Radhanath Swami’s Analysis of Humility

Radhanath Swami’s Analysis of Humility

Radhanath Swami’s Analysis of Humility

Once on Radhanath Swami’s birthday, a few resident monks at the Mumbai centre entered Radhanath Swami’s room with a neatly wrapped gift. He graciously accepted the offering while the leader of our group expressed appreciation of his wonderful qualities, including genuine humility that he possesses. Then Radhanath Swami enlightened us on how the highest amount of humility of a soul of this world is nothing compared to God’s humility. He reasoned, “We approach God with this wretched foul smelling body; it’s nothing more than a bag of stool and urine. Still God accepts our service. Our mind is filled with most lusty and degraded thoughts of envy and pride. Yet when we offer some prayer, God gratefully accepts. With our tiny mouth and limited capacity how much we can glorify God as compared to great stalwarts and pure hearted saints. Yet when we glorify God, God accepts our appreciation. When we say ‘Oh God, I am offering my body, mind, and words to you’, God very happily and gratefully accepts it. Will we ever accept an offering which is externally so contaminating and impure? Never, yet God accepts our offering. So who is actually more humble and what is our humility?”

We left the room stunned at this analysis of humility and gratitude. Only one who is fully God consciousness can think like this. It is one thing to speak on humility but to be convinced of this principle and live by the highest standards of humility is a different thing. Radhanath Swami’s consciousness is filled with love for God and he has complete conviction that we are insignificant and God is Supreme in every respect.

–Vraj Vihari

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128 Responses to “Radhanath Swami’s Analysis of Humility”

  1. October 21, 2010 at 11:17 pm
    Suresh

    God is Supreme in every respect.

  2. October 22, 2010 at 12:46 am
    Bhaskar

    This is amazing quality of humility Radhanath Swami Maharaj posess, humbly acknowledging the supremacy of Lord in every aspect

  3. October 22, 2010 at 5:05 am
    priya aiyar

    Humility and gratefulness are the twin qualities that are greatly stressed upon by HH Radhanath Swami for spiritual practitioners.True to his words,he himself is personifies these traits.

  4. October 22, 2010 at 12:10 pm
    Prahalad Kaul

    Radhanath Swami has such crystal clear understanding on humility & he lives by that.

  5. October 24, 2010 at 10:11 pm
    Phani

    All glories to Radhanath Swami. I aspire to have at least one percent of such humility as of Radhanath Swami.

  6. October 25, 2010 at 4:41 am
    anuj gupta

    I am very much influenced from swami ji still from that time when i read ANOKHA SAFAR

  7. October 27, 2010 at 3:23 am
    bhakti karia

    ths article is one of my all time favorites, haribol, bhakti

  8. October 27, 2010 at 3:25 am
    rajesh karia

    this article is a must read, it really crashes the ego in one self and opens up a wide door for humility, haribol, rajesh karia

  9. October 28, 2010 at 7:34 am
    shreekanth

    thank you very much Vraj vihari pr, first time i heard this explanation of humility.

    All glories to HH Radhanath swami maharaj

  10. October 28, 2010 at 7:34 am
    shreekanth

    thank you very much Vraj vihari pr, first time i heard this explanation of humility.

    All glories to HH Radhanath swami maharaj

  11. October 28, 2010 at 12:01 pm
    Shoba Fernandes

    What a wonderful incident expressing Radhanath Swami’s full God realisation and his complete humility.

  12. October 29, 2010 at 10:09 am
    santosh mamdyal

    All glories to HH Radhanath swami maharaj,
    Thank you Maharaj

  13. November 23, 2010 at 6:02 pm
    Sundar

    This is so deep and amazing. Maharaj mentioned God is called as bhava-grahi – one who seeks only love. And now its clearer what God ignores – the foul smelling body, our tininess, unwanted thoughts in mind etc.

    HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj Ki Jai!

  14. November 26, 2010 at 11:37 am
    sunil

    Thats really true. Thanks Maharaj for inspiring us with such an wounderful realization. If we have this analysis in mind , we will understand our tiny , insignificant position

  15. November 29, 2010 at 1:19 am
    Swapnil Gaonkar

    Thank you Radhanath Swami

  16. December 7, 2010 at 5:28 am
    pritam

    you are right but Sometimes i thinks according to (s.b. 10.31.9)tava kathamrutam….! from only you we can know who krishna is !!

  17. December 7, 2010 at 10:23 am
    Poornima Bhatt

    Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful experience with us which shows Guru Maharaj is always inspiring us n teaching us ,on each step of life how to be humble.

  18. December 11, 2010 at 10:32 am
    Servant

    A wonderful thought of an wonderful Saint, His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj

  19. January 12, 2011 at 8:12 am
    Radhakrishnan

    Radhanath Swami is truly a Mahatma and is endlessly, foolishly, incredibly merciful. I had the good fortune of coming in contact with him once last year and almost immediately, I could feel his humility. That day, I also realized how a great soul like him can induce Bhakti instantly into fallen souls like me!

  20. January 13, 2011 at 8:41 am
    manish advani

    i am completely in awe of maharaj, i have nothing to say… words are too small to glorify a magnanimous personality like him….

  21. March 24, 2011 at 5:23 am
    Balaji

    Wonderful!!! Humility of Radhanath Swami knows no bounds. Only a truly humble soul can think like this.

  22. April 22, 2011 at 1:34 am
    Jagabandhu Dixit

    Radhanath Maharaj always emphasizes on humility in his lectures.

  23. May 23, 2011 at 9:45 am
    Gurrappanaidu

    Thank you so much prabhu for sharing wonderful nectar.

    HH Radhanath swami maharaj is personified humility. We can feel each and every step of his actions, words. He is really great acharya.

  24. July 8, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    Advaita & Kalasudha

    Only one who is fully God consciousness can think like this. So true.

  25. September 9, 2011 at 9:23 am
    Chandrika

    Thank you for this wonderful realisation.

  26. September 9, 2011 at 3:10 pm
    achyuta govindaa

    What a perfect analysis of humility!
    Many thanks to Radhanath swami for sharing that with us all.

  27. November 28, 2011 at 7:43 am
    sunny

    Radhanath Swami’s deep perception of seeing everything in connection with God and never getting carried away by superficiality really shows depth of a exalted spiritual personality…

  28. June 22, 2013 at 4:58 am
    Kalpana Kulkarni

    Wonderful analysis of what true humility is! amazing thoughts and moreover, Radhanath Swami walks the talk!

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