Radhanath Swami Expresses a Loving Parent’s Concern

Radhanath Swami Expresses a Loving Parent’s Concern

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 Responses to “Radhanath Swami Expresses a Loving Parent’s Concern”

  1. October 23, 2010 at 9:34 pm
    Manasa

    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

  2. October 24, 2010 at 4:08 am
    Ravi

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

  3. October 24, 2010 at 10:15 am
    Yateen

    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.

  4. October 25, 2010 at 7:03 am
    priya aiyar

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

  5. October 25, 2010 at 7:49 am
    Suresh

    Maharaj always protecting the devotees from falling into materialistic motives.

  6. October 26, 2010 at 2:38 am
    umesh

    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.

  7. October 26, 2010 at 3:43 am
    ankur sharma

    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.”

  8. October 26, 2010 at 3:57 am
    Siddharth Hindlekar

    Wonderful experience….Thank you for sharing

  9. October 26, 2010 at 6:09 am
    Uday

    “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.

  10. October 26, 2010 at 6:17 am
    Jagdish Majethiya

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

  11. October 26, 2010 at 6:39 am
    Meera Sharma

    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.

  12. October 26, 2010 at 7:59 am
    shreekanth

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

  13. October 26, 2010 at 10:56 pm
    Arabinda Sahoo

    Radhanath Swami is a great leader.

  14. October 26, 2010 at 11:37 pm
    Bhaskar

    Loving care of Mother and Protective shelter of Father

  15. October 27, 2010 at 2:33 am
    Tushar Gaikwad

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

  16. October 29, 2010 at 5:07 am
    Pankaj

    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…

  17. October 29, 2010 at 6:44 am
    Vidya Patham

    Radhanath Swami teaches so much about humility through his personal example.

  18. November 12, 2010 at 2:59 pm
    Bala Nitai das

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

  19. November 14, 2010 at 6:34 pm
    Tilakini Dasi

    Genuine compassion for all living entities.

  20. November 27, 2010 at 1:01 am
    Betsey Katcher

    hi, excellent web blog, and a very good understand! one for my bookmarks.

  21. December 4, 2010 at 8:54 am
    Sunil Jha

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

  22. December 11, 2010 at 10:13 am
    Servant

    His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj’s simplicity and humility, a constant companion. Jai

  23. December 13, 2010 at 8:09 am
    Gurrappanaidu

    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.

  24. December 29, 2010 at 7:59 pm
    Manasa

    Radhanath Swami is a loving father

  25. January 10, 2011 at 7:54 am
    Manish Kumar

    Very nice, there is a learning from this for all congregation.

  26. January 11, 2011 at 12:32 pm
    Pooja

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

  27. May 13, 2011 at 8:53 pm
    poonam

    Maharaj is a wonderful spiritual father!

  28. June 21, 2011 at 2:45 pm
    Sundar

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

  29. August 16, 2011 at 12:15 pm
    achyuta

    Many thanks for sharing this wonderful experience.

  30. September 6, 2011 at 12:27 pm
    Chandrika

    Thank you for this

  31. June 11, 2012 at 8:33 pm
    surekha

    Thank you Radhanath swami for being a loving father for all of us.

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Radhanath Swami Quotes...


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