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HH Romapada Swami during Puri Yatra Dec 2010
October 10, 2016

Faith is something that is inherent or intrinsic to the soul. Bhaktivinoda Thakura reasons in his writings that the life of faith is enthusiasm. By that he means that if someone says they have faith in God but they do not act on that faith, then it is meaningless. Those are just some words that have no impact, effect, or meaning.

Q: In the end of Srila Prabhupada's Purport to S.B. 2.5.11 he says "the sun is the creation of the brahmajyoti, and the brahmajyoti is the effulgence ofthe Lord". Can you help me better understand how the material sun relates tothe spiritual light of the brahmajyoti? Srila Prabhupada is stating that the sun is a creation of the brahmajyoti.

September 19, 2016

Krsna is standing before Kuntī, and she is saying, "You are Adhokṣaja." Ajñādhokṣajam avyayam, avyayamappears in 

Q: I have been serving in a temple for last 4 years, later on due to financial reasons I moved out to work. My age is 29. By the grace of Guru and Krishna, my sadhana is reasonably strong, nor do I have a great struggle in controlling my senses. But now coming to major decision in life, I want seek clarity for which Ashram to enter? As i have seen pros and cons of both the Ashram. How to move in any ashram with strong faith? I also I have a desire to serve as a pujari in a temple with full commitment although I am not yet second initiated. Would like to seek you suggestion to serve Srila Prabhupada and our Parampara with more Heart.




Q: We hear that we should not use our intelligence to try to understanding the instructions of the shastra as our intelligence is contaminated and we may not be able to get the real meaning of the instructions so we should just follow what the senior devotees or Guru is saying. But on the other hand we are told that we should use our intelligence while accepting the Guru or association of devotees. So I am not clear as what to do, should we or should we not use our intelligence?


Q: While reading Srimad Bhagavatam, there are mentions of Sati process, wherein the queen offers herself to self-immolate along with her dead husband. It was presented as a noble ritual of the Kshatriyas living in Dvapara Yuga. If I contemplate that act with both our modern philosophy and/or Krsna consciousness, I have a couple of conclusions which create certain unclarity. Obviously, from our history books at school, we know that Sati was discouraged by the British and that it is inhumane to expect a lady to immolate herself at her husband's pyre. On a normal humanitarian grounds, this makes perfect sense. From a KC point of view, we understand that each soul is different and independent from the other.

HH Romapada Swami in Hyderabad 2009
August 8, 2016

In this scene, Kṛṣṇa is saying good-bye in an appropriate way. The Pāṇḍavas were invited to come see Krsna before His departure, after He went to see the brāhmaas and was worshipped by them.

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."

Q: How to control the agitation of mind in the presences of females?



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Q: If all the living entities in this material world are parts of Krishna and Krishna wants all of us to go back to Goloka dham then why can't he just by using his powers take all the living beings back to god head...why does he wants us to come by ourselves... why can't he just take all of us back to home?

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