On a Pilgrimage with Radhanath Swami

On a Pilgrimage with Radhanath Swami

On a Pilgrimage with Radhanath Swami

In 1990, I again visited Vrindavan, a holy place in North India. I had been there fifty-odd times before and knew its every nook and corner. Things changed little with time in these relatively remote places. So, even on this visit everything looked familiar, but with Radhanath Swami accompanying me, everything felt mysteriously different. His discourses, his devotional songs and his very presence seemed to unveil the hidden spirituality of that holy place. Everyday we traveled on foot, from dawn to dusk, visiting different places in Vrindavan: temples, hermitages, holy shrines and forests. Witnessing his devotion for Vrindavan, I was humbled: for the first time I realized that a holy place went deeper than its mere geography.

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133 Responses to “On a Pilgrimage with Radhanath Swami”

  1. July 23, 2010 at 5:08 am
    Parambotil MEle S

    It is said that A holy place and A Pure Devotee are both hidden by Lord so that they are not visible to the eyes of a materialist . Only a purified soul can see them as it is. by his association and his mercy we also get some of that ability. We may go to a dham by train or aeroplane but can never actually enter the real dham until Lord wills so. therefore we must always visit the dham with a saint. By their potency they reveal the dham to us.

  2. July 23, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Truely seeing the dham and hearing the past times of Lord Krsna from the eyes and mouth of a pure soul is something which cannot be explianed.

  3. July 23, 2010 at 6:26 am

    Any Holy place with Radhanath Swami is an out of this world experience which remains so fresh and real whenever thought about …Thank you

  4. July 23, 2010 at 6:31 am
    Venkata Buddhiraju

    Actually wherever Radhanath Swami stays, he brings in the mood of Vrindavan

  5. July 23, 2010 at 6:38 am

    Yatras to Vrindavan and Mayapur are the greatest gift given by HH Radhanath Maharaj to go deeper and deeper in KC.

  6. July 23, 2010 at 7:07 am
    Ranjeet Kumar

    We can’t see the dham with our mundane eyes. Because it is covered by the Lord’s illusion energy. But the pure devotees of Lord like HH Radhanath Swami reveals it to us for our benefit.

  7. July 23, 2010 at 7:14 am
    Satish Iyer

    I am eagerly waiting for south india yatra & looking forward to hearing maharaj’s intense classes & kirtans.

  8. July 23, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Yes, I was also there on that trip. With Radhanath Swami Maharaja, we can begin to understand true nature of a holy place.

  9. July 23, 2010 at 8:00 am
    Uday Krishnamurti Koppikar

    A holy place should be seen through the vision of a holy man rather than with our own eyes.

  10. July 23, 2010 at 10:01 am
    Advaitachandra Das

    Vrindavan resides in the heart of a pure devotee like Radhanath Swami.

  11. July 23, 2010 at 11:08 am
    Smitha Krishna das

    What is a piligrimage is understood only after going few yatras along with H.H Radhanath Swami. I always cherish the lectures and Kirtans of Maharaj.

  12. July 23, 2010 at 11:30 am
    Anita Iyer

    Many of us have the same experience. We experience the dham through our ears, not with our eyes.

  13. July 23, 2010 at 1:46 pm
    Vinay Malani

    The day we feel that we are completely familiar with Vrindavan dham, it would basically signal that our spiritual progress has become stagnant. There are so many lessons to learn from the higher realizations of Radhanath Swami in this regards.

  14. July 23, 2010 at 8:50 pm
    Praveen Muley

    Only by mercy of a true devotee we can find Vrindavan…

  15. July 23, 2010 at 11:55 pm
    Y.Raja Shekar

    Thank you Prabhuji for sharing this wonderful experience

  16. July 24, 2010 at 12:14 am
    Santosh Kaimal

    I have had the same experience. Visiting the dham with Radhanath Swami helps us to see beyond the external and enter into the internal pastimes of the Lord.

  17. July 24, 2010 at 1:02 am
    Janak Rajani

    Only someone who has access from the inside can let you in…

  18. July 24, 2010 at 1:48 am
    rambaboo maheshwari

    I and my wife Devipriya experienced somthing similar to what Ashok says.Both of us after taking permission from the Sr.had gone to Vrindavan on our 25th wedding anniv.on 4th Nov. The holy place was the same , though the permissions by the Srs are mercyfully given . Yet somthing was missing .It was not difficult to figure out. what was that ? RADHANATH SWAMI. In his presence we feel at Vrindavan even while remaining in MUMBAI

  19. July 24, 2010 at 2:58 am
    Manish Advani

    Radhanath Swami being a pure devotee of the Supreme Lord actually reveals us the Spiritual World through his heart penetrating discourses.

  20. July 24, 2010 at 3:27 am

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj has Vrindavan in his heart.

  21. July 24, 2010 at 3:36 am
    Ujwal Jajoo

    Mr Maheshwari nicely shares his realisations abotu Radhanath Swami. I am sure there must be many out there who feel the same way about Radhanath Swami

  22. July 24, 2010 at 3:46 am
    Samir Paleja

    thank u for sharing this realization.

  23. July 24, 2010 at 5:28 am

    Radhanath swami has given a chance to lacs of people like us to visit this holy place vrindavan otherwise we would have just read it in our books and never visited.

  24. July 24, 2010 at 6:30 am
    Aman Jain

    thanks for sharing wonderful realization

  25. July 24, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Mr Ashok from what I know has grown up in a cultured family with Spiritual foundations and association of many saintly persons from childhood. Someone like him to feel this way speaks of the depth of Radhanath Swami.

    How much Radhanath Swami loves to go and take others to holy dham to have this spiritual experience; its such a great blessing to be with such saintly person!

  26. July 24, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    Nausheel Unnadkat

    Radhanath Swami is a true transcendentalist. He realizes that this world is also an energy of Krishna. He takes us into the deepest of moods in the Holy Dham. It is only by mercy of a true spiritualist like Radhanath Swami that we can access the pastimes of Krishna

  27. July 24, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Radhanath Swami’s love for Vrindavan is so deep and true love.

  28. July 24, 2010 at 8:44 pm
    kaustubh sastikar

    gr8!!! thanks for sharing
    hare krsna

  29. July 25, 2010 at 12:36 am

    Every thing becomes so nice and auspicious when Radhanath Swami Maharaj is always with us through His vapu and greatly by His vani, Hare Krsna.

  30. July 25, 2010 at 6:56 am
    Ketan Pendse

    Its so true, what you are telling….

  31. July 25, 2010 at 10:44 am
    rajesh jogani

    All these holy places meant nothing to me until i saw it thru the eyes of Radhanath Swami

  32. July 25, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    Navin Poojary

    This is so very true!When we visit Holy places by our own efforts we are not able to understand its full glory. However when we visit holy places in association of pure saints like Radhanath Swami then we understand the true glory of the Holy place by hearing from such saintly personalities about its glories

  33. July 25, 2010 at 10:24 pm
    Jagannathan Viswanathan

    Scriptures say that to realise the true nature and identity of a holy place, it must be visited in the company of sadhus. Radhanath Swami is one such sadhu who not only reveals the glories of the holy place to us, but carries the holy place within his heart wherever he goes.

  34. July 25, 2010 at 11:43 pm
    malathi santosh

    Holy places reveals itself in the presence of saints like Radhanath Swami 🙂

  35. July 26, 2010 at 12:08 am

    Yes , Its necessary to visit dham with the spiritual leader like Radhanath swami maharaj.

  36. July 26, 2010 at 1:30 am
    nilesh pawar

    hari bol !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    thanks a lot prabhu

  37. July 26, 2010 at 2:26 am
    Uma Iyer

    It is only by the blessings of pure souls like Radhanath Maharaj that one can take true darshan of a holy place like Vrindavan.

  38. July 26, 2010 at 3:35 am

    Thank you very much for sharing your experience with HH Radhanath swami maharaj.

  39. July 26, 2010 at 3:49 am

    Vrindavan becomes real when we are with great Saints like Radhanath Swami ! Thanks for Sharing this experience Prabhu !

  40. July 26, 2010 at 3:57 am

    We rely too much on our imperfect sences , we feel what we recive through them is all that is to the world around us,what we fail to realize is this vast cosmic univeres is infinite and what lies near us is also not easily realized.Radhanath Swami’s contact changes our prespective and he gives us the vision werein we can understand our true identity and role in this creation.

  41. July 27, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Thanks for sharing this. Radhanath Swami is a great soul.

  42. July 28, 2010 at 3:52 am
    Nilesh Parihsar

    He is revealer of Dham

  43. July 29, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Thanks for sharing with us.radhe radhe.

  44. July 29, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Yes Visiting Dhams in the association devotees we can get maxmium benefit.

  45. July 30, 2010 at 1:17 am

    Vrindavan becomes a spiritual palce when we have the association of devotees. Yatras are the best time of the year.

  46. July 30, 2010 at 2:30 am

    By the association of Radhanath Swami, one can get to know the real purpose of visiting the holy places of pilgrimage, enhance one’s devotion to God & live a very sacred God conscious life along with carrying out one’s daily activities as a businessman or a homemaker or a student, or a professional etc.

  47. July 30, 2010 at 4:43 am
    Pradeep Iyer

    It is truly a out-of-the-world experience to see a holy place through the words, vision and company of Radhanath Swami. Everyone should take this opportunity whenever they get one in their lives.

  48. July 30, 2010 at 5:02 am
    Sanjiv Chandnani

    So true. If we have the right attitude when visiting a holy plac and if we are blessed to be able to hear from and have association of a truly holy person then the impact of the visit can touch our souls

  49. July 30, 2010 at 5:06 am
    Raj Chopra

    A holy man like Radhanath Swami always carries the holy places in his heart. Wherever he goes is a holy place of learning about God consciousness.

  50. July 30, 2010 at 9:38 am
    Jesal Mehta

    Very true.We actually see through are ears,and when we hear from the mouth of a pure devotee like Radhanath Maharaj we can actually see Sri Vrndavan Dham.

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