Wednesday, 15 February 2012

To Cultivate a Humble Mood of Service

HH Romapada Swami: With what resolve should we move forward, towards reaching Krishna? Let us follow in the footsteps of Prahlad Maharaja. As exalted as he was, his humility was the crown on his head. Like Prahlad, let us strive to become moved by such a humble mood of service, eschewing all other aspirations for acquiring any of the named false shelters, so-called opulences and misleading so-called qualifications. Let us move further on the path of ever-increasing humble service, striving to somehow satisfy Krishna in this way.
a) Srimad Bhagavatam 7.9.8
Prahlada Maharaja prayed: How is it possible for me, who have been born in a family of asuras, to offer suitable prayers to satisfy the Supreme Personality of Godhead? Even until now, all the demigods, headed by Lord Brahma, and all the saintly persons could not satisfy the Lord by streams of excellent words, although such persons are very qualified, being in the mode of goodness. Then what is to be said of me? I am not at all qualified.
b) Srimad Bhagavatam 7.9.9
Prahlada Maharaja continued: One may possess wealth, an aristocratic family, beauty, austerity, education, sensory expertise, luster, influence, physical strength, diligence, intelligence and mystic yogic power, but I think that even by all these qualifications one cannot satisfy the Supreme Personality of Godhead. However, one can satisfy the Lord simply by devotional service. Gajendra did this, and thus the Lord was satisfied with him.

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