Question: Is it possible to give results of our Damodara month services to some devotee for their devotional empowerment? If so, what is the particular process to give our results to Guru Maharaj or simply by praying our results will be gone to them.

Jayapataka Swami:   If you state before the deity, after saying Om, that you want to dedicate the result of your vrata to your forefather or anyone, you can do that. As far as I know that is the procedure. Sometimes, not this Ekadasi, but the Ekadasi before this,...

Question: In NOD we read about how devotional service gives klesagni and removes all material distress. But we see that devotees practicing devotional service face all kinds of distress. How do we understand this?

Jayapataka Swami:  Generally, what we should get from our karmas is greatly reduced by the mercy of Lord Krsna and we only get a small portion of that. Also, He gives us spiritual pleasure in spite of some external difficulties. So devotees, they don’t really suffer...

Question: Currently, GBC devotees hosting department, I am hosting all the GBC delegates who are coming here. I heard in sastras that athithi, someone who comes as a guest without prior intimation, we should host them very nicely in such a way that they get pleased. But currently even after intimating in advance what time they are coming, we are unable to meet their expectations. So in ancient days how did they please all the guests? And how can I carry that mood in my life and please all the vaisnavas?

Jayapataka Swami: Give them sweet words and ask them if there is anything that they need, anything they want and just be sincerely concerned to offer them service. And you can offer them some sweet appreciation of their coming, I am very glad to have the opportunity...