Radhanath Swami Wants to Become…

Radhanath Swami Wants to Become…

Radhanath Swami Wants to Become…

Radhanath Swami sat relaxing on the lawn with a few of his students. The Chakra Building veiled them from the noontime sun, while breezes breathed in and out of the ISKCON Mayapur campus, cooling this shade over nature’s carpet of green.

Radhanath Swami looked over as his students rapped on. After meandering along various topics, their conversation finally turned into a glorification session, each one glorifying the spiritual qualities of others. That’s something which devotees of Lord Krishna love to do.

“Karunasindhu is so gentle. Wish I could emulate his gentleness,” said one.

“Jagannath is so enthusiastic in Kirtan, wish I could be like him,” said another.

When everyone was done, Radhanath Swami leaned to finger a blade of grass on the ground, “Wish I could be like this blade of grass.”

Lines about a blade of grass from his book The Journey Home echoed in my mind…

You see this grass? It is happy to serve everyone, even by remaining in the most humble position under our feet. Whenever it is stepped on, it comes right back up, to serve. We can learn from this humility.

–Vikram Arora

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164 Responses to “Radhanath Swami Wants to Become…”

  1. December 20, 2010 at 6:35 am
    Dr Dhotre

    Thank you Radhanath swami for giving us such a unique vision to see things.

  2. January 9, 2011 at 6:58 am
    prashant v

    ..of all the qualities the most important is of that of a grass.

  3. January 17, 2011 at 7:07 am
    rajat

    Once again I am clean bowled by Radhanath Swami’s uncommon spiritual wisdom.

  4. January 31, 2011 at 2:36 am
    vibhu goel

    Amazing humility of HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj which attracts everyone.

  5. July 28, 2011 at 5:04 pm
    jan

    wow. what an amazing answer by Radhanath swami. I hope and pray that I can follow in the footsteps of swamiji

  6. August 4, 2011 at 4:42 am
    Premanand Ramesh

    spontaneous humility pouring out…. Thankyou so much

  7. October 6, 2011 at 11:02 am
    Chandrika

    Thank you for this inspiring incident.

  8. December 18, 2011 at 8:19 am
    Kalpana Kulkarni

    Radhanath Swami always teaches us some lesson from every incident and from nature.

  9. February 22, 2012 at 10:50 pm
    surekha

    Radhanath swami always be humble and we should try to learn this humility from him.

  10. February 29, 2012 at 6:27 am
    Arjun K Ramachandra

    Great souls only aspire to become the dust at the feet of the lord and his devotees.

  11. March 4, 2012 at 12:56 am
    rekha

    Thank you for sharing this telling us how Radhanath swami is very humble at every moment.

  12. March 31, 2013 at 12:57 pm
    nandkishor das

    You see this grass? It is happy to serve everyone, even by remaining in the most humble position under our feet. Whenever it is stepped on, it comes right back up, to serve. We can learn from this humility.—Secret to happiness

  13. April 28, 2013 at 4:27 pm
    Sada Nandini

    We should aspire to be as humble as grass by seeing the example of Radhanath Swami.

  14. August 15, 2013 at 11:46 pm
    Rohan Ahirwar

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for this lesson on humility.

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Radhanath Swami Quotes...


"It takes hard work to make something wonderful"

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"Compassion brings fulfillment to the heart. Selfish desires simply agitate the heart."