HH Romapada Swami in Vrindavan Oct 2009
August 1, 2016

People ask, "How do I evaluate if I am progressing in spiritual life?" Bhaktivinoda Thakura taught that one of the signs or measures of making spiritual advancement is: "My attraction for material things is slackening and this quality of simplicity is developing in my life. I just want shelter in that which is spiritual, while I accept other things as required and otherwise do not have interest in them."

HH Romapada Swami in Chicago, May 2011
January 5, 2012

What happens when you make a step towards Krishna? He makes one hundred steps towards you. It’s true! And when you feel Krishna is making a hundred steps towards you …”OOOOOO Krishna! Let me make another step towards You.” Then Krishna makes another hundred steps towards you.”OOOOOO Krishna!” Like that it continues. You are not alone. If you are alone, it’s very lonely; it is not encouraging. “I cannot make it on myown.” You cannot make it on your own, but with Krishna’s help it is possible.He is the swift deliverer . You are not alone. This is yoga, linking with Krishna. Even if you just make a gesture that you want to make a step towards Krishna, Krishna will help you.