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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

Homage To Śrīla Prabhupāda On His Vyāsa-Pūjā – 25 August 2019

My dear spiritual father Śrīla Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, Please accept my respectful obeisances! nama oṁ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale śrīmate bhaktivedānta-svāmin iti nāmine namas te sārasvate deve...

Chanting for Sri Narasimha Caturdasi

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That’s why we are suffering

"Basically everyone is more interested in things other than God consciousness or in self-realization today. That’s why we are suffering." His Holiness Jayapataka Swami 17th September 1979 Los Angeles, USA

By taking initiation, disciple can immediately feel relief

"By surrendering to Guru and Krishna and taking initiation from a bonafide spiritual master the disciple can immediately feel some relief. The laws of karma are pressing on all of us and surrender to guru and Krishna relieves that.” His Holiness Srila Jayapataka...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

તેથી જ આપણે પીડા ભોગવી રહ્યા છીએ

"મૂળભૂત રીતે દરેકને આજે ઈશ ભાવનામૃત અથવા આત્મ-સાક્ષાત્કાર સિવાય અન્ય બાબતોમાં વધુ રુચિ છે. તેથી જ આપણે પીડા ભોગવી રહ્યા છીએ." શ્રી શ્રીમદ્ જયપતાક સ્વામી ૧૭ સપ્ટેમ્બર ૧૯૭૯ લોસ...

દીક્ષા લઈને શિષ્ય તરત રાહત અનુભવી શકે છે

"ગુરુ અને કૃષ્ણને શરણાગત થઈને અને પ્રામાણિક આધ્યાત્મિક ગુરૂ પાસેથી દીક્ષા લઈને શિષ્ય તરત જ થોડી રાહત અનુભવી શકે છે. કર્મના નિયમો આપણા બધા ઉપર દબાણ લાવી રહ્યા છે અને ગુરુ પ્રત્યે શરણાગતિથી રાહત મળે છે." શ્રી શ્રીમદ્ શ્રીલ જયપતાક સ્વામી ગુરુ મહારાજ...

દિવ્યજ્ઞાન કેવળ શૈક્ષણિક નથી

"વાસ્તવિક દિવ્યજ્ઞાન કેવળ શૈક્ષણિક નથી, પરંતુ એ હ્રદયમાં જીવંત રૂપે આવે છે જેમ કે એક ફૂલ એક નિશ્ચિત સમયમાં ખીલે છે, જેમ કોઈ ઊંઘમાંથી જાગે છે અથવા જેમ સૂર્ય પૂર્વમાં ઉગે છે. હરે કૃષ્ણનો જપ કરવાથી, કૃષ્ણના ઉપદેશને વાંચવાથી અને ગુરુ અને કૃષ્ણની પૂજા કરવાથી આ...

આપણે વફાદાર બન્યા રહેવાની જરૂર છે

"કૃષ્ણભાવનામૃત આંદોલનના બધા ભક્તો ભગવાન ચૈતન્યને તેમની ભવિષ્યવાણીને પૂર્ણ કરવામાં મદદ કરી રહ્યા છે, જેનો અર્થ એ કે તેઓ ભગવાન ચૈતન્યની લીલાનો ભાગ છે. જો તમે બધું ભગવાન ચૈતન્યની લીલાના રૂપમાં લઈ રહ્યા છો, તો બધું આનંદમય અને રોમાંચક છે. ભગવાન ચૈતન્ય વિશ્વંભર પણ છે -...

મનુષ્ય કેટલી ભવ્યતાથી મૃત્યુ પામે છે?

"એવું નથી કે કેટલી ભવ્યતાથી મનુષ્ય જીવે છે, પરંતુ કેટલી ભવ્યતાથી મનુષ્ય મૃત્યુ પ્રાપ્ત કરે છે. જો તે રડતા રડતા મૃત્યુ પામે છે, જો તે છોડીને અન્યત્ર જાય છે અને મૃત્યુ પામે છે, તો તે ભવ્ય નથી. અને પછી, કોઈ હરે કૃષ્ણ મંત્રનો જપ કરતા કરતા મૃત્યુ પામે છે, કૃષ્ણ...

તે આપણે નથી, તે આપણા આધ્યાત્મિક ગુરુની કૃપા છે

"જો આપણે આપણી સેવામાં થોડા નિષ્ણાંત બનીએ છીએ, તો આપણે તુરંત જ વિચારીએ કે હું કેટલો અદ્દભુત છું, આપણે ભૂલી જઈએ છીએ કે મારા આધ્યાત્મિક ગુરુની કૃપા કેટલી અદ્દભુત છે કે મારા જેવા નકામા વ્યક્તિને પાસે કંઈક કરાવી શકે છે જે સેવામાં થોડું ઉપયોગી લાગે છે." શ્રી શ્રીમદ્...

ભક્તનું શરણાગતિ અને નિષ્ઠા અનુસાર મૂલ્યાંકન કરવામાં આવે છે

"કૃષ્ણની દૃષ્ટિમાં, પ્રત્યેક ભક્તનું તેની શરણાગતિ અને નિષ્ઠા અનુસાર મૂલ્યાંકન કરવામાં આવે છે કે તે તેની સેવા કરવા માટે કેટલી પ્રતિબદ્ધતા લઈ રહ્યો છે. જો તે વધુ જવાબદારી લે છે, તો તેને વધુ કૃપા આપવામાં આવે છે, કારણ કે તેને તેની જવાબદારી સાથે આવતી બધી કસોટીઓને...

આપણે ભક્તોમાં સારા ગુણો જોવા જોઈએ

"આપણે વૈષ્ણવમાં સારા ગુણો જોવા જ જોઈએ. જો કેટલાક વૈષ્ણવ કેટલીકવાર તમને ન ગમતું કંઈક કરે અથવા તે કંઈક એવું કરે જે તમને લાગે નહીં કે તે યોગ્ય વૈષ્ણવ વર્તનને ધ્યાનમાં રાખીને છે, તો પછી તમે તેના ઉદાહરણનું અનુકરણ ન કરવાનું નક્કી કરી શકો છો. પરંતુ વૈષ્ણવ કૃષ્ણની સેવા...

આપણે ખૂબ ભાગ્યશાળી છીએ

"આપણે આ યુગમાં મનુષ્યનું શરીર પ્રાપ્ત કરવા માટે ખૂબ જ ભાગ્યશાળી છીએ. જો આપણે ગૌરાંગ મહાપ્રભુનાં ચરણકમળોનો આશ્રય નથી લેતા, તો આપણું મનુષ્ય જીવન વ્યર્થ છે. એ.સી. ભક્તિવેદાંત સ્વામી શ્રીલ પ્રભુપાદે સંપૂર્ણ વિશ્વમાં ગૌરાંગના નામનો અને પવિત્ર નામનો પ્રચાર કર્યો. આપણે ખૂબ...

કૃષ્ણના નામમાં સૌથી વધુ શક્તિ છે

"કૃષ્ણના નામમાં સૌથી વધુ શક્તિ અને સામર્થ્ય છે. કૃષ્ણ અને તેમનું નામ અભિન્ન છે. જો દરેક વ્યક્તિ કૃષ્ણના નામનો જપ કરશે, તો તેઓ સંપૂર્ણ રીતે બદલાઈ જશે." શ્રી શ્રીમદ્દ જયપતાકા સ્વામી ૧૧ જુલાઈ ૨૦૧૬...

इसलिए हम कष्ट भोग रहे हैं

"आज मूल रूप से हर कोई ईश भावनामृत या आत्म-साक्षात्कार के अलावा अन्य चीजों में अधिक रुचि रखता है। इसीलिए हम कष्ट भोग रहे हैं।" श्री श्रीमद् जयपताका स्वामी १७ सितंबर १९७९ लॉस...

दीक्षा लेने से शिष्य तुरंत राहत महसूस कर सकता है

“गुरु और कृष्ण के प्रति समर्पण करके और एक प्रामाणिक आध्यात्मिक गुरु से दीक्षा ले कर शिष्य तुरंत कुछ राहत महसूस कर सकता है। कर्म के नियम हम सभी पर दबाव डाल रहे हैं और गुरु और कृष्ण के प्रति समर्पण से राहत मिलती है। ” श्री श्रीमद् श्रील जयपताका स्वामी गुरु...

दिव्यज्ञान ज्ञान केवल अकादमिक नहीं है

"वास्तविक दिव्यज्ञान केवल अकादमिक नहीं है, लेकिन यह हृदय में जीवंत रुप से आता है जैसे कि एक फूल एक निश्चित समय में खिलता है, जैसे कोई नींद से जागता है या जैसे सूर्य पूर्व में उगता है। हरे कृष्ण का जप करने से, कृष्ण के उपदेश को पढ़ने से और गुरु और कृष्ण की पूजा करने...

हमें वफादार बने रहने की जरूरत है

"कृष्णभावनामृत आंदोलन के सभी भक्त भगवान चैतन्य को उनकी भविष्यवाणी को पूरा करने में मदद कर रहे हैं, जिसका अर्थ है कि वे भगवान चैतन्य की लीला का हिस्सा हैं। यदि आप सब कुछ भगवान चैतन्य की लीला के रूप में लेते हैं, तो सब कुछ आनंदमय और रोमांचक है। भगवान चैतन्य विश्वंभर...

कैसे शानदार तरीके से मरता है?

"यह नहीं है कि कितनी भव्यता से मनुष्य जीवित होता है, लेकिन कितनी भव्यता से मनुष्य की मृत्यु होती है। यदि वह रोते हुए मर जाता है, यदि वह छोडकर अन्यत्र जाता है और मर जाता है, तो यह भव्य नहीं है। और फिर, अगर कोई हरे कृष्ण का जप करते हुए मरता है, कृष्ण भक्ति के माध्यम...

यह हम नहीं, यह हमारे आध्यात्मिक गुरु की कृपा है

"यदि हम अपनी सेवा में थोड़े विशेषज्ञ बन जाते हैं तो हम तुरंत सोचते हैं कि मैं कितना अद्भुत व्यक्ति हूँ, हम यह भूल जाते हैं कि मेरे आध्यात्मिक गुरु की कृपा कितनी अद्भुत है कि वे मेरे जैसे बेकार व्यक्ति को कुछ करवा सकते हैं जो कि सेवा में थोड़ा उपयोगी प्रतीत होता है...

भक्त शरणागति और निष्ठा के अनुसार आँका जाता है

"कृष्ण की दृष्टि में, प्रत्येक भक्त को उसकी शरणागति और निष्ठा के अनुसार आँका जाता है कि वह अपनी सेवा करने के लिए कितनी प्रतिबद्धता ले रहा है। यदि वह अधिक जिम्मेदारी लेता है, तो उसे अधिक कृपा दी जाती है, क्योंकि उसे अपनी ज़िम्मेदारी के साथ आने वाले सभी कसौटीयों को...

हमें भक्तों में अच्छे गुणों को देखना चाहिए

"हमें वैष्णवों में अच्छे गुणों को देखना चाहिए। यदि कुछ वैष्णव कभी-कभी कुछ ऐसा करते हैं, जो आपको पसंद नहीं है, या वह कुछ ऐसा करते हैं जो आपको नहीं लगता कि उचित वैष्णव व्यवहार है, तो आप उनके उदाहरण का अनुकरण नहीं करने का फैसला कर सकते हैं। लेकिन चूंकि एक वैष्णव कृष्ण...

हम बहुत भाग्यशाली हैं

"हम इस युग में मनुष्य शरीर प्राप्त करने के लिए बहुत भाग्यशाली हैं। यदि हम गौरांग महाप्रभु के चरण कमलों का आश्रय नहीं लेते हैं, तो हमारा मनुष्य जीवन बर्बाद है। ए.सी. भक्तिवेदांत स्वामी श्रील प्रभुपाद ने पूरे विश्व में गौरांग का नाम और पवित्र नाम का प्रसार किया। हम...

कृष्ण के नाम में सबसे अधिक शक्ति है

"कृष्ण के नाम में सबसे अधिक शक्ति और सामर्थ्य है। कृष्ण और उनका नाम अभिन्न है। यदि हर कोई कृष्ण के नाम का जप करता है, तो वे पूरी तरह से बदल जाएंगे।" श्री श्रीमद् जयपताका स्वामी ११ जुलाई २०१६...

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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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