HH Romapada Swami in Tirupati during South Indian Yatra Jan 2011
May 14, 2012

We have two main categories of service to Srila Prabhupada and Krishna: receiving and giving. Receive that gift of Krishna in the form of the holy name, in the form of these literary incarnations of Krishna. Prabhupada writes that eagerness to receive sustains our enthusiasm to reach Krishna and places us on the spiritual platform. We therefore must accept Srimad-Bhagavatam as the direct representation of Lord Krishna. One who can see Srimad-Bhagavatam can also see Lord Krishna in person. They are identical. We have our Deity form of Radha-Govinda. We have our literary form of Srimad-Bhagavatam. We have the name, the sound form of Krishna. What fortune!

Hyderabad_Oct_2011_105
November 7, 2011

Q) Dhruva Maharaja got hurt by hearing Surici’s harsh words. Similarly, we also hear some harsh words and have experienced some mistreatment in the past from others that creates blocks in the heart. So how can I improve from where I am, to receive the transcendental instructions better, so that all these stumbling blocks can be removed?

Faith
May 15, 2017

"When the heart becomes infused with determination, subservience, trust, surrender, and humility, it is situated in sraddha (faith). Sraddha is essential; it is the right position to receive the message of Krishna."

HH Romapada Swami in Boston Nov 2011
November 21, 2011

One cannot receive if one is holding onto something else. Recognize the thing that is not wanted, and recognize the thing that is wanted. It is not just an intellectual adjustment, because an intellectual evaluation that has been made is not enough.