Radhanath Swami’s Service Consciousness

Radhanath Swami’s Service Consciousness

Radhanath Swami’s Service Consciousness

I’ll speak something on Radhanath Swami’s ‘service consciousness’—that’s striking and charming.

In 1994, when I started to lean towards spirituality, coincidentally Radhanath Swami started to frequent London. I remember. During this visit, someone had put up a notice at the Soho Street Temple asking for a volunteer to drive Radhanath Swami to different places. My heart already impacted by just two discourses I’d recently heard from this ‘new and lovely’ Swami, I happily volunteered. On the last day of his visit, as Radhanath Swami drove in my car to the Heathrow Airport, I felt an impulse to share my deepest feelings. From behind the wheels I said, “I feel you are my spiritual guru.” Before my eyes blinked came the reply, “I feel I am your servant.”

In 1999 I formally accepted Radhanath Swami my spiritual guru. With passing years, my spiritual life grew stronger—especially as my family life grew miserable. Sometime in 2001 during a chat I disclosed to Radhanath Swami how I flinched even as I remembered the cutting criticisms of my mother-in law. To my surprise, his body shook in laughter and he said, “She did a great service.”

–Gavin Alexander

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194 Responses to “Radhanath Swami’s Service Consciousness”

  1. April 18, 2011 at 2:28 am

    Service to Lord is the only dharma of the living entity. And Maharaj shows this through his life..

  2. April 18, 2011 at 3:31 am

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj ki jai!

  3. April 18, 2011 at 5:39 am
    navin poojary

    Radhanath Swami is very service conscious. He not only preaches about it but also sets an example by actually serving devotees on his own.

  4. April 18, 2011 at 6:29 am
    Y.Raja Shekar

    HH Radhanath Swami always portrays the epitome of what service attitude is. The humility of HH Radhanath Swami can not be matched by any one and that makes him most attractive.

  5. April 18, 2011 at 7:39 am
    sunita paleja

    Maharaj has amazing ability to instruct through his sense of humor.ct

  6. April 18, 2011 at 10:09 am
    Abhijit Toley

    I have seen Radhanath Swami serve tirelessly for weeks together. It’s unbelievable.

  7. April 18, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Very sweet experience.

  8. April 18, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    wonderful experince.

  9. April 18, 2011 at 9:37 pm
    Amit Kumar

    It’s inspiring to hear about the mood that Maharaj always carries…

  10. April 19, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Radhanath Swami in his every lecture stresses on trinad api sunicena and through this incident we come to know how to practically apply it in our life. SRILA PRABHUPAD KI JAI. Radhanath Swami KI JAI

  11. April 19, 2011 at 1:42 am
    Pushkar Dey

    Very enlivening incident from the life of Radhanath Swami.

  12. April 19, 2011 at 1:48 am
    sujit mehta

    Thank you for sharing this experience

  13. April 19, 2011 at 1:52 am

    Radhanath Swami is always in service mood.

  14. April 19, 2011 at 2:50 am
    rambaboo maheshwari

    While taking that service for a drop HE WAS SERVING.This is his open life style . only those who have experienced or witnessed this will have no doubt on this MASTER who is always a SERVANT.

  15. April 19, 2011 at 2:59 am
    Vinay Rachh

    Nice !!!!

  16. April 19, 2011 at 3:33 am
    Satish Iyer

    Radhanath Swami makes one realize a seemingly difficuult situation in life as an important lesson taught by God to make us humble. Maharaj does this with such a wonderful sense of humor.

  17. April 19, 2011 at 6:03 am
    Amol Kulkarni

    Thank you so much Radhanath Swami for your example of this principle.

  18. April 19, 2011 at 6:47 am
    Chiranjeev M Churi

    This is how the saintly person like radhanath swami see the Krishna connection in whatever happens around them.Thank you very much for sharing with us.

  19. April 19, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Radhanath Swami is always conscious to be in the mood of servant of the servant.

  20. April 19, 2011 at 9:17 am
    satyam mishrasatyam mishra

    Radhanath Swami epitomizes humility. i pray to the lord that i may get even an infinitesimal part of that so that it may please H.H Radhanath Swami

  21. April 19, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    HH Radhanath swami is so much very loving to each and everyone

  22. April 20, 2011 at 4:28 am
    Rajat Choudhary

    Radhanath Swami took the steering wheels of Mr Gavins life while he was driving Radhanath Swami.

  23. April 20, 2011 at 9:40 am

    What a wonderful exchange with Radhanath Swami!

  24. April 21, 2011 at 3:12 am
    shashikant jha

    radhanath swami ki jay !!

  25. April 21, 2011 at 7:40 am

    thank you for sharing this wonderful service attitude incident

  26. April 21, 2011 at 11:55 am
    Yogesh Valhe

    Radhanath Swami has amazing quality of seeing everything positive even in the midst of negative things around. That is the thing , I appreciate him a lot for this.

  27. April 22, 2011 at 1:07 am
    Anita Iyer

    When Radhanath Swami talks about service attitude in his lectures, he speaks from his heart. He really feels like everyone’s servant, trying to serve to his best capacity.

  28. April 22, 2011 at 5:30 am

    thanks for sharing

  29. April 23, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Radhanath Maharaj ki jai!!!!

  30. April 25, 2011 at 3:55 am
    Swapnil Gaonkar

    Once Radhanath Swami said,” Das or servant is the highest position”

  31. April 25, 2011 at 9:11 am
    Radha Menon

    Maharaj never stops at helping out people to be Krishna conscious.

  32. April 25, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Jay. Great article.

  33. April 26, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Wonderful consciousness. Who would not aspire for such truth.

  34. April 27, 2011 at 9:51 am

    very nice.

  35. April 27, 2011 at 10:01 am
    Pankaj mehta

    Very inspiting. Service attitude pleases our spiritual master.

  36. April 27, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Thank you very much for sharing

  37. April 28, 2011 at 1:01 am
    vinay rachh

    Very very inspiring

  38. April 28, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Its Wonderful,
    Radhanath Maharaj is always ready to serve anyone & everyone.
    Thnk u for sharing this sweet pastime of Maharaj

  39. April 28, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Maharaj is very humorous at times and strong like thunderbolt at other times…

  40. April 28, 2011 at 10:26 am
    Krsnanaam das

    A spiritual master like Radhanath Swami always considers himself a servant of all living entities.

  41. May 1, 2011 at 9:09 am

    maharaj knows what is best for us

  42. May 2, 2011 at 6:39 am

    Radhanath Swami is always in the mood of service towards everyone.

  43. May 2, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Radhanath Swami’s desire to serve is amazing.

  44. May 2, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Very sweet and inspiring pastime. Thank you foe sharing.

  45. May 3, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Wonderful experience.

    Thank you so much for sharing us.

  46. May 4, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Radhanath Swami’s sense of humour is simply unparalled!!

  47. May 4, 2011 at 10:29 pm
    Rajani komble

    thanks for sharing

  48. May 4, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Service attitude is the secret of spiritual success

  49. May 6, 2011 at 1:59 am

    Maharaj teaching us the importance of service consciousness through his own example.

  50. May 6, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Thank you Radhanath Swami

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