Question: Could you please tell me how one can know if he or she is under the protection of the Holy Name? When Kala sarpa dosha or ketu dosha has been active in their birth chart.

Jayapataka Swami: Why not? If you are chanting they you are getting some shelter. Even if things happen negatively, you think that it would be much worse if I wasn’t chanting. So like by chanting, the bad things are reduced. But if you doubt it, how do you know, how...

Question: Sometimes we have to make our family members go through inconveniences for the higher purpose of serving guru and Krsna. Does Krsna bless them also in the process? Since they are also undergoing some sacrifice, although not directly practicing devotion?

Jayapataka Swami: I don’t know which family members you are referring to and what kinds of austerities they are going through. Like if you are doing Nirjala Ekadasi, it is not that you make your family members do Nirjala! You can feed them and fast yourself. It is not...

Question: Due to preaching activities it is difficult to hear from senior vaisnavas, association of senior vaisnavas becomes tough sometimes. My humble question is that, for that situation, what should we do? Kindly advise.

Jayapataka Swami: I don’t understand this question whether we don’t get enough association of vaisnavas or we get it and it is difficult to tolerate the preaching of senior devotees. If we don’t get much association, that is why I try to go on Facebook to give...