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Swami Speaks On Big Society At House Of Commons

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At the House of Commons, on Tuesday 11th October 2011, His Holiness Radhanath Swami addressed Members of Parliament and Ministers together with the interfaith community to a private reception on “Spirituality and the Big Society”.

James Clappison MP, Richard Harrington MP and Mathew Offord MP invited His Holiness to Parliament to speak about a different perspective on the application on spirituality to the themes underlying the Government’s Big Society.

James Clappison MP for Hertsmere said, “I am so pleased that His Holiness has come to speak on this subject and wish now to reflect on how spirituality can play a part in the Big Society”

His Holiness’ philanthropic work includes establishing dozens of charities including one of India’s largest hospitals in Mumbai, Midday Meals, Lady Northcote Orphanage, free Cataract Eye Camps and various Hospices.

Earlier this year he was invited to meet the President of India and last month he met the President of United States. His trip to the UK as part of this book tour has been topped off with being invited to speak at the House of Commons.

Richard Harrington MP said, “Groups of all faiths have often been at the forefront of such activities, volunteering their time and caring for others. Communities such as that of the Bhaktivedanta Manor have long worked hard in supporting the vulnerable, helping those in need and caring for the world around them. We can all learn a lot from this.”

His Holiness Radhanath Swami launches his autobiography “The Journey Home” about his travels around the world and search for meaning. The book has sold over 120,000 worldwide. His Holiness’ autobiography is themed around the change which people must embrace by embarking on a journey of the self.

His Holiness said at Parliament, “This book is about a journey of changing of our hearts from one that is hard self absorbed to one that is soft and selfless. This only comes about through service.”

Radhanath Swami also spoke at Cambridge University and 1000 bankers at the Headquarters of HSBC where Zed Cama the HSBC Group Chairman welcomed his Holiness to speak on the strength to embrace challenges. His Holiness will finish his UK book tour with a concert with Krishna Das at the 1000 seater Camden Centre.

14 thoughts on “Swami Speaks On Big Society At House Of Commons

  • October 12, 2011 at 12:45 pm
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    Amazing. This is the purity of Mh which attracts all conditioned souls

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    • October 21, 2011 at 1:39 am
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      What amazing? Concert with Krishna das who is Mayavadi is that is amazing

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  • October 12, 2011 at 2:52 pm
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    I have read the book.. The Journey Home.. It is awesome book which lifts up my spirits whenever i read it…it is definitely not a kind of book which you read once and shelf it away..it is a kind of book which makes us ponder over and makes us think AGAIN so we can embark on our own Journey Back to Home.

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  • October 12, 2011 at 5:45 pm
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    I’ve read the book. Its extremely inspiring.

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    • October 21, 2011 at 1:42 am
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      This is not Srila Prabhupada thought us to appriciate all mayavadis, in that book no bhakti at all, it may inspire you for becomming another mayavathi.

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  • October 13, 2011 at 11:09 am
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    I have read the book. It teaches lot of lessons which may help one become a good human being.

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  • October 13, 2011 at 2:11 pm
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    Radhanath Swami id doing wonderful service

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    • October 21, 2011 at 1:44 am
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      swamiji is doing wonderful deviation from the path from where he become famous.

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  • October 14, 2011 at 8:12 am
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    I really wonder why a swamiji should write an auto biography? Moreover he is travelling to promote that. Something wrong here. Which group he belong to? I checked his site, but could not find out, which sect he belongs to. Is he from Ramakrishna Mutt? They have done many philanthropic activities in past. What is something new in him doing that? Anyway, it doesn’t seem a proper activity for a sadhu.

    Swamis are meant to give spiritual knowledge, but there are many bogus swamis who are interested in this kind of social activities for getting some good public opinion.

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  • October 15, 2011 at 12:08 am
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    Its wonderful. Like what his Auto biography, his speeches reflect, HH Radhanath swami is an extremely thoughtful, kind and humble personality n hs inspired/transformed millions of heart…

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  • October 18, 2011 at 7:42 am
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    Radhanath Swami’s autobiography is simply amazing,thrilling & most importantly full of realizations which we can apply in our daily life.

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  • October 18, 2011 at 11:08 am
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    His Holiness Radhanath Swamiji is an exemplary saint who want to distribute Love of God to all.His desire is very pure and therefore people of world acknowledge it by hearing from him the importance of to be a God conscious.The God conscious world is the only solution for todays conflicting situations in the world.Thanks for sharing.

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  • November 20, 2011 at 1:43 am
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    Many thanks for this news-article. Everyone appreiciated it except one sick and envious guy called Dasadas.

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