Question: We are organizing Bhisma Pancaka in Gita Bhavan, Mayapur. Those who are staying in Mayapur, they, for the past few years are doing this. But from different parts of the world devotees are asking questions. How to observe the Bhisma Pancaka? How to do the Dvadasi parana, etc. So Guru Maharaj, can you please enlighten us with a few word on this? Also asking blessings from you that we are able to observe the Bhisma Pancaka successfully.

Jayapataka Swami: We understand this is a five day vrata. And if we take a sankalpa that we are following the Bhisma Pancaka, then as far as I understand, that naturally, it is alright to break it on the full moon day. But devotees are always worried about the...

Question: We are living in a society where there is no Krsna conscious environment. So how can we comment behavior in another person and give a gift of spiritual environment to our daughter?

Jayapataka Swami: That is why we are trying to create this Krsna conscious environment in Mayapur. And in different parts of the world, they do different things to give the young devotees in a Krsna conscious environment. In the CDM, Congregational Development...

Question: There are many initiated prabhus and matajis and their families in grhastha asrama, but their children even though they are connected to Krsna conscious families, they do not follow the devotional life style. They eat outside food and are oblivious to Krsna conscious life. If children act this way will that affect the lifestyle of the Krsna conscious parents? Kindly elaborate on this.

Jayapataka Swami: One time Srila Bhaktisiddanta Saraswati Thakura said, that he would indulge in sex life, if he knew that every time he was guaranteed to have a Krsna conscious child. That is why every time the child will be a pure devotee, that is not guaranteed....

Question: Being a grhastha how can we understand that we are actually grhastha or grhamedi? And in Srimad Bhagavatam it is already described how one should follow the grhastha life, what happens if we don’t act according to the scriptures and go on satisfying our lusty desires?

Jayapataka Swami: That is why we read in the pastime of Lord Caitanya, when Lord Caitanya was in Vrndavana, one grihastha approached Him, and he said, I am a very, very fallen grhastha. Like that he had the mercy from Lord Caitanya. So Srila Prabhupada said, as...