Question: Lord Caitanya, He did not start from the beginning the preaching, and Srila Prabhupada, he also was waiting for a long time to preach. What is the lesson for us? What can we learn from this?

Jayapataka Swami: Interesting question. Lord Caitanya as Nimai Pandit, He was showing in one sense, like the Vrndavana pastimes. He was Krsna but He didn’t let it be known! Everyone treated Him as a special person, but they didn’t realize that He was Krsna Himself!...

Question: So, Lord Caitanya said He will not accept us if we do not surrender to Lord Nityananda. But then, it is said that Lord Nityananda is non-different from Advaita Acarya. So how in practice, can we surrender to Advaita Acarya then?

Jayapataka Swami: You see, Lord Caitanya is Krsna Himself. And Lord Nityananda is Balarama, His first expansion. And Advaita is Mahavisnu avatar. He is also the Sadasiva, Siva before He enters the material world. So, all three are the Visnu tattva. In that sense, They...

Question: I always have a lot of questions which I want to ask you but I don’t know English, so I need someone to translate for me. My question is you mentioned earlier that going to Mayapur is same as going to Vrndavana. If I commit any offence in Vrndavana I will be punished 1000 times, I am really afraid. I never went to Vrndavana. Shall I go to Vrndavana for pilgrimage or not? And I want to know that every time I want to go to Vrndavana, I should get your blessings or not? Or after the first blessing, I don’t need to ask for more permissions or blessings if I want to go to Vrndavana from time to time?

Jayapataka Swami: Yes, no, very good! In Mayapur, there is not a 1000 times the effect of an offence. It is recommended in sastra that one should go to Mayapur, Navadvip dham, and then go to Vrndavana. How many times, I cannot say but at least one time in Mayapur and...

Question: I have a question about what am I supposed to do? I finished my class 12 standard and I want to go to Indian Army but I am confused and my family wants me to serve and help in Srila Prabhupada’s mission. I am not so strong with my devotional service. Please, please, please, guide me, what should I do?

Jayapataka Swami: I asked Srila Prabhupada if I should serve in the American army, he said, it was better to serve in Krsna’s army. So I have been serving in Krsna’s army since 1968 and haven’t retired yet!! So, you might consider serving in Krsna’s army!...