Question: I am part of the Iskcon Youth Forum and following devotional service. But sometimes, there is so much difficulty in the way devotees behave that I develop bad thoughts for them. And therefore I am not able to concentrate on my japa. I don’t want to wake up for mangala arati. And many a time, I feel like leaving the place and going away. What should I do under the circumstances so that my devotional life is taken care of and I advance?

Jayapataka Swami: Apparently you are facing a lot of problems in the Chaatra ashram, the student ashram. Srila Prabhupada said that in the hospital, you expect to find sick people. So, those who are practicing devotional service, some are doctors and some are sick,...

Question: The game of passing message. We see that passing a message from one person to another person, in a line and by the end of the line, the message is completely deviated. So, how is it that through parampara system, the message of Bhagavad-gita is not deviated?

Jayapataka Swami: They do this game in the grade school. And little kids, they forget exactly what the wordings of the message is. The people in the guru parampara are great devotees and great sages, and they learn the science of Krsna consciousness as it is from...