HH Romapada Swami in Jagannath Puri Jan 2006
September 3, 2012

The whole of the Vedas is a search for what is the source of everything that exists. The first aphorism of Vedanta-sutra,  is inquiring into the nature of the Absolute Truth. Again and again, Prabhupada would refer to this. Athatho bramha-jijnasa. Thejijnasa, inquiry, is into the Absolute Truth, Brahman. Athatho brahma-jijnasa. And then what is that Absolute Truth? The Absolute Truth is janmady asya yatah. The Absolute Truth is that from which everything comes. And from where everything comes determines proprietorship.

 Adapted from a lecture given by Srila Romapada Swami on Proprietorship, Faith and Practical Application of Devotional Service, given in Chicago in November 2011.