Official website of His Holiness Jayapataka Swami
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is a branch of the monotheistic Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition within Hinduism dating back 5000 years to Lord Krishna Himself. ISKCON was established in the West in 1966 by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Srila Prabhupada) and has since developed into a worldwide confederation of over 500 temples, centers, communities, schools, and restaurants with some 250,000 devotees. Read more on ISKCON.org
His 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
Worldwide prayers and offerings for His Holiness Jayapataka Swami
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The official website for JPS Office. Here you can download various initiation forms, philosophical test papers, questionnaires and checklists
The Official Database of His Holiness Jayapataka Swami. You will find links to audio recordings of the classes as well as transcriptions.
The Ministry actively collaborates with ISKCON affiliates worldwide to facilitate the spiritual growth of individuals and communities according to the teachings of Srila Prabhupada
The official YouTube channel of JPS Archives. Here you can watch most popular video uploads as well as playlists.
Srila Prabhupada’s vision of a Vedic Planetarium, which would present the universe according to the Srimad Bhagavatam, the essence of all Vedic literature and Vedantic philosophy
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 essential, to...read more
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?
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 mediation and...read more
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 offended, you can...read more
don’t know if there is a system to take others’ faults. You can donate some of your merits to others. That is in the Padma Purana that one lady she was donating some of her merits to a bull who was being mistreated and who died. So the atma from the bull took birth as...read more
That is a very glorious question. We want to always remember guru and Krishna. So if we do everything as an offering to guru and Krishna, then we will be constantly thinking of guru and Krishna. Like, if you buy a gift for your loved one, you may be thinking what does...read more
That is the original sin, why we are here in the material world. For some reason we envied or were jealous of the Lord. So that is the one thing we cannot dovetail. We dovetail anger, you can dovetail greed, you can dovetail everything but not envy, matsar. I can be...read more
How can one be steady in the journey of devotion and remain dhira against any types of obstacles coming in this path?
"This is what is called determination!" Then Guru Maharaja went on to narrate the pastime of Dhruva Maharaja who was looking for the Lord, Bhagavan, everywhere! “So if you are as determined as Dhruva, then nothing will stop us. We will go on looking – WE WANT...read more
Because we want the Lord should also forgive us for the offences we made. So therefore we want to forgive others. Do to others as you would have done to you. His Holiness Jayapataka Swami 30th January 2019 Chennai, Indiaread more
Attachment, fear and anger, how to overcome? There is a verse of this in the Bhagavad Gita and some advice is given there. But in a nutshell, we want to dovetail everything with Krishna consciousness. Instead of being attached to the material world, we are more...read more
What kind of spiritual declination one goes through if a devotee criticizes or blasphemes another devotee? Does it impact devotional services?
The devotional service becomes very dry. The ecstasy of pure love is obstructed. There was a pastime of the six Goswamis, when one of the goswamis was reading the Bhagavatam, and he felt great ecstasy. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! He started laughing! Ha! Ha! Ha!...read more
If a devotee shares about what he doesn’t like about another devotee, highlights few shortcomings of the devotee, is that an offence on the part of the speaker or listener?
It can be an offence. If it is presented in such a way that we respectfully say that this particular thing should not be followed, the devotee otherwise is very good but this particular habit is something that we do not follow. If it is presented in a very...read more
Any reference to a vaishnava, by his material previous activities, or his material features, or any excessive eulogy, where you are calling him as God, such things are offensive or blasphemy. His Holiness Jayapataka Swami 26th January 2019 Chennai, Indiaread more
Why do you say your soul? You are the soul! Why don’t I realize Krishna myself or by my mind? Because we are conditioned souls, so we see things through our senses and through our mind, intelligence. But as you advance you will feel things beyond the mind and...read more
In the 18th chapter of Bhagavad Gita, Krishna says, sarva dharmaan parityajya maam ekam sharanam vraja, aham tvaam sarva paapebhyo mokshaishyaami maa suchaha. So there He says He will destroy all the sinful reactions. If you have offended any devotees, then you should...read more
How to properly understand the statement that all perfection can be achieved by having darshan of a pure devotee even for a second and at the same time, Srila Prabhupada saying it is a gradual process?
The process may be gradual, but you have to start it somewhere. By seeing a vaishnava, you may be inspired to start your own process of Krishna consciousness. It is also gradual but it depends how intensely you want it. If you want it very intensely it can happen very...read more
When we feel that Krishna or the devotees are saying something how can we be sure it is not our mind?
Jayapataka Swami Guru maharaj: Vijaya Radha devi dasi! While the guru is present, you shouldn’t feel any doubt. You can always ask the guru if your idea is correct or not. I asked several times about different things like this, and somethings he said, they are sent by...read more
Guru Maharaja: That is a very glorious question. We want to always remember guru and Krishna. So if we do everything as an offering to guru and Krishna, then we will be constantly thinking of guru and Krishna. Like, if you buy a gift for your loved one, you may be...read more