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Radhanath Swami and the Knock out Scene

Radhanath Swami was on a stroll down the corridor of the monastery. At the entrance of a room that faced the corridor sat Krishnadas at his study desk. The desk held an open scripture with  Krishnadas’s face resting on it. He resembled a boxer on the rings, after a knock out. Perhaps a difficult passage from the scripture had pulled him down. Radhanath Swami rambled on, as though he had missed that scene. But the others around could vouch that he hadn’t.

As providence would have it, this reoccurred the next day, and even the day after. Krishnadas was crestfallen. Due to emergency services he had insufficient rest for the past few nights. Yet, he sincerely tried to remain awake and study during the day.  Coincidentally, however, just when Radhanath Swami was around, he fell asleep. How bad Radhanath Swami might have felt seeing his student asleep at his study desk!

Krishnadas approached Radhanath Swami with his tale of woe. Attempting to clarify the situation, he related an incident from his workplace;  this had happened before he joined the monastery for a full-fledged training in bhakti yoga. “One day at office, when my boss came by for a stroll in the morning, I was reading the newspaper. When he came by in the afternoon and evening, again he saw me doing the same. He turned crimson and got on my case. But I had been working sincerely. And it was sheer coincidence that just when I held the newspaper for a break, he came by for a stroll.”

Radhanath Swami smiled warmly when he heard the story. Then he said, “But the difference here is, I am not your boss. I am your servant, trying to serve you in the capacity of a guru, a spiritual master.”


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143 replies on “Radhanath Swami and the Knock out Scene”

Through all these experiences we get to learn so much from Maharaj…… really grateful to all of you for sharing thanks

What a humility of HH Radhanath Swami. Though he is a spiritual leader, he always thinks as a servant of others. very inspiring story.

The highest consciousness is that of being servant of God and all his children, just like Radhanath swami has, and not being the boss.

servant of the servant of the servant……. easy to say diff to practise, more diff is to set an example. Thank you maharaj

Statement like can be made only by a pure soul like Radhanath Swami. In this small story, he has shown his heart to all of us.

so humble and sweet reply by Radhanath Swami Maharja. The way Radhanath Swami Maharaj deals with juniors and seniors and all for that matter is always very exemplary.

All GLories To H.H.Radhanath Swami Maharaj

Only Maharaj can exhibit this intelligent responsiveness

Hare Krishna

Radhanath Swami is so umassuming and humble. This is brought out by this incident. Thank you for sharing.

This is another perfect example that speaks about His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj’s simplicity and humility.

Haribol….Vaisnavera kriya mudra vijne na bujhaya!!!
All Glories to His Holiness Radhanath swami Maharaja!!

I couldn’t stop laughing as i read this article written in such humorous witty language. And yet the final punch was the reply by Radhanath Swami “I am not your boss but your servant!”

Last two lines are really unthinkable, a established personality like Radhanath swami, having so many followers, is so humble at heart and thats why he can say ” i am not your boss, i am your servant trying to serve you in capacity of spiritual master”

Maharaj’s life is simply these words ” Trinad api sunichena… taror api sahesnenua… amami na mana dena.. kirtaniya sada hari…” All Glories to Maharaj

Greatest humility exemplified by Radhnath Maharaj and the perfect trust entrusted on his disciple.Hare Krsna !

i am not your boss, i am your servant trying to serve you in capacity of spiritual master” What humility and that too with humour!

Maharaj alwasys displays these qualities of simplicity, humility, compassion for us to imbibe and flollow. Thanks for sharing.

Radhanath Swami teaches so much just by his humility and behaviour even without chastisement!

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