Radhanath Swami at Kanchipuram

Radhanath Swami at Kanchipuram

Radhanath Swami at Kanchipuram

2 January 2011. Feeling tiny, I prostrated before the enormous form of Pandavadhut, the deity of Lord Krishna commemorating his role as the messenger of the Pandavas. Situated in Kanchipuram in South India, the deity is twenty two feet tall, his other dimensions proportionately set. He is visibly almighty, as the scriptures describe him—and seems perfectly capable of fulfilling all desires. Gazing up at him, struck by awe, I wondered what prayers he received from the pilgrims. Perhaps those seeking sensual pleasures prayed for success in endeavors, money or fame. Perhaps those in distress prayed for relief from trials and tribulations. And perhaps the enlightened prayed for ultimate liberation from repeated birth and death. But I couldn’t fathom the thoughts of those beyond even enlightenment, of those who actually loved God.

A few minutes later our little group consisting of Radhanath Swami, a few other monks and I returned to the car. Before the car lunged ahead for the next destination, Radhanath Swami remarked, “It is worth coming in to this material world and undergoing all the trials and tribulations of material existence, including the suffering of repeated birth and death—for getting a glimpse of the beauty of Pandavdhut.

–Nityananda Das.

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126 Responses to “Radhanath Swami at Kanchipuram”

  1. January 6, 2011 at 3:23 pm
    Meera Sharma

    Maharajah is a pure devotee of the Lord, so he sees no difference between the deity and the Lord Himself and he is willing to go through all kind of suffering to please the Lord.

  2. January 6, 2011 at 8:40 pm
    kumar

    thank you so much for sharing this nectar

  3. January 6, 2011 at 9:55 pm
    brad schofield

    wow that’s wonderfully amazing!

  4. January 6, 2011 at 9:55 pm
    Gautam

    Thoughts of great soul are always in transcendental realm.

  5. January 6, 2011 at 10:53 pm
    Madana Kishore Das

    Maharaj showing by example what the mood should be when visiting holy places. Thank you for sharing.

  6. January 7, 2011 at 1:09 am
    Prahalad Kaul

    Only a true lover of God who is beyond material conceptions can remark such a statement. A spiritual master can see beyond what others can see.

  7. January 7, 2011 at 1:13 am
    Raul

    amazing!! wish I was there…

  8. January 7, 2011 at 2:27 am
    abhay

    The purpose of pure eternally liberated souls is just to go anywhere either to deliver the fallen souls or to participate in the past times of the Lord.

  9. January 7, 2011 at 3:42 am
    Siddeshwar

    Defies logic…

  10. January 7, 2011 at 5:01 am
    Y.Raja Shekar

    HH Radhanath Swami is prepared to go any tribulations for just rendering devotional service at the lotus feet of the Lord and spread the message of Lord through out the world.

  11. January 7, 2011 at 5:59 am
    umesh

    while others are interested in material gains or the elevated ones in the liberation, saint like Radhanath Swami Maharaj, is happy simply to have darshan of the Lord.

  12. January 7, 2011 at 6:08 am
    Vinay Rachh

    Radhanath swami’s mood is always taking the darshan of the lord in any form

  13. January 7, 2011 at 6:48 am
    T.Sita Ramaiah

    Thank you very much for sharing this. H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj is showing by his example how our consciousness should be while rendering devotional service.

  14. January 7, 2011 at 6:48 am
    T.Sita Ramaiah

    Thank you very much for sharing this. H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj is showing by his example how our consciousness should be while rendering devotional service.

  15. January 7, 2011 at 9:41 am
    Sunny

    It is beyond all our mudane logic and reasoning of a heart tinged with selfishness to understand a heart that is experiencing pure love. Unless it is revealed on their own by these exalted souls like Radhanath Swami there is no way to understand deep Spiritual topics…

  16. January 7, 2011 at 10:07 am
    neha karvir

    i cldnt attend south india yatra but Maharaj’s lecture take me to the memories of my last visit in south in 2006

  17. January 7, 2011 at 10:26 am
    Gurrappanaidu

    Maharaj is personified humility.

    Thanks for sharing delicious nectar.

  18. January 7, 2011 at 1:58 pm
    Meera Sharma

    Pure devotees like Radhanath swami are not disturbed by the trial and tribulation of this material existence, they are blissful to serve the Lord anywhere.

  19. January 8, 2011 at 1:40 am
    Shra1wiz

    Wow.. what a realization Radhanath Swami has. Beyond all imaginations…

  20. January 8, 2011 at 5:28 am
    Ram Mahtani

    For a transcendentalist, material and spiritual world are one and the same.

  21. January 8, 2011 at 8:46 am
    krishna daya das

    thank you prji, for revealing the mood of mahraj

  22. January 8, 2011 at 9:13 am
    Y.Raja Shekar

    HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj takes any troubles to please the Lord.

  23. January 8, 2011 at 9:40 am
    Servant

    His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj’s wonderful statement reveals perfectly the way a devotee’s mood that need to be while visiting spiritual places.

  24. January 8, 2011 at 10:33 am
    Kajal Gandhi

    Thank u for sharing

  25. January 8, 2011 at 11:47 am
    Sunil

    This realization can be happen only who has a true realization. Radhanath Maharaj ki jai

  26. January 9, 2011 at 7:11 am
    Ravi

    It is very difficult for a common man like me to understand the depth of Radhanath Swami’s heart……

  27. January 9, 2011 at 7:40 am
    Pooja

    Beautiful realisation.. Thank u for sharing.

  28. January 9, 2011 at 8:12 am
    Vidhya

    Maharaj’s love for Lord Krishna is very inspiring. Prabhuji, I can’t thank you enough for sharing this.

  29. January 9, 2011 at 10:50 am
    priya aiyar

    Hare Krishna! Such exalted thoughts can come from only an exalted person like HH Radhanath Maharaj.The heart of a pure devotee is revealed by the Lord Himself in such a wonderful manner.Thanks a lot for sharing.

  30. January 9, 2011 at 12:52 pm
    Meera Sharma

    To really see the Holy places, one need transcendental vision and Maharajah has it, which was revealed through his statement.

  31. January 9, 2011 at 5:17 pm
    anand

    THank you for sharing.

  32. January 10, 2011 at 5:32 am
    vaibhav

    pure devotee of lord don’t even want liberation this we can see through maharaj
    thank pr for sharing this

  33. January 10, 2011 at 7:14 am
    Jagdish Majethiya

    Amazing remark – All glories to Srila Radhanath Swami Maharaj. Thanks a lot Prabhuji for sharing the nectar.

  34. January 10, 2011 at 7:39 am
    malathi santosh

    Wow!!

  35. January 10, 2011 at 7:59 am
    krishna chandra

    A pure devotee teaches us by example how to pray, what to desire, how to see the Lord and how to express our gratitude.

  36. January 10, 2011 at 9:50 am
    Ketan Pendse

    Maharaj exactly showed us how to pray…..Thank you for shating this prabhu….

  37. January 10, 2011 at 9:56 pm
    Ramya

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj makes suffering sound so meaningful!

  38. January 11, 2011 at 1:08 am
    vishvesh

    Radhanath maharaj live with what guru parampara says. pure devotee of the Lord dont want liberation just want to serve the Lord birth after birth.

  39. January 11, 2011 at 1:49 am
    shirish

    These are the perfect words on real monk as Radhanth swami maharaj

  40. January 11, 2011 at 2:20 am
    Ydas

    it takes a realised soul like Radhanath Swami to give a 360 degree perspective – and that is the real spiritual perspective.

  41. January 11, 2011 at 3:40 am
    Deepak

    Nice experience. Thanks for sharing

  42. January 11, 2011 at 4:10 am
    Deepali Boradia

    This incident just goes on to show that Maharaj really loves the Lord for whom he is ready to go through any amount of trial and tribulations. Thankyou for sharing and inspiring us all.

  43. January 11, 2011 at 5:37 am
    Sameer Lowlekar

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful incident!
    HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj teaches by His own example.

  44. January 11, 2011 at 7:12 am
    Manish Kumar

    Unimaginable love for Krishna.

  45. January 11, 2011 at 3:58 pm
    Aekta

    Speechless!! What a wonderful expression. Thank you so much for sharing.

  46. January 12, 2011 at 10:02 am
    Srivatsan

    Amazing expression of Radhanath Swami on seeing the amazing Lord

  47. January 12, 2011 at 11:08 am
    annapurna

    Radhanath Swami is a true devotee and a pure devotee. As it is stated in SB, for a true devotee, it doesn’t matter, where he is: heavan, hell, or any other world, all he is concern is serve the Lord.

    Thank you very much for sharing this nectar!

  48. January 12, 2011 at 11:23 am
    mukund

    A pure devotee like radhanath Swami sees the world in a different way

  49. January 12, 2011 at 11:36 pm
    Pravin

    HH Radhanath Swami ki jay….HariiiiBollll!!!

  50. January 12, 2011 at 11:37 pm
    Pravin

    HH Radhanath Swami ki jay….HariiiiBollll!!!

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