Radhanath Swami’s VIP

Radhanath Swami’s VIP

Radhanath Swami’s VIP

11th January 1998, at the opening of Mira Road hospital, I was given the service to make continuous announcements over the public address system. Also I was expected to guide different categories of guests and invitees. Radhanath Swami was already in the hospital taking a guided tour. When Radhanath Swami reached the reception area where I was standing he immediately complimented me “ I could hear your voice over the PAS – you sound like the airline announcers.”

I was immediately happy to hear that and inflated quite few kilos immediately.

Then Radhanath Swami asked me “But why are you standing in the podium area?’ I replied I am trying to guide the visitors and spot VIP’s so that they could be guided separately.

Immediately Radhanath Swami lowered his voice and tone asking piercingly, “How do you know who is a VIP?”

I was dumbfounded and fumbled to even give a reply. Sensing my discomfort Radhanath Swami said “Everyone here is a VIP – why are you discriminating?”

This incident stuck on to my memory and even now when I am at functions I remember to treat everyone with great care and patience, trying to remember the amazing instruction – Everyone is a VIP. And we can see in the life of Radhanath Swami how he treats everyone like a VVVIP.

–Ujjwal Jajoo.

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124 Responses to “Radhanath Swami’s VIP”

  1. September 29, 2010 at 5:28 am
    Pranjal

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj is teaching all of us how to become a pandita who is a samadarshi..

  2. October 1, 2010 at 9:15 pm
    Shra1wiz

    It is so important a lesson, not to judge devotees or people by their external appearance. Thank you Radhanath Swami.

  3. October 6, 2010 at 1:36 am
    Prashant Phirke

    Great incidence … Radhanath Swami gave very good lesson here …

  4. October 8, 2010 at 3:49 am
    Swapnil Gaonkar

    Great learning!!! Thank you Ujjwalji, for sharing this nectar of Radhanath Swami with us.

  5. October 9, 2010 at 1:02 am
    Sujit Mehta

    Radhnath Swami is such a realized soul he sees all as pure souls, to him all souls are vips

  6. October 9, 2010 at 8:58 pm
    madhura

    Amazing!

  7. October 19, 2010 at 2:56 am
    Siddeshwar Bhat

    Radhanath Swami feels that from the heart…….

  8. December 27, 2010 at 8:00 am
    Servant

    Thats so nice and an awakening statement. His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj KI JAI

  9. June 14, 2011 at 9:01 am
    tushar

    It is nature of the pure soul to see everyone equally as the part & parcel of the Lord & with respect

  10. June 14, 2011 at 11:37 pm
    p.durgadevi

    In Bhagavad Gita Lord Krishna says that a pandit who sees a brahmin, and even a chandala, with equal vision is really a pandit. so Radhanath swami is a pandit, he can see every one with equal vision.

  11. June 16, 2011 at 6:50 am
    Arjun K Ramachandra

    It’s rare to find such an attitude as this anywhere today. Radhanath Swami is par excellence when it comes to setting standards for respecting others irrespective of their material status.

  12. June 20, 2011 at 1:06 am
    nisha

    Awesome!

  13. July 3, 2011 at 9:15 am
    Kalpana Kulkarni

    Radhanath maharaj teaches by example how to treat everyone equally. Only great souls like him have the ability to do that.

  14. July 23, 2011 at 8:07 pm
    madhavi

    thank you for sharing such a nice story.

  15. July 27, 2011 at 1:32 pm
    anjan

    wow. thats a very high standard set by Radhanath swami.

  16. August 3, 2011 at 4:41 am
    ashok n belani

    we must use this instruction in dealing with people we are connected to.

  17. August 6, 2011 at 3:41 am
    Swapnil Gaonkar

    Radhanath Swami is great

  18. August 7, 2011 at 8:23 am
    vsk

    imp instruction to be remembered always

  19. September 24, 2011 at 1:15 pm
    Sunny

    generally in this world, those who are at the top usually look down on others; they cannot respect what to speak of having a attitude to serve them…this can only be done by a humble servant of God…

  20. September 27, 2011 at 8:38 pm
    surekha

    Thank you for sharing this. HH Radhanath Swami treats everyone like a VIP, that is his great nature.

  21. November 11, 2011 at 9:08 am
    Chandrika

    Such a beautiful incident.

  22. December 20, 2011 at 11:47 pm
    Jagannath Dham Das

    A great soul like Radhanath Swami Maharaj sees everyone with equal vision without discriminating. Thank you very much for sharing this yet wonderful incident from the life of Radhanath Swami Maharaj !
    Hare Krishna !

  23. June 18, 2012 at 6:27 am
    Jaydeep

    One more feather in the cap of Maharaj’s Glories.. !

  24. March 8, 2013 at 12:47 am
    chetan warade

    Really this is very heart melting incident from Radhanath Swami life. Its very true we never discriminates with any one. Radhanath swami teaching us how deal with others in servant mood. Thank you for shearing this article.

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