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PrabhupadaHis Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977) is widely regarded as the foremost Vedic scholar, translator, and teacher of the modern era. He is especially respected as the world’s most prominent contemporary authority on bhakti-yoga, devotional service to the Supreme Person, Krishna, as taught by the ancient Vedic writings of India. He is the founder-acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. Read more on Prabhupada.net

Friday, September 6th, 2019 at 1:19pm
Happy blissful Radhasthami. I sent videos about today's auspicious Radhasthami celebration, in English, bengali, hindi and spanish.

Your well wisher always
Jayapataka Swami

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Appearance day of Lord Nityananda

"By the mercy of Lord Nityananda we get the mercy of Radha and Krishna. We should grab onto the two feet of Lord Nityananda or the diksa guru. The gurus, Prabhupada he is coming in the line of Lord Nityananda. It is said that the guru is very dear to Lord Nityananda....

Nobody is strong enough to avoid the consequence of association

"Nobody is so strong that they will be in association and not be affected by it. We trend to take on quality of people we are intimately associating with. So we associate with more spiritually advanced people, naturally we take on those qualities of spiritual...

Question: How can we maintain the intense mood of praying? Also please bless me to have a deep intensity in my praying always.

Guru Maharaja: “How to have? Deep mood? Srila Prabhupada said, ‘What should you get from the Guru?’ And then he said, ‘You should get his vibration.’ His, you could say, his mood, his intensity. How can you get that intensity, is by serving your spiritual master and...

Question: Many times we are enthusiastic to take services for which we may not be capable or qualified, both materially and spiritually. So how can we decide because we don’t want to be a disturbance for your mission.  

Guru maharaj: We offer ourselves for service and whether they give us service or not, that depends on the guru and spiritual authorities. At one time we heard that Srila Prabhupada was criticizing Vrndavan, so we were ready to help in Vrndavana. And Srila Prabhupada...

Question:What does it mean to fix one’s mind in the lotus feet of the Lord? Is it to meditate on different symbols of His lotus feet?

Guru maharaj: You see, we think of the Lord’s lotus feet as a method of offering our humble service to the Lord. Not only the symbols on His lotus feet but just so we humbly relate to the Lord. HH Jayapataka Swami 26th August 2019 Sri Mayapur Dham, India

Question: Hare Krsna maharaj, PAMHO. What is more important, chanting or service?

Guru maharaj: There are nine practices of devotional service in bhakti yoga. First is hearing and second is chanting. So why are separating chanting from service? That is the first service we do. If we do that service, we purify the mind. Lord Caitanya said that by...

Question: Satyameda Gauranga das. When we read Srila Prabhupada’s books, how do we get connected with Srila Prabhupada?

Guru maharaj: Srila Prabhupada wrote down his realizations from his heart. Krsna was speaking through him. So when we read Srila Prabhupada’s books, we should also be thinking of how Srila Prabhupada wrote these books. He is there in his instructions, in his vani. So...

Question: Madhuri Mamatamayi devi dasi: What is the attitude that a devotee should maintain while engaged in serving his or her spiritual master? Either his vani or vapu?

Guru maharaj: Follow the mood of the Siksastakam, especially the third verse. The third verse tells the mood we should be in – humble, tolerant, offering all respect to others and not expecting respect for ourselves. One devotee had cleaned Srila Prabhupada’s room and...

Question: Suvradev Babu, Bangladesh: Sometimes I don’t get taste and feel tired at the time of chanting but not able to find out the reason for this condition. So what process should I follow to get interest in chanting with taste again and again?

Guru maharaj: Srila Bhaktisiddanta Saraswati Thakur, he would chant his japa walking up and down. So he was a very active person. He got his taste and chant walking. Some people chant sitting down, some people pace, there is no hard and fast rule. If you don’t find...

Question: Suvinayaka Nityananda das: What can be the reason for not having success in Bhakti Vrksa preaching in spite of trying?

Guru maharaj: Well we are going to come out with a series of videos, from the most experienced and expert bhakti vrksa preachers. So this should be an inspiration. Sometimes people don’t actually do bhakti vrksa, but they call it bhakti vrksa. I don’t know, if what...

Question: Today is Srivas Thakur’s appearance day. Can you tell us what prayers we can offer to Srivas Thakur today? Rasapriya Gopika devi dasi

Guru maharaj: Well, we observe Panca Tattva, Sri Krsna Caitanya Prabhu Nityananda Sri Advaita Gadadhara Srivas adi Gaura Vrnda. So Srivas, he is incarnation of Narada muni, and he is very dear to Lord Caitanya. So we could pray that he shower us with his mercy so that...

Question: Ashwini Agarwal: Guru maharaj, why do we not celebrate Lord Laksmana’s appearance day? But we celebrate Lord Balarama and Lord Nityananda’s appearance days. Your servant, Aswasena Govinda das, Washington DC

Guru maharaj: Nothing that prohibits us from celebrating Laksmana’s appearance day, especially when we have Sita Rama Laksmana Hanuman. People can observe appearance day of Laksmana, there is nothing against it. It is not clear when Lord Laksmana’s appearance was. So...

ભગવાનના પ્રેમની સર્વોચ્ચ પૂર્ણતાની વાસ્તવિક અનુભૂતિ કેવી રીતે મેળવવી

"ભગવાનના પ્રેમની સર્વોચ્ચ પૂર્ણતાની વાસ્તવિક અનુભૂતિ મેળવવા માટે, મનુષ્યએ ભગવાનને જેની જરૂર છે તે સંતોષવાનો પ્રયત્ન કરવો પડશે; ભગવાનને બિનશરતી પ્રેમની જરૂર છે. જો તમે તેમને તે રીતે પ્રેમ કરો છો તો તમે તેમને તે આપી રહ્યા છો જે તેઓ ઇચ્છે છે. તે પ્રેમ છે. હું તમને તે...

ભગવાન નિત્યાનન્દનો આવિર્ભાવ દિવસ

"ભગવાન નિત્યાનન્દની કૃપા દ્વારા આપણને રાધા અને કૃષ્ણની કૃપા પ્રાપ્ત થાય છે. આપણે ભગવાન નિત્યાનન્દ અથવા દિક્ષા ગુરુના બે ચરણ પકડી લેવા જોઈએ, ગુરુ, પ્રભુપાદ, તેઓ ભગવાન નિત્યાનન્દની પરંપરામાં આવે છે. એવું કહેવાય છે કે ગુરુ ભગવાન નિત્યાનન્દને ખૂબ જ પ્રિય હોય છે. તેથી આપણે...

સંગતિના પરિણામથી બચવા માટે કોઈપણ પૂરતું શક્તિશાળી નથી.

"કોઈ એટલું શક્તિશાળી નથી કે તેઓ સંગમાં રહેશે અને તેનાથી પ્રભાવિત થશે નહીં. આપણે એ લોકોના ગુણ ગ્રહણ કરવાનું વલણ ધરાવીએ છીએ જેમની સાથે આપણે ઘનિષ્ટતાથી જોડાયેલા રહીએ છીએ. તેથી આપણે આધ્યાત્મિક રીતે વધુ પ્રગતિશીલ લોકો સાથે જોડાઈએ છીએ ત્યારે સ્વાભાવિક રીતે જ આપણે આધ્યાત્મિક...

અભિમાન – આધ્યાત્મિક પતનનું લક્ષણ

“અભિમાન એ આધ્યાત્મિક પતનનું પ્રથમ લક્ષણ છે. જ્યારે કોઈ ભક્ત ગર્વ કરે છે, ત્યારે તે ભૌતિક શક્તિથી ડરવાનું બંધ કરે છે અને આધ્યાત્મિક ગુરુના આદેશો અને ભક્તોની સંગતિથી સ્વતંત્ર થવા માટે પોતાને પૂરતા પ્રમાણમાં ઉન્નત માને છે. આ તેને મજબૂતીથી માયાના નિયંત્રણ હેઠળ રાખે છે અને...

તેઓ અણનમ છે!

૨૭ મી જાન્યુઆરી ૨૦૨૦ એ ઇસ્કોનના ઇતિહાસમાં એક નોંધપાત્ર દિવસ તરીકે ઓળખાઈ શકે છે, ખાસ કરીને આપણા સૌથી પ્રિય ગુરુ મહારાજ ઓમ વિષ્ણુપાદ શ્રીમદ્ જયપતાકા સ્વામીના શિષ્યો માટે, જેઓ છેલ્લા ૫૨ વર્ષથી કૃષ્ણકૃપામૂર્તિ શ્રી શ્રીમદ્ એ. સી. ભક્તિવેદાન્ત સ્વામી શ્રીલ પ્રભુપાદના...

શા માટે આપણે પુસ્તક વિતરણમાં તપસ્યા સ્વીકારીએ છીએ?

“બહાર જવું અને પુસ્તકોનું વિતરણ કરવું એ હંમેશાં ખૂબ આરામદાયક નથી હોતું. લોકો પાસે જવું, તેઓ તમને કહે છે, "તમે બકવાસ કરો છો, તમે બદમાશ છો. મારા માર્ગમાંથી નીકળી જાઓ. મને ત્રાસ ન આપો." અથવા ઘણી બધી સમસ્યાઓ છે - ગરમી, તડકો, ક્યારેક અસુવિધા, અનિયમિત આહાર; વિવિધ વસ્તુઓ હોય...

કૃષ્ણ જુએ છે કે શિષ્ય કેવી રીતે ગુરુની સેવા કરે છે

"કૃષ્ણ જુએ છે કે શિષ્યો કેવી રીતે તેમના ગુરુની સેવા કરે છે, અને તે મુજબ તેઓ તેમની કૃપા કરે છે." શ્રી શ્રીમદ્ જયપતાકા સ્વામી ગુરુ મહારાજ ૧૪ મી એપ્રિલ, ૨૦૧૧ શ્રીધામ...

કેવી રીતે સારી રીતે સ્થિત થવું?

“શિખાઉ તબક્કામાં, ભક્તોને ખબર નથી હોતી કે શું કરવું જોઈએ અને શું કરવું જોઈએ નહીં. તેથી, તેમને એક પ્રમાણિત આધ્યાત્મિક ગુરૂની જરૂર હોય છે. જ્યારે શિખાઉ ભક્તને કોઈ વિચાર આવે છે, ત્યારે તે આવા ગુરુની સલાહ લે છે અને શોધે છે કે તે કોઈ ચોક્કસ પ્રવૃત્તિ સાથે આગળ વધી શકે છે કે...

કૃષ્ણ અને ગુરુની સેવા કરવાની હકારાત્મક ઇચ્છા

"કૃષ્ણ અને આધ્યાત્મિક ગુરુની સેવા કરવાની હકારાત્મક ઇચ્છા, ભક્તિમય સેવા સાથે વધુ જોડાયેલ રહેવું અને વધુ ભક્તિમય સેવા માટે એક લાલસા વિકાસીત કરવી એ પૂર્ણતાના મહત્વપૂર્ણ માપદંડ છે. જેટલી વધુ આપણે કૃષ્ણની ઇચ્છા કરીએ છીએ, તેટલા વધુ આપણે ભૌતિક ઇચ્છાઓની જાળમાંથી મુક્ત થઈએ...

ત્રણ પરીક્ષણ

“ત્રણ પરીક્ષણો છે - સાધુ, શાસ્ત્ર અને ગુરુ જેમાં આપણે કંઈક મૂકી શકીએ છીએ. આ તપાસ અને સંતુલન પ્રણાલી છે. ભૂતકાળમાં રહી ચુકેલા મહાન આત્માઓના ઉદાહરણોથી આપણે શીખી શકીએ છીએ, આ સાધુ પ્રમાણ છે. પછી આપણી પાસે શાસ્ત્ર છે - પુસ્તકો જ આધાર છે; બધું વેદો પર આધારીત છે. વેદો જે પણ...

भगवान के प्रेम की उच्चतम पूर्णता की वास्तविक अनुभूति कैसे प्राप्त करें

"भगवान के प्रेम की उच्चतम पूर्णता की वास्तविक अनुभूति प्राप्त करने के लिए, मनुष्य को भगवान को जो चाहिए उसे संतुष्ट करने का प्रयास करना होगा; भगवान बिना शर्त प्रेम चाहते हैं। यदि आप उस तरह से प्रेम करते हैं तो आप उन्हें वह दे रहे हैं जो वे चाहते हैं। यह प्रेम है। मैं...

भगवान नित्यानन्द का आविर्भाव दिवस

"भगवान नित्यानन्द प्रभु की कृपा के द्वारा हम राधा और कृष्ण की कृपा प्राप्त करते हैं। हंमें भगवान नित्यानन्द या दिक्षा गुरु के दो चरण पकड लेना चाहिए। गुरु, प्रभुपाद, वे नित्यानन्द प्रभु की परंपरा में आ रहे हैं। यह कहा जाता है कि गुरु भगवान नित्यानन्द को बहुत प्रिय होते...

संगति के परिणाम से बचने के लिए कोई भी पर्याप्त शक्तिशाली नहीं है।

"कोई भी इतना शक्तिशाली नहीं है कि वे संगति में रहेंगे और इससे प्रभावित नहीं होंगे। हम उन लोगों के गुण ग्रहण करने का झुकाव रखते हैं जिनसे हम घनिष्टता से जुड़ रहते हैं। इसलिए हम आध्यात्मिक रूप से अधिक उन्नत लोगों के साथ जुड़ते हैं, तब स्वाभाविक रूप से हम आध्यात्मिक...

अभिमान – आध्यात्मिक पतन का लक्षण

“अभिमान आध्यात्मिक पतन का पहला लक्षण है। जब कोई भक्त गर्व करता है, तो वह भौतिक शक्ति से डरना बंद कर देता है और आध्यात्मिक गुरु के आदेशों और भक्तों की संगति से स्वतंत्र होने के लिए खुद को पर्याप्त रूप से उन्नत समझता है। यह उसे मजबूती से माया के नियंत्रण में रखता है, और...

वे अजेय है!

२७ जनवरी २०२० को इस्कॉन के इतिहास में एक उल्लेखनीय दिन कहा जा सकता है, विशेष रूप से हमारे सबसे प्रिय गुरु महाराज ओम विष्णुपद श्रीमद जयपताका स्वामी के शिष्यों के लिए, जो कि कृष्णकृपामूर्ति श्री श्रीमद् ए. सी. भक्तिवेदांत स्वामी श्रील प्रभुपाद के आशीर्वाद से पिछले ५२...

क्यों हम पुस्तक वितरण में तपस्या स्वीकार करते हैं?

“बाहर जाना और किताबें वितरित करना हमेशा बहुत आरामदायक नहीं हो सकता है। लोगों के पास जाने के बाद, वे आपको कहते हैं, "आप बकवास करते हैं, आप दुष्ट हैं। मेरे रास्ते से हट जाओ। मुझे परेशान मत करो।" या तो कई अन्य समस्याएं हैं - गर्मी, धूप, कभी-कभी असुविधा, अनियमित आहार;...

कृष्ण देखते हैं कि कैसे शिष्य गुरु की सेवा करते हैं

"कृष्ण देखते हैं कि कैसे शिष्य अपने गुरु की सेवा कर रहे हैं, और तदनुसार वह उनकी कृपा करते हैं।" श्री श्रीमद् जयपताका स्वामी गुरु महाराज १४ अप्रैल, २०११ श्रीधाम...

कैसे अच्छी तरह से स्थित हो?

“नौसिखिया अवस्था में, भक्तों को पता नहीं होता है कि क्या करना है और क्या नहीं करना है। इसलिए, उन्हें एक प्रमाणित आध्यात्मिक गुरु की जरूरत होती है। जब एक नौसिखिया भक्त को एक विचार आता है, तो वह ऐसे गुरु के साथ परामर्श करता है और पता करता है कि क्या वह एक निश्चित...

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“कृष्ण और आध्यात्मिक गुरु की सेवा करने की सकारात्मक इच्छा, भक्तिमय सेवा से अधिक जुड़ना और अधिक भक्तिमय सेवा के लिए एक लालसा विकसित करना पूर्णता के महत्वपूर्ण मानदंड हैं। जितना अधिक हम कृष्ण की इच्छा करते हैं, उतने ही अधिक हम भौतिक इच्छाओंकी उलझन से मुक्त होते हैं।”...

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Question: Many times we are enthusiastic to take services for which we may not be capable or qualified, both materially and spiritually. So how can we decide because we don’t want to be a disturbance for your mission.  

Guru maharaj: We offer ourselves for service and whether they give us service or not, that depends on the guru and spiritual authorities. At one time we heard that Srila Prabhupada was criticizing Vrndavan, so we were ready to help in Vrndavana. And Srila Prabhupada...

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Question: Suvradev Babu, Bangladesh: Sometimes I don’t get taste and feel tired at the time of chanting but not able to find out the reason for this condition. So what process should I follow to get interest in chanting with taste again and again?

Guru maharaj: Srila Bhaktisiddanta Saraswati Thakur, he would chant his japa walking up and down. So he was a very active person. He got his taste and chant walking. Some people chant sitting down, some people pace, there is no hard and fast rule. If you don’t find...

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Question: Ashwini Agarwal: Guru maharaj, why do we not celebrate Lord Laksmana’s appearance day? But we celebrate Lord Balarama and Lord Nityananda’s appearance days. Your servant, Aswasena Govinda das, Washington DC

Guru maharaj: Nothing that prohibits us from celebrating Laksmana’s appearance day, especially when we have Sita Rama Laksmana Hanuman. People can observe appearance day of Laksmana, there is nothing against it. It is not clear when Lord Laksmana’s appearance was. So...

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Question: Bhaktin Abhirami. How can the youths preach effectively so that people can understand us and take us seriously too? What are the limits on what we should do and we shouldn’t do, so that we can contribute more to Srila Prabhupada’s mission and his movement?

Guru maharaj: Bhaktin Abhirami, from where? Somewhere in the world! Well, Srila Prabhupada said he was an elderly Indian and could get away with chastising people, since he was elderly. Young people cannot imitate Srila Prabhupada. But they can show by their...

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Question: How can the youths preach effectively so that people can understand us and take us seriously too? What are the limits on what we should do and we shouldn’t do, so that we can contribute more to Srila Prabhupada’s mission and his movement?

Guru maharaj: Well, Srila Prabhupada said he was an elderly Indian and could get away with chastising people, since he was elderly. Young people cannot imitate Srila Prabhupada. But they can show by their enthusiasm, by their happiness, that Krsna consciousness works....

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Question: Hare Krsna guru maharaj. When we are trying to preach Krsna consciousness to others, in the process there is a chance that we get affected by recognition and a devotee gets caught in that position of fame and gets envious of other devotees. How should one do preaching without falling in these traps?

Guru maharaj: Lord Caitanya taught us that we should take out the weeds in our devotional service. Nisidachar, kuti nati, jiva himsa, labh, puja, pratishastasha joto upashako golo. Breaking the regulative principles, political dealings, being envious against others,...

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