Radhanath Swami Rescues Me

Radhanath Swami Rescues Me

Radhanath Swami Rescues Me

Radhanath Swami’s dietary supplements were sent by an acquaintance in the United States.  “Did you request for it, or did he send it on his own?”Radhanath Swami asked me. “He sent it on his own,” I blurted out a lie. I was pushed by a surge of subconscious fear, a fear of causing him pain. Bothering anyone for his personal needs was something that his humility couldn’t tolerate.

But the next moment, I found myself in an avalanche of guilt, “How could I lie to him, my spiritual preceptor?” And now, I saw that I didn’t even have the nerve to admit my lie! I walked out his room, my mind clouded by mixed emotions.

I sought relief in the chanting of the holy names on a veranda outside. With closed eyes, I fingered my beads. “Are you sure he sent it on his own?” Radhanath Swami’s voice broke my meditation and I opened my eyes. He stood right in front of me. “Yes,” I blurted.  He smiled and went for an evening walk. Off guard, I had again succumbed to the push of my subconscious mind that now wanted to hide my first lie. My guilt compounded. I had lied for a second time! And the thought of confessing before Radhanath Swami scared me all the more .  My mind tossed me in its waves of extreme guilt and fear. Was it going to kill me?

As a defense, I pulled myself together and plunged my mind into the sound of the holy names. Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. That sound slowly gripped my squirming mind and I felt peace.

“Are you really sure he sent it on his own?” Radhanath Swami’s low voice brought me to the external world again.  He had returned after his hour long  walk. Before I knew, my subconscious mind barged in with a reply that barked out of my mouth, “Yes.”  He smiled and went into his room.

I now felt as if I were ruthlessly stabbed to death. I didn’t want to think anymore, for if I did, my mind would strangle my corpse.  Mustering all courage, I approached Radhanath Swami and fell on my knees, “I have lied to you. It was I who requested for the dietary supplements.” Suddenly, I felt my life force reenter my body. “I guessed you were lying. That’s the reason I asked you thrice,” Radhanath Swami responded gravely.

I returned to my chores, but my vicious mind  kept pulling on me, “How bad he might have felt that you lied! You have broken his trust.” Night eclipsed the twilight, but I had already lost hopes of a peaceful sleep. My mind wouldn’t let go of me.

It was 9:00 p.m. when Radhanath Swami came to my rescue, after searching out my poor soul.  He came to where I was and spoke with an affection that I will never forget, “Don’t worry. I still love you.” Tears of joy over-flooded my eyes and, struggling to restrain my bursting emotions, I bowed.

How could his soft heart rest in peace, knowing that another heart burned in anguish?

– Vikram Arora

Secratary of Radhanath Swami

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176 Responses to “Radhanath Swami Rescues Me”

  1. September 25, 2010 at 10:18 pm
    sangharatna bhamare

    Guru always knows your mind.

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  3. October 12, 2010 at 10:46 pm
    Siddeshwar Bhat

    An exchange of extreme emotions–that’s what makes bhakti sweet.

  4. October 13, 2010 at 11:37 pm
    Amol Katkar

    Thank you for sharing this. It has so many valuable lessons.

  5. October 14, 2010 at 12:33 am
    Vaishali Kamat

    This is a wonderful experience with Radhanath Swami which shows how a GURU can see through his students.

  6. October 17, 2010 at 6:43 am
    Sumit

    Thank you very much Vikram pr for this nice and wonderful story. This has reminded me again that what come may, there is a recuer for me always provided I am sincere for following his instructions. Radhanath Swami is reallyg great.

  7. December 26, 2010 at 1:16 am
    Servant

    Jai, This wonderful article left me with tears of joy.. His Holiness Radhanth Swami Maharaj Ki Jai

  8. January 19, 2011 at 5:20 am
    umesh

    the kind of dealing shown in this incidence by Radhanath Swami Maharaj is very illustrative as to how one should deal with mistakes/lies of others, particularly the dear ones.

  9. January 26, 2011 at 1:10 pm
    Pooja

    Wow.. thats very sweet .. Thank u for sharing

  10. February 16, 2011 at 7:52 am
    Gurrappanaidu

    HH Radhanath swami maharaj is so merciful !

    Very nice experience, in fact I got hopes from this incident.

    Thank you so much for sharing us.

  11. June 17, 2011 at 4:23 am
    Arjun K Ramachandra

    Unbelievable! True saints cannot be deceived by our words since they see right into our heart and not our external superficial actions or words.

  12. October 25, 2011 at 4:56 pm
    Chandrika

    This is a beautiful story.

  13. December 24, 2011 at 9:39 pm
    surekha

    Thank you for sharing this story of revealing tender heart of Radhanath swami.

  14. February 24, 2012 at 8:09 am
    P.Durgadevi

    That is the greatness of Radhanath swami.He is very powerful saint so he could understand what is with in our hearts.Really amazing.

  15. March 18, 2012 at 5:16 am
    supriya gore

    very nice!

  16. March 27, 2012 at 2:32 am
    rohan

    very beautiful

  17. April 4, 2012 at 5:49 am
    biswajit

    Hare Krishna…Radhanath Swami Ki Jai

  18. May 6, 2012 at 12:14 am
    Abhinav Mutreja

    Very Sweet love exchange!

  19. May 15, 2012 at 7:01 am
    govind

    thank you very much for sharing.

  20. June 4, 2012 at 6:03 pm
    Ramnika

    H.H Radhanath Swami knows the heart of all of his disciple. Thanks for sharing.

  21. July 4, 2012 at 2:48 am
    anil

    Maharaj is full of compassion and forgiveness..

  22. July 4, 2012 at 2:49 am
    anil

    Great article… Maharah is full of compassion and forgiveness

  23. July 9, 2012 at 5:06 am
    biswajit

    Hare Krishna… Radhanath Swami Ki Jai !

  24. July 10, 2012 at 3:27 am
    Kalpana Kulkarni

    Guru knows everything and is always compassionate and loving.

  25. March 8, 2013 at 1:18 am
    chetan warade

    We can learn quality of forgiveness from Radhanath swami life. Thank you for shearing.

  26. March 28, 2013 at 12:37 pm
    vaishali kamat

    How could Radhanath Swami’s disciple tell a lie !! You have proved this. Thank you very much for sharing this episode.

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