Question: Yesterday you mentioned in the class about Sakti Tattva, Visnu Tattva and Jiva Tattva. You said that Radharani and Asta Sakis are Sakti Tattvas. Are the Manjaris also Sakti Tattvas as they are potencies of Radharani? We learn that many spiritual masters like Bhakti Vinod Thakur, Bhaktisiddanta Saraswati Thakur were Manjaris. But we say that Guru is Jiva Tattva. So are great devotees who are Manjaris actually Sakti Tattva or Jiva Tattva? Can you please help in understanding this Guru Maharaj?

Jayapataka Swami:  So the word Manjari means Assistant to the Gopis. So some may be Sakti Tattvas, and most of them are Jiva Tattva. Like Ananga Manjari is a Manjari but she is considered very elevated. So I don’t really know amongst the top echelons who are the Sakti...