HH Romapada Swami in Govinda Kund, Vrindavan 2009
March 23, 2015

Hearing about Lord Ramacandra is transcendental. Hearing that transcendental vibration of these Rama Charitam - the transcendental characteristics of His pastimes - carries one to the transcendental virtuous position, where affection, affinity, and attraction for the Personality of Godhead awakens, thus diminishing envy, and then the envy in the world. It is like a panacea for Kali-yuga, which is based on uncontrollable quarrel and strife between person and person, family member and family member, one group and another group, one nation and another nation, and so on.

Adapted from a lecture by His Holiness Romapada Swami on SB 09.11.23 entitled Observance of Lord Ramacandra's Appearance Day given in Chicago during April 2013.

HH Romapada Swami in Tirupati during South Indian Yatra Jan 2011
May 18, 2015

Lord Ramacandra continued:

"This body is temporary. Even if the body is anointed with chandan, camphor, kasturi, and other fragment items, still the body, by nature, smells bad. Even sweet items such as sugar, honey, and fruits that go inside this body transform into obnoxious stool."

He is not painting a pretty picture.

"Sweet water, such as milk and coconut water, after going through our body come out as an obnoxious salty urine. The pure white cloth when worn by the body becomes dirty. Therefore those who are elevated souls do not get carried away by the apparent miseries and pleasures pertaining to the body. This body is nothing but a deep dark well.

HH Romapada Swami in Guyana Jan 2009
May 25, 2015

"Oh Hanuman, because of you I got the friendship of Sugriva. For My sake you crossed the ocean. And for My sake you went and found the whereabouts of Sita. You killed demons such as Jambumali and Ravana's sons. You stood in front of Ravana, bound by Indrajit's brahmastra. So much hardship you have taken for My sake. How can I ever forget the service you have done for me?

HH Romapada Swami in NY VP 2009
April 13, 2015

One version of Ramayana says there was a squirrel trying to assist build the bridge to Lanka. Hanuman said, "Get out of the way. We are trying to build a bridge." Rama came along and said, "Wait a minute. He is doing as much as you are. He is acting according to the fullness of his capacity."