Question: If a devotee is following principles and chanting 16 rounds, but his job promotes sinful activities, for eg owning a gas station in the US and the shop that sells meat products. Please tell us what is recommended for him to take initiation?

Jayapataka Swami: In Fiji, a particular family owned a grocery store and some of the products in the grocery were meat derivatives. One of the brothers wanted to take initiation. So Srila Prabhupada told him that he should calculate what the meat income was, and...

Question: During the course of your service to Srila Prabhupada, when you faced obstacles, especially which appeared insurmountable, how were you able to overcome them? Was it through prayers? Or by seeking shelter of our acaryas? Or the Lord? What would you recommend to us as the best course of action when we face such obstacles? What should be our prayers?

Jayapataka Swami: Yes, yes, yes, yes! You have asked whether I prayed, whether I depended on my guru, whether I depended on the previous acaryas? Yes, I did. And what should you do? Yes, do the same! Ha! Ha! 15-MARCH-2020 SRI MAYAPUR DHAM, INDIA