Question: We have heard that Puṇḍarīka Premanidhi was chastised by Lord Jagannātha for considering wrongly about Lord Jagannātha’s servants. In today’s chapter Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi is glorified that he doesn’t have a speck of false ego. How to understand this?

Jayapatākā Swami: It is not an ordinary thing to be chastised by Lord Jagannātha. As Lord Jagannātha slapped him on his face and his face swelled up. Śo that was in a dream. So that is certainly something truly amazing. So we see Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi, he knew all the...

Question: Can you please elaborate on what you said: simply remembering his transcendental qualities, the conditioned soul gets purified. Practically how to apply that in our day to day services?

Jayapatākā Swami: Just like there is the verse in the Caitanya-caritāmṛta: ‘sādhu-saṅga’, ‘sādhu-saṅga’—sarva-śāstre kaya lava-mātra sādhu-saṅge sarva-siddhi haya So, if we hear about Puṇḍarīka Premanidhi, by hearing about him we get purified. Just like when we hear...

Question: We see that Caitanya Mahāprabhu had advised Gadādhara Paṇḍita to get the mantra from his dīkṣā-guru. Sometimes we see that some disciples lose their faith in their dīkṣā-guru, they have lost their taste and are attracted to other gurus other than their dīkṣā-gurus. What should they do in this situation?

Jayapatākā Swami: We get the instruction from Lord Caitanya that if we have to get the mantra again, we should get it from our dīkṣā-guru. 31-May-2021 SRI MAYAPUR DHAM, INDIA

Question: How can I approach the spiritual master when the spiritual master is far and it is difficult to have association with his disciples? What can I do to serve the guru in this situation?

Jayapatākā Swami: You see, 500 year ago, the disciples in Bengal had to walk and so that was a big problem. But today, just as I am giving class and you are listening, and the class is being broadcast via internet, and so in that way I was thinking that we give...