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Vrajabihari Das

A senior monk and a leader at the Radhagopinath Ashram, a monastery in Mumbai guided by Radhanath Swami, Vrajabihari Das is a board member of the CSV, a Council that provides spiritual vision to the Ashram. Also a prolific writer, he is a regular contributor to Back To Godhead, an international magazine on spirituality. And on the web, he blogs on krishnayoga.info and radhanath-swami.net
Venugopal topped Mumbai University in International Finance during his Masters. He then did his MBA. Though a flourishing career awaited him, he chose to become a monk, so as to dedicate his life for the welfare of society. And sure enough, Venugopal today serves as a lifestyle counselor for hundreds in India. His spiritual wisdom and genuine compassion flows freely, irrespective of whether he is
counseling, discoursing or writing.

Watch out for the ‘Ego’

Watch out for the ‘Ego’

“If evil be said of thee, and if it be true, correct thyself; if it be a lie, laugh at it.” Epictetus, a Greek sage and philosopher (AD 55-135) Have you noticed a traffic cop slapping a penalty on a speeding car? Often the drivers argue that it wasn’t their fault; the stop lights suddenly […]

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Dealing with difficult people

Dealing with difficult people

“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said” – Peter Drucker (1909-2005), American Management guru We often face the challenge of dealing with difficult people. Every leader faces ‘trouble cases’; people who annoy you repeatedly and you wish they weren’t part of your team. Incorrigible subordinates or even unreasonable superiors may suck […]

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‘Please encourage me’

‘Please encourage me’

“Who’s the saddest of all? The fish, because no one can see her tears…” –       A couplet by Khalil Gibran, a Lebanese-American poet (1883-1934) Have you ever been compared with someone better? How do you feel when someone questions your credibility or when your mistakes are made known to others? That’s exactly what others feel […]

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Evolution of spiritual leadership- from Enjoyment to Sacrifice

Evolution of spiritual leadership- from Enjoyment to Sacrifice

“A leader has to give up to go up; and then he has to give up even more to stay up”- John Maxwell Many imagine if they grow to be leaders they would have lot of power and freedom; you could enjoy many pleasures and rights. However spiritual leadership focusses more on our responsibilities rather […]

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Leadership essence – ‘Seeking unity in diversity’

Leadership essence – ‘Seeking unity in diversity’

  “Let our family expand to millions and billions, but let’s never compromise on the love and care for each person…” – Radhanath Swami (Address to the Radha Gopinath community leaders on his 62nd birthday, in Mumbai, on December 7, 2012)   What does it take for a spiritual community to sustain through the thick and […]

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Three Basic ‘C’s of Community Leadership

Three Basic ‘C’s of Community Leadership

–      Developing care, commitment, and clarity  “Everyone may appreciate a beautiful building, but the structural engineer sees something nobody else sees, the foundation; if the foundation is faulty, the building doesn’t have much of a future…our community’s foundation has to be purity, unity, strong spiritual practises and taking Prasad (lunch) together.” –       Radhanath Swami’s address […]

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Control v/s Influence- Three levels of Leadership

Control v/s Influence- Three levels of Leadership

“A great man is always willing to be little” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Leaders wish their team members remain loyal, committed and enthused to contribute more. However for most leaders, the painful truth strikes after some time; the followers leave the leader and in worst situations defy or challenge the authority, and may even sabotage […]

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What is ‘spiritual’ about Leadership?

What is ‘spiritual’ about Leadership?

“The problem with the rat race is even if you win it, you still remain a rat” –   an American saying Leadership appears attractive; we often see leaders surrounded by fans and ‘yes’ men. But few are aware of what happens behind the scenes. Although externally smiling and basking on the glory that comes his […]

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