Radhanath Swami Reassures

Radhanath Swami Reassures

Radhanath Swami Reassures

Premaka, our simple house maid, has been with us ever since she came to Mumbai twelve years ago. She embraced spiritual life almost immediately after she was employed; my family’s spirituality was perhaps a little too contagious. Sunday festival at Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Temple would occupy her weekly off. I would watch in silent amusement as she basked in the sound stream of Radhanath Swami’s discourses, though she  understood only a little of English. His speeches somehow struck a deep spiritual chord in her, and invoked her faith and trust in him.

That faith and trust was deeper than I had gauged. When her father died, and the stab of grief occupied her entire being, her thoughts rushed to Radhanath Swami; she expressed her desire to meet him, for solace. Moved,  we promptly agreed.  But quietly, I wondered if she would be crestfallen upon meeting him. Radhanath Swami had thousands of admirers.  How could he be expected to reciprocate with the feelings that each one felt for him? And that too, Premaka was a low profile simple girl.

Again, I had wrongly gauged the depths of love in  a spiritually advanced person’s heart. When we met Radhanath Swami and told him of the death of Premaka’s father and the sorrow that had engulfed her,  he turned to Premaka. With the compassion of his heart reflecting in his glance, in a tone that conveyed reassurance, he spoke words that left her wondering how she could ever reciprocate with his love. ” Now, I am your father. I am there for you.”

How different is a spiritual celebrity like Radhanath Swami! While ordinary celebrities fail miserably in reciprocating with the love of their admirers, Radhanath Swami had made his admirer feel incapable of reciprocating with his boundless love.

Dr. Mukund Shanbhag

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117 Responses to “Radhanath Swami Reassures”

  1. August 19, 2010 at 7:56 am
    Vaishali Kamat

    Radhanath Swami’s greatness ad purity is beyond imagination.

  2. August 25, 2010 at 4:48 am
    Parag Udeshi

    Radhanath Swami is a pure devotee of the Lord and as the Lord is very compassionate on every living being so is Radhanath Swami.

  3. September 2, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj ki Jay!

  4. September 9, 2010 at 11:28 am

    hey, nice blog…really like it and added to bookmarks. keep up with good work

  5. September 11, 2010 at 4:38 am
    B.J. ARORA

    As a fatherly figure, as a teacher, as a friend Radhanath Swami has given solace to so many. Thank you so much Radhanath Swami.

  6. September 27, 2010 at 9:20 am
    sandeep kaimal

    thank u swamiji

  7. October 7, 2010 at 10:55 am

    All Glories To.H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    Haribol! Thanks prabhuji for sharing this wonderful experience.

    Only Maharaj can exhibit this compassion.

    Hare Krishna

  8. October 15, 2010 at 11:45 am

    This is really a heart touching story of Radhanath Swami. Thank you very much for sharing this with us.

  9. December 23, 2010 at 7:31 am

    The height of compassion and love of His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj

  10. January 15, 2011 at 11:15 am
    Vidya Patham

    Thank you for sharing this episode about Radhanath Swami’s loving and caring nature which makes the recipient humble and question his own worthiness on getting so much affection.

  11. February 25, 2011 at 5:57 am

    Wonderful experience.

    Maharaj is so compassionate !.

    Thank you so much prabhu for sharing the same.

  12. March 3, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Hari bol !!!!!

    Thank you so mcuh for posting

  13. June 14, 2011 at 1:45 pm
    Siddhesvari Priya

    Thank you Maharaj ji for giving us your love and affection. The story is heart touching thanks for sharing.

  14. July 8, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    heart touching…very rarely we see such genuine sadhus…

  15. August 5, 2011 at 1:00 pm
    siddhesvari Priya

    very touching. Thank you for sharing

  16. December 3, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Thank you very much for posting this touching story.

  17. June 18, 2012 at 12:41 pm
    Pranjal Dixit

    Radhanath swami is a personality having greatness beyond the purview of the reach of this material mind.

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