Radhanath Swami. He knows how to releave you.

Radhanath Swami. He knows how to releave you.

Radhanath Swami. He knows how to releave you.

In 2009 Radhanath Swami’s autobiography The Journey Home was published. Fascinated by the book, and convinced that it had the potential to add value to society, I brainstormed—how to spread awareness of the book? Though shy by nature, I decided to try in my own way.

I requested a friend, a very famous Radio Jockey, to have Radhanath Swami as a featured guest on his show. He felt it was an honor.  We fixed the date 3 August 2009 for the interview.

When August came closer I realized that the interview date lay amidst a cramped schedule: on 1st August Radhanath Swami was to arrive in Mumbai where thousands awaited his audience; on the 2nd was the Sunday Program at Radhagopinath temple where he was scheduled to discourse; and then on, he would be busy with the upcoming grand India Book Launch of The Journey Home that was to be held only days later. Thus 3rd August, the day fixed for the radio show—had got crushed in the middle.  I grew tense.  Pulling Radhanath Swami out of his busy schedule for the Radio Show was to cause him strain—and I hated to do that.

Perhaps he sensed my tension. And his soft heart raced for every opportunity to relieve me of that. On 2nd, I visited him with a proposal: was it okay if the RJ came to his room to interview him, rather than he having to go to the studio? After thinking for a while, he responded, “It will be better if you could liberate me from this place.”  Through that one line he liberated me from my thought that going to the studio caused him inconvenience. It was decided that we would stick to our schedule and drive to the studio the next day.

The next day as we rode, the car was heated up with discussions about the upcoming book launch. I was silent, while remorse lingered in my heart. He is already strained. Perhaps I should have rescheduled the show in a way that didn’t cause him extra strain. Out of the blue, Radhanath Swami quipped, “And towards the end of the book launch, Sankirtan shall perform solo dance with spotlights focused on him.” His body rocked in laughter, as everyone in the car joined him in the joke; all knew how shy I was. Seeing him laugh, I was elated. Thus in a moment, Radhanath Swami had the remorse in me ebb away.

–Sankirtan Das

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232 Responses to “Radhanath Swami. He knows how to releave you.”

  1. May 9, 2012 at 11:57 pm
    anil

    nice article .. keep posting..

  2. May 15, 2012 at 3:32 am
    biswajit

    Hare Krishna… Radhanath Swami Ji Jai !

  3. May 15, 2012 at 11:28 pm
    Saurabh

    Wonderful interaction. Radhanath swami maharaja is exemplary in his dealings with others. He teaches us how to please the other person to the full.

  4. May 16, 2012 at 6:20 pm
    madhura

    Amazing book.

  5. May 20, 2012 at 7:55 pm
    Ramnika

    Very inspiring and full of determination.

  6. May 23, 2012 at 6:52 am
    Arjun K Ramachandra

    Radhanath Swami has that unique ability to relieve people of their greatest anxieties.

  7. May 26, 2012 at 8:59 pm
    surekha

    Thank you for this wonderful story of Radhanath swami explaining about his dedication.

  8. May 29, 2012 at 5:01 am
    saurabh

    Wonderful experience thank you for sharing

  9. May 30, 2012 at 10:36 am
    anil

    very sweet…….

  10. June 4, 2012 at 9:46 pm
    Manasa

    Wonderful Experiences!!

  11. June 5, 2012 at 4:57 am
    biswajit

    Hare Krishna… Radhanath Swami Ji Jai !

  12. June 9, 2012 at 6:44 am
    Y.Raja Shekar

    Thank you for sharing this nice experience with HH Radhanath Swami.

  13. June 9, 2012 at 6:59 am
    Y.Raja Shekar

    Thank you for sharing this nice experience with HH Radhanath Swami which can even relieve us.

  14. June 9, 2012 at 7:09 am
    priya aiyar

    Thanks for sharing. Maharaj leads an extraordinary life. He can accomplish what others cannot simply because of his being a pure devotee of the Supreme Lord. His presence anywhere is divine.

  15. June 9, 2012 at 12:14 pm
    nandkishor das

    Radhanath Swami quipped, “And towards the end of the book launch, Sankirtan shall perform solo dance with spotlights focused on him.”

    It was too good for all those who ow SankirtanP.

  16. June 10, 2012 at 4:12 am
    rachna

    sweet article… please keep posting these article about maharaj.

  17. June 10, 2012 at 10:18 am
    Vidya Patham

    Thank you for sharing this poignant incident from Radhanath Swami’s life.

  18. June 12, 2012 at 5:29 pm
    madhura

    Amazing!

  19. June 14, 2012 at 1:47 am
    Aishwarya

    Nice one..

  20. June 14, 2012 at 6:59 am
    govind

    nice article.

  21. June 15, 2012 at 11:47 am
    shailesh

    Hare Krsna !

  22. June 16, 2012 at 12:49 am
    Y.Raja Shekar

    HH Radhanath Swami exhibits this nature of true love which makes one understand the heart of the beloved.

  23. June 18, 2012 at 6:35 am
    anil

    sweet story keep posting them…

  24. June 19, 2012 at 6:16 pm
    madhura

    Haribol!

  25. July 13, 2012 at 7:09 am
    Anand

    Radhanath Swami being a devotee of Lord Krishna is very sensitive to feelings of others (be it his disciples or his god brothers/ sisters or other devotees). He can easily sense if a person is unhappy or tensed and can relive them easily. He is a very loving spiritual personality to be around with.

  26. July 13, 2012 at 8:17 am
    Guruprasad

    Thx for sharing, Maharaj Ki Jay.

  27. July 14, 2012 at 7:18 am
    biswajit

    Hare Krishna…Radhanath Swami Ki Jai !

  28. July 16, 2012 at 5:49 pm
    madhura

    Thank you for sharing!

  29. July 19, 2012 at 6:12 pm
    nandkishor das

    hari bol

  30. March 2, 2013 at 2:58 am
    Damodar

    One more experience speaking of the sensitive and loving nature of Radhanath swami maharaj.

  31. April 5, 2013 at 8:03 am
    vaishali kamat

    Too good !! Thanks for sharing this.

  32. May 21, 2013 at 6:28 am
    Sunil

    It shows that despite of personal inconvenience how Radhanath Swami cares of everyone`s feeling…Sign of Pure Devotee

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