What Keeps Radhanath Swami Cool?

What Keeps Radhanath Swami Cool?

What Keeps Radhanath Swami Cool?

I gazed inside the hall through the window. Were they monstrous serpents in there? They cleaved to the ceiling; they breathed cool air; and their huge bodies dwarfed the hall. Well, I knew what they were, but I was only stretching to imagine the thoughts of someone who didn’t know 😉

Along with me outside, stood top officers of India’s top air-conditioning company, Blue Star—sweating in anxiety. How long would this project continue? They had undertaken the project of cooling Radha Gopinath Temple three months ago. For that they built air ducts that resembled serpents, relegating spacious halls into low caves in the process. When I had sent the photographs of the ducting to Radhanath Swami in America, he promptly halted the project till he returned to Mumbai; he felt that the present design wouldn’t meet the needs of the temple. He even hinted at changing the entire design; and that meant undoing three months of work, something that worried the officers.

Now that Radhanath Swami had returned, a meeting was called, and here we stood awaiting him at the site. I watched blank stares exchanged all around, while an eerie pressure mounted on me—with every passing minute. Will the meeting be a heated one?

Radhanath Swami walked in. Obviously, he too knew what a task it was to alter the design at this stage. Nonetheless, he looked cool inside-out. What on earth could keep him cool, despite the heated issue at hand?

“Here are officers from the air-conditioning company, Blue Star,” I told Radhanath Swami. Spontaneously, his eyes lit up, “Krishna is also blue.” The question that had flashed across my mind a moment ago was now answered. He was cool—within and without—because he was always absorbed in Lord Krishna. We needed an air conditioner, he didn’t.

–Krishnan Iyer.(Finance Coordinator, Radhagopinath Temple)

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118 Responses to “What Keeps Radhanath Swami Cool?”

  1. November 28, 2010 at 12:05 pm
    vaishali kamat

    This is an experience of many with Radhanath Swami. He is never disturbed in any situation because of his firm faith in Lord.

  2. December 3, 2010 at 7:25 am
    Kuldeep Soni

    Radhanath swami is always be cool and calm.Thank you for sharing.

  3. December 8, 2010 at 11:56 am
    Servant

    Haribol, His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj is always calm…

  4. December 9, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    Madhura

    Thank you for sharing.

  5. December 10, 2010 at 3:08 am
    Swapnil Gaonkar

    Thank you for sharing this story about Radhanath Swami

  6. December 10, 2010 at 6:13 am
    rajat

    Radhanath Swami is very particular about comfort of the devotees and guests coming to the temple.

  7. December 10, 2010 at 6:13 am
    rajat

    Radhanath Swami is very particular about comfort of the devotees and guests coming to the temple.

  8. December 12, 2010 at 9:30 pm
    Sagar

    Thank You very much for sharing!!!

  9. December 18, 2010 at 7:42 am
    rajesh karia

    this is a wonderful article, haribol, rajesh karia

  10. December 18, 2010 at 7:43 am
    bhakt ikaria

    HHRNSM is very particular about the comfort and care of all devotees and the guest that visit the SRI SRI RADHA GOPINATH temple, very compassionate article, haribol, bhakti

  11. December 27, 2010 at 9:24 pm
    Dasi

    Thank you very much for sharing

  12. February 7, 2011 at 9:05 am
    Gurrappanaidu

    HH Radhanath swami is always cool.

    Thanks for sharing us.

  13. April 4, 2011 at 8:47 pm
    Poonam

    Haha Maharaj’s comment made me laugh. He is definetly cool, within and without, a quality of a real sadhu. Thanks for sharing!

  14. August 12, 2011 at 3:58 pm
    achyuta

    Mnay thanks for sharing this nice story

  15. August 13, 2011 at 12:32 am
    Vinay K

    Thanks for this wonderful article.

  16. August 30, 2011 at 10:08 am
    Chandrika

    Thank you for sharing this article.

  17. December 16, 2011 at 7:59 am
    sunny

    not something that can be imitated…reading Radhanath Swami’s autobiography “The Journey Home” we can see numerous examples of such deep surrender to the lotus feet of Krsna…unless one has this shelter there is no way to be cool!

  18. April 24, 2012 at 12:08 am
    Kalpana Kulkarni

    Radhanath Swami is calmness personified.

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