Brigade Reports to Radhanath Swami

First, in the early nineties, my wife and I took to bhakti yoga. Then our parents and brothers followed suit. With Radhanath Swami as our friend, philosopher and guide, bhakti grew more pleasing and exciting with every passing day. Soon, we ached for bhakti to fill our very lives, and in our enthusiasm sought Radhanath Swami’s guidance for almost anything. And lovingly, he always obliged.

Recently I arranged for a get-together of Radhanath Swami and our big bhakti family at my residence. But before it all began, we parents pleaded for peace, and taking pity on us, our brigade of kids marched to the terrace, a floor above. Their destination was wisely chosen. The concrete slab of the terrace was too thick for their shrieks to penetrate through; and they numbered only fifteen, too less to bring the slab down.

After the get-together, as Radhanath Swami stood to leave, the brigade marched down, and then to where we stood. Gauridas, my nephew, took it upon himself to introduce his comrades to Radhanath Swami. “This is Gandharvika, this is Rasika, this is Gopika, this is Balgovind, this is Jayananda …” Radhanath Swami heard all the names. Then, with a teasing smile, he told Gauridas, “Thank you Gauridas. But let me tell you something. It is I who gave all of them their names.”

Everyone exploded into laughter. I remembered how we had sought his guidance while even naming our kids. And every time he gave a name, there was the warm feeling that Radhanath Swami was all ours. Mysteriously, I have heard from many that they too feel the same—that Radhanath Swami is all theirs!

My conclusion: It’s a characteristic of God that he can be personal with everyone, and by his grace his devotees can also display a fragment of that potency.

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134 replies on “Brigade Reports to Radhanath Swami”

Lord is a person and we are individual persons. The loving relations between the Lord and his devotees and among devotees is really satisfying to the heart of everyone involved.

just by reading this I am getting happiness; so much happiness this family may have got by being peronally in that situation!

The statement that bhakti grew and filled our very lives is so pleasing. This cannot be possible without the personal association and love of a loving devotee like H H Radhanath swami. We are now seeing those who got this kind of personal association of Maharaj fill lives of other new devotees with love and joy. thank you

Very nice Prabhuji… “It’s a characteristic of God that he can be personal with everyone, and by his grace his devotees can also display a fragment of that potency.” – yes, Guru is a representative of Krishna

How a pure devotee is very personal is truly amazing
I thank God for sending such souls like HH Radhanath swami Maharaj to guide us in our lives

All these childeren are really fortunate. Maharaj is so personal, so intimate, so loving towards them thank you for sharing

The supreme lord is a person and even he becomes puchased by the love of his devotees! Same is the relationship between the spiritual master and his disciples.

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