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Radhanath Swami, my inspiration

Born to Jewish parents in 1950, as a little boy, Richard Slavin would often wonder who God was & who he was. His introspection grew to an extent that the voice in his heart led him to go to India in search of spiritual knowledge & off he set when he was barely 19.

His curiosity and deep sincerity of purpose led him to some extraordinary experiences and people. The hardships of his journey thus-far culminated in his meeting with A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, the empowered representative of the Lord who took the Bhakti movement to the west in the late 60s and spread the message & purpose of loving devotion to the Lord all over the world. Deep deliberations and convictions led Richard to accept Prabhupada as his guru and thereupon he dedicated his life to serving his guru’s mission—thus was born ‘Radhanath Swami’ in the year 1973. Today, Radhanath Swami inspires millions on the spiritual path. He fosters a spirit of kindness, forgiveness and devotion in a world that is torn by duplicity, hypocrisy and intolerance. Radhanath Swami quotes the Vedic scriptures and says we must look for the solution to material problems not on the material plane but on a higher platform, the spiritual platform.

Radhanath Swami

In 1986, he started the Radha Gopinath Ashram in Mumbai. His deep realizations of love and happiness led him to envision a closely knit successful community of grihastas (families basing their life on principles of God Consciousness.) He gave impetus to this idea by way of Lifestyle Counseling. To enable this, over a period of many years, he personally trained his senior students who would later take on the role of Lifestyle Counselors. Today this strong and vibrant grihasta community of Radha Gopinath Ashram speaks volumes of the visionary and his guiding principles of happy family life. This beautiful temple and its flourishing community serves as a befitting offering at the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada, and demonstrates that miracles can indeed spring from dedication and love.

  1. April 3, 2014

    rajasekhar

    would like to be in touch

  2. August 13, 2014

    Sonal

    Hi

    I would like to ask for some advice on conception but am too shy to speak to devotees about it at the moment. Is there the possibility of contacting someone over email to ask?
    Sonal

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3 Things you do in Married Life....

Tolerate

  • Weeds in the Garden

    The more weeding you do, the more beautiful your garden becomes. The more negativity you remove in married life, the more beautiful your relationship with your spouse becomes, and the more your family becomes united with God in the centre!
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Appreciate

  • Married Life

    Audio on Married Life

    I have never been married. As a Swami, I will never get married. So I don’t know so much about married life. But because so many married people come to me with their problems, I know too much about married life. Whenever people come to me it’s like they have such a unique secret problem that’s so much their own. But interestingly, almost everyone tells me the same thing…..

    –Radhanath Swami

Love

  • Love in marriage?

    Scene 1: (morning)

    Wife to husband: I am going to throw the garbage… why are you still reading the newspaper? Arent you getting late for office? [I asked him to throw the rubbish, he simply doesnt care to help me!]