Radhanath Swami on Gratitude

Radhanath SwamiEvery situation is an appropriate opportunity to celebrate the glory and mercy of God.

–  Radhanath Swami

  • Kaushik

    As far as I understand, Radhanath Swami himself follows this statement in his life. Walking ones talk.

  • Satish Rane

    Hare Krishna. Beautiful quote.

  • It is really beautiful quote by maharaj.

  • surekha

    If we could see every moment as the grace of the lord, then it is very wonderful. Thank you Radhanath swami for this wonderful quote.

  • Sunny

    so true…in every situation if we simply count our blessings, we can always remain grateful…

  • Vinay K

    Great Wisdom.
    Thank You Maharaj..

  • That’s something that I am yet unable to fathom

  • I must see hand of God in every situation of life.Thanks to Radhanath Swami.

  • Meera Sharma

    Maharajah is basically saying every opportunity in life is to glorify God. This situation which presently, we find very disturbing, we may realize after sometime that it was real blessing and we needed it to grow spiritually. Thank you Maharajah for this life changing instruction.

  • meghana

    Thank you swamiji for teaching us real value of life.

  • Anoop Goyal

    Maharaja thank you for setting nice example about what you are speaking

  • M Pandu Rangayya Shetty

    Radhanath Swami glorifying the Lord who gives us all chance to see His glory and mercy. In fact Radhanath Swami gives training to his followers to see the glory and mercy of God. all glories to Radhanath Swami

  • Anant

    I totaly convinced about this…

  • prashant v

    we generally praise Lord and thank him when something happens good materially and curse him for some inconveniences. But whatever situation might be if we have proper consciousness and understand that this situation is the mercy of Lord to bring me close to him we will be always be grateful towards him.

  • Maharaj always explains in a simple way even a deep and complicated subject matter.

  • mona

    Yes Maharaj so true. Hope some day i am able to follow your instructions genuinely.

  • Nisha

    wow, i wish i cud think of this quote on every lows and highs in my life.

  • Thankyou for this ever unfogatable statement.

  • seema

    We must never forget this..no matter what

  • Shoba Fernandes

    Radhanath Swami always says that we should express gratitude to God for every situation in our life because every situation is meant to help us spiritually advance in life.

  • Nitin

    Radhanath Swami gives meaning to the confusion of many people asking question why me?

  • balaji

    HH Radhanath Swami really exemplifies what he says.

  • mona

    Having an attitude of gratitude is so important. Thank you maharaj for giving us such wonderful guidance.

  • B.J. ARORA

    There is no situation when one should not or cannot glorify God, tells Radhanath Swami.

  • Navkishor

    Maharaja is Teaching us By his example that every movment we need to be Greatful to lord

  • Radhanath Swami is so true. if we follow this instruction we will never be disturbed

  • rajendra desai

    exactly same thing is being experienced by me in my life , we have to be grateful for every situation

  • Anita Iyer

    Thank you. I will try to remember this in every situation in life.

  • Pramathesh

    Yes Prabhus.. Radhanath Swami is truly an example of this quote

  • Sunil

    Was reading the book “The Journey Home” and this quote really follows him that every circumstance we have to grateful to Lord….

  • Preeti

    Maharaj says whether happiness or miseries we should always think as the mercy of the Lord we should be always grateful

  • Vidya Patham

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj is a true example of this quotation.

  • umesh

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj teaching us about how to be grateful in any circumstance and he has practically shown this in his own life as seen in the book.

  • Ramya

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj beautifully gives us a solution to appreciate Lord’s Mercy.

  • pravin

    Wonderful!. Thank very much maharaj. All glories to HH Radhanath swami maharaj

  • Priya

    We are dejected & confused during trying circumstances. But when understood as the mercy of God from the teachings of sadhus as Radhanath Swami, such circumstances become benedictions.

  • Arjun K Ramachandra

    This understanding is indispensable in the life of a devotee as he must learn to see every situation as being specifically arranged by the lord for bringing us closer to him. Radhanath Swami is a master in practicing and exemplifying this exalted principle and most importantly helping other people come closer in their relationship with god.

  • Rajesh Talwar

    Engaged in our material pursuits, we can hardly appreciate this. But it takes someone like Radhanath Swami to demonstrate that every adversity in life is the will of the Lord and one must learn to acknowledge and accept this. A humble heart is a fertile heart.

  • Rahul Kumar Sevakula

    I have heard lectures of Radhanath Swami and he repeats this message of gratitude many times. He regularly speaks about the Srimad Bhagavatam sloka- tat te anukampam su sumikshu mana…..
    I have read his autobiography and we can see that though he underwent through so many difficult circumstances, he was grateful to Lord. This is way he has shown very high level of integrity. Thank you very much Radhanath Swami.

  • A grateful heart can appreciate Lord’s plans. He only showers mercy on us for our advancement in spiritual life. But we need Guru Maharaj’s mercy in taking us ahead and making us realize this truth.

  • Mukesh Oza

    Very True

  • Nandkishor Wani

    Truly, Radhanath Swami’s teachings helps me in all situations, gives new dimensions of understanding and realizes gods hand in all situations. God will never puts us in condition in which we will fail but He will always puts in test that we will pass by showing our endevour to do it and being greatful to god. Radhanath Swami ki jai.

  • Pradeep

    Thank you very much Radhanath Swami Maharaj for reminding us how we can be greatful to God in every circumstances of life.

  • Only a self-realized and surrendered soul can truly experience and feel this way. Indeed Radhanath Swami Maharaj is one of them, without a doubt. Though we understand the truth of the statement, remembering and living by the statement is so difficult for conditioned souls like me.

  • Rajshekhar

    All glories

  • Sagarika

    Very True said by Radhanath Swami – situations keep changing but our attitude towards i.e. o be greatful to Krishna and take it as His mercy is what matters. That will enable us to face any situations in kali-yuga. Thank you.

  • Renuka

    This quote will help us to cope up with the difficult situations that we face in our day to day life. It would be blissful, if we could maintain this attitute all through the day in our life.

  • Dashrath Wasmatkar

    Words spoken by Radhanath Swami are so strong that it gets imprinted in one’s heart, this is one of those statements, the more one reads it, the more one understands its potency.Comment made above by Chandramauli signifies that what a Bonafide Spiritual leader Radhanath Swami is. He practices what he preaches. Thank you Chandramauli for your comment that throws more light on Radhanath Swami’s Purity and Integrity in Character.

  • sita devi dasi

    I completely agree to that. Just like to make a beautiful embroidery the cloth has to be pierced with needles similarly to make aour life beautiful like an embroidery the lord has to use pins which are difficulties which actually beautify us.

  • Sumit

    Comments like this can only be made who are living by these principles. Radhanath Swami is great.

  • Vivek Agrawal

    July 28 2010, HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj quotes really penetrates our hearts and brings about the transformation

  • rajendra

    “Every situation is an appropriate opportunity to celebrate the glory and mercy of God.”

    only a person like Radhanth Swami can inspire.

  • Chandra Mouli

    Hare Krishna
    If we always remember this statement, we will never do mad elephant offense of offending vaishnavas

  • lalan kumar

    Amazing statement to give relief in any situation

  • sonal naole

    I am inspired from H.H. Radhanath Maharaj’s book, which teaches us so many things like “Be Tolerent, Be Patience, Be Humble”.

  • Murthy

    Really a grateful personality can only tell this reality.

  • mayur

    Life story of Radhanath swami is really an ideal for persons striving for highest goal of life

  • R.sundar

    what an inspiring statement!

  • Nilesh

    Very important instruction for persons on path of self realization.Thank you very much HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

  • rasamrita devi dasi

    Amazing Statement very inspiring

  • Chandra Mouli

    Such a wonderful statement..

    I recollect one such incident from the life of Maharaj in his autobiography ‘The Journey Home’, Maharaj prays to God desperately when he sees so many so called spiritualists who in actuality are cheaters – “O my Lord, let my faith in you not get drifted away by those who are misrepresenting you”; CAN’T ASK FOR A BETTER PRAYER IN SUCH A SITUATION.
    There is every reason for Maharaj to leave his path of spirituality giving excuse of the cheaters that he came across but he never gave up but took such a situation also as an opportunity to come closer to God. Since he followed so high principles in his life, he could make a statement like the one above

  • Vikas Shinde

    Radhanath Swami says- A grateful heart is a happy heart.So through this quote he wants to teach us how to remain always happy.

  • Dashrath Wasmatkar

    this quote of Radhanath Swami is really a very HOPE GIVING statement.Why hope giving statement because it is very easy to say thanks to god when is very nice according to our will, but when situation is not according to us or its a troublesome situation, we can understand that this situation is brought upon me by God’s Will. As God puts me in happy situations, he has put me in such situation and there is a blessing hidden behind it. Radhanath Swami’s quotes are thought provoking, and one really feels to act in that way. This statement of Radhanath Swami was really very nice.

  • Dashrath Wasmatkar

    Whatever lessons Radhanath Swami shares from his wisdom, he practices it personally and then shares. This is so rare in this world. In his book “the Journey Home”, Radhanath Swami has thanked God always for teaching him a lesson for every incident of his travel from America to India and now also.

  • manjunath

    hk trying to develop grattitude towards lord and vaishnavas

  • Padmalochana

    Radhanath Swami is a great personality

  • Anup Shah

    Radhanath Swami’s quotes are very inspiring! Please continue sharing!

  • Manish C

    Wonderful statement/quote by Radhanath Swami. Just this one statement itself is sufficient enough to meditate on and transform one’s live.

  • Tushar Gaikwad

    Such a wonderful wisdom is shared by HH Radhanath swami to all of us. Thank you.

  • aayush

    a very hope giving in times of trouble. mood of kunti maharani

  • Chandrashekar

    Maharaja says that he got nothing in life easily so he is grateful for everything and for everyone


    If I could just realize this and act upon everymoment accordingly, I could make great progress. But unfortunate of me.

  • Ajay Chandak

    It is so evident at every stage of his “Journey Home”. Radhanath Swami had so much faith and dependence on the Lord and deep compassion and gratitude for everything he has gone through on his journey.

  • Sumit Sharma

    This statement from Radhanath Swami gives so much solace to people who are undergoing lot of sufferings. Of course this world looks full of happiness, but if one digs out the reality, he will realized it’s not very true.

  • prabhat kumar

    Thank you Radhanth swami maharaj ji ,for eye opening comment on every situation in our life.

  • nice site ,like to visit everyday

  • saroj

    Maharaj”s words are the nectar!

  • Praveen Muley

    Most precious words to keep us going in the difficult times.

  • Sunny

    Many times life passes by – when we are waiting for the right moment to turn to God and Spirituality…before we realize its way too late…

    Even when we start a little disturbance and we are ready to drop/put it on hold while we take care of something “urgent”

    Radhanath Swami so eloquently mentioning here – what ever be the situation if are tuned in, we can not only just see, but be so enthused by this mercy that we celebrate…

    Oh! how blissful it would it be if every day, every hour, every sec of my life, I maintain this attitude !

  • Jagdish

    Excellent Quote – This has been practically seen from the book ‘The Journey Home’

  • Nilesh

    After reading The Journey Home this is practically experienced by the life of HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj

  • deepak gore

    The quotes by the swami are extremely special and contain deep meaning. All of them are worth meditating upon

  • Phani

    After knowing about Radhanath Swami Maharaj, I started learning to be grateful for everything. Radhanth Swami Maharaj ki Jai.

  • Anil Timbe

    Generally when things go bad I remember Lord thinking why He did like that and when things are going nice I tend to forget Him. But thank you Radhanath Maharaj for teaching this important principle of how to see God in every situation of life.

  • sangita shivarkar

    It’s indeed a true statement.

  • Avni

    Radhanath Swami always says love means to serve,Love means rememberance.Love means to give and not to take

  • Nandkishor Wani

    You are the only person who is giving us such valuable teachings.

  • Tushar Gaikwad

    We easily blame God for wrong things happening but to take it as a mercy is the sign of advancement. Thank you for sharing this wisdom with us.

  • ankur dwivedi

    Its gives a fuel to make strong bond and true relationship.Thanks Maharaj for these golden words.

  • hrishikesh mafatlal

    After reading this wise statement, it is a relief to know that even problems come from God and that IS HIS MERCY.

  • Ramesh Gokul

    excellent… Maharaj is such a person who is always soaked in remembrance of Lord that he could see evry moment to be an opportunity to glorify Krishna, God

  • abhay

    Your quotes are my daily quota of spiritual nourishment.

  • David

    Thank you Radhanath Swami.

  • Pranil Khadke

    Thank you maharaj for sharing this. Your life is a living example of this.

  • Ashwini Muley

    a very important statement for my own practice,,,

  • anandvrindavan das

    your teachings have changed my life………….. thank you maharaj

  • gautuam daswani

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj’s teachings gives us the realization that how we have to be alert and see the Lord’s hands in every situation of our life.

  • What a wonderful way to remember God all the time!

  • kajal gandhi

    How inspiring!! Guru Maharaj ki Jai!

  • Vibhor Kalra

    Thank you Maharaj…your words are timeless and deep as ever…

  • sachin komble

    gratitude and seeing God everywhere is very imp aspect.

  • Yogesh Valhe

    Wow, such a inspiring statement. It is a such a good thing to meditate on the words of wisdom which HH Radhanath Swami posts :-). I keep waiting for them almost everyday.

  • Vishal Kaushal

    Indeed, in the world of Godlessness, it is all the more important to remind ourselves about this important fact again and again.

  • shirish

    Yes definately its true and I will practice even though its tough for me.

  • ankur

    H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj is truely a universal monk who has dedicated his entire life for upliftment of human civilzation in a true manner.

  • Gaurav Bhardwaj

    A transcendental personality like Radhanath Swami sees God everywhere in every situation.

  • Kajal Pabari

    Gratitude such an important virtue…Radhanath Swami is teaching us something which is very fundamental for our lives………

  • Venkata Buddhiraju

    It is this equanimity of mind to see only good whether in happiness or distress that can really bring peace in one’s life. Thank you Radhanath Swami for such an inspiring message

  • You are the greatest monk who have spread the mesaage of love of GOD for the entire humanity and doing the greatest welfare work. the entire world is looking to you for their benefit. you must be given the noble prize for peace.

  • Hareesh P.K

    Thank you very much Maharaj

  • Ranjeet Kumar

    Thank you very much Maharaj.

  • Swaminathan

    This tip by Radhanath Swami is a very practical way to remember God at all times. But, as with any other habit, it must be practiced.

  • narada rishi das

    i was pondering why failure always knocks my door and read maharaj quotes which is relieving and soothing

  • Naturally everyone blames god in any adverse condition……Thanks to Radhanath Swami fir his nice teachings……

  • Rahul Abhay Kamat

    Radhanath Swami is a blessing to mankind in today’s world. Thank you Maharaj. Hare Krishna.

  • rajesh sharma

    Radhanath Swami is describing how apparently the reverses in our life are also God’s plan for us for our ultimate good. So deep. I like it.

  • Vijay Korde

    Maharaj has very clearly mentioned here that in every situation we have to depend upon God and always sees His helping hands in our life. Thank you Maharaj for such a wonderful quotes.
    More about Radhanath Swami.

  • Aman Jain

    Maharaj always teaches us to face difficult situations in life with calmness having complete faith in Lord.
    more stories of Radhanath Swami

  • nishita

    such a profound statement to contemplate on!


    What a wonderful quote to ponder on. It is so profound.

  • suresh kanakraj

    everything is through god,hence radhanath swami reminds to show our gratitude to the supreme god always, whatever the situation and condition may be, bless me maharaj that i follow this,

  • Phani

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj ki Jai!

  • Anil Timbe

    Can it be? Yes, thank you Maharaj for sharing this other wise I could never have thought in such wonderful way.









  • Ram Mohan Gupta

    Thanks Maharaj. You always remind us to be grateful.

  • Vijay Mathias

    Maharaj has stated how every situation whether good or bad should be taken as a step closer to God and we should thankful for it.