Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj:
require specific articles to execute worship, such as incense, flowers,
lamp, etc. Similarly, if we wish to realise the supersubjective plane,
there are three specific necessities: pranipata, pariprasna,
and seva. Without these three ingredients, our search will
be imitative, unsubstantial and farcical.
means 'to fall flat near the feet of the worshipable': "I have come
to the end of all enterprise with my previous plane of life; I could
find nothing there to fulfil my life's objectives. Finally, after
'completing my errands,' I have come here." This is the practical
symptom of pranipata.
means 'sincere enquiry.' Honest and sincere enquiry is allowed. The
spirit of such enquiry is, "I want to know how I can be utilised in
any way. All the charm for living elsewhere is over. My sole inquiry
is 'How can I be utilised here?' "
seva, service, is the all-important factor. "I have come to
serve and to be utilised for the cause of the subject about which
I have enquired. I have not come to take anything from here. I have
come only to serve, with no other motive."