Question: How can people who are here, there are people from different levels who achieved a lot in life, good families, how can they work to serve you? How can they work through you to serve Srila Prabhupada’s mission? What can they do for Mayapur?

Jayapataka Swami: Everyone can understand a little bit about Mayapur and hope you could all take some time out to visit, if you have not already visited yet. If you have, still come again! At that time see me! But for everyone, there is a big opportunity to offer some...

Question: 49 years of sannyas, you have created Mayapur in a huge, huge, way. You are known to be one of the most intelligent persons ever met by many of us here. Whether it is spirituality where you are a giant, information technology, you know well ahead of time. Whether it is architecture or whether it is languages, in everything you seem to have scored almost 99 or 100 or more than 100 also! I want to ask you this. Sitting in Mayapur, sitting in Krsna’s dhama, sitting in the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Srila Prabhupada, is that the only thing that has made you this? In every field, how do you manage it? There was no internet then, there were no books available, you didn’t have the time because you were working 24/7, 365 days, all the time. Where did you acquire this window to acquire so much spiritual plus vast material knowledge? You are a spiritual giant. You are law of knowledge. I know where I am, I know where you are. My base is minus yours is infinity. But more than this you know architecture, you know material, IT, you know geography, you know routing of airlines, you know finance, you know budgeting, in everything, when you talk to us, I get the feeling that 24/7 you are working in some multinational company. How do you manage to do this, sitting in Mayapur? That is the question. You are multi-tasking. You are working with people who are not from the same background. You are working with some who have not finished school, some of them are PhDs who have seen the spark of life and invested their lives at your feet to grow. But you are the same person but in the same background you are a giant in everything. How do you do this? Where do you get the time? Where does it come from?

Jayapataka Swami: Srila Prabhupada said, Like father like son! Srila Prabhupada had this vision and I am his spiritual son. I was always wanted to do something, that I do various things. And not just have to do one thing. So somehow in this Krsna consciousness...

Question: I met you once, you were in the Apollo Hospital in Kolkata for testing. There I got a chance to meet you and you gave me shelter. But still I have one question which disturbs me. We have our Kula Devi, Durgaji, we call her Dadiji. I keep on chanting 16 rounds, maybe 24 rounds but still I am not able to give 100% to Krsna consciousness. How do I do that?

Jayapataka Swami: You see we are not against any devas. We consider the devas are vaisnavas or vaisnavis. So we worship Krsna, just like in Jagannath Puri all the bhoga which is offered to Jagannath is first offered to Bimala Devi and then to the public. So we do...

Question: Maharaj, you have taken the trouble of coming right to Damodardesh, you are coming to our homes, what is it that you want the people in this room to do? What do you think is the best thing that can happen for all the people seated in this room? This is a chance of a lifetime. So please give us that message.

Jayapataka Swami: What I would like to see happen to the people in this room? You see, normally if you don’t know the laws of this universe, then people may be born in a very rich, aristocratic family now, but what the next life will be is not known! You may be born...