‘Instructions of the week’ are short selections from Srila Romapada Swami's lectures and writings which capture essential, inspirational messages for progressive spiritual development. These Instructions are especially personal, practical, and universal in their relevance to devotional aspirants, and they are intended to help remind, guide, and be applied by the reader/recipient.

HH Romapada Swami during Puri Yatra Dec 2010
December 21, 2015

Question: What determines how many births we need to take to go back home, back to Godhead?

Srila Prabhupada on Jaladuta.jpg
September 18, 2017

When Srila Prabhupada came to America, he brought with him the translation of the First Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam. As a new devotee, I heard so many times that, “Everything you need to know to go back to Godhead is within the First Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam. So, learn the First Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam very thoroughly and everything you need to know to go back to Godhead will be there.” That was pretty encouraging. As you become more and more familiar with the First Canto, you can understand that it’s true! Everything you need to know!