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.

  5. The spiritual master truly knows our heart…! Very inspiring pastime to have the right conduct in our thoughts, mind and action.

  6. Himanshu Goel says:

    Amazing past time

  7. Aishwarya says:


  8. Swapnil Gaonkar says:

    Wonderful. All glories to Guru !!!

  9. Rathush says:

    Esoteric yet faith-giving!

  10. pratik desai says:

    Spiritual Master represents Guru tattva so Krsna inspires and provides what is required to the Guru to encourage his disciple

  11. Spiritual master know ins & outs of a disciple & does the best meant for him/her.
    Thanks for sharing this !!

  12. Ravi Garg says:

    This incident proves that the relationship between Guru & a sincere disciple is above all material considerations….

  13. It goes to prove that the Spiritual Master knows your heart. Thanks a lot for sharing this nice article!

  14. ananda lila d says:

    Jay Srila Prabhupada..
    Spiritual Master reads our minds…

  15. chaampaklatapriya d.d says:

    Our spiritual master knows better than us

  16. Tejna Patodi says:

    A Spiritual Master is like a scanning machine, he knows the in and out of his disciple.

  17. k2mahajan says:

    Haha.. amazing incident…!

  18. Jai Bhalla says:

    Faith giving example of how spiritual master knows the heart of a disciple.

  19. Jitendra Tapadia says:

    The spiritual master knows the truth.

  20. Such a sweet interaction.. no doubt the supreme lord, who is present in heart of everyone empowers a bonafide spiritual master to know the hearts of his disciples. Many Thanks for sharing.

  21. Rathushan says:

    An interesting pastime. Thank you for sharing.

  22. Amazing story about the another wonder of Srila Prabhupada.Haribol!

  23. Vinay Malani says:

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful Prabhupada pastime.

  24. Thank you for sharing this wonderful article.

  25. haribol !!! thank you very much…

  26. Sushil Rathi says:

    Nice incident..

  27. Dnyanesh Naole says:

    Nice incident from Prabhupada' life, thanks fro sharing.

  28. CS Sandeep Shinde says:

    Spritual master knows everything about the disciple. Thank you very much for sharing about the same.

  29. Amazing !! Thanks for sharing.

  30. The spiritual master is not an ordinary person.

  31. Vaibhav Sharma says:

    Thank you Radhanath Swami maharaja for sharing such a wonderful story about Srila Prabhupada !!

  32. Prajakta Timbe says:

    Wow just heart touching!spiritual master knows everything great

  33. Vidya Patham says:

    Simply astounding. The spiritual master truly knows the heart of a sincere disciple.

  34. vishnu walse says:

    Nice to read it.
    There is one more good site of ISKCON HH Radhanath swami.

  35. sundarkanai das says:

    Its really a mysterious science one has to actually experience it to believe it and when one experiences it he wont believe it !

  36. thanks for sharing such a nice pastime

  37. Wonderful pastime.

  38. Milind M Churi says:

    Nice pastime.Srila Prabhupad has always shown compassion towards all leaving entity.He is a special messenger sent by Supreme Lord Sri Krishna.By the grace of Lord Spiritual Master knows the heart of his devotees.

  39. Ashwani Kaul says:

    Wow! what an experience. A Vaishnava Acarya is very powerful and can easily read the mind of his disciples, with the only intention to help that person in their spiritual life. On the other hand if someone can read other peoples mind in the outside world they use it to exploit people and proclaim theselves as God. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and His Holiness Radhnath swami for showing us how a true follower of God is like.


    Radhanath Swami always tells that the spiritual master knows through the super soul with WHOM he has a strong bond.

  41. Still, he didn’t get the name although SP knew. We should humbly accept whatever spiritual master gives us as his mercy. Wonderful incident indeed.

  42. Gokul Sundari Devi Dasi says:

    Jai Prabhupada!!!!

  43. Wonderful memoir of Prabhupada… truly — The Spiritual master knows!!

  44. Ankit Patel says:

    Amazing incident by Prabhupada, the spiritual master of Radhanath swami maharaj

  45. preeti kumari says:

    Spiritual master can read the mind of a disciple within the core of his heart

  46. Nikhil Damwani says:

    Amazing Incidence!!

  47. chandraprakassh says:

    good one . i appreciate

  48. Amazing dealing of Srila Prabhupada, knowing the heart of the disciples.

  49. prabhat Kumar says:

    Thank u for sharing.

  50. wonderful.

  51. Amit Dusane says:

    Amazing incident

  52. Many thanks for sharing this inspiring story about the Guru of Radhanath swami

  53. Many thanks for sharing this very inspiring story

  54. nice one…

  55. Jai….Very nice article showing relationship between Spiritual master and dsiciple.

  56. thanks for sharing

  57. Nice one.

  58. Sundar Ananda das says:

    Prabhupada was able to read hearts of his disciples! and he tried to give the name that the devotee wanted…

  59. Suvarna Ankushkumar Aher says:

    thank you for sharing………….haribol!!!!!!

  60. Wonderful story, thanks for sharing!

  61. Srila Prabhupada reads the minds of devotees even today.He has so much love for all of us .Hare Krsna !

  62. Amazing pastime of Srila Prabhupada. I am reading these again and again.

  63. thank you for sharing such stories.

  64. Tallam Sita Ramaiah says:

    Thank you very much for sharing so valuable experiences.

  65. This is very true. Spiritual master knows the heart of his disciple.

  66. Sayyanakontham says:

    Srila Prabhupada was/is a magician.Srila Prabhupada ki Jay !

  67. Gavali G P 17 says:

    Really spiritual master knows the heart of disciples.Haribol!Thanks for sharing this.

  68. Vrushalir says:

    Prabhupada can read the mind of his devotees!

  69. Anagha Warade says:

    Thank you for sharing

  70. Sayyanakontham says:

    Hare Krsna ! 

  71. amazing

  72. very personal…thanks for sharing

  73. Anjanadri Reddy says:

    Many thanks for sharing this about Srila Prabhupada, the Guru of Radhanath swami

  74. Thanks for sharing!!

  75. Chi31sha says:

    The spiritual master really knows

  76. nandkishor das says:

    thank you so much

  77. Very intimate relationship, it is. Thank you very much for sharing.

  78. sayyanakontham says:

    very inspiring.Jay Srila Prabhupada ! 

  79. i m inspired

  80. Thanks for sharing this wonderful incidence

  81. Shobafernandes says:

    Spiritual master really knows our heart

  82. Sayyanakontham says:

    Jay Srila Prabhupada ! Thank you for sharing……

  83. Rathushan says:

    Thank you for this pastime.

  84. Great experience told by the author.

  85. very wonderful

  86. hats off

  87. Anilchhetri says:


  88. Chandraprakash says:

    thanks a lot

  89. Traghuram says:

    love u swamiji

  90. Traghuram says:

    love u swamiji

  91. Chandraprakash says:

    its an deep inspiration for me

  92. Hare Krishna…Radhanath Swami Ki Jai

  93. Arjun Ramachandra says:

    How wonderful it is that the spiritual master knows the heart of his disciple better than even he does. This is because the spiritual master is the most confidential representative of the lord.

  94. Chandraprakash says:

    really an amazing reality

  95. Spiritual master knows heart of the (Disciple) devotee.

    Srila Prabhupada ki Jai!!!

  96. Chandraprakash says:

    i m glad to b here

  97. Sayyanakontham says:

    Jay Srila Prabhupada 

  98. Khatriss 88 says:

    Wonderful incident. …

  99. Sundar Ananda das says:

    reveals the emotional sentiment of these dedicated devotees.. very hart warming!

  100. Gavali G P 17 says:

    Brilliant post.Haribol!

  101. Harshawardhan says:

    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful incident..
    Srila Prabhupada ki Jai..!!
    Ananta Koti Vaishnava Vrinda ki jai..!!

  102. Thanks for sharing

  103. Krishnaprakashdas says:

    thanu u swami ji

  104. Amar Kumar says:

    yes, prabhupada knew the heart of his disciple.

  105. Umeshosarda says:

    amazing experience

  106. Vrajavijaya says:

    nice one

  107. muraligovinda dasa says:

    If we have a sincere desire to serve the Supreme Lord through the Spiritual Master eternal mercy flows as revealed in this incident. Thanks for sharing. HDG ACB Srila Prabhupada ki jaiho.

  108. Much to learn from this article.

  109. nice pastime

  110. thank you for sharing.

  111. Thank you for the article.

  112. Truly, spiritual master is a representative of Super soul.

  113. Kalpana Kulkarni says:

    Spiritual master knows all!

  114. Amazing how a bonafide guru knows the heart of his disciple … hari bol ..

  115. Y.Raja Shekar says:

    Its amazing how the bonafide spiritual masters like Srila Prabhupada and HH Radhanath Swami understand the hearts of their disciples.

  116. Kuldeep Soni says:

    Nice to know. :)

  117. sundar ananda das says:

    interesting story.. shows closeness of Prabhupada's disciples to him…

  118. Hari bol. Very amazing.

  119. amazing all glories to srila Prabhupada!

  120. Very nice story.

  121. great

  122. Jai Srila Prabhupad

  123. thanks for sharing this wonderful pasttime.

  124. Many many thanks for sharing this wonderful article on Srila Prabhupada, the Founder Acharya of ISKCON

  125. Citra Gopi DD says:

    Interesting article.

  126. wonderful article…

  127. Interesting article.

  128. Sumit Sharma says:

    Simply wonderful.

  129. it feels very nice to know the pastimes of Srila Prabhupada

  130. Nice article xD

  131. Hari Bol!
    This pastime will help us in being accountable to the Spiritual Master.

  132. Anshu Jaiman says:

    Very Very nice article.. classy and full of knowledge..you are really giving us the real nectar through your articles.

  133. Tallam Sita Ramaiah says:

    This is very astonishing. Spiritual master has x-ray eyes.

  134. Vidya Patham says:

    Wonderful example of Srila Prabhupada's pastimes.

  135. Very Nice Incident. Thank you for sharing.

  136. wonderful…thanks

  137. Amazing

  138. This is a very funny story but at the same time it is a wonderful story of how a spiritual master reads the minds of his disciples.

  139. Srila Prabhupada would please every one he would interact with.

  140. samir paleja says:

    This proves that Guru knows heart of the disciple.

  141. very accurate

  142. thank u for sharing

  143. very nice…thanks

  144. Shyam Mahtani says:

    So Close…yet so far. Srila Prabhupada knew it all. A very beautiful article. Thank you so much for sharing, as it is so inspiring.

  145. Amazing!

  146. Kuldeep Soni says:

    Spiritual master knows the desire of the disciple very well and reciprocate accordingly.

  147. very nice…thanks for sharing

  148. Many thanks for sharing this wonderful article that explains how the spiritual master knows the heart of a disciple

  149. hari bol

  150. truly Spiritual Master knows all

  151. Kuldeep Soni says:

    Wonderful pastime.

  152. Jitendra Pardeshi says:

    Lord sitting in the heart of everyone knows and Spriitual Master, His representative knows as well. Hare Krishna !

  153. We might believe as to how can such miracles happen, but it is a fact that the spiritual master knows a lot about us & what's in our heart.

  154. Timely article…thanks.

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