Radhanath Swami, as sweet as a leader could be.

Radhanath Swami, as sweet as a leader could be.

Radhanath Swami, as sweet as a leader could be.

“Great leaders get people to think more of themselves, not more of the leader.”

Radhanath Swami is a brilliant orator. Thousands all over the globe, and especially in India, hear his recordings regularly to nourish their spiritual lives. Many openly admit their addiction to Radhanath Swami’s lectures—and I am one amongst them.  You can spot me in the front row whenever Radhanath Swami discourses at Radhagopinath Ashram.

A few years ago Radhanath Swami was invited to Kolkata for holding a series of talks on the Vedic scripture Srimad Bhagavatam. As he was about to depart from Radhagopinath Ashram, a throng gathered around to see him off. I stood at a distance, in feeling. I would miss hearing from him! Suddenly, Radhanath Swami gestured me to come closer. He embraced. Then as he gazed affectionately at me, lengthy few moments of silence passed.

Finally he said, “It will be hard for me to speak at Kolkata without you sitting in the front row.” He then left, as I stood there speechless–bashful, but with a bounty of self-worth.

–Siddeshwar Bhat

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227 Responses to “Radhanath Swami, as sweet as a leader could be.”

  1. December 21, 2011 at 8:48 pm
    Sundar

    Very sweet. thanks for sharing

  2. January 29, 2012 at 9:49 pm
    Harini

    Deeply inspiring post.Thank you for sharing.

  3. January 30, 2012 at 10:01 pm
    Ramnika

    Very inspiring . Thanks for sharing. All glories to H.H.Radhanath Swami.

  4. February 2, 2012 at 10:16 pm
    Ramnika

    Very fortunate to have the association of Radhanath Swamiji.

  5. February 4, 2012 at 12:39 am
    Arvind

    Radhanath Swami is sweeter than any flower by his qualities he is serving others like flower flowing his fregrant.

  6. February 6, 2012 at 10:33 pm
    Arvind

    Swamiji gives very deep understanding.

  7. February 8, 2012 at 5:30 pm
    anjan

    Many thanks for sharing this sweet incident involving swami Radhanath

  8. February 10, 2012 at 12:08 am
    yadvesh

    he is sweet

  9. February 27, 2012 at 4:39 pm
    Vrushali

    Thank you for sharing this sweet incident!

  10. April 5, 2012 at 2:25 am
    Riya

    waoh! So much concern.

  11. April 9, 2012 at 3:28 am
    anil

    so presonal and sweet…. Maharaj ki Jai

  12. April 30, 2012 at 8:34 am
    Rajeev

    Thank you very very much for sharing, deeply moved.

  13. May 11, 2012 at 11:53 pm
    anil

    very sweet.. Maharaj is so personal..

  14. May 20, 2012 at 11:55 pm
    Sunny Mattas

    Wonderful!

  15. June 9, 2012 at 1:47 am
    Kalpana Kulkarni

    Radhanath Maharaj is very observing and hardly misses anything.

  16. June 11, 2012 at 9:51 am
    Raj

    Thank you for sharing this narration with us.

  17. June 14, 2012 at 10:01 am
    Anil

    He is so personal

  18. June 17, 2012 at 6:26 pm
    surekha

    This is a very wonderful experience with Radhanath swami. He knows the heart of his followers.

  19. July 3, 2012 at 7:07 am
    gokul Ramesh

    vow… simply sweet

  20. July 11, 2012 at 2:21 pm
    Sada Nandini

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful story. This is very amazing to see Radhanath swami knowing the heart of the devotees.

  21. July 12, 2012 at 1:38 am
    Kalpana Kulkarni

    Radhanath Swami is very personal and remembers everyone.

  22. July 14, 2012 at 3:04 am
    shailesh

    Radhanath Maharaj focuses on each and every soul and helps in enlightenment.Jay Sri Sri Radhanath Swami Maharaj !

  23. July 19, 2012 at 11:57 am
    Sunny Hinduja

    So sweet!!!

  24. July 28, 2012 at 4:53 am
    Amit Dusane

    Amazing incident… Thanks for sharing..

  25. April 12, 2013 at 4:09 am
    vaishali kamat

    Thank you for sharing this experience. Radhanath Swami is so personal and humble. There is so much we can learn from this Personality.

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