Radhanath Swami Expresses a Loving Parent’s Concern

After one successful youth festival, many of us, the resident monks gathered around Radhanath Swami and expressed our joy and gratitude. One of us told him, “You have done a miracle. Today we have a powerful team of teachers of the science of God consciousness at our monastery, all by your training.” Immediately, in a natural voice, filled with the simplicity and devotion that very much characterizes his personality, Radhanath Swami replied, “I am not doing any miracle. I am simply like a cheer leader watching it all happen”.  He then lovingly gazed upon us and smiled, for what appeared a long time. Then again he became grave and said, “Only if there is no tug of war and our monks are free from competition and desire for name and fame, and materialistic ambitions and desires, only then we can be peaceful and happy”. Then again Radhanath Swami smiled and encouraged all of us in our devotional service.

This is a special quality of Radhanath Swami. He becomes very happy when his students do well in their spiritual life. Yet as a loving and guarding father, he becomes alert and repeatedly guards us against falling prey to material motives and ambitions springing from false pride.

–Vraj Vihari

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131 replies on “Radhanath Swami Expresses a Loving Parent’s Concern”

Thank you very much for sharing. Radhanath Swami is our loving father lifts up from the suferings of this material path and leads us in the path of eternal happiness

Swamiji like a genuine saint, does not want to take credit for his service……but give credit to others….

Radhanath Swami is a true saint who cares for his student’s welfare in perfect way. Its a great boon & fortune to be a student of Radhanath Swami.

Maharaj is always careful about guarding his disciples from false ego/pride which is detrimental to their spiritual advancement.Thanks Maharaj for guiding us.

these are the characteristics of a real father and friend, who is always happy with the success of others without taking any credit for himself and yet careful that his followers will not deviate from the goal.
thank you for sharing this incidence with Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

Mahraj encourages and also ensures that cautions against pitfalls. He has that clarity of vision because of which he understands the consequences beforehand. ANyways what maharaj is teaching is a sutra. One devotee said, “maharaj’s statements are like vedanta sutras in english.”

“Only if there is no tug of war, and we are free from competition and desire for name and fame, and materialistic ambitions and desires, only then we can be peaceful and happy.” This profound statement by Radhanath Swami is a universal formula for peace and happiness as given by revealed scriptures.

Thanks a lot Prabhuji for sharing this very special experience with HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

Maharajah knows before hand that where there is great success, the selfish mentality of taking credit can creep in, so by his personal example of humility, he guides his students.

Radhanath swami maharaj showing us how we should be amanina manadena…….
Thank you very much Radhanath swami maharaj

Radhanath swami never takes credit, remains humble and at the same time wanrs of any potential problems on the path.

Its said that spiritual master knows what is devotional service and what are material motives in disguise of bhakti and he protects his disciples from falling into the latter.

Radhanath swami shows that concern here…

thank you for sharing this wonderful pastime prabhu! Maharaja is always so gracious and kind hearted.

Radhanath maharaj being an spiritual guru know how to guide us so that we cannot fall prey to materialistic desires

Maharaj is always careful about guarding his disciples from false ego/pride, Maharaj is best example for “Trinadapi sunichena tharoriva sahistuna….” he personally practice and show others as ideal to follow. We are so fortunate.

Thank u for sharing.. Radhanath Swami is a perfect teacher.. always setting the right examples for his students to follow.

Wow. Thank you for sharing this wonderful experience. Its a great privilege to have HH Radhanath Swami Maharaja’s association

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