Thursday, January 26, 2012

Radhanath Swami on Exemplary Leaders

What the great men do the common men follow. Therefore, the leaders on every level of society must set the proper example of God consciousness for others to follow. Whatever position of leadership one takes, one must set the example of how to perfect one's life. And who are the leaders? The guru a leader. If the guru is not setting proper example of how to perfect one's life, he has no business being a guru. The parents, the father and the mother, especially the father is a leader. If the father and mother are not living exemplary God consciousness lives by the authority of God, they have no right to be a father or mother; they’re cheaters. The king has no right to be a king; a politician has no right leading his people unless he is setting a perfect example of God conscious life for others to follow. This is the first responsibility each one of us has in our life - to set an example for those who are depending on us. This responsibility is more important than feeding the bellies of our dependents, because the animals are doing that too, even the demons are feeding the bellies, clothing and giving nice houses to their dependents. These things are required, that is surely a responsibility, but are secondary. The first responsibility is how we are setting an example for the world to be influenced by how we are guiding our dependents and our devotion to God.

17 comments:

  1. Very important management lesson taught here by Swamiji, which is applicable both in spiritual & material spheres......

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  2. Very true, I got attracted to Krsna Consciousness by seeing the influential people practising it.

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  3. nicely explained the qualities and responsibilities of true leaders

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  4. Nice message from Radhanath Swami. It is very important for leaders to showcase the principles based on their lives, but unfortunately they have forgotten it and there is chaos all around the world.

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  5. Very wonderful. Many thanks to swami Radhanath for such a wonderful blog. It is very rare to see such blogs being written and which are filled with practical tips to leading one's dependents. Many thanks to swamiji

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  6. Many thanks to swami Radhanath for sharing this with us.

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  7. Thank you for sharing this wonderful article by Radhanath Swami.

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  8. What a great responsibility this is to be a leader and in one sense every devotee is a leader being a parent, devotee, etc. To inspire dependents by our knowledge, culture and devotion is certainly what is required to carry on the legacy of Srila Prabhupada. Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj for being such an exemplary leader in our lives.

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  9. The responsibility of a leader is nicely explained. It is so clear how everyone is a leader in some way. Acting in a responsible way is so important.

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  10. A very nice article. Thank you Swamiji.

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  11. Very powerful article, Radhanath Swami maharajas expectation for all the leaders.

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  12. The leaders should certainly be exemplary

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  13. Arjun K RamachandraFebruary 3, 2012 at 6:41 AM

    Beautifully and frankly explained by Radhanath Swami! How responsible a leader should be is very clear from this article and surely everyone of us is a leader in our own circle of influence!

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  14. Wonderful article on who are true leaders.

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  15. The real responsibility of every human being is explained by H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj. Thank you Maharaj.

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  16. veri instructing

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  17. very nice explanation....

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