Radhanath Swami on Service Attitude

Radhanath SwamiTelling people of some wonderful service that we have done in a boastful way, nullifies the credit of the service. May not be on the eternal platform, but in our conscious condition we won’t be able to reap the real benefits of that service.

– Radhanath Swami

  • surekha

    Thank you Radhanath swami for advising us service is to make us humble not to make us proud.

  • surekha

    Thank you Radhanath swami for the wonderful quote.

  • Citra Gopi DD

    Thank you for this timely quote.

  • surekha

    Thank you Radhanath swami for telling what should our attitude towards the service and after we did that service.

  • Servant

    His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj has beautifully stated the attitude we need to posses with serving.

  • Gaurav

    Its so very important to be cautious of self-adoration !!

    Thank you Maharaj for making us understand this fact

  • ashu

    trinadap sunichena…..is really required to go ahead..

  • Radhnath Swami Maharaj has pointed very deep aspect of service attitude and being humble…

  • Hemangi Gopi

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj shows by his own example how the service attitude should be. I hope and pray to follow in his footsteps.

  • nawal sood

    thank you very much

  • Swapnil Gaonkar

    Hopefully, with the blessings of Radhanath Swami, this tendency of taking credit will go away from my heart. Thank you Radhnath Swami for reminding me once again.

  • Nancy

    Such a subtle point…

  • Sheetal Maheshwari

    It is so easy to carried away in taking credit for something we have done. Thank you Radhanath Maharaj for helping us realise this.

  • vaishali mehta

    thank u. secretive service gives more happiness.

  • Sandeep S Kamat

    Very True. Radhanath Swami really has hit the nail. We should never be proud of any service we do.

  • Very true……we are merely instruments of our Guru Maharaj in rendering our service and must be eternally grateful to him.

  • Shoba Fernandes

    It is difficult to develop a service attitude and more difficult to deveop humility.

  • Nice one. very helpful quote for me. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  • sandeep kaimal

    this was a real purification quote for me

  • Yogesh Valhe

    Radhanath Swami stressing – how to be humble specially, when in good times !!!

  • Balaji

    Thank you Maharaj, for such nice explanation. When ever there is some expectaion, then we can not get the real bebefit of the service done

  • Ankush

    I must keep this in mind before i boast next time ….

  • Anita Iyer

    Thank you for this wonderful instruction. It’s a very difficult task to stop ourselves from boasting about something wonderful we’ve done, while ignoring 10 other things that we did wrong. The tendency is to take all credit for wonderful things and blame others for what goes wrong.

  • R.sundar

    Thank yu verymuch Radhanath Swamy maharaj for this wonderful quote

  • tTank you very much Maharaj for this caution and direction.

  • Maharaj at other place says that prestige, adoration and position are all meant for Krsna. By being boastful of our services we want to gain credit which is also meant for Krsna. So this is a symptom of envy of God.

  • vinay rachh

    very nice quote

  • pranav gore

    PAMHO. Maharaj telling something which is very common in many people, and which stop one to get total benefit out of it.

  • Vishnupriya

    its really difficult to not talk about a service that i have done… but if i read such quotes everyday, hopefully someday it will not be tough

  • Sagar Wadekar

    its really difficult to follow in today’s world because “to sell yourself you need to boast about what u have done”.. Maharaj is giving us the right way of getting maximum benefits, that is, to forget what good you have done to others.. JAI !!!

  • seema

    Very true..when we are proud of our services…the service loses its meaning all together.Real humility is what we need to imbibe from Maharaj

  • Vinay Malani

    Radhanath Swami is stressing on the need to be humble while performing our devotional service.

  • Anup Shah

    Thankyou for posting!

  • nandkishor wani

    amazing, we never thought like this. thank you Radhanath Swami .

  • Rakesh Chandra

    Maharhaj speaking the truth and reminding us to away from this tendency.

  • rajesh jogani

    maharaj is always getting to the root of all problems. in this case it is pride

  • What a quote! Being boastful and proud even of spiritual activities nullifies the immediate positive effect of them on our consciousness. Pride cometh before the fall, or as someone said, pride is itself the fall, rest are all details.

  • umesh

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj telling us the right service attitude by which we can get maximum spiritual benefit out of service.

  • Ram Mohan Gupta

    Heavy statement by Radhanath Swami Maharaj. It’s not easy to follow in conditioned state. We need lot of mercy to be able to follow it.

  • Sujit Mehta

    Hmm! What’s in our heart when we do something, only I know? Think Think Think, Radhanath Swamis thought provoking quotes are the order of the day.

  • Tushar Gaikwad

    Radhanath swami has made a deep statement about serving without any expectation. THank you

  • krishang

    thank you maharaj…

  • Shyam Mahtani

    Boasting is actually feeding our false ego. One of the subtle senses is false ego, and unless this is controlled, it is very difficult to make any spiritual advancement or to chant purely. Thank you Maharaj for this wonderful instruction.

  • nilesh

    All the credit to Radhanath Swami for keeping us always remember this important aspect in our devotional life.

  • meghana

    It is becuse of the mercy of pure devotees like Radhanath Swami we are able to render some service as instruments in the hands of God.

  • Anoop Goyal

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for telling the right mood of serving

  • judy

    This amazing advice challenges the process that the rest of the world follows. Usually, the louder one boasts, the more one “benefits:” fame, fortune, only to end up with entanglement and suffering. Please, let me obtain the ability to overcome this ego.

  • anjanadri

    Thanks for sharing this nice quote. I pray and hope that I can follow this 🙂

  • LakshmiPriya

    This should be the attitude of service

  • Phani

    All glories to Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

  • Deepak

    What a wonderful lesson Maharaj has taught, even while doing seva Maya tests us sometime by brining ego or attachment towards the seva we are doing.

  • Rajesh

    Thank you for showing us the right service attitude.

  • Radhanath Swami always impresses on his disciples & followers to always remain humble in all situations……….

  • Vijay Mathias

    Jesus Christ said – “The left hand should not know what the right hand is doing”. Radhanath Swami has given a gem of a advice on service attitude which extends Jesus Christ’s teachings.

  • saveeta

    What a wonderful to explain how to develop service attitude by Radhanath Swami

  • Manish Advani

    I have the experience when i am boastful tendency in me is to show other devotee i am better than you and that actual has costed me a lot in terms of my spiritual progress. I am hoping that one day by sincerely following instructions of Radhanath Swami i will be able to give up my shortcomings.

  • Jayshree Shinde

    Radhanath Swami thankyou for sharing such a wonderful thought

  • Jayshree Shinde

    Radhanath Swami teaches us to be the humble servant of the servant of the servant of the Lord

  • Ramya

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj’s words will protect us from pride!

  • Navin Poojary

    Good message by Radhanath Swami to our mind and false ego which is constantly hankering to hear praise about our own selves

  • Anand

    wonderful lesson in humility

  • Hrishikesh Mafatlal

    If we take the credit, it will be impossible to give credit where it is due—to the Lord, to saints and seniors who have really helped us.

  • Satish Iyer

    Krishna likes us when we are humble…

  • Girish

    Radhanath Swami’s statements are realizations of the practise of humility – which he is a torch bearer.

  • Prahalad Kaul

    Radhanath Maharaj is revealing the mood in which the services should be performed.

  • Manish Chadha

    When we hear a someone speaking with pride about his/her acheivements, we tend to turn off. Similarly, as pointed by Radhanath Swami, when we boast about our service with pride, it must be putting others off too (including the divine)

  • Shraddha Jain

    Thank u Radhanath Swami for such an inspiring statement. I pray to Lord & seek ur blessings Radhanath Swami that one day even i imbibe this wonderful quality.

  • Mangesh Kulkarni

    How clear and complete…

  • Karthick S.B.

    Radhanath swami’s quotes always teach us to be meek and humble.

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    To follow Radhanath Swami means coming out of our false ego and establish in the true spirit of our consciousness. Thank you Radhanath Swami for the wonderful quote.

  • bipin

    All GLories To H.H.Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    Thank you Maharaj for such an wonderful quote.

    Hare Krishna

  • Vidya Patham

    This is a wonderful thought to keep me firmly grounded in reality. Whenever next I try to blow my own trumpet, I’ll remember this quote of Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    Radhanath Swami, with this quote clearly differentiates the nature of material world with that of pure spiritual nature. It is becuse of the mercy of pure devotees like Radhanath Swami we are able to render some service as instruments in the hands of God. And as such nothing happens in our life without the intervention and blessings of pure devotees like Radhanath Swami. All the credit to Radhanath Swami for keeping us always remember this important aspect in our devotional life.

  • Manasa

    Thank you very much Maharaj for teaching us that the service should be in a right way

  • Parag Udeshi

    Maharaj Please bless us to have this attitude in whatever service we do

  • vinay rachh

    wonderful quote on having the right attitude

  • Samir Paleja

    very thoughtful and deep statement

  • Thank you very much for the valuable lesson.

  • Very important quote in the life of devotee. We should perform any service with the desire to please the Lord and His devotees, and not to please our ego. Service attitude is so crucial. Maharajah pointed out so nicely, once we boast about our service, it affects our consciousness and we don’t receive any benefit from that service.

  • Manish Parmar

    Humility is one of the basic pillars of onself.

  • Uday

    Pride spoils the credits of service.

  • Milind M Churi

    The statement vidicates the famous saying that “do your duty and leave it to God”.We must try and try in our daily life to follow this quote.So many times we say this famous saying but internally we are not as clear as what that Radhanath swami said.So let us try and follow it from right now.Thanks for sharing.

  • Siddeshwar Bhat

    The benefit will be corrupt by the false ego …………………………

  • Gautam

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj touches the essence of all the rituals and thus makes us imbibe the correct mood and gain ultimate benefit.

  • Thanks to Radhanath swami for this nice quote.

  • Second part of the quote explains what we really loose by boasting of the services rendered by us – benfits of that service in present conscious condition.

  • Aishwarya

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for such an inspiring statement.

  • shirish

    Thank you, Radhanath swami maharaj for quoting this sentence, from now onwards I will take care of this.

  • Saunak Rsi

    Very inspiring statement .I would like to come to the level to impliment it in my life n require your blessings Radhanath Swami .

  • Paula

    Such a fine details which is so important.