Question: Could you please explain Bhagavad Gita 18.61. Translation: The Supreme Lord is situated in everyone’s heart, O Arjuna, and is directing the wanderings of all living entities, who are seated as on a machine, made of the material energy.

Jayapataka Swami: So we may desire to be the Lord, the king, but our karma may be such that we are not qualified to be a human king, become king of the crocodiles! So we may desire certain things, but to what extent we will get that, depends on what we deserve, what...

Question: In the early days of Iskcon, young devotees were given opportunity to become leaders. Why are there so few opportunities for younger devotees to take leadership roles today?

Jayapataka Swami: I cannot fully agree with that. You see, as I said, we are meant to manage ourselves our job. I was the president of the Montreal temple, the third president. But as soon as I was able, I gave the presidentship to Sripati das and said, you be the...