Question: When we try to preach to the Bhakti Vrksa members and help them, sometimes they don’t help themselves. So sometimes we tend to give up. In the class you mentioned that Nityananda Prabhu desired to deliver Madhai, is it only when the Lord desires that a conditioned soul is delivered? How can we not give up on a member and continue to help them?

Jayapataka Swami: You see Lord Nityananda wanted to help Jagai and Madhai, but instead of not only not helping themselves, they attacked, Madhai attacked Nityananda and hit Him on the head with a broken clay pot and caused Him to bleed. I don’t think that the bhakti...

Question: Last year I made a special vow that I will not be qualified to go to the holy dhama and touch gurudev’s lotus feet any more if I cannot spread the holy name in every town and village in China. That time tears were constantly pouring from my eyes. Now can I go to the holy dhama again?

Jayapataka Swami: You should not make such vows. It would take many years to reach every town and village of China! But you can come and get the mercy of the holy dhama to give you more potency to spread, for preaching. 04-SEPTEMBER-2019 SRI MAYAPUR DHAM,...

Question: Sometimes unavoidably, I have to discuss the philosophy with some Indians because of work. I found they were misguided so much from what Srila Prabhupada taught us. They have different misunderstanding and ISKCON. I tried to debate with them but they did not accept it. They even told me that you shouldn’t listen to only what your guru told you. The true guru shouldn’t limit you in the box of his own teachings. You should open your minds to listen to opinions of other sages or gurus. So what should I do in these situations. I badly need your mercy and begging your blessings upon this fallen soul.

Jayapataka Swami: Unfortunately, some of the Indians have been misled by false gurus. I landed in a helicopter in Bangladesh, I was caught in a storm and landed north of Dhaka in one village and I was surrounded by hundreds of people. They were surprised to see a...