Question: You were talking about the mindset of mother Saci when she was raising Nimai, Lord Caitanya. And Jagannath Misra said that how it changed, they wanted Him not to take sannyasa because then they didn’t want Him to leave and didn’t educate Him. So what is the mindset we should have when we are raising children?

Jayapataka Swami: We know there are five kinds of primary relationships with Krsna. Santa, dasya, sakya, vatsalya and madurya. So mother Saci is in the vatsalya rasa so naturally she is attached to her son. And the idea of Him taking sannyasa, naturally she wanted Him...

Question: Many years ago I was telling you about how when we first installed Gaura Nitai, we dressed Them like sannyasis. Then I said to you, maharaj, it will be so nice if we can see Lord Caitanya again as a sannyasi! You said, why do you want to see Him in that condition? It was a suffering condition. Could you please elaborate on that instruction you gave.

Jayapataka Swami: When Lord Caitanya took sannyasa, they cut His hair. All the devotees said, no, no, no, not that beautiful hair! Sannyasa is an austerity we do to please Krsna. Actually it is not necessary for Him to do any austerity Lord Caitanya is Krsna Himself....

Question: Saci mata thought negative about Viswarupa taking sannyasa and thought offensively about Advaita Acarya. She is a very great soul and I am very low. But sometimes negative thought, in Krsna conscious practice, we don’t want to commit any offences but sometimes some negative thoughts come in our mind of devotees. So it is because of our karma or out of habit? If it is so, how to stop erasing those negative thoughts and be saved from vaisnava aparada? Will you please help me to understand?

Jayapataka Swami: Think how dear all the devotees are to Lord Krsna. Because devotee serves Krsna, naturally He is dear to Krsna. So how we can think bad about any devotee? Actually, to give up our life. Say a devotee was attacked by a tiger or a mad boar or...