Question: I was wondering what you recommend to your female disciples – is it better for them to be housewives and simply support their families, therefore promoting a vaisnavism lifestyle which is vital in ISKCON? Or is it better for them to pursue some education and taking up some service opportunities in the movement?

Jayapataka Swami: Yes! I don’t see why, a lady cannot do, can be a wife and can study! As I suggest. Some of our ladies have also Bhakti Sastri, Bhakti Vaibhav and Bhakti Vedanta. So, you can do both. You can study Srila Prabhupada books and also be a wife. Haribol!...

Question: We have heard that Lord Caitanya freely distributed the holy names. In His song, Jiva Jago, Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur says, He begged to get the holy names from Lord Caitanya and advised us to do so. I could not understand this. Requesting you to enlighten us.

Jayapataka Swami: Lord Caitanya gives out love of Krsna freely without considering who deserves and who doesn’t. Some people may say, oh, I don’t deserve. It doesn’t matter! Lord Caitanya doesn’t consider who deserves – if you want it, He will give it. We should ask,...