Question: One devotee after initiation for many years now is interested in another religion and started to preach the other religion to us. Should we continue to associate or just keep far away? Why we should keep far away from other religion people?

Jayapataka Swami: If the person preaches to you and if they are in that preaching if they are committing any offence, we don’t want to hear that offence.  If they want to tell us something about their religion and they hear us tell something about our religion, that...

Question: At the time of initiation we take vow of chanting minimum 16 rounds. But due to different circumstances I sometimes just somehow or other finish the 16 rounds. is it really pleasing to you? Because Hare Krsna Mahamantra is not different from Krsna Himself. Should we every time be very attentive, whenever we chant, no matter how busy we may be? I often remember my initiation vows and think how you will be pleased.

Jayapataka Swami: We vow to chant 16 rounds that we should do. Sometimes we may be more attentive than other times, but one of the ten offenses is inattentive chanting. So if we chant inattentively, then it may be offensive chanting. But offensive chanting is better...