Radhanath Swami and the Medical Logic

Radhanath Swami and the Medical Logic

Radhanath Swami and the Medical Logic

Would Radhanath Swami follow his doctor’s advice? In concern, a group clamored impatiently outside the room, as Dr. Dhalal, accompanied by the president of Radhagopinath Ashram, conversed with Radhanath Swami behind closed doors.

After only five minutes, the doctor and the president emerged out and related what had just transpired. When they had entered Radhanath Swami’s room, they found him lying on the bed—semiconscious. Perhaps—they had concluded—the Swami’s adamancy was a rumor. In such weary health, it was impossibility for the Swami to even fantasize following his robust schedule. After exchanging some pleasantries, however, it was clear—that Radhanath Swami indeed planned to travel fifty miles, on bumpy roads, to Meera Road, suburban Mumbai, that evening; and then discourse to thousands, who aspired for a wholesome spiritual lifestyle. Upon repeated appeals to cancel the evening engagement, Radhanath Swami had spoken out his heart, “If I can’t serve humanity, what is the use of me living?”  Still the duo pressed, and Radhanath Swami had finally relented, but with a clause, “If I am unable to walk to the car on my own, I won’t travel.” Given his condition—the two felt—the clause was redundant. He definitely couldn’t walk to his car, and that meant he didn’t travel.

Happily, Dr. Dhalal (who happens to be my husband) and I returned to Meera Road where we stay.

That evening, as we stepped out of Bhaktivedanta Hospital at Meera Road, a green Qualis zoomed by. All of a sudden my husband was thunderstruck. His mouth dropped open and his eyes filled with tears. “Didn’t you see?” he whispered. “It was Radhanath Swami in that car. I saw him hanging forward on his seat belt.” I didn’t believe.

An hour later we were at the pandal erected near Radhagiridhari Temple where Radhanath Swami was scheduled to speak. Now that Radhanath Swami wasn’t coming, who was his replacement, who dared to face the disappointment of the audience? I was in wonder, while my husband was in worry. He was sure Radhanath Swami was behind the stage.

And sure enough, Radhanath Swami walked from behind the stage and spoke a mesmerizing talk for about an hour—as per usual. My husband quietly shared his conclusion with me—that attitudes could indeed help one defy medical logic.

–Vishaka Priya

 

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191 Responses to “Radhanath Swami and the Medical Logic”

  1. August 30, 2011 at 7:13 am
    Anagha warade

    Thank you for sharing.
    H H Radhanath Maharaj ki jay!

  2. August 31, 2011 at 8:44 am
    ashu

    Purity is the force… For maharaj, his purity and love for others is the source of strength. All glories to him.

  3. September 1, 2011 at 1:04 pm
    Pranjal Dixit

    It is possible to understand His Love for His spiritual master by His every deed for preaching.

  4. September 6, 2011 at 4:23 am
    anand

    it brought tears to my eyes.. thanks for sharing

  5. September 6, 2011 at 9:44 pm
    madhavi

    Thanks for sharing such a nice story.

  6. September 7, 2011 at 5:45 am
    SAILESH

    This is Maharaj’s compassion.
    HH RADHANATH SWAMI MAHARAJ KI JAI.

  7. September 9, 2011 at 11:20 am
    Naveen

    Radhanath Swami is such an amazing personality!

  8. September 10, 2011 at 4:23 pm
    Tallam Sita Ramaiah

    Thank you very much for sharing this. This shows the amazing quality of Maharaj.

  9. September 10, 2011 at 9:08 pm
    achyuta govinda

    Many millions of thanks for sharing the glories of Radhanath swami

  10. September 12, 2011 at 6:35 am
    bipin

    All Glories To H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    Bhakti certainly doesn’t fit itself in the logic and cause effect theories of this modern world. It will defy all the rules and laws that we fallible humans have been able to elucidate till date since the origin of humanity.

    Hare Krishna.

  11. September 15, 2011 at 11:59 pm
    Kadamba kanana

    Thanks for sharing this,Prabhuji.

  12. September 16, 2011 at 9:07 am
    Mahendra

    NIce Quote

  13. September 17, 2011 at 8:20 pm
    Anand Iyer (Gurgaon)

    HH Radhanath Swami’s compassion is so great that even when he is not in good health, he is only thinking about the welfare of humanity. Thank you so much Swami Maharaj.

  14. September 28, 2011 at 4:45 am
    mohit bhatt

    attitudes could indeed help one defy medical logic.

    powerful conclusion, thankyou

  15. September 29, 2011 at 9:26 pm
    ramnika

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful story. Haribol!

  16. October 6, 2011 at 1:29 am
    Vinayak

    Because of Giving love & care, thousands are attracted to the lotus feet of the Lord as a result of Radhanath Maharaj’s preaching efforts.

  17. October 8, 2011 at 12:10 pm
    Manish Kumar

    Very touching story about the dedication and courage of Radhanath Swami Maharaj and the risk he is taking for preaching Krishna Consciousness.

  18. October 14, 2011 at 12:18 pm
    pranjal

    HHRadhanath Swami Maharaj ki Jai!!!

  19. October 30, 2011 at 11:14 pm
    surekha

    HH Radhanath swami always tries to serve humanity without considering his own bodily conditions. Radhanath swami ki jai!

  20. November 7, 2011 at 8:15 am
    Roshan Kumar Hota

    It is only because of great sacrifices of the great souls that we have got this gift of Krsna Consciousness. Now it is our responsibilty to keep asides our priorties to help them to spread KC in a bigger way. Thank you, it was heart melting.

  21. November 11, 2011 at 10:55 am
    Kalpana Kulkarni

    It’s amazing how pure souls will defy science to continue their preaching activities at the risk of their health.

  22. November 21, 2011 at 1:39 am
    anmol londhe

    thanks for sharig..

  23. November 25, 2011 at 7:16 am
    Jagannath Dham Das

    Thanks for sharing such wonderful experience of selflessness & extending nature of a great saint like Radhanath Swami !

  24. November 30, 2011 at 7:49 am
    bipin

    All Glories To H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    How deeply committed is Maharaj can only be gauges out of this instance. There are several such instances where we shall remain aghast by just hearing them.

    Hare Krishna

  25. December 2, 2011 at 1:13 am
    govind

    attitude matters

  26. December 3, 2011 at 7:05 am
    rahul

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj’s compassion and selflessness is beyond all our limits of comprehension!!! Thank you so much Maharaj for giving us unlimited and tireless loving nectar of Lord’s Glories.

  27. December 4, 2011 at 8:41 am
    Tallam Sita Ramaiah

    Thank you very much for sharing this. This is a heart touching story about the dedication and courage of H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj and the risk he is taking for preaching Krishna Consciousness to all. All glories to Maharaj.

  28. December 6, 2011 at 6:04 pm
    Rasaraj das

    A true leader!!!!

  29. December 12, 2011 at 10:05 am
    Kushal Krishna Das

    Hare Krishna!!

  30. December 12, 2011 at 10:22 pm
    Poonam

    Incredible pastime! Maharaj’s determination is just amazing. Thanks for sharing

  31. December 13, 2011 at 9:07 am
    Vidya Patham

    Thank you for sharing this incident from the life of Radhanath Swami.

  32. December 18, 2011 at 6:24 am
    Vijay

    Thank you so much for sharing!!

  33. December 18, 2011 at 7:01 am
    Kushal Krishna Das

    Wonderful Article

  34. December 18, 2011 at 7:32 am
    tushar

    Thanks for sharing!!

  35. December 20, 2011 at 12:09 am
    nandkishor das

    too wonderful and tearful for us also.

  36. December 21, 2011 at 10:33 am
    Biswajit

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj ki jai!!

  37. April 2, 2012 at 3:09 am
    cpyadav

    “If I can’t serve humanity, what is the use of me living?” ……………….amazing intension

  38. April 24, 2012 at 2:37 am
    Riya

    amazing. how much compassion, love and service attitude maharaj has. who could do such a thing apart from a person blessed with love of Godhead

  39. May 9, 2012 at 4:24 am
    shailesh

    Hare Krsna Jay Sri Radhanath Swami Maharaj !

  40. May 24, 2012 at 8:34 am
    Rajeev

    Touching. Greatful to be able to know this. Thank you.

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