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Discipleship under Radhanath Swami

The need to accept discipleship of an enlightened guru is emphasized both by tradition and by the words of the scriptures. Yet, this step on the spiritual sojourn turns out to be a squirmy one for many. The difficulty arises due to ominous thoughts of loss of freedom. Haven’t you heard of grisly tales where disciples where punished by their masters for being disobedient?

Here I narrate my tale. Long time ago, I was afflicted by what I thought was bronchitis. My hacking cough pained me, but what pained me all the more was the thought that I caused disturbance to my monastery-mates at the Radhagopinath Ashram. None of them, in reality, expressed any sour feelings to me; on the other hand they were all very sympathetic and brought many doctors to help me out. Various medicines were tried, but all turned out to be vain.

They say, when everything fails, the guru gets on the case. Radhanath Swami arranged for my appointment with a top doctor of Mumbai. And alongside came Radhanath Swami’s stern order—that after the appointment with the doctor, I report to him the outcome of my medical examinations.

The medical report, when it came out, shocked me. I had Tuberculosis. My mind reeling with thoughts of months wasted on a hospital bed, I took the long bus ride back to the Ashram. In about an hour, I was standing dutifully before my guru, to give him the report.

“The report says I have…” I mumbled.

“Tuberculosis,” Radhanath Swami completed my sentence.

Mystified and mouth agape, my breath stopped.

“What is higher? The obedience of a disciple or the love of a guru?” he queried.

“The love of the guru,” I replied.

“My love for you couldn’t wait for your obedience. I rung up the clinic sometime ago and I already know your medical report,” Radhanath Swami said with an air of concern.

–Kiran Soni

 

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225 replies on “Discipleship under Radhanath Swami”

All Glories To H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

He personifies the adage of how with great powers comes great responsibility. It not only shows how responsible he feels for every monk on the Temple pedestal but how personal a concern is it for them.

Hare Krishna

wonderful. this shows the genuine concern of maharaj & the sensitivity of maharaj . it touches the heart . guru’s love is higher than disciple’s obeidance. haribol

All Glories To H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

How Maharaj can express his concern for everything and ensure that none of the devotees suffer is nothing new for the devotees of RadhaGpinath congregation.

But his compassion in every tale will not fail to surprise us.

Hare Krishna.

All Glories to Srila Radhanath Swami !
Despite being so exalted,busy & so many people eagerly waiting to serve him, He is concerned with each of his disciples overall well being!
This is the quality of a true saint

Hare Krishna,Maharaj,Maharaj ki jai hoo…wow its so wonderfull to see the love of a GURU for his disciple..I am impressed.Why people say that GURU BINDS us.GOOD, we follow his instructions.With that LOVE evolve and expands. Bind yourself in that LOVE.Must do!!! thanx for sharing this..
YS- anshu jaiman

Hare Krishna Maharaj…Maharaj ki jai hooo…!!!.Really Maharaj its being sensational
to see you coming out as world’s best Humanitarian,Spiritualist,Socialist and Loving father.
My heart fills with joy and eyes filled with tears. What a sacrifice you have done for all humanity.
What an example you have set in front of the whole world. Maharaj ki jai hooo…!!! jai hoo jai hoo…
I want to continue serving you life after life after life. I pray to Sri Sri RadhaGopinath that i may never
become ungrateful to you and to your disciples and followers. I want serve you birth after birth in any form. Hare Krishna
Your servant
anshu jaiman

3) Hare Krishna Maharaj…Maharaj ki jai hooo…!!!.Really Maharaj its being sensational
to see you coming out as world’s best Humanitarian,Spiritualist,Socialist and Loving father..You are fuelling life in people.jai jai…. I want serve you birth after birth in any form. Hare Krishna
My heart fills with joy and tears filled with tears. What a sacrifice you have done for all humanity.
What an example you have set in front of the whole world. Maharaj ki jai hooo…!!! jai hoo jai hoo…
I want to continue serving you life after life after life. I pray to Sri Sri RadhaGopinath that i may never
become ungrateful to you and to your disciples and followers.
Your servant
anshu jaiman

Hare Krishna, Maharaj, Maharaj ki jai hoo…!!!. It is a blessing to have you on this planet.
Thank you very much..
Ys-anshu jaiman

Hare Krishna, Maharaj, Maharaj ki jai hoo…!!!. It is a blessing to have you on this planet.
Thank you very much..hari hari
Ys-anshu jaiman

This incident really shows Radhanath Swami’s immense love for his disciples.

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