Question: So I am kind of a neophyte devotee myself and not having a great deal within my family. So I need to lie to them at times for example, simple Ekadasi fast, I need to lie to them. Till what degree it is better? And also, I have to step down from my principles sometimes, so what (audio break)

H.H.Jayapataka Swami: First degree, second degree, third degree, what degree? You know, in America (audio break) . Sometimes you can say I have to go to the library or I am not feeling well. And maybe you can go to the library. I don’t know how, what kind of lies you...

Question: What should be the consciousness or mood in which we have to do deities related backup services like arranging jewelry of the Lord, boutique services, after decoration etc. At times we tend to commit offences unknowingly when we are doing this service. How do we ask forgiveness for such mistakes?

H.H.Jayapataka Swami: Any service offered to the deity is a great mercy. And if you are doing direct service, it is especially serious matter. And even if you are doing backup service, it is also a good opportunity to develop your relationship. You can pray to the...

Question: I am very eager to chant every day and go back to Krsna. I really regret that I left Him and came here. Guru maharaj I have this fear that teenage, or the planets or my karma will cause obstacles to my chanting and devotion How do I combat this fear? (Audio break)

H.H.Jayapataka Swami: Fear of maya is good. It keeps us on our toes. You may have fear but it should not make you depressed. It should not impede your enthusiasm. (Audio break) committed some offence, thus lost his taste. Or he has some other desires which are like...