Radhanath Swami was born in Chicago, USA. In his teenage years, he embarked on a journey of discovery of the world and religion that ultimately led him to India where he met Srila Prabhupada in 1971 and embraced his teachings. Initially serving in India, Radhanath Swami returned to the USA where he served at a West Virginia farming community and was initiated by Srila Prabhupada (1973). In 1979, he left his pujari service and caring for cows at the farming community to pioneer educational programs in colleges and universities in the United States. Radhanath Swami took the vows of sannyasa in 1986 and returned to India. His major efforts in India have resulted in the large community and Temple in Chowpatty, Mumbai, and ISKCON Belgaum temple. Other programs of sharing Krishna consciousness are currently faring successfully in Kolhapur, Pune, Nasik, Aurangabad, Nigdi and other centers in the Maharastra state of India. His book “The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami” has been appreciated by various famous people of the world. Recently, He has lectured at many top universities in the world, including the Harvard University, Cambridge University, University of Massachusetts, etc.
Quotes by His Holiness Radhanath Swami
Cow protection is not just to not slaughter the cows, but to make them happy from the moment they are born till they naturally leave their bodies.