Meeting With Usha Rani Trustees

  I attended the meeting with Usha Rāṇī trustees from 7 to 8.15pm IST. I am one of the trustee, and today we elected Romapāda Swami as new chairman, Sankarshan Nitāi dāsa as vice chairman, Bhakti Puruṣottama Swami as treasurer, Akshay Ramachandra dāsa as...

Question: Today some of us witnessed a strange incident at the Kolkata Ratha Yatra. When you were there in front of Balarama ratha, waiting to do arati, all of a sudden the ratha started rolling. Everybody started panicking and we were worried that the ratha may hit you and also the devotees. It was so scary. But we noticed that you were so calm during the whole chaos. Really wonder what was going through your mind then?

Jayapataka Swami: I was thinking of Baladeva! But people moved me backwards quickly and they were announcing don’t pull the ratha! In the material world there is danger at every step. So we are used to facing different dangers and sometimes the danger is unavoidable,...