Spiritual Master Knows !!!

This is the story of a disciple of Srila Prabhupada. He had been staying in a temple for six months and was up for initiation. This devotee had attraction to the name Madan Mohan and he would often think that his name should be Madan Mohan. He was fascinated by This name.

He had his set of beads and Srila Prabhupada would chant on a devotees beads which the devotee hands over to Srila Prabhupada for chanting and then those chanted beads were given to the disciple. The turn came of this devotee. And Srila Prabhupada looked at the beads with disapproval and said,” Could you not get a bigger bead?”. And this devotee explains that he felt demolished. He had no land to stand on and he kept dead quiet. Nonetheless Srila Prabhupada started chanting and this devotee started chanting in mind, ” Madan Mohan, Madan Mohan, Madan Mohan, Madan Mohan, Madan Mohan……”.

Srila Prabhupada finished the chanting on the beads and then looked at the devotees and asked,” Is there anyone here by the name Madan Mohan?”. This devotees pulse was more than 100. And from the crowd came the answer, “Yes, Prabhupada, there is Madan Mohan”.

In the below picture, this devotee is animating how Srila Prabhupada handed him the beads and pronounced his name as Baradraj Das.



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  1. sundar hari das says:

    wonderful article. hare krishna.

  2. Amazing experience

  3. Gokul Sundari Devi Dasi says:

    Great article. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Y.Raja Shekar says:

    Nice and faith giving incident. When we follow the footsteps and teachings of great saints like HH Radhanath Swami, our faith in God and spiritual master increases as they show these qualities by their personal example.

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