Friday, August 13, 2010

Radhanath Swami on Protecting our Dependents

Every one of us is a leader in some capacity. We could be parents, teachers, managers, community leaders or big influential people with lots of followers. What is our duty to our dependents? Not just dynamic speeches, but giving them something that will really affect them. What pleases the Lord is the sacrifices you make in your life for the welfare of others.

Emotional care is especially important for everyone - make them feel valuable and appreciated for whatever little they may be doing. It could be just by a glance, a smile or a few kind words. Even when chastised, they should feel, "He is correcting me because he cares for me, he is helping me, he is protecting me." If this is achieved, they are inspired and will strive to accomplish whatever goals we set for them. If we chastise someone and it breaks their hearts, we are not doing it right. If they do not feel protected, whatever else we do is like building a house without a foundation. Everything will fall apart. If we are sincere, the Lord will empower us.

36 comments:

  1. Many times when we think of leader, an image of some famous personality comes to mind. But as Radhanath swami is pointing so aptly, everyone is leader in some capacity. If no one is dependent on him then he could be leader of himself. Our sincerity will decide the empowerment given, as Radhanath swami points out. Thank you.

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  2. Radhanath Swami is guiding here how a leader should act & behave.....very nice..

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  3. Radhanath Swami has nurtured the spiritual lives of his followers very diligently by his unconditional love, compassion, encouragement & magnanimous reciprocation. That should indeed be the basis of our relation with our dependents as well so that they can all tread the righteous path as shown by Radhanath Swami.

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  4. Radhanath Swami Maharaj teaches us the right attitude towards others, with so much compassion and care. Thank you.

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  5. Excellent way of dealing with other with harmaony. Radhanath Swami Maharaj always emphasis on how to co-operate with each other. Thank you very much Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

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  6. Very wonderful explanation of true qualities of a leader by Radhanath Swami Maharaj.Thank you.,

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  7. hrishikesh mafatlalAugust 14, 2010 at 2:12 AM

    Radhanath Swami has beautifully and simply explained how real leadership starts with genuine love and caring, which in turn brings about trust.

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  8. HH Radhanath Swami is so sensitive in caring for others and what to speak of our immediate family members. Thank you HH Radhanath Swami for such instructive lesson. I love this!

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  9. Radhanath Mahara is very caring by nature.

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  10. Thank u for reminding us which we have forgotten in fast paced city life.

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  11. Radhanath Swami is known to have played a role of a parent, friend, phylosopher, etc in case of caring for those to depend on God throught him. He truly practises what he preaches. Awesome!

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  12. Radhanath Swami's teachings are based on solid principles from deep vedic spirituality - and he implements them with so much love and care - helping everyone to take one step at a time and make their life sublime

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  13. Radhanath swami Maharaj's teaching are wonderful

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  14. Thanks a lot for sharing this nectarine and instructive quote.

    Ranjeet

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  15. Very correct. Advice should be given scrupulously taking care of the emotions of the person.Besides our intentions should be good.Then Lord certainly takes care even when misunderstanding crops up. Our actions should be performed in good faith and in full Krishna Consciousness.

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  16. Thanks to HH Radhanath Swami for taking care of emotional needs of his followers by being true to his words.

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  17. If one is a leader his followers should feel protected, loved and cared tells Radhanath Swami. This quality is so much seen in him.

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  18. Radhanath Swami Maharaj is compassionate and care taker, he takes care of every person he knows, he thinks for their well being.

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  19. Thank you Radhanath Swami for giving us a community where constructive criticism is honestly practiced.

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  20. Maharaj this instruction will surely make me more responsible, humble and tolerable

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  21. When Radhanath Swami says something like this even MARE READING tranform your heart becouse he practice what he says .

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  22. analogy of House without foundation given here by HH Radhanath swami maharaj is very befitting.

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  23. Here, Radhanath Swami himsekf reveals the secret of how he is able to command trust in his followers and well wishers.

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  24. Wonderfully explained here about Protecting our dependents by HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj...this article opened my eyes of ignorance.

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  25. His Holiness Radhanath Swami maharaj has brought 3 things in focus regarding protection of dependents: 1) focus on foundation - investments in relationships and the emotional deposits. 2) austerity of speech - speak the truth but should be palatable and with an intention to do good and 3)mood of a caretaker - shelter giver himself is the shelter taker (from God)
    Natural leaders of the society must teach by example - the teachers, the parents and the heads of state. But Radhanath Swami is careful to point out that every one of us must be exemplary because we may be role models to someone unknowingly.

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  26. Radhanath Swami is teaching ideal behavior of each and every individual and especially the leaders in giving shelter to dependents and taking shelter of the lord.

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  27. Radhanath Swami so eloquently describes the responsibility of an ideal leader.

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  28. Radhanath Swami always talk about caring. How true it is to care for our dependents and protect them from all situations and guide them towards Lord who is the supreme Protector. Thank you very much Radhanath Swami Maharaj for giving us shelter through which we are getting the constant blessings from Supreme Lord, Krishna.

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  29. 'Even when chastised, they should feel, "He is correcting me because he cares for me, he is helping me, he is protecting me."'

    Only a pure heart can produce such an effect.

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  30. All Glories To H.H.Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    If only were modern day politicians, managers and leaders were to follow this piece of wisdom, then world will surely shuttle on a different path, giving peace to everybody concerned.

    Hare Krishna.

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  31. Radhanath Maharaj Ki jai !!!!

    I really want to thank Maharaj for this message on emotional care. We might execute big projects but if we do not give care and love to the devotees these big projects will not last for long. So very ofter we miss out on this aspect of emotional care. It is very very important to make each and every person feel valued and appreciated... Then and only then can we contribute to the mission of Srila Prabhupad and Lord chaitanya properly. Thank you very much Maharaj for this valuable lesson.
    We feel extremely grateful to have your mercy in the form of your teachings.

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  32. When chastised/corrected in good faith ,even a scolding seems like an endearment

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  33. This kind of words are really befitting an exemplary leader like Radhanath Swami. Since he practices what he teaches.

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  34. His Holiness Radhanath Swami has taught us a valuable precept here; leadership only when it is based on compassion, will both win trust of our dependents and please the Lord.

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  35. thank you Radhanath swami maharaj for explaining very nicely about the responsibility towards the dependents

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  36. Radhanath Swami has given very nice instruction for all about how to protect the dependents. If we follow these instructions in our lives, we can make a big difference in the society.

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