Question: Considering verse Caitanya Caritamrita Adi Lila 17.29, we set up an arrangement to maintain a constant supply of daily requirements. So we don’t live like this. So who is this for?

Jayapataka Swami:  Caitanya Caritamrita Adi Lila 17.29: “Thus a vaisnava should not ask anything from anyone else. If someone gives him something without being asked, he should accept it, but if nothing comes, a vaisnava should be satisfied to eat whatever vegetables...

Tanzania Refuses The Vaccine

I spend a few minutes hearing the latest news, but usually it is nothing spiritual. But, in Tanzania they said, they don’t have the Corona virus pandemic, because everybody prays in the church, or prays.. I saw a picture of people praying, I think it was a church. So...

Question: In the purport to Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 4, Chapter 24, verse 15, Srila Prabhupada says that a disciple must meditate on the instruction of his guru. Why is it necessary to meditate on guru’s instruction and what is the method of meditation on his instruction?

Jayapataka Swami: Srila Prabhupada said his guru asked him to preach in the western countries and also to print books. So he tried to do that. He went to the West and he gave priority to the printing and distribution of books. I think meditating could mean that trying...

Question: I have two questions, no. 1, what is the difference between sheltering to Guru Maharaj lotus feet and initiation. Only by sheltering to guru, one can go to Goloka Vrndavana? Question no. 2, after initiation, if somebody completes his chanting rounds by digital machine without chanting on beads, is it okay.

Jayapataka Swami: Taking shelter of the guru is a trial period and taking initiation means that you are convinced that following the guru’s order you will be successful. Under shelter, it may have similar effect as initiation, if you are very sincere in your practice....