Question: We know that a Muslim gets punishment from Rājāpur Lord Jagannātha in his dream, when he does not accept the prasāda. How to understand this?

Jayapatākā Swami: You see, when the Muslim came to see Lord Jagannātha, Baladeva, Subhadrā, in Rājāpur, the pūjārī offered him prasāda, he took it and threw it and said, “I don’t take food offered to idols.” Then the pūjārī said, “if you think like that, why did you...

Question: Lord Kṛṣṇa says in Bhagavad-gītā: yad yad ācarati śreṣṭhas – whatever great people do the common man follows – if devotees don’t follow the rules then common man also start doing the same, without understanding the inner intention. How to understand this?

Jayapatākā Swami: If the devotee is doing some service to the Lord, then we should see how this service was established. So since Lord Jagannātha has approved of this service there is nothing wrong with it, as Svarūpa Dāmodara had mentioned. So, the idea that one does...

Question: From this Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi līlā, we have to learn that even a little enviousness towards any Vaiṣṇava is very dangerous. I find it very difficult to overcome enviousness. Please help.

Jayapatākā Swami: Well, we can try to learn from this līlā, and it is like say in some countries, if you steal, they cut off your hands. And people are afraid to steal because they will lose their hand. So, if we understand how serious it is to be envious against the...