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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 replies on “Radhanath Swami’s Service Consciousness”

thank u so much for sharing such a wonderful experience.Maharaj has got amazing qualities one of them being service attitude.HH radhanath maharaj ki jai.

One of the wonderful qualities of Maharaj is that we learn by his examples that everyone is equal.

Wonderful realization – All glories to HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj. Thanks a lot Prabhuji for sharing the nectar.

Selfless service attitute is the key to progress in devotional life. Thank you for sharing this wonderful experience with Maharaj

Radhanath Swami inspires people with his humility and sense of humor ans his ability to see hand of krishna in all cuases as shown in above incident.

Maharaj has pointed out appropriately that it all depends on how we look at criticisms.All glories to Guru Maharaj who can look over negativity in a positive light.

many times it so happens from others criticisms which are unbearable,from there the spiritual, thoughts begin to come into the mind.When there will be no one then we look for God.or for Guru.

Radhanath Swami’s humility is very touching. In the service to his guru in spreading Krsna Consciousness to the people Radhanath Swami considers himself as a servant of the servant of the Vaishnavas and the previous great saints.

All replies of Maharaj are pithy, and they strike you like one important message that it becomes an eternal source of inspiration. This is because the consciousness is based on principles of Bhakti. Thats the power of spiritualism.

All Glories to Srila Radhanath Swami !
Excellent experience !
Thank you prabhu for sharing it !
Hare Krishna !

The consciousness gets reflected in the activities we perform on daily basis and hence we see that great souls like Radhanath Swami are always living in the mood of servant of the servant.

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