Question: Gadadhara Pandit has so strong faith in Mahaprabhu, He is Radharani Herself. I am not Her and have never seen Mahaprabhu. So, I don’t have strong faith in Him. But I have strong faith with Srila Prabhupada. Is the result the same?

Jayapataka Swami: If you have faith in Srila Prabhupada, and he had faith in Lord Caitanya and Krsna. Then naturally we should have faith in Krsna. Srila Prabhupada said that he tried to follow his spiritual master, every word. Word by word. And therefore when he said...

Question: As spirit souls, jivera swarupa hoi nitya Krsna das. We are constitutionally servants of Krsna, and other impurities in our hearts are not actually permanent parts of our identity. How then do these impurities not dissipate in the direct presence of the Lord? There are so many examples, like the ones given here, as well as the laundry man in Mathura, who did not want to give royal clothes to Krsna and Balarama and even in Mahaprabhu’s time also, there were envious people. How to understand this?

Jayapataka Swami: Just seeing the Lord is not enough. In fact, to see a pure devotee of the Lord maybe more  important, because then when one sees the Lord they will have devotion. Devananda Pandit was against the Lord but his relative Vakreswara Pandit, preached to...

Question: Could you please describe in more details the benefits of congregational chanting online worldwide? What resources does it require, both technical and personal? Is it possible to chant 24 hours, 7 days a week, kirtan, taking into account different time zones?

Jayapataka Swami: I am sure that there are devotees who have the technical expertise to organize this. Apparently, Satyamedha Gauranga das had arranged a worldwide kirtan, when I was being operated and so it could be done. How to do it and maintain it 24 hours, I...

Question: We are actually surrendered to Krsna, however, during this COVID-19 situation, shall we just surrender to Krsna alone is enough, or we have to follow the precautions also? Because Krsna says at any time and any place death can happen. How to see this situation Guru Maharaj?

Jayapataka Swami:  There is a kind of a joke that an area was being flooded and they came by with a car and said, please come with us, we are evacuating the people. He said, no, no, I am depending on God. Then he was on the rooftop and a boat came by and said, you...