Question: Some devotees who initially have the Sri sampradaya background, also now have a tendency to hear from Sri sampradaya speakers. I have mentioned to them, we have everything in Srila Prabhupada’s books and lectures. Is there a need to hear from outside? Hearing from other sampradaya speakers affects one’s mood of devotional service.

Jayapataka Swami: You see, there is no need to be hearing from others outside of Iskcon. At least Sri sampradaya is one of the four sampradayas,vaisnava, but they are in the mood of servitude, dasya. And they worship Laksmi Narayana. So, by hearing their lectures, one...

Question: Is it right to desire to go back to Godhead within this lifetime or we shall not be attached to the destination we go and just pray that wherever we go, we are always in the association of devotees?

Jayapataka Swami: We want to serve the Lord. And we want that we can be part of His pastimes. Without the service of the Lord, devotees don’t care for liberation. Only if it includes the service of the Lord, they may accept any of the four liberations. Living in the...