Question: When chanting on mala how do we start Panca Tattva mantra? In big bead and proceed or chant Panca Tattva next to head bead and start Hare Krsna mantra on the same bead?

Jayapataka Swami: We start chanting from the large bead and go to the smaller side. Then you turn back small bead to the larger side. To get the special mercy of Lord Caitanya we chant the Panca Tattva mantra before each round. So I guess you can chant two mantras on...

Question: Could you please explain the difference between Ramanujacarya’s visista advaita philosophy and Lord Caitanya’s acintya beda abeda tattva. Both the philosophies say that the Lord and the jiva are same in quality but different in quantity. What is the difference between the two?

Jayapataka Swami: This is high philosophy Visista advaita and acintya beda beda tattva. There is a subtle difference between each of the four sampradayas and Lord Caitanya’s explanation of the Vedanta sutras, Lord Caitanya’s acintya beda abeda tattva is simultaneously...

Question: How to have a constant sadhana?

Jayapataka Swami: Establish a routine that you can follow every day. We have a daily routine which works for the temple devotees, but if that doesn’t work for you, then discuss with spiritual master or some senior devotee, what program, what schedule works for you....