Question: It is usually said, we should not listen to the mayavada bhasya. But while we are taking Gita Mahatmaya and Jagannath Astakam, even though Sankaracarya preached mayavada philosophy also?

Guru Maharaj:  Actually, Sankaracarya was an incarnation of Lord Siva. And He was told to bring the Buddhists back to the Vedic dharma, by preaching mayavada. So we should not listen to mayavada, because they are saying that we are all God. But some things...

Question: Why is it that only the deity form of Lord Jagannatha leaves the temple for the procession like this? What is the significance of this form of Krsna giving the special darshana?

Jayapataka Swami: This form of Krsna celebrates ratha yatra every year. Some other deities in South India also do ratha yatras. For instance, like Nrsimhadeva, or some other deities, they also do ratha yatra. But specially the Jagannatha deities are very merciful. So...