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Radhanath Swami — Our Star

In the overcrowded prayer hall of Radha Gopinath Temple, I sat on the floor softly chanting the Hare Krishna mantra on my prayer beads. My murmur merged with the murmur of thousand-odd others to fill the ether with the buzz of the anthem— Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.

Usually devotees sat in small circles of eight or less during this prayer period from 5.45 a.m. to 7.30 a.m.  But today, there were thousands of pilgrims from far and wide, and they all sat chanting the mantra with their visions converging on Radhanath Swami, their spiritual star, Read more …

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Radhanath Swami’s ego-less opportunism

Last year Radhanath Swami’s birthday celebrations came right in the middle of his writing marathon. In the Vedic tradition, the spiritual guide who helps one return to God is considered as a special representative of God, to be respected on par with God. So on the spiritual mentor’s birthday his students assemble together in his presence and express their heartfelt appreciation, love and gratitude to him through eloquently written offerings. Radhanath Swami often warns in his talks about the great danger that ego poses on the spiritual path. Read more …

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Radhanath Swami’s Reluctance to Take Credit

Once I went in to Radhanath Swami’s room to suggest topics for a talk he would give to over a thousand youth of Mumbai. This is one of the most eagerly awaited festivals where Radhanath Swami addresses large youth and inspires them to practise spiritual life. While suggesting topics I also appreciated his tireless sacrifice and dedication to serve. Read more …

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Radhanath Swami Expresses a Loving Parent’s Concern

After one successful youth festival, many of us, the resident monks gathered around Radhanath Swami and expressed our joy and gratitude. One of us told him, “You have done a miracle. Today we have a powerful team of teachers of the science of God consciousness at our monastery, all by your training.” Read more …

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Radhanath Swami’s Analysis of Humility

Once on Radhanath Swami’s birthday, a few resident monks at the Mumbai centre entered Radhanath Swami’s room with a neatly wrapped gift. He graciously accepted the offering while the leader of our group expressed appreciation of his wonderful qualities, including genuine humility that he possesses. Then Radhanath Swami enlightened us Read more …

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Radhanath Swami Quotes...

"It takes hard work to make something wonderful"

"Not a moment in human life passes that you are not accounted for"

"Compassion brings fulfillment to the heart. Selfish desires simply agitate the heart."

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