The mission statement of HH Sridhara Swami (1995)
The mission statement of HH Sridhara Swami (1995) is very inspirational:
“My mission is to serve my spiritual master, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, with all my heart and soul… .
“To achieve this goal has now become my only reason for living. Out of a great sense of debt for his having shown me the path, I want to become a sharp instrument to be used by Srila Prabhupada in his mission of flooding the world with love of Krishna.
“I will strive to achieve excellence in all my activities… . I will struggle to rise above my lower animal nature, my conditioning of the lowest of births, and my lack of cultural training… . I will study Srila Prabhupada books regularly and thoroughly. I will do my best to follow his teachings perfectly and teach others with whom I come in contact according to my own level of realization.
“I will be forever loyal to his ISKCON, being always positive and ready to help in its development. I will be proactive as a preacher, teacher, facilitator, leader, and spiritual master (servant).
“I will always be ready to, as Srila Prabhupada put it, ‘do the needful,’ …
“I will meditate upon and try to imbibe the twenty-six qualities of a pure devotee.
“I will not over-endeavor but will strive for quality in my work and relationships. I will be constantly on guard against committing offenses to other Vaishnavas.
“Having realized that in previous years of association with devotees I must have committed so many offenses due to my gross and careless nature, I will sincerely try to recognize those offenses, beg forgiveness from those whom I have offended, and atone for these offenses as best I can.
“I will continually evaluate my progress, getting input from my peers. Despite all obstacles, personal and incidental, I will not cease from struggling to improve my character and obtain his mercy, to be finally accepted by Srila Prabhupada.”