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The phone call

Quite some time back, I was in US for few weeks in Pittsburgh. I had learned from my friends that Radhanath Swami was in Chicago and would be readily available. I somehow managed to get the number of the place in Chicago where he was staying. And early in the morning I called him. I was ignorant that US had 3 time zones and I was calling him at an unearthly hour.

I heard a groggy voice and immediately requested for Radhanath Swami, to which the response was “Speaking”. I immediately offered my respects and then for the next 5 minutes in a very polite and fatherly voice, Radhanath Swami spoke to me, praising me and offering very lovingly, kind and instructive words.

After a few weeks when I met Radhanath Swami back in Mumbai, I promptly told him that I had called him in US. He said “Oh…. It was you”. He apologized and said that he was heavily medicated on antibiotics and may not have been very attentive.

I was shocked!!! Here is a person who was disturbed in the middle of the night and was heavily medicated and sick, and yet his love and kindness was the same. There was no difference in his dealings and gentleness when he is fully conscious or heavily medicated and disturbed in the middle of the night.

I cannot think of anyone, even in own family who would have been so loving and kind even when heavily sick and disturbed in the middle of the night.

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38 replies on “The phone call”

The great souls are taror api sahishnuna. Really great souls like Radhanath swami are undisturbed by external situations.

All glories !!

Very heart-touching and instructive. If we really want to make progress in our spiritual life, we must try to follow the footsteps of Radhanath Swami Maharaj and other great saints who are in the material world just to reclaim forgotten souls.

Thanks for sharing such an amazing real story about Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

Guru, a representative of Krsna, have all good qualities. All glories to HH Radhanatha Svami Maharaja.

We are very fortunate to be able to read about such incidents and we only hope to learn from them. We are so very grateful to HH Radhanath swami

In my individual experience, I had in fact reacted not so politely with my own family members when I was once woken up form sleep. I pay my prostrated obeisances at the feet of Radhanath Swami who is tolerant and compassionate

Radhanath Swami is a true representative of God,Krishna.For him disciples are like members of his family.The above said incidence also tech us that we have to develop such qualities in us while practicing path of Bhakti. Thank you very much for sharing with us.

Great souls are always compassionate even at the cost of their own health. All glories to Radhanath Maharaj.

Maharaj’s compassion and love for his devotees is beyond any boundaries and is selfless. All Glories to Guru Maharaj.

HHRNSM’s love for his devotees is so pure and even in the worst of conditions Maharaj is willing to go to every extent possible to shelter his devotees and make them comfortable. All Glories to our Guru Maharj. Thank you for sharing this wonderful experience.

So touching.. really Radhanath Swami is personification of compassion for one and all. Thanks for sharing.

This is just amazing example of selflessness.
thank you for sharing its very inspiring.

Radhanath swami is such a loving person that no words are sufficient to describe it .

Very heart touching. He always behaves what is in his pure heart so in the midnight also he was sensitive and caring.

My heart melts with attitude of Radhanath maharaj. He puts all others over his priority or comfort.

Only such a compassionate ,pure,humble,great person like Radhanath Swami has wonderful qualities.

Oh, such a compassionate and loving soul–Have personally seen/ heard about his compassionate nature and love towards people. only one thing comes to my mind is just follow in his footstep and dedicate our life to him,,no other way to repay back his love

Very true, only a person who is genuinely humble at heart can be the same at all the times, like HH Radhanath Swami

Radhanath Swami is master of relationships. He knows how to deal with each individual properly even in middle of night. 🙂

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