HH Romapada Swami in Hyderabad 2003
March 17, 2014

Maharaja Pariksit is searching for the vital necessities of life, he already knew but he is asking anyways. He was asking for reconfirmation and blessings to do the right thing.

Adapted from a lecture given by His Holiness Romapada Swami on Srimad Bhagavatam 01.06.11-14, given on, July 18, 2009 in Detroit

HH Romapada Swami with Srila Prabhupada
September 20, 2010

Srila Prabhupada said on more than one occasion, "One can understand who is my disciple, because he is a perfect gentleman". Well, that's a nice standard to be known by, isn't it? We have a long way to go, but that is the standard, not only in behavior. A disciple is meek and obedient. Meek does not mean trembling and cowering. Meek is not confrontational and challenging, but obedient. When Narada received instructions from Brahma, he was very obedient to those instructions. Like the verse from Bhagavad-gita 4.34 - tad vidhi pranipatena pariprasnena sevaya.