Radhanath Swami on Achieving Power

Radhanath SwamiPower brings along with it the responsibility to utilize it properly.

– Radhanath Swami

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Very powerful statement! People who have power should behave responsibly!

  • Servant

    A true and a profound quote by His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

  • Yamuna jivan

    Very profound sentence by Radhanath Swami

  • AGd

    And only GOD can guide one in that direction.

  • RK

    Very nicely stated. If only those in the modern world realise how deep the meaning of this quote is things would change. Thank you Maharaj.

  • vaishali mamdyal

    HK, Short but very nice quote

  • Radhika Ravindra

    Hare Krishna, Very nice quote

  • santosh mamdyal

    Hari Bol

  • jyoti chilka

    Hari Hari

  • Jagdish Majethiya

    Very important quote – Thank you so much Maharaj.

  • sangharatna bhamare

    Power surely corrupts if one does not takes the responsibility. so true for today’s politicians and leaders.

  • Sid

    Radhanath Swami has the perfect understanding of how to handle power. He doesnt ever make the person in front feel that he has power – he wins hearts with only compassion and purity.

  • Suresh

    Power comes with authority but also with Responsibility.

  • Sagar Wadekar

    Today people with power are just utilizing for their own good and have forgotten the RESPOSIBILITIES that come along… Maharaj is teaching all of us by his example.. JAI !!!

  • umesh

    very true. otherwise power also brings pride and arrogance within person by which he can misuse it. thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj for the quote.

  • An important quality of a true leader………..

  • Nancy

    World would be different is everyone would undarstand this point.

  • rajesh jogani

    only if our politicians knew its meaning. This country would be vaikunth.

  • Kaushik

    history is evidence that how havoc is created when one has power but no humility. Radhanath Swami is here addressing the root cause of some of the major problems of today’s world with this small quote.

  • HH Radhanath Swami says “The great thing is not about having power,the great thing is how you use your power.” from his book ‘Soul-wise’.

  • Sunil

    True Maharaj..
    Power comes with responsbilit

  • Sheetal Maheshwari

    That is the test of success. Its easy to get power but tifficult to deliver our responsibilities coming with that power.

  • Anil Timbe

    Everyone is mad to get power but no one thinks of the responsibility. Radhanath Swami is so nicely describing what to do once we get power.

  • deep

    Very true.with power comes responsibility. The more power the position of a person more is the responsibility of the person.

  • Jayshree Shinde

    Thankyou Radhanath Swami for sharing such a wonderful thought

  • Authority with out responsibility makes one proud.

  • Meera Sharma

    So true. In all walks of like power comes with lot of responsibilities.
    In kaliyuga everybody wants power without responsibilities.

  • Prahalad Kaul

    Radhanath Swami is mentioning the importance of utilizing the power with responsibility.

  • Siddeshwar Bhat

    A little scary…..if you have power…. 🙂

  • Siddeshwar Bhat

    That was something characteristic of the Vedic Kings

  • seema

    Power without responsibilty can be destructive and detrimental

  • Sumit

    Very nice quote from Radhanath Swami. This is a very important message from him.

  • R.sundar

    Thank you Radhanath Swamy Maharaj for this very poweful and responsible quote

  • vinay rachh

    As we say in management terms, authority without responsibility leads to exploitation of others

  • If one understands the huge responsibility that power brings, most probably he will shy away from power. Those who dont understand this, run after power and act irresponsibly.

  • Manish Raikundalia

    If only people with power realized this, the world would be a nicer place.

  • Shra1wiz

    I heard this one in Spiderman movie too. But of course, we can understand even Spiderman takes inspiration from Radhanath Swami!

  • Hrishikesh Mafatlal

    The increasing troubles in this world show how this crucial principle is missing simply due to a lack of spiritual leadership.

  • Ashwani

    As somebody has said, if you want to test a persons character give them power. After receiving so much recognition and fame, if a person is able to remain humble and grounded he can definitely not be considered one among common but specially empowered by the supreme lord.

  • Shyam Mahtani

    Power used on Krishna’s behalf to serve Krishna and his devotees is divine. Whereas the same power used for control and self enjoyment is destructive. Hari Bol!

  • Navin Poojary

    True! Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Only responsible saintly persons can handle Power in mature manner. We have defintely seen this maturity being displayed by Radhanath Swami

  • Manasa

    It’s not that giving words to vote and taking the power in hands and not utilizing it properly, its only the power should be given in the hands of one who can utilize it properly. Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful message

  • vaishali mehta

    to have power is not big thing but its appropriate utilization is important.

  • Shraddha Jain

    Thank u Radhanath Swami for making us understand the real meaning of power.

  • saveeta

    Radhanath Swami has made a very profound statement. Especially in today’s world where there has been a rampant misuse of power by a select band of people.Such people could be taught a lesson or two by undertsanding Power from the right perspective.

  • Vijay Mathias

    We see today are so-called leaders in corporate circles and government who grab power without taking the responsibility to ensure welfare of the people resulting in huge scams, bankruptcy and corruptions.

    Radhanath Swami has made a cardinal point which every leader should remember.

  • Rajesh

    now a days people want pwoer without responsibility that is why we see people losing faith in government as they are not taking responsiblity but enjoying the power.
    Thank you swami ji for giving us the correct vision

  • Yogesh Valhe

    Everyone wants to show others inferior by their power, but as HH Radhanath Swami mentions it is a big responsibility as well. Very profound statement.

  • rasamrita devi dasi

    Yes Maharaj very true

  • Vidya Patham

    Radhanath Swami explains the positive side of utilizing power for the benefit of the world through preaching the Lord’s glories. Of course it is also true that empowerment from the Lord only comes by His mercy.

  • s.kanakraj

    quotes by radhanath swami is really very inspiring,the free will along with power,

  • Sanath Shetty

    In previous ages leaders were more concerned about executing their responsibility well than about power. There are so many examples of Kings in Srimad Bhagvatam who underwent so many austerities just for the welfare of people. However these days its just about power and exploitation

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    This is the most famous quote by Radhanath Swami. In this material world every one wants power without responsibility. Or some times one will be forced to accept responsibilities without any power. As Radhanath Swami says “The worls is made up of cheaters and cheated”.

  • very true…..everyone wants power but no responsibilties……..but a true leader always steps up & takes responsibilities for all actions done by subordinates………nice management lesson by Radhanath Swami

  • Aishwarya

    As Radhanath Swami points out here, it is so important to have the maturity to utilize the power properly.

  • Aishwarya

    So true!