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Radhanath Swami | Experiences with Radhanath Swami

Radhanath Swami


 

Radhanath Swami

Radhanath Swami (born December 7, 1950) was initiated by A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad (The Founder Acharya of the International society for Krishna Consciousness) in the summer of 1973. Over the past four decades Radhanath Swami has lectured widely in the USA, Europe and India. Radhanath Swami is based in the ISKCON Center in Chowpatty, Mumbai, India.

Radhanath Swami inspires millions on the spiritual path. How can one person inspire so many?! The phenomena of spiritual inspiration defies mundane logic and reasoning. Yet, the Vedas mark out a few channels through which inspiration flows.

The first channel is the process of vani, through the messages of the great souls. The Vedas say that associating with the message has the identical inspirational effect as associating with the advanced spiritualists delivering that message. In our case, it means that receiving the message of Radhanath Swami is identical to associating with Radhanath Swami. “I am present in the recordings of my lectures,” Radhanath Swami himself once said. This might sound absurd to many, but for thousands all over the world who hear recordings of Radhanath Swami regularly, this is an obvious reality; the proof of the pudding becomes obvious to one who eats it.

The second channel is the process of vapu, through directly associating and interacting with great souls. The interactions with the celebrities of this mortal realm can only influence one’s mind, and that too for a short duration. But interactions with celebrities of the spiritual realm leave deep impressions on the heart that can withstand the effect of time. Hundreds who have interacted with Radhanath Swami have vouched for this phenomenon.

A few souls share with us their experiences with Radhanath Swami.We retell them in this website. Some mail us their experiences, and we included them too. Again, it might sound mystical, but the Vedas say that hearing or reading stories of great souls is identical with associating with great souls. And in our case, hearing or reading stories of Radhanath Swami is identical to associating with Radhanath Swami! So, happy reading!!!

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No Halters on the Cows

No Halters on the Cows


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Nanda Nandan marched to the cowshed, armed with a sickle, as a crowd of onlookers smiled in approval. Rushing from one cow to another he cut open their halters. Just minutes ago, while conversing with Radhanath Swami Read more …

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During a discourse, Radhanath Swami was relating the story of a saint who gave benedictions to a prince, a butcher and a monk. I sat in the front row of the audience, listening.

The prince indulged in sinful ways of enjoyment, maddened by wealth. If he were to die, only the karma of suffering awaited him. So the saint blessed the prince, “May you live forever.” Read more …

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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. Read more …

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His countenance showed concern. Yet he strained a smile and requested me to accompany him. As I followed Radhanath Swami, I wondered where he was  taking me.

It was a hot summer day and as we walked through the corridors of the monastery, a pleasant breeze flowed in from the nearby sea. Our march ended at the parapet of the first floor. Radhanath Swami peered down into the adjacent Laxmi Narayan Garden . Read more …

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It was 9:00 p.m., time to call it a day at the monastery. Spotting Radhanath Swami taking a casual stroll through the ashram corridors, some of us surrounded him. On such occasions our discussions were more informal, and Radhanath Swami often spoke of his personal life: his childhood, his travels in search for the truth, his realizations while staying in an austere monastery on a mountain in North America, and the adventures of his outreach programs. These intimate talks charmed the monks even more than the transcendental philosophy and drew us affectionately to him. Read more …

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