Question: I understand Draupadī’s compassion to a person who has killed her children, but when we see people who are not thinking good for us, we are perturbed. How to overcome this?

Jayapatākā Swami: You are saying you can understand Draupadī. That is very great. I can hardly understand her! How a person, the assassin who has killed her five children, she is saying, be merciful on them she says. You say that if someone is looking at you and they...

Question: The heart wants to be absorbed in Kṛṣṇa consciousness and does not want to go for enjoyment of material objects, but at the same time sometimes we are attracted to enjoy and the mind pulls up to that direction, but we want to refrain from that enjoyment and devote our consciousness at the lotus feet of Kṛṣṇa, but that does not happen. So what should we do to get this? Please say something so that we are inspired to go for devotional service.

Jayapatākā Swami: The reason for that is that we are not completely attracted towards Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa. That is why in the material world we enjoy for some period of time. I am saying that we are allowed to have some material enjoyment with some regulations. We want to...

Question: You say when we get that higher taste nothing is comparable, but we have no idea of that taste, so it is hard for us to be steady and we keep falling down. What can we do to be fixed up and not be allured by lower tastes?

Jayapatākā Swami: My dear aspiring daughter that is what the process of Kṛṣṇa consciousness is about. Taking initiation, following the principles, we should get some higher taste. I pray for you that you get this higher taste. Sometimes by the mercy of Lord Caitanya...