This world is very very fortunate to have a great personality such as Radhanath Swami, who has impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands by his unalloyed service to mankind. Millions of people in the world are searching for true leader who can show them the path, which can lead to the life of happiness. Radhanath Swami is the personality worth taking shelter of him and following at his footsteps world will definitely find the way that leads to eternal peace and happiness. Radhanath Swami is inspiration behind the mid-day meal program, a program where hundreds and thousands of children are served lunch, with purpose in serving the nutritionally deprived children selflessly. Through his search for the ultimate benefit for the society and his practice he explains to us the importance and purpose of life. Generally ordinary people are in search of wealth, fame and prosperity, but Radhanath Swami, at the age of only nineteen, in 1970 left his home in Chicago, United States of America seeking adventure and spiritual knowledge. After trekking across Europe for months, he reached his long hoped for destination: India. He travelled many years as a monk in India, totally renounced, wearing only clothes of renounced order, he returned to his home country United States in order to share the sacred knowledge and wisdom he had learned from the many holy men and women he had met there. It was an extraordinary choice, given what he had survived to get there: a unique journey filled with bizarre characters, mystical experiences, and dangerous adventures. The story is recounted in his recently published memoir The Journey Home (San Rafael, CA: Mandala Publishing, 2009). Reviewers have called RadhanathÍs saga ñat once an engaging yarn, a love story, and the evocation of a transcendent paradise in all its savagery, solitude, and splendor.
Radhanath Swami emerged from his years of travel wanting to explain for others the beauty and rewards of a life devoted to God, and therein lay a dilemma. His many followers and friends describe him as completely selfless and consequently unwilling to take credit for his work and restless when a spotlight is focused on him. By choosing A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami (1896-1977), a spiritual activist, as his guru (after declining offers of initiation from several tyagis or renunciants in the Himalayas), Radhanath Swami cast his fate to the wind, cut his matted locks, and entered back into the society.