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
Srila Prabhupada said Vrindavan is my residence, Mayapur is my place of worship and Mumbai is my office. So I have gone from his place of worship to his office. Here, they are maintaining his residence very nicely. https://t.co/enWQmw3Eff
Worldwide prayers and offerings for His Holiness Jayapataka Swami
Extra Rounds of Maha-Mantra
Street Harinama Participants
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
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...read more
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,...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Question: If I have a material desire, but I also want to advance in Krishna consciousness, then can we do both the things? Why does one round of chanting have 108 repetitions?
Guru maharaj: One question at a time. We try to dovetail our material desire with Krishna’s service. Say we want to eat nice food, offer to Krishna nice food, take the prasadam. Say we want a nice house, so plan it that part of the house you can use for preaching....read more
Question: Can devotees who are not yet chanting 16 rounds keep Gaura Nitai deities at home for worship?
Guru maharaj: Srila Prabhupad when He was six years old, He was given small Radha Krishna deities by his father and he worshipped those as practice deities. They weren’t installed but they were worshipped. When he went to college, he gave those deities to his younger...read more
Guru maharaj: If you think, how much you owe your guru, then there is no problem to serve him. We can never repay the debt. Hare Krishna! HH JAYAPATAKA SWAMI 13th February 2019 Chennai, Indiaread more
Guru maharaj: If you apply them in your life, and you see that your life is improving, then naturally, you will have more and more faith. Like when you walk you put your foot ahead and you do not fall into a pit, then you think that the ground is solid, each step you...read more
Guru maharaj: Avadoot means He did things very spontaneously, like He would swim across the Ganges and back. Sometimes He went from Katwa to Navadvip by river and told Mother Sachi to immediately go to Shantipur and He jumped in the river and swam down to Shantipur....read more
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...read more
Guru maharaj: It is not by any material qualification, neither BA, MA or PHD, not by any kind of money, not by any good karma, it doesn’t hurt to try to serve Lord Nityananda serve Lord Caitanya and His mercy is causeless! That whatever you are doing will not be...read more
Question: How do we inspire western bodied contacts to take up process of chanting Hare Krishna daily?
Guru maharaj: You see there is no stereotype or standard answer that works for all. Everybody is an individual. So we have to adapt for each individual and give them what they are looking for. The answers that they seek. That is why Prabhupad said that it takes...read more
Question: When there is a difficult situation in family life that brings lot of suffering, how being a mataji I can develop detachment?
Guru maharaj: Tough question! You see the secret is to be more attached to Krishna. It is natural that we have attachment, and ladies especially may have attachment. So if we can direct our attachment to Krishna, then that will naturally make us more resilient in the...read more