Radhanath Swami and the Scanning

Radhanath Swami and the Scanning

Radhanath Swami and the Scanning

Radhanath Swami’s room in the Radhagopinath Ashram, on that day, felt like the hollow of a scanning machine. What was scanned?—my mind, which had been for a while bristling with innumerable misconceptions—some related to philosophy and others to temple management. Who was the doctor?—Radhanath Swami, who diagnosed every wrong idea cooped in my skull and spelled out its folly.

How was all this happening? After all, these were the thoughts that bounced secretly—just between me and my mind.

“How did you know what thoughts I had been harboring?” I asked Radhanath Swami.

“By observing you. Simply through observation I understand many things. In fact, I learnt the basics of my spiritual life simply by observing the Ganges,” he replied.

The air of mystery about his last statement was somewhat cleared-off years later, when I read his autobiography, The Journey Home. There he speaks in some detail of the times he spent on a rock amid the River Ganges.

Krishna Das (name changed on request.)

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216 Responses to “Radhanath Swami and the Scanning”

  1. June 1, 2012 at 8:29 am
    Arjun K Ramachandra

    Great souls have the vision to see the invisible.

  2. June 4, 2012 at 5:04 am
    biswajit

    Hare Krishna… Radhanath Swami Ki Jai !

  3. June 13, 2012 at 6:16 am
    shailesh

    Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj ! Hare Krsna !

  4. June 15, 2012 at 6:48 am
    Rajeev

    Thank you very much for sharing.

  5. June 17, 2012 at 4:46 am
    Tallam Sita Ramaiah

    Pure devotees can see every thing. All glories to H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

  6. June 19, 2012 at 10:36 pm
    anil

    nice article…..

  7. July 5, 2012 at 2:39 am
    anil

    Guru can see right through you!!

  8. July 6, 2012 at 10:59 am
    shailesh

    Thats perfect scanning with no technicality or sacualties because thats done by our beloved Guru Maharaj.Hare Krsna !

  9. July 6, 2012 at 11:01 am
    shailesh

    Thats perfect scanning by Guru Maharaj ! Hare Krsna !

  10. July 13, 2012 at 10:55 pm
    Jagannath Dham Das

    The purity of great souls like Radhanath Swami guides us truly on the path of self realization !
    Hare Krishna !

  11. July 18, 2012 at 2:06 am
    Saurabh

    Thank you for sharing this article. Hare Krishna

  12. July 19, 2012 at 12:51 am
    Kalpana Kulkarni

    Radhanath Swami is very observant and can read the hearts and minds of people.

  13. March 4, 2013 at 3:49 am
    Damodar

    I have heard similar expereinces about Radhanath maharaja’s ability to learn from observations.

  14. March 20, 2013 at 12:26 pm
    nandkishor das

    Face is the index of mind, but many dont understand the basics of it.

  15. March 20, 2013 at 11:26 pm
    Abhinav

    Amazing…. Vaishnavas are mystical.

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