A Window into Radhanath Swami’s Heart

A Window into Radhanath Swami’s Heart

A Window into Radhanath Swami’s Heart

This exchange with Radhanath Swami—though momentary—for me was momentous.

One afternoon after lunch, Radhanath Swami and I rambled along the edges of the lecture hall at Radhagopinath Temple. The sight of each painting that hung on the side walls stopped us in our tracks briefly, before we proceeded ahead.

For pure devotees, to see such depictions of Lord Krishna’s pastimes is to see through a window—into the spiritual world. Will Radhanath Swami be kind enough to share some of his feelings after looking through these ‘windows’?

My desire found its fulfillment when we reached one corner of the hall. There, a painting displayed Lord Krishna lifting the Govardhan hill effortlessly, balancing it on the little finger of his left hand. His devotees—cowherd men and women, parrots, peacocks and cows—encircled him and looked on at this incredible feat admiringly.

“I like this personality, this cowherd lady,” Radhanatha Swami pointed to a lady in the painting. From behind the crowd that encircled Krishna, her face barely emerged out; she easily skipped one’s attention if the painting wasn’t examined with scrutiny.

“She is in the background and she is happy to be in the background,” Radhanath Swami said—and then said nothing. But the two lines that he spoke opened up a window into his heart. Seeing through that window I saw an ocean of humility.

–Srila Haridas Thakur.

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123 Responses to “A Window into Radhanath Swami’s Heart”

  1. April 10, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Wonderfully narrated. Thank you for sharing.

  2. May 1, 2011 at 7:15 am
    Krsnanaam das

    Radhanath swami epitomises humility

  3. May 3, 2011 at 9:41 am
    Radhasangi Devi Dasi

    maharaj truly exemplifies the verse of Bhagavad Gita, vidya vinaya sampanne ……..(5.18)

  4. May 5, 2011 at 1:40 am
    Swapnil Gaonkar

    Vision of pure devotees like Radhanath Swami is different from other.

  5. May 13, 2011 at 6:39 am


  6. June 2, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Radanath swami is seeing the past times in frontT of him,and he immerses in them.That is pure love for Lord Krishna.That is possible only to him.

  7. June 21, 2011 at 4:36 am

    Its really wonderful , thank u very much for sharing

  8. July 12, 2011 at 3:26 am
    priti katkar

    His attention to details shows his love for Krsna & Krsnas devotees.Wonderful article.Thanks for sharing.

  9. July 18, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful message.

  10. July 20, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    heart touching story.

  11. August 7, 2011 at 1:55 am
    Vinay K

    Amazing..Radhanath Maharaj is a great sage..

  12. August 10, 2011 at 1:09 pm
    siddhesvari priya

    Thank you for sharing

  13. August 18, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    A special experience indeed! Thanks for showing us this window into HH Radhanath Swami’s heart.

  14. September 4, 2011 at 4:50 am
    Radhasangi Devi Dasi

    Humility attracts the Lord and Radhanath Swami through his lectures and talks tries to drive home this point. His narration of the story of Dukhi becoming Sukhi through her menial service to Srivas Thakur, the intimate devotee of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu highlights this point of humility.

  15. September 17, 2011 at 5:36 am

    jai maharaj……great

  16. November 6, 2011 at 7:04 am

    HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj reveals his heart in those two lines he spoke.

  17. November 26, 2011 at 10:38 am
    Vidya Patham

    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful insight into Radhanath Swami’s realizations.

  18. December 14, 2011 at 12:25 am

    thank you very much!

  19. February 27, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Thank you for telling us how great saints like Radhanath service will perceive the pictures with total spiritual vision.

  20. February 27, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Thank you very much for this wonderful article about Radhanath swami.

  21. March 11, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful experience with us.

  22. June 12, 2012 at 10:59 am
    Vidya Patham

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful pastime which reflects Radhanath Swami’s deep humility.

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