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Radhanath Swami on Joy Of Servitude

on February 26, 2013 in Vrindavan Articles with 31 Comments

Ahankar or false ego puts us in a state where we want to be seen as important in the eyes of the world. In that state if some one is given more importance than us, we become envious and egoistically competitive. Or we become very discouraged and depressed because we don’t have that position. If we feel we are in a superior position, whether in our knowledge or our accomplishments or in any other way, we become very proud. But the basic principle of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s teachings is gopi bhartur pada kamalayor dasdasanudas.

Our happiness is in the opportunity to gratefully serve in the mood of the servant of the servant. Whether we are empowered to do great things in eyes of the world or whether we are just empowered to sweep the floor, Krishna sees the sincerity of our intent.

 

Through their writings the Goswamis have revealed the highest realms of Vraj Bhakti. We can’t understand what is in their books unless we imbibe or at least strive to imbibe the qualities which pleased Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and follow in the footsteps of the Gosvamis. The humility, non-envious disposition and eagerness of the Goswamis to serve was so attractive to Lord Caitanya that He revealed the highest treasures of bhakti through them and taught us how we can understand and realize it.

Radhanath Swami

Gopis Serving radharani

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  • pavan

    Krishna sees the sincerity of our intent.

  • Monia Sharma

    Very nice article…

  • Sarang Gadhave

    Very Very heart touching article and also the image.

  • Vinay Jain

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for again & again emphasizing this point – that we should only aspire to become servant of the servant of the servant! I hope someday I would be able to imbibe this mood, at least to some extent if not fully, in my life.

  • Vinay Malani

    Serving the Lord & His pure devotees in a humble mood is most pleasing to God & will give us immense joy & satisfaction.

  • sundarkanai das

    This is truely the best and safest position of all to be the servant of the servant . Uddhav direct associate of Lord left Dwarka to become a twig in Vrindavan because he understood that the mood of the gopis that service attitude is far better than direct association of the Lord Himself. Thank u for sharing this article.

  • Abhinav

    Perform service attentively and sincerely.

  • Arjun K Ramachandra

    Beautiful statement here – “Whether we are empowered to do great things in eyes of the world or whether we are just empowered to sweep the floor, Krishna sees the sincerity of our intent.”

  • Abhinav

    The humility, non-envious disposition and eagerness of the Goswamis to serve was so attractive to Lord Caitanya that He revealed the highest treasures of bhakti through them and taught us how we can understand and realize it……. Amazing

  • simply beautifull……..

  • Samir Paleja

    thank you maharaj for reminding us our eternal position of das das das anudas.

  • Sumit Sharma

    Thank you very much for sharing this! Definition of servitude is very well defined by Radhanath Swami.

  • Jitendra Pardeshi

    Ahankar or false ego puts us in a state where we want to be seen as important in the eyes of the world. In that state if some one is given more importance than us, we become envious and egoistically competitive. Or we become very discouraged and depressed because we don’t have that position.
    Thank You Radhanath Swami Maharaj for explaning the mechanism behind the behaviour and the remeady of joy of servitude.

  • meghana

    Our happiness is in the opportunity to gratefully serve in the mood of the servant of the servant. Thank you H.H.Radhanath swami

  • Anurag Pandey

    The more we want to boss around more we will suffer. More we are humbling ourself to serve the more we will be enlightened.

  • CS Sandeep Shinde

    Thank you very much for sharing such heart touching article.

  • damodar

    One of the quotes of Radhanth maharaj comes to my mind after reading this article-Giving respects to others is easier than expecting respects from others since we can always respect others but may not always get respect from others.

  • manish

    Thank you H.H.Radhanath swami

  • Anagha Warade

    Very nice article!
    Thank you for sharing..

  • Rajeev

    Thank you very very much for sharing this so wonderful article teaching us how intent of our service is very important. Hari bol

  • Rajshekhar

    Radhanath Swami always focuses on substance and essential principle.

  • Priya

    The Ahankar part in the above text is just so true. We experience it every now and then. Thanks for telling us the right consciousness that we should keep while rendering services.

  • Ravi Garg

    Beautiful words of guidance…..

  • Ankit Patel

    Thank You Radhanath Swami Maharaj

  • Aishwarya

    Thank you for revealing the attitude for understanding Goswami,s books.

  • Ravi

    Wonderful article…..

  • Prahalad Kaul

    Radhanath Swami stresses so much on the mood of servitude & shows by his own example.

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    We should try to develop the qualities of humility, non-envious disposition and eagerness.

  • Vaibhav Sharma

    Radhanath Swami Maharaja always stresses this point of being humble again and again and again because it is so very important. I wish I can have genuine humility so that I can serve devotees and Krishna.

  • Pankaj

    “Our happiness is in the opportunity to gratefully serve in the mood of the servant of the servant. Whether we are empowered to do great things in eyes of the world or whether we are just empowered to sweep the floor, Krishna sees the sincerity of our intent.”
    Simply powerful & authoritative words from Radhanath Swami.

  • Pranjal Dixit

    Bhakti is the path of grace and attracting the grace requires attitude of servant of the servant of the servant. Radhanath Swami is helping devotees to understand this always.

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