Radhanath Swami on ‘Mosquito Airlines’

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The miracles of nature are the miracles of God. There’s a philosophical lesson in every situation of life if we’re receptive.” – Radhanath Swami

We could be thrilled when we feel mosquitoes biting us, if we meditate on what an incredible invention it is. The mosquito flies, and man has made airplanes. For airplanes, we need runways, we need radar, we need air traffic controls, and we need all kinds of safety devices. But a mosquito just flies in the air with no runway.And if you go to slap him, the mosquito sees that your hand is coming and flies off to another destination. Incredible! What is the size of a mosquito’s brain? Yet such incredible intelligence for flying! I’ve seen street lamps with thousands of mosquitoes flying together swarming around. I’ve never seen any two mosquito crash into each other. For our airplanes, we need all sorts of traffic control so that the planes don’t crash. Where do the mosquitoes get their ability from? None of them went to schools for being pilots. Their mothers didn’t learn the engineering of Aerodynamics. Krishna has given the ability of a mosquito to do what humans can never do. And every human has so many incredible abilities too.

It is foolish to be bewildered into thinking that we are the doers of our activities, because everything we’ve been given and everything we can do is a gift. Krishna tells us in Bhagavad Gita that he is the strength of the strong, the intelligence of the intelligent, and the ability in every living being.

– Radhanath Swami

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  • Chandala Potdar

    Thank you Maharaj for nice example of mosquito. We are not doer Krishna gives us ability.

  • Satish Rane

    Beautiful article. Thank you maharaj. hare krishna.

  • Sumit Sharma

    Nice article. Worth reading and following the instructions.

  • sneha

    Guru Maharaj sees Krishna’s hand and His miraculous ways even in an insignificant mosquito. Thank you for this article

  • chandrika

    Wonderful article…

  • Rajaruban

    An everyday incident that is always overlooked by us.

  • shirish

    What a amazing analogy explained by Radhanath swami maharaj

  • Ravi

    Wonderful way to explain complex points…….

  • Amazing and deep realization, thank you Radhanath Maharaj!

  • Gokul sundari Devi Dasi

    Wonderful article by wonderful soul HH Radhanath Swami.

  • Chandrika

    This is an inspiring article – thank you for sharing it.

  • umesh

    It is foolish to be bewildered into thinking that we are the doers of our activities, because everything we’ve been given and everything we can do is a gift

    I liked the above statement form Radhanath Swami.

  • Sanjiv

    Radhanath swami says that we are surrounded by miracles of God.

  • Rajesh

    Good analogy by HH Radhanath Swami. How true it is that we are not doers. Whatever we are doing it is just by the grace of the Lord. The Lord’s creation is infinitely more beautfiful and complex then whatever we could create secondarily.

  • Dr Satpute Satchidanand R

    Incredible observation. Insignificant mosquito but skill can be observed to be very significant to realize us as humans with powerful technology to be so insignificant. Thank you for giving such a amazing observation. it make us appreciate the brain of supreme creator and make us think to cooperate with him by respecting all living entities with their unique skill

  • Raj

    It’s amazing how Radhanath Swami sees everything through the eyes of scriptures.

  • vijay waichal

    Thank you Radhanath Swami maharaj

  • VP Singam

    Radhanath Swami see Krishna everywhere.

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Superb analogy. We should never be proud of our abilities because everything we’ve been given and everything we can do is a gift from the Lord.

    • utsav

      Our ability is actually Krishna’s ability. We think it’s ours, hence we do the mistake and misuse it according to our own will.

  • smriti

    God has gifted every species some unique quality. We humans are also gifted with the power to think ….We should not be proud of our abilities rather we should we always immersed in thinking how to utilize our abilities in serving Krishna.

  • Ankit Patel

    Very nicely taken out by Radhanath Swami Maharaj that how every entity is being endowed with various amazing talents, skills, etc by the lord even ones own intelligence too. Still we think we are great and we are the doer and controller.

  • Himanshu Goel

    Real way of appreciating Nature

  • Sundar Ananda das

    Thru this simple example, Maharaj has showed us how to appreciate the beauty of nature and appreciate God for it.

  • Citra Gopi DD

    It is incredible how Radhanath Swami analyses and sees Krishna behind every aspect of life.

  • nandkishor das

    illustrative answer by gurudev

  • anand

    thanks for sharing

  • Kuldeep Soni

    How keenly observe the mosquito quality given by krishna. It clearly shows that whatever modern science claim their advancement but they cannot match with even small mosquito.

  • Sundar Ananda das

    Maharaj takes such a humble creature as a mosquito and glorifies its wonders! Similar to a swan seeking out the best!

  • Aarti Masrani

    Somethings that we perceive to be so insignificant-like a mosquito..Maharaj draws out some of the most significant lessons out of them !! Jai

  • Jitendra Pardeshi

    Amazing purport to the BG 15.15 matta smrutir jnanam…..Krishna gives that knowledge and the ability (BG 7.8) We really relished this example live in the last Mayapur yatra (karthik 2012) with special sound effects. Thank you Radhanath swami Maharaj for the insights.

  • Manish Kumar

    Amazing realization this shows that Radhanath Swami keeps learning from everything around him, he sees Lord everywhere.

  • N. Swaminathan

    If we ignore spirituality then with all the advancements we make we will yet not be able to fly better than the mosquito which flies expertly and effortlessly.

  • Y. Raja Shekar

    Very true. Amazing lessons from simple mosquito. We need to learn the simplicit of living from HH Radhanath Swami to start seeing the nature in a way he learns from everything nature offers.

  • biswajit

    Radhanath Swami Ki Jai

  • Manish

    All the modern inventions are nothing but attempts to imitate inventions from Nature.All Glories to HH Radhanath swami maharaj

  • Gurrappanaidu

    Amazing article !!

    Maharaj chosen an wonderful example to explain the Lord’s hand in each and every situation.

    Mahajan’s /great devotees always everything and everyone in relation to Lord Krishna’s.

    Thank you so much Maharaj for enlighten us.
    All Glories to HH Radhanath swami maharaj

  • udayan

    beautiful analogy. H.H. Radhanath maharaj’s realisation only prooves that a pure surrendered devotee like maharaj, sees everything around in this material world as KRSNA and His energy

  • pranjal

    The message behind this article has real depth…Lord has provided every living entity some unique quality…Instead of wasting our lives in imitating those powers of other living creatures through all inventions ,we should concentrate on what unique feature he has given to us..i.e. The power to inquire about WHO I AM?WHAT I M DOING IN THIS WORLD?HOW I M RELATED TO THE SUPREME LORD?

  • Amoha Singh

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for delivering this important point in such simple and hilarious way.

    All the modern inventions are nothing but attempts to imitate inventions from Nature. Nature’s inventions are certainly high class designs but we humans tend to take them for granted.

  • ASH

    Nice funny example and a good lesson.

  • navin poojary

    Everything that the Supreme Lord has created has a perfect logic and perfect in sync with surrounding environment unlike man created items

  • Param

    Nature’s inventions are certainly high class designs but we humans tend to take them for granted. All the modern inventions are nothing but attempts to imitate inventions from Nature.

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for delivering this important point in such simple and hilarious way.

  • shirish

    lord creates perfect/ beautiful/wonderful creature.and people think they are the maintener,Thank you for Radhanath swami maharaj for explaining us the example.

  • Shravan Kumar V

    ” The miracles of nature are the miracles of God. There’s a philosophical lesson in every situation of life if we’re receptive “. Such a deep lesson taught by Radhanath Swami. One can learn about God by seeing his creation

  • HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj has explained by the example of an insignificant creature like a mosquito about our insignificance…HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj ki Jai…

  • Maharaj has beautifully brought out an important lesson that : “It is foolish to think that we are the doers of any of our activities!” He has instructed us to understand that : “Everything we have got and everything we can do, is a gift from the Lord!”

  • Sada Nandini

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for showing us how we can understand the power of God even by seeing the mosquito.

  • Ravi

    Instructive article…..

  • Aishwarya

    Nice and simple example of the mosquito.

  • Pranjal

    Krishna is the source of anything ordinary or extra ordinary in every living entity. When we, in the intoxicated state, due to scientific advancement, consider ourselves equivalent to Krishna, at once Krishna sends us a signal of this illusion in form of great failures. Radhanth Swami has so emphatically taught us to become humble and be with Him, use everything in His service , that will be the perfection of all advancement.

  • Prahalad Kaul

    Beautiful insight given by Radhanath Swami regarding Krishna’s design & intelligence.

  • Shyam Mahtani

    What an amazing revelation. Simply eye opening. Thank you Swamiji.

  • There’s a philosophical lesson in every situation of life if we’re receptive.

  • Ankur Dwivedi

    A Practical understanding of God’s Creativity and His Presence.

  • umesh

    It is said that a person whose eyes are anointed with the love of God cans see God everywhere.. and this is what exactly Radhanath Swami is doing in this article!!!

  • Vidya Patham

    What amazing realizations are experienced by pure souls such as Radhanath Swami who are always thinking deeply about the essence of things and their connection with God.

  • kuldeep Soni

    Simple amazing analogy. what a genius Radhanath swami maharaj.

  • Piyush Singh

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for delivering this important point in such simple and hilarious way. Nature’s inventions are certainly high class designs but we humans tend to take them for granted. All the modern inventions are nothing but attempts to imitate inventions from Nature.

  • Saurabh

    Lord can perform all miracles. Radhanath Swami very expertly reveals this thought by the mosquito example.

  • ASH

    Nice analogy and a powerful subject.

  • Samir Paleja

    Yes it’s foolish to believe that we are the doers.

  • Pradeep Kumar

    This is the beauty of Radhanath Swami speech, I am amazed to see how he correlates and explains the deep philosophy in such a graphical way and simple words. Swami ji thanks for reminding me my real position and the consciousness I should live my life with.

  • anand

    awesome explanation to practically illustrate Krishna’s power upon us. If a mosquito can do such wonderful acts, surely only God can take credit. As humans, we simply have to credit Krishna and we get the benefit of crediting.

  • Ravi Garg

    With such an ordinary example of mosquito, Swamiji has so expertly taught us such an important lesson…..Thanks

  • gaurav

    How insignificant we could be in front of Lord’s amazing creation ! Thank you Radhanath Swami for elaborating on amazing intelligence & creation of Lord

  • Vinay Jain

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for this very humbling article!

  • Arjun K Ramachandra

    You have proved that God exists through the simple example of a mosquito.

  • Sumit Sharma

    Amazing example of mosquito here by Radhanath Swami. We can never imitate Lord’s creation by any artificial means.

  • Damodar

    Nice point, there is a philosophical lesson in every situation we perceive. Exaple of mosuito is very nicely explained by Radhanath maharaj.

  • anil

    Seeing Gods presence in every aspect and everything is a sign of great spiritual realization and Radhanath Swami is one of them. Thanks Maharaj.

  • Rajeev

    Radhanath Swami is wonderful observer and gives unbelievable learning from every thing and this is a classic example of it. Thank you for sharing

  • Paramesvara Dasa

    Wonderful creation of this world by the Supreme Person. All living beings have different abilities. Among all, human beings have the ability for self realization. All glories to HH Radhanatha Svami Maharaja.

  • umesh

    this is really a thrilling experience shared by Radhanath Swami. How incredible is the small fly like mosquito is by the grace of God. I particularly liked –

    “everything we’ve been given and everything we can do is a gift”

  • Rohan Ahirwar

    Very nice explanation and analogy presented, we can do things but ultimately Krishna is the ability giver and the doer.
    Easy to comment but difficult to understand, hope after reading such article gradually we will be enlightened.

    • Hare Krsna

      Yes prabhu.You are right. Haribol

  • Vinay Malani

    Amazing realizations… thank you Radhanath Swami for sharing the same.

  • kedar

    What an amazing realisation to prove that how we are insignificant in front of Lord. Beautiful analogy.

  • Udisha

    Really mosquitoes would surely have a tiny brain and with such intelligence they fly and find their meal so fast in the evenings…! Beautiful comparison with an air plane as we keep hearing news about many plane crashes. This article reflects the glory of God and our limited abilities which are also gifted to be used in the welfare of the mankind.

  • Sunil

    So perfect. If we just understand and work on the basis of that we are not the doers and Krishna is the only propertior , enjoyer and eternal frends of all living entity, our ego mentality will be crushed and that is the only way we can happy in this material world…

  • Aishwarya

    A nice hilarious article. Good example of a mosquito to show Krishna is the ability in every living being.

  • abhay

    Wow ! what an insight . This is real seeing through the usual insidents.
    hats off to you swamiji. and man thinks how inelligent he is, how he is “progressing” from iron age to modern age without understanding his own creator.

  • Anagha Warade

    “Krishna has given the ability of a mosquito to do what humans can never do. And every human has so many incredible abilities too.It is foolish to be bewildered into thinking that we are the doers of our activities, because everything we’ve been given and everything we can do is a gift.-Very very true..

    Lord has given the power to animals but they are not able to think about God. Who is god and what is my relationship with God. But Human can think.

    Thank you HH Radhanath swami for your deep realization about Mosquito Airlines.

  • “It is foolish to be bewildered into thinking that we are the doers of our activities, because everything we’ve been given and everything we can do is a gift. Krishna tells us in Bhagavad Gita that he is the strength of the strong, the intelligence of the intelligent, and the ability in every living being.” What a lesson Maharaj has described in a routine scene each one sees. We could see God everywhere if we have the proper vision. All glories to Maharaj.

  • satyam

    Truly Amazing explanation by HH Radhanath Swami to explain the most vital principle that we are not the doers.

    The ability of HH Radhanath Swami to decipher deepest truths from the seemingly ordinary events of life makes HH Radhanath Swami so special and greatly empowered by Srila Prabhupad to transform the hearts of those who come across his teachings.

    Thank you so much HH Radhanath Swami Mahraj for sharing this

  • Deepak

    What an amazing analogy Radhanath Swami gave for the amazing creation made by the lord. We are being proud of science that we have made aeroplanes while a small mosquito do the same thing without even learning anything.

    Krsna says in Bhagavad Gita Aham Bija prata pita, that means Krsna is the seed giving father. So even for mother earth to give fruits & vegetables the seed giving father is Krsna who does it just by his meir glance. Isn’t it incredible?

    It is said when moon light touches the fruits they become juicy. Lord has created everything complete, he himself is complete & inspite of making all this completed he remains complete.