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Monday, April 22nd, 2019 at 2:11pm
The TOVP exhibits meeting decided to have the highest concepts expressed in SRIMAD BHAGVATAM in the simple language so the people who visit the planetarium can understand, in addition to have further research on the cosmology from the vedas in Mayapur University.

Vyasa Puja 2019 (Details)

This year, the Most Blessed Event, the “70th Sri Vyāsa-puja Mahotsava" of our beloved Guru Maharaja falls on the 16th April 2019 - Sri Mayapur Dhama, India. ?14 April 2019 Sunday - Rama Navami ?15 April 2019 Monday - Vyasa-puja Adhivasa Ceremony ?16 April 2019 Tuesday...

Question: How to continue in devotional service in difficult situations?

Guru Maharaj: You see, the devas they prayed to Lord Caitanya, they only have two problems, one is attack by demons and the second one they said, we have so much material happiness, that we forget to worship You. So difficulties are blessings. They help us to remember...

Why we need a spiritual master?

"One needs a spiritual master both to know what Krsna wants and what one doesn’t want and also to be trained and to practice serving in a personal relationship. And therefore, the spiritual master is described as saksad-haritvena, that he is directly the svarupa of...

Question: How to continue in devotional service in difficult situations?

Guru Maharaj: You see, the devas they prayed to Lord Caitanya, they only have two problems, one is attack by demons and the second one they said, we have so much material happiness, that we forget to worship You. So difficulties are blessings. They help us to remember...

Question: Rupa and Sanatan caused distress to their family members by leaving home. Why could they not keep their jobs and just add Krishna to their lives?  

Guru maharaj: The emperor Hussain Shah, he thought that Sanatan and Rupa are very intelligent. And that if they are not working for him, they may work for his enemy. So he arrested Sanatan Goswami, unless he would promise to continue this service toa work as his prime...

Question: How to develop vaishnava qualities?

GM: We should always be associating with the advanced devotees. We can do that by directly association or by reading. How the vaishnavas in the shaastra behaved in different situations. And we try to correct ourselves, we talk to our spouses or we talk to some guru,...

Question: Why a disciple has to write Vyasa Puja homage to spiritual master?  

Guru maharaj: I don’t think you have to write Vyasa Puja homage. You can speak it out.  But some people would rather write it. They feel indebted to the guru. So it is voluntary. No one is beating you with a stick! Which reminds me I have to send in my homage to...

Question: You were saying that the smaartha brahmanas they follow the rules and regulations but they don’t have devotion. So what makes the difference if I follow the rules but I don’t have devotion. Won’t we develop devotion by following the rules and regulations consistently?  

Guru maharaj: They follow the rules which are given in certain scriptures, so that they can get good karma. So that is why they can enjoy material life. They don’t actually want to serve Krishna, and they don’t read or accept the vaishnava shaastras. So like in South...

Question: How to repent for the offences committed to devotees so far unknowingly in this day and age?

Guru maharaj: If you know who you offended, you can ask them to forgive you. If you don’t know or if they don’t want to forgive you, you can take the dust from their feet, or you can take the dust from their shoes outside the temple. Or if you don’t know who you...

Question: Can we bring some serious issues to the court if devotees are involved, if we cannot solve the issue among devotees in a peaceful way, civil matters like money, heritage and property?  

Guru maharaj: Obviously, this is a specific issue and without knowing the details, it is hard to say. I don’t want to be quoted, that oh, gurudev told me to go to the court, since I don’t know the details. Generally, we try to exhaust all the possibilities of...

Question: Dear guru maharaj, Is the spiritual progress of a person dependent on his material status?  

Guru maharaj: No. Advancement in spiritual life is not dependent on anything material. If one is born in a rich family, the advantage is that they don’t have to struggle to maintain themselves, but there could be some situations which could be helpful, l but it is not...

Question: Dear guru maharaj, What pleases you the most?

Guru maharaj: It depends. If devotees do service up to their capacity, that is very pleasing to me. Hanuman was throwing mountain tops in the water, and a squirrel, he was throwing only small pebbles. Hanuman told the squirrel, move aside, but Lord Ramachandra said...

Question: Dearmost guru maharaj, when bhakti yoga is the ultimate and topmost process, why is it kept rare/confidential? And why Lord Gauranga is gupt avatar if He is known in all the universes? Then all conditioned souls can easily be delivered but why He is rare?  

Guru maharaj: Lord Krishna goes to every universe. Sometimes after Krishna Lord Caitanya comes. So I would assume that He visits every universe, since Krishna does. But He doesn’t visit every day of Brahma. Sometimes. You see, most people they pray to God to give them...

આપણે કેમ આધ્યાત્મિક ગુરુની જરૂર હોય છે?

"કૃષ્ણ શું ઇચ્છે છે અને શું નથી ઇચ્છતા અને પ્રશિક્ષિત કરવા માટે અને એક વ્યક્તિગત સંબંધમાં સેવા કરવાનો અભ્યાસ કરવા માટે, તે બંને જાણવા માટે એક વ્યક્તિને એક આધ્યાત્મિક ગુરુની જરૂર હોય છે. અને તેથી, આધ્યાત્મિક ગુરુને સાક્ષાત-હરિત્વેનના રૂપમાં વર્ણન કરવામાં આવે છે, કારણ...

જો ભક્તો શ્રીલ પ્રભુપાદના પુસ્તકો વાંચે તો

"જો ભક્તો શ્રીલ પ્રભુપાદના પુસ્તકો વાંચે અને તત્વજ્ઞાનને સમજે, તો તેઓ સરળતાથી ગેરમાર્ગે દોરતા નથી." શ્રી શ્રીમદ્ જયપતાકા સ્વામી ૧૭ એપ્રિલ ૨૦૧૯ શ્રીધામ માયાપુર,...

જો આપણે લોકોને મૃત્યુથી રોકવા માંગતા હોઈએ તો

"જો આપણે લોકોને મૃત્યુથી રોકવા માંગતા હોઈએ, તો તેઓને ફરી જન્મ લેવાથી રોકો. હોઈ શકે કે આપણી પાસે વધારે સમય ના હોય...(પ્રચાર કરો) કે જેથી તેઓ આ શરીરને છોડી દે અને આધ્યાત્મિક જગતમાં પાછા જાય." શ્રી શ્રીમદ્દ જયપતાકા સ્વામી ૧૭ એપ્રિલ ૨૦૧૯ શ્રીધામ માયાપુર,...

આપણા હ્રદયમાં ભગવાન કૃષ્ણને રાખો

"આપણે ભગવાન કૃષ્ણને આપણા હ્રદયમાં રાખવા પડશે. આપણે તેમના હાથમાં સાધન તરીકે સેવા કરવી પડશે. આપણે આ આપણા દીક્ષા, શિક્ષા ગુરુની સેવા કરીને કરીએ છીએ." શ્રી શ્રીમદ્દ જયપતાકા સ્વામી ૨૨ એપ્રિલ ૨૦૧૩ માયાપુર, પશ્ચિમ બંગાળ,...

આપણે જ્યાં ઉભા હોઈએ છીએ ત્યાં વાસ્તવમાં અજ્ઞાનતા છે

"પરલૌકિક જીવન એ વાસ્તવિકતા છે જે બદલાઈ રહ્યું નથી, જે સ્થાયી છે, જે આનંદ અને જ્ઞાનથી ભરપૂર છે અને આ ભૌતિક જીવન હંમેશાં બદલાઈ રહ્યું છે, કોઈ સ્થાયીત્વ નથી અને આપણે જ્યાં ઉભા હોઈએ છીએ ત્યાં વાસ્તવમાં અજ્ઞાનતા છે." શ્રી શ્રીમદ્દ જયપતાકા સ્વામી ૧૬ સપ્ટેમ્બર ૧૯૭૯ લોસ...

પછી માયા આપણને નહીં પકડી શકે

"માયા ખૂબ જ બળવાન છે અને આપણે ખૂબ જ સુક્ષ્મ છીએ. આપણે ગુરુ, ગૌરાંગ, નિતાઈ ગૌરના ચરણોને પકડીને રહેવું પડશે. આપણે તેમના ચરણકમળોમાં ખૂબ જ દ્રઢતાથી ટકી રહેવું પડશે. પછી માયા આપણને નહીં પકડી શકે." શ્રી શ્રીમદ્દ જયપતાકા સ્વામી ૧૬ જૂન ૧૯૮૧ લોસ એન્જેલિસ,...

વાસ્તવમાં સંતુષ્ટ થવાનો એક માત્ર રહસ્ય

"જો કોઈ કૃષ્ણ સાથે મૂળ સંબંધને ફરીથી સ્થાપિત કરવા માટે જન્મ અને મૃત્યુના તે પુનરાવર્તન માંથી બહાર નીકળવા ઈચ્છે છે, જે જીવનનું લક્ષ્ય છે, જે વાસ્તવમાં સંતુષ્ટ થવાનું એક માત્ર રહસ્ય છે, ત્યારે વ્યક્તિએ સત્ય પ્રત્યે સમર્પિત થવું પડશે, સત્યને પ્રાપ્ત કરવા માટે જે પણ...

આપણે નાના કણ છીએ …

"આપણે આ આધ્યાત્મિક શક્તિના નાના કણ છીએ, જેમ આગમાંથી ચિનગારી આવે છે. આગની બહાર, કૃષ્ણની દયાથી બહાર - આપણે આપણી આધ્યાત્મિક શક્તિ ગુમાવીએ છીએ. જ્યારે આપણે કૃષ્ણના આશ્રય હેઠળ રહીએ છીએ - ત્યારે આપણે આપણી પૂર્ણ આધ્યાત્મિક શક્તિ સાથે હોઈએ છીએ " શ્રી શ્રીમદ્ જયપતાકા સ્વામી ૨૦...

દીક્ષા લેવી – તેનો અર્થ શું છે?

"દીક્ષા લેવી એ ના ફક્ત વચન લેવું, વ્યક્તિગત અભ્યાસ કરવો પણ ભગવાન ચૈતન્યને સમર્પણ કરવું અને માટે શક્ય તેટલી સેવા કરવાનો પ્રયાસ કરવો. આપણે ખૂબ નસીબદાર છીએ કે આપણી પાસે સેવા કરવા માટે પ્રભુપાદ છે અને આ સંદેશ સમગ્ર વિશ્વમાં ફેલાવા માટે કૃષ્ણ દ્વારા તેમને મોકલવામાં આવ્યા...

કૃષ્ણ ચૈતન્ય મહાપ્રભુ ઇચ્છતા હતા કે લોકોને જાગૃત કરવામાં આવે

"કૃષ્ણ ચૈતન્ય મહાપ્રભુ ઇચ્છતા હતા કે લોકોને, જીવાત્માઓને જાગૃત કરવામાં આવે, તેમને તે સ્તર પર, કૃષ્ણભાવનામૃતના સ્તર પર લાવવામાં આવે કે જેને કૃષ્ણએ વ્યક્તિગત રૂપે ત્યારે પ્રદાન કર્યો હતો જ્યારે તેઓ હાજર હતા, જ્યારે ભગવાન આ પૃથ્વી પર ચાલી રહ્યા હતા. સર્વોચ્ચ વ્યક્તિ...

हमें आध्यात्मिक गुरु की आवश्यकता क्यों है?

"कृष्ण क्या चाहते हैं और क्या नहीं चाहते हैं और प्रशिक्षित किये जाने के लिए और एक व्यक्तिगत संबंध में सेवा करने का अभ्यास करने के लिए, यह दोनों जानने के लिए एक व्यक्ति को आध्यात्मिक गुरु की आवश्यकता होती है। और इसलिए, आध्यात्मिक गुरु को साक्षात्-हरित्वेन के रूप में...

अगर भक्त श्रील प्रभुपाद की किताबें पढ़ते हैं तो

"अगर भक्त श्रील प्रभुपाद की पुस्तकों को पढ़ते हैं और दर्शन को समझते हैं, तो उन्हें आसानी से गुमराह नहीं किया जा सकता है।" श्री श्रीमद् जयपताका स्वामी १७ अप्रैल २०१९ श्रीधाम मायापुर,...

अगर हम लोगों को मरने से रोकना चाहते हैं

"अगर हम लोगों को मरने से रोकना चाहते हैं, तो उन्हें फिर से जन्म लेने से रोकें। हो सकता है हमारे पास ज्यादा समय न हो ... (प्रचार करें) ताकि वे इस शरीर को छोड़ दें और आध्यात्मिक जगत में वापस जाएं।" श्री श्रीमद् जयपताका स्वामी १७ अप्रैल २०१९ श्रीधाम मायापुर,...

हमारे हृदय में भगवान कृष्ण को रखो

"हमें भगवान कृष्ण को अपने हृदय में रखना होगा। हमें उनके हाथों में यंत्र की तरह सेवा करनी होगी। हम यह अपने दीक्षा, शिक्षा गुरुओं की सेवा करके करते हैं।" श्री श्रीमद् जयपताका स्वामी २२ अप्रैल २०१३ मायापुर, पश्चिम बंगाल,...

जहां हम खड़े होते हैं, वहां वास्तव में अज्ञानता है

"पारलौकिक जीवन वास्तविकता है जो बदल नहीं रहा है, जो स्थायी है, जो आनंद और ज्ञान से भरा है और यह भौतिक जीवन हमेशा बदल रहा है, कोई स्थायित्व नहीं है और जहां हम खड़े होते हैं, वहां वास्तव में अज्ञानता है।" श्री श्रीमद् जयपताका स्वामी १६ सितंबर १९७९ लॉस एंजेलिस,...

तब माया हमें नहीं पकड सकती

"माया बहुत ही बलवान है और हम बहुत ही सुक्ष्म हैं। ह॔में गुरु, गौरांग, निताई गौर के चरण कमलों से चिपक कर रहना होगा। हमें उनके कमल के चरणों में बहुत दृढ़ता से टिकना होगा। तब माया हमें नहीं पकड सकती।" श्री श्रीमद् जयपताका स्वामी १६ जून १९८१ लॉस एंजेलिस,...

वास्तव में संतुष्ट होने का एकमात्र रहस्य

"यदि कोई कृष्ण के साथ मूल संबंध को फिर से स्थापित करने के लिए जन्म और मृत्यु के उस पुनरावृत्ति से बाहर निकलना चाहता है, जो जीवन का लक्ष्य है, जो वास्तव में संतुष्ट होने के लिए एकमात्र रहस्य है, तब व्यक्ति को सत्य के प्रति समर्पित होना होगा, सत्य को प्राप्त करने के लिए...

हम छोटे कण हैं …

"हम इस आध्यात्मिक शक्ति के छोटे से कण हैं, जैसे आग से एक चिंगारी आती है। आग के बाहर, कृष्ण की दया के बाहर - हम अपनी आध्यात्मिक शक्ति खो देते हैं। जब हम कृष्ण की शरण में होते हैं - तब हम हमारी पूर्ण आध्यात्मिक शक्ति के साथ होते हैं।" श्री श्रीमद् जयपताका स्वामी २०...

दीक्षा लेना – इसका क्या मतलब है?

"दीक्षा लेना न केवल प्रतिज्ञा लेना है, व्यक्तिगत साधना करना है, बल्कि यह भी है कि भगवान चैतन्य को समर्पित करें और जितना संभव हो सके उतनी सेवा करने का प्रयास करें। हम बहुत भाग्यशाली हैं कि हमारे पास सेवा करने के लिए प्रभुपाद हैं और यह संदेश पूरे विश्व में फैलाने के लिए...

कृष्ण चैतन्य महाप्रभु चाहते थे कि लोगों को जागृत किया जाए

"कृष्ण चैतन्य महाप्रभु चाहते थे कि लोगों को, जीवात्माओं को जागृत किया जाए, उन्हें उस स्तर पर, कृष्ण भावनामृत के मंच पर लाया जाए जिसे कृष्ण ने व्यक्तिगत रूप से तब दिया था जब वे उपस्थित थे, जब भगवान इस पृथ्वी पर चल रहे थे। सर्वोच्च व्यक्ति पेड़ों पर द्रष्टिपात कर रहे...

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Jayapataka Swami Guru Maharaj From the Dairy of Maha Varaha Prabhu, long standing Personal Secretary of Guru Maharaja: Revisiting Jayapataka Swami in ICU Screams. Tears. Despair. Anxiety. Stress. Tension. Depression. These are some feelings that patients and loved...

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Question: How to develop vaishnava qualities?

GM: We should always be associating with the advanced devotees. We can do that by directly association or by reading. How the vaishnavas in the shaastra behaved in different situations. And we try to correct ourselves, we talk to our spouses or we talk to some guru,...

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Question: You were saying that the smaartha brahmanas they follow the rules and regulations but they don’t have devotion. So what makes the difference if I follow the rules but I don’t have devotion. Won’t we develop devotion by following the rules and regulations consistently?  

Guru maharaj: They follow the rules which are given in certain scriptures, so that they can get good karma. So that is why they can enjoy material life. They don’t actually want to serve Krishna, and they don’t read or accept the vaishnava shaastras. So like in South...

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Question: Dearmost guru maharaj, when bhakti yoga is the ultimate and topmost process, why is it kept rare/confidential? And why Lord Gauranga is gupt avatar if He is known in all the universes? Then all conditioned souls can easily be delivered but why He is rare?  

Guru maharaj: Lord Krishna goes to every universe. Sometimes after Krishna Lord Caitanya comes. So I would assume that He visits every universe, since Krishna does. But He doesn’t visit every day of Brahma. Sometimes. You see, most people they pray to God to give them...

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Question: If a devotee who is initiated falls down…? Question: If a devotee who is initiated falls down due to enjoying sense gratification and breaks his regulative principles and has lost the holy name and vaishnava devotees, how can such devotee advance in devotional life ahead and what is his duty towards his spiritual master and how can he be sincere enough to get back to Krishna prema and serve Srila Prabhupad’s instructions again?  

Guru maharaj: If one is initiated and breaks the principles, they are guilty of one of the offences to the holy name – disrespecting the order of the spiritual master. So there is no higher atonement than devotional service. So in that case one should repent for their...

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