Sri Krsna Caitanya Book Compilation – 21 Feb 2021

Today, we heard Lord Caitanya proceeding to Uḍupī, having darshan of Gopal and how He preached to Tattvavādīs of Mādhavācārya sampradāya. Lord Caitanya, understanding that the Tattvavādīs were very proud of their Vaiṣṇavism, humbly questioned their chief Ācārya, what...

TOVP-E Meeting

The Temple of Vedic Planetarium Exhibits, West Wing, had a meeting today, and the meeting extended for half hour longer, to 7 P.M. IST.

Srila Prabhupada Quote Of The Day

“Suicide is not justified. It is violation of nature’s law. Nature gives you a certain type of body to live in it for certain days, and suicide means you go against the laws of nature, you untimely stop the duration of life. Therefore he becomes a criminal. Suicide is...

Question: In the last two years we heard that we don’t have to follow Srila Prabhupada but we have to follow the sastra, since it is the ultimate authority. Can you give your opinion of those statements?

Jayapataka Swami:  There are three things – sastra, guru and sadhu. We use all the three. Many people have different opinions what the sastras says so sometimes it is confusing. So we understand what the sastra says, but it is true that the sastras are the basis. But...

Question: I was reading the Nectar of Instruction that the guru sows the seed of bhakti within the heart. But it confuses me as I think there is dormant love of Krsna already within the heart, then how can it be planted?

Jayapataka Swami: In the Caitanya Caritamrita there is a verse that brahmanda brahmite kono bhagyavan jiva, guru Krsna prasade paye bhakti lata bija. That even when one wanders from universe to universe, in the brahmanda, one brahmanda you have to stay for the whole...