intelligence require harmony with the heart and the living force within the heart, which is the soul or the spirit.
  • When we understand the sacredness, beauty, and eternal nature of our own spirit, we can recognize it in creation and in others.
  • When we don't realize, experience, or perceive the sacredness of our own true self, our perception is an illusion of the world.
  • Understanding our harmony and relationship with the world around us and the people around us allows us to see everything as true.
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Introduction to Radhanath Swami

  • Radhanath Swami is a mild-mannered swami from the suburbs of Chicago.
  • He has spent time with some of the most powerful and spiritually influential people on the planet, including Mother Teresa, Barack Obama, and the Dalai Lama.
  • He has helped establish many missionary hospitals, eco-friendly farms, eye camps, schools, ashrams, an orphanage, and emergency relief programs.
  • One of his initiatives serves more than 260,000 meals a day.
  • He has lived as a hermit in the jungle, dwelled in caves, and at the age of 31 took monastic vows dedicating himself fully to helping people the world over find fulfillment.
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Illusion vs Reality

  • The sun is full of light and heat, but if you turn your face away from the sun, you see a shadow, which is an illusion.
  • In the Bhagavad-gita, it is said that everything is emanating from the supreme source of everything, which is one supreme truth with many names, including God.
  • When we understand in harmony with that truth what this world is, we see its inherent spiritual quality.
  • When we're disconnected from our own true self, we see everything under the cloud or in the shadow of the false ego.
  • Everything is potentially spiritual if we see it in perspective and in relation and in harmony with our own true spiritual nature.
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Understanding True Self

  • Our true self is like a dream.
  • When we dream that we're being attacked by a tiger, we're really afraid, perspiring, and may even be rolling and screaming in our bed.
  • Our true nature is beyond the temporary designations of the body and mind.
  • Our true nature is eternal, full of knowledge and bliss, and is the source of all love and happiness.
  • Connecting with our true self requires a process of purification, which involves understanding our relationship with the supreme truth and practicing spiritual disciplines.
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Real or Illusion

  • The reality is that we are having a dream.
  • The dream is real, and we are real.
  • Misidentifying with the dream is the illusion.
  • Identifying with the dream as happening to me now is the illusion.
  • When we think that the dream is happening to us, that is the illusion.
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Navigating Spirituality and Danger

  • People need to focus on the beautiful side of things and turn their face towards the sun.
  • People need to recognize that danger is real and that they have to function in life.
  • The line between the dream world and reality is where people need to navigate.
  • True spirituality is learning to live in harmony with oneself.
  • Yoga is the idea of learning to live in harmony with oneself.
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Who Are We?

  • Our physical body and mind are aspects of our existence.
  • The essential consciousness is giving life to every other aspect of our existence.
  • Consciousness is unique and part and parcel of what is universal.
  • Understanding the uniqueness of our own true consciousness is necessary to appreciate the universal nature.
  • Everything and everyone in this world is interdependent.
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The Sacredness of Our True Self

  • Human beings are disconnected from their own true self.
  • The senses, mind, and intelligence require harmony with the heart and living force within the heart.
  • Understanding the sacredness, beauty, and eternal nature of our own spirit is necessary.
  • Recognizing the sacredness of our own true self in creation and others is necessary.
  • Perceiving the sacredness of our own true self is necessary to avoid an illusion of the world.
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The Secret of Redwood Trees

  • The roots of the trees under the ground reach out to connect with the roots of other trees.
  • As soon as two roots meet, they embrace one another and wrap around each other.
  • Every tree in the entire forest is directly or indirectly connected and giving support to every other tree.
  • Unity is strength, and this is a lesson of nature for humanity.
  • The root of our consciousness is our hearts, where all the blood is pumping from.
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The Importance of Love and Compassion

  • The heart is the sitting place of love, and when we connect to that love within our hearts, it expresses as compassion.
  • Compassion is the greatest need in the world.
  • We are all interdependent with each other, and life is sacred from a spiritual perspective.
  • Recognizing the sacred potential in others helps us live a fulfilling life.
  • Whatever profession we have, we can live a spiritual life by recognizing the sacredness in others.
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The Illusion of Separation

  • We are all part of the same spiritual reality, and the illusion of separation causes suffering.
  • Our true self is beyond the temporary designations of race, gender, nationality, and religion.
  • When we identify with the temporary designations, we create a false sense of superiority or inferiority.
  • By connecting with our true self, we can overcome the illusion of separation and live a fulfilling life.
  • Connecting with our true self requires introspection, self-reflection, and spiritual practices.
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The Power of Gratitude

  • Gratitude is a powerful tool to connect with our true self and overcome negative emotions.
  • Gratitude helps us focus on the positive aspects of life and appreciate the blessings we have.
  • Gratitude helps us overcome envy, jealousy, and greed.
  • Gratitude helps us develop humility and recognize the contributions of others in our life.
  • Gratitude helps us connect with the divine and experience inner peace and joy.
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Understanding True Happiness

  • True happiness is not found in material possessions.
  • Sharing what we have within ourselves brings true happiness.
  • Things can give temporary satisfaction to the physical senses and mind, but not fulfillment to the heart.
  • Interconnectedness at the root brings true happiness.
  • Sharing brings fulfillment to the heart.
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Dissolving False Ego

  • Self is sometimes defined as ego, which is our sense of identity.
  • False ego is our misconceptions of identity.
  • True ego awakens when false ego is dissolved.
  • Living force is within us, not the body or mind.
  • False ego causes divisions and obscures our true nature.
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Discovering True Self

  • True self is the eternal conscious spirit within us.
  • False ego causes us to identify with designations such as race, religion, or species.
  • Understanding our true self helps us respect the sacredness of being a part of God in everyone.
  • Reconnecting with our true nature helps us discover our real potential.
  • Our true self is seamlessly connected to all that is beautiful.
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Purpose of Reconnecting to True Nature

  • Reconnecting to our true nature helps us see beyond the false ego and discover our true potential.
  • Discovering our true self helps us respect the sacredness of being a part of God in everyone.
  • Reconnecting with our true nature helps us find true happiness and fulfillment.
  • Understanding our true self helps us dissolve the false ego and eliminate divisions.
  • Reconnecting with our true nature helps us live a life of purpose and meaning.
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