HH Romapada Swami in Chicago, Jan 2013
October 14, 2013

In worship of the Deity, one of the essential things even before approaching the Deity is to offer prayers to the spiritual master: “On your behalf, with your permission, may I please serve the Deity?” It is understood that “this seva is on behalf of the one who is representing the Supreme Lord, otherwise I have no access.” Actually one is assisting the spiritual master in this seva.

Adapted from a lecture by His Holiness Romapada Swami from Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.9.27-29 entitled Prayers of Prahlada Maharaja, given in New Delhi during January 2001