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Get help by reading important Questions and Answers by His Holiness Jayapataka Swami on various topics.

Temple of Vedic Planetarium Exhibits and Planetarium Wing

The west wing of the Temple of Vedic Planetarium is a special exhibits and planetarium wing known as “Museum of the Vedic Planetarium” and we had our meeting today. We are waiting for HG Rameshwar Prabhu to regain his health and we discussed things like finalizing the...

Zoom Visit to Malda West Bengal

Vrajarāja Kānāi dāsa took us to the two temples in Malda City. Lakṣmī Nārāyaṇa and Nitāi Gaura Temple & Rādhā Gokulanath Temple. We met 235 or so devotees, various congregation members offered me prasāda and had a nice time seeing all the beautiful Kṛṣṇa centered...

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Gaura Purnima Message from His Holiness Jayapataka Swami – 8 March 2020

My dear Diksa and Siksa disciples, Please accept my blessings. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Tomorrow on Gaura Purnima, we would be completing Gourabda 533. The following day which is Jagannath Misra's Feast day would be the first day of Gaurabda 534. This is our...

Temple of Vedic Planetarium Exhibits and Planetarium Wing

The west wing of the Temple of Vedic Planetarium is a special exhibits and planetarium wing known as “Museum of the Vedic Planetarium” and we had our meeting today. We are waiting for HG Rameshwar Prabhu to regain his health and we discussed things like finalizing the...

Zoom Visit to Malda West Bengal

Vrajarāja Kānāi dāsa took us to the two temples in Malda City. Lakṣmī Nārāyaṇa and Nitāi Gaura Temple & Rādhā Gokulanath Temple. We met 235 or so devotees, various congregation members offered me prasāda and had a nice time seeing all the beautiful Kṛṣṇa centered...

Question: When we see the ladder in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, niṣṭhā comes after anartha-nivṛtti. So, is that I will become steady in practicing devotional service after I become free from all anarthas?

Jayapataka Swami: The anarthas are such that, we have some days very good, strong, some days not so good, not so strong,that means unsteady,and then niṣṭhā means you are steady. So, when you actually become almost free from the anarthas, you become more fixed, more...

Question: Sometimes our affection and compassion to someone turns to attachment. As a result, we experience suffering from that attachment. Kindly guide us the procedure to deal our personal relationships without being attached.

Jayapataka Swami: The point is that we should do everything out of attachment to Kṛṣṇa. We give our compassion to devotees, out of our attachment to Kṛṣṇa. We want to please Kṛṣṇa. So, we show our compassion to some devotee. But as Lord Caitanya said in the third...

Question: When one dreams of one’s spiritual master and receives instructions from him, can we consider these dreams completely real?

Jayapataka Swami: Unless the dream is something strange that the guru would not do, it maybe real. If the Guru is present, you can always ask him, if the instruction that was received should be followed. If the Guru is not present, he is no longer in this world, you...

Question: How can I get rid of mental speculations?

Jayapataka Swami: We should read the books of Śrīla Prabhupāda, and fill up our consciousness with proper, spiritual understanding, and there is no reason to speculate on anything. Śrīla Prabhupāda has explained everything we need to know. 06-June-2020  SRI DHAMA...

Question: It is mentioned that only after self-realization one attains the stage of understanding devotional service. That one who is in the bodily concept of existence cannot understand the process of devotional service. Nārada-bhakti-sūtra1. Could you kindly elaborate on this?

Jayapataka Swami: I don’t know who translated Nārada-bhakti-sūtra, I don’t know if it is proper translation. But the idea is, that we understand that we are not the body. We are the spirit soul. And devotional service is offered on the platform of the spirit soul to...

Question: In the Nectar Of Instruction, Srila Prabhupada said that devotional service is ahaitukiapratihata. Bhakti is not affected by any mundane cause or curtailed by any material interruption. My question is, how do sinful activities slow one’s progress in devotional life?

Jayapataka Swami: Srimad Bhagavatam 1.2.6 Translation:  The supreme occupation [dharma] for all humanity is that by which men can attain to loving devotional service unto the transcendental Lord. Such devotional service must be unmotivated and uninterrupted to...

Question: What is the difference between liberated soul and conditioned soul?

Jayapataka Swami: All the souls in the spiritual world are nitya siddhas and usually the people in the material world are conditioned souls. Some great souls in the material world are also liberated like Vyasadeva and others, but they are very rare. So the eternally...

Question: Just like you have mentioned that devotees should be like Haridasa Thakura, that we should try to decrease the worry of Lord Caitanya, can you please elaborate this Guru Maharaj?

Jayapataka Swami: Lord Caitanya, He wanted all the people to go back home back to Godhead. He wanted that people become Krsna conscious. That was the desire of Srila Prabhupada. So, to alleviate that worry we should preach. Srila Bhaktisiddanta Saraswati Thakura said,...

Question: What can I do so that you become most happy? Kindly tell me.

Jayapataka Swami: Many people asked Srila Prabhupada this question. And he would answer in different ways. But most common answer was, if the disciple develops love of Krsna. We want the devotees to use their abilities to preach. One day in Kolkata temple, I was...

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Question: Sometimes our affection and compassion to someone turns to attachment. As a result, we experience suffering from that attachment. Kindly guide us the procedure to deal our personal relationships without being attached.

Jayapataka Swami: The point is that we should do everything out of attachment to Kṛṣṇa. We give our compassion to devotees, out of our attachment to Kṛṣṇa. We want to please Kṛṣṇa. So, we show our compassion to some devotee. But as Lord Caitanya said in the third...

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Question: How can I get rid of mental speculations?

Jayapataka Swami: We should read the books of Śrīla Prabhupāda, and fill up our consciousness with proper, spiritual understanding, and there is no reason to speculate on anything. Śrīla Prabhupāda has explained everything we need to know. 06-June-2020  SRI DHAMA...

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Question: It is mentioned that only after self-realization one attains the stage of understanding devotional service. That one who is in the bodily concept of existence cannot understand the process of devotional service. Nārada-bhakti-sūtra1. Could you kindly elaborate on this?

Jayapataka Swami: I don’t know who translated Nārada-bhakti-sūtra, I don’t know if it is proper translation. But the idea is, that we understand that we are not the body. We are the spirit soul. And devotional service is offered on the platform of the spirit soul to...

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Question: King Pratāparudra and Rāmānanda Rāya both were externally materialists, having opulent positions, but internally pure devotees. Why Lord Caitanya kept King Pratāparudra away because he was wealthy and materialistic, but discussed most confidential pastimes with Rāmānanda Rāya? Same is the case with Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi, who was externally exhibiting himself as a materialist, but internally he was a pure devotee. What is the difference between King Pratāparudra externally a materialist, and Rāmānanda Rāya and Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi externally a materialist or have opulent, material positions?

Jayapataka Swami:The difference is that Pratāparudra was a king, and that Lord Caitanya wanted to establish that, one should avoid kings. Although Rāmānanda Rāya was a governor, and although Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi was a landlord, what they called a zamindar, they were...

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Question: In the Nectar Of Instruction, Srila Prabhupada said that devotional service is ahaitukiapratihata. Bhakti is not affected by any mundane cause or curtailed by any material interruption. My question is, how do sinful activities slow one’s progress in devotional life?

Jayapataka Swami: Srimad Bhagavatam 1.2.6 Translation:  The supreme occupation [dharma] for all humanity is that by which men can attain to loving devotional service unto the transcendental Lord. Such devotional service must be unmotivated and uninterrupted to...

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Question: We have been fortunate to receive your spiritual instructions. Can you also give us some instructions how to conduct our material life, especially our official life, which we do like eight hours daily? What would be our mood in doing that? I basically work for an IT company as a consultant. How can I utilize this duty of mine also by aligning to instructions, of what Krishna mentioned that whatever duty you do, do it for Him?

Jayapataka Swami: Since devotees by working they are getting some income to maintain their family and maintain their devotional service, offering food to the deities, and then with the income, they may help the CDM, the local temple, in this way they can see the...

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Question: When new people come to Bhakti Vrksa, they see we are doing potluck prasadam. And they also want to bring something for offering. We tell them to use a clean vessel, not used for nonveg. And do not use garlic and onion. Even if they are eating meat. Is it okay?

Jayapataka Swami: Then better have them bring some fruits or uncooked things. So they can also participate but eating the cooked food from non-vegetarians is not recommended. So until they are basically following all the principles, it is better for them to bring...

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Question: Chand Kazi stopped saṅkīrtana, devotees were beaten by him still Lord Caitanya showered His mercy upon him. At that time there were some people in Navadvīpa who were brāhmaṇas and others, who were accepting the scriptures although they were envious to devotees. But the Lord did not give them mercy. How can we understand this?

Jayapataka Swami:  Well, we have to tune in for the further discussion between Lord Caitanya and the Chand Kazi. Lord Caitanya brought up some challenging points and finally the Kazi accepted defeat. So unfortunately, these brāhmaṇas who are atheists, they don’t come...

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Question: How is a devotee empowered to preach and distribute Krsna consciousness to everyone? Seeing the condition of the people, I am feeling to preach. But how can I be able to do so? As a person in society, as a common person, if I preach to any of my friends or neighbors etc. they will see and consider us differently, like as we come from another planet.

Jayapataka Swami: That is why it is said that, preaching should be done according to time, place and circumstance. Sometimes the best way of preaching, is to have people to read books of Srila Prabhupada. But sometimes you can ask questions that will force the people...

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