Question: When we see the ladder in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, niṣṭhā comes after anartha-nivṛtti. So, is that I will become steady in practicing devotional service after I become free from all anarthas?

Jayapataka Swami: The anarthas are such that, we have some days very good, strong, some days not so good, not so strong,that means unsteady,and then niṣṭhā means you are steady. So, when you actually become almost free from the anarthas, you become more fixed, more...

Question: Sometimes our affection and compassion to someone turns to attachment. As a result, we experience suffering from that attachment. Kindly guide us the procedure to deal our personal relationships without being attached.

Jayapataka Swami: The point is that we should do everything out of attachment to Kṛṣṇa. We give our compassion to devotees, out of our attachment to Kṛṣṇa. We want to please Kṛṣṇa. So, we show our compassion to some devotee. But as Lord Caitanya said in the third...

Question: It is mentioned that only after self-realization one attains the stage of understanding devotional service. That one who is in the bodily concept of existence cannot understand the process of devotional service. Nārada-bhakti-sūtra1. Could you kindly elaborate on this?

Jayapataka Swami: I don’t know who translated Nārada-bhakti-sūtra, I don’t know if it is proper translation. But the idea is, that we understand that we are not the body. We are the spirit soul. And devotional service is offered on the platform of the spirit soul to...