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. November 28, 2011 at 5:19 am

    That is the speciality of Radhanath Swami, he makes everyone feel special!

  2. November 29, 2011 at 4:09 am

    such memories help us during our lows

  3. November 29, 2011 at 6:42 am

    Wonderful memories pr, Radhanath maharaj ki jai

  4. November 29, 2011 at 8:42 pm
    Tallam Sita Ramaiah

    H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj ki jai.

  5. November 30, 2011 at 8:17 am

    so sweet of Radhanath swami Maharaj!!!!!!! very touching.

  6. December 1, 2011 at 1:00 am

    very amazing !! thank you very much

  7. December 1, 2011 at 6:31 am

    heart touching experience with Radhanath Swami!

  8. December 3, 2011 at 1:23 am

    u r perfectly rt Mr sidheswar

  9. December 3, 2011 at 1:27 am

    very nice maharaj

  10. December 4, 2011 at 8:13 am

    “Great leaders get people to think more of themselves, not more of the leader.” Amazing article. Important lessons to learn. thank very much

  11. December 5, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    great is the master, whom the servant doesn’t leave; and great is the master whom the master doesn’t leave.
    aspiring to be one alike.

  12. December 5, 2011 at 8:37 pm
    Tallam Sita Ramaiah

    H.H Radhanath Swami Mharaj makes everyone happy by giving them what is necessary for them.

  13. December 7, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Maharaj lectures are always very nectarian to hear…..just relish them !!!!

  14. December 7, 2011 at 9:17 am
    Vidya Patham

    Thank you for sharing this incident with us.

  15. December 8, 2011 at 10:20 am

    wonderful !!

  16. December 9, 2011 at 12:38 am

    really good

  17. December 9, 2011 at 3:06 am

    It’s really very wonderful!!! Thank you for sharing.

  18. December 9, 2011 at 5:45 am

    All Glories To H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

  19. December 10, 2011 at 6:03 am
    Sunny Hinduja

    Very nice

  20. December 11, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Very nice…

  21. December 12, 2011 at 2:02 am

    Jai.. Great leaderslike maharaj know how o boost qualities in everyon.

  22. December 12, 2011 at 6:31 am

    It is the best site i ever visited. Radhanath Swami ki JAY!!!!!!!!

  23. December 12, 2011 at 8:50 am
    Citra Gopi DD

    Thank you for this beautiful narration.

  24. December 12, 2011 at 11:58 pm
    Anshu Jaiman

    Really Radhanath swami Maharaj is a GEM.He has been inspiring and motivating like anything.Maharaj ki jai hoo..Hare Krishna.

  25. December 13, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Swami ji is expert at knowing people’s heart and takes care of people.

  26. December 13, 2011 at 10:32 pm
    Preeti Asrani

    vow Maharaj is simply amazing. you got special blessing from Maharaj

  27. December 14, 2011 at 3:35 am

    The Spiritual Master knows the heart of the disciple….

  28. December 14, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Hare Krishna!!
    Radhanath Swami Maharaj ki jay!!

  29. December 14, 2011 at 10:11 am
    Abhinav Mutreja

    Radhanath Swami indirectly encouraged Gopinath Chandra P to sit in front so that he can get more attached to Maharaj.

  30. December 14, 2011 at 9:29 pm
    Ketan Pendse

    Radhanath Maharaj can definately see the feelings through other person’s eyes…..

  31. December 15, 2011 at 12:51 am
    Sunny Hinduja

    Jai!!Very nice !!

  32. December 16, 2011 at 12:57 am
    Arjun K Ramachandra

    How personal is Radhanath Swami can be known from this heart touching incident. Although he has such a huge fan following Radhanath Swami still takes out time to appreciate his disciples.

  33. December 17, 2011 at 10:15 am

    HH Radhanath Swami Ki Jai !

  34. December 17, 2011 at 10:38 am
    Santpal Goel


  35. December 17, 2011 at 6:18 pm
    sundar ananda das

    thanks for sharing… shows us how personal Radhanath Swami is!

  36. December 17, 2011 at 11:07 pm
    premanand ramesh

    maharaj understands the heart of every of his discipls

  37. December 18, 2011 at 4:30 am
    Prasad Karkhanis

    Heart Touching

  38. December 18, 2011 at 10:06 am
    Sanjiv Chandnani

    Radhanath swami truly seems to be a master of spirits.

  39. December 18, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Haribol!! Speechless!!

  40. December 18, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Radhanath Swami knows well the heart

  41. December 19, 2011 at 5:20 am

    this is a proof of Radhanath Swami’s selfless nature – he always thinks of others…Humility does not mean to think less of oneself but humility means to think less about oneself!

  42. December 19, 2011 at 5:34 am

    Great exp to read it thru ! Thanks for posting it

  43. December 19, 2011 at 11:36 am

    wonderful memories

  44. December 19, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this.

  45. December 19, 2011 at 8:19 pm
    Kadamba kanana

    Thank you so much for sharing this.

  46. December 20, 2011 at 1:18 pm
    siddhesvari priya

    Very nice

  47. December 21, 2011 at 7:06 am

    haribol…………….thnks for sharing this to us….. its awesome……..

  48. December 21, 2011 at 7:08 am

    How a leader needs to be conscious of his subjects is something what the modern day leaders should understand and imbibe it in their lives.

  49. December 21, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Thanks for this vital understanding

  50. December 21, 2011 at 9:17 am

    A leader’s reciprocation from the heart. Thank You for sharing.

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