Question: I have heard in Srila Prabhupada’s lecture that if a devotee could not be able to remember Krsna at the time of death, Krsna can deliver that devotee. But in case of Jada Bharata, he took birth as a deer and undergone three lifetimes to reach Krsna. How can I understand maharaj about this?

Jayapataka Swami: You see at the time of death Bharata remembered the deer. The deer was licking his face and he was thinking, ‘oh, who is going to take care of my pet? My poor deer! Mother’s dead and she is depending on me.’ So he was thinking about the...

Question: When I am in temple or with devotees, my consciousness is good and I remember Krsna. But the moment I get occupied in non-Krsna conscious activities, I tend to forget about Krsna consciousness. I chant but what else should I do?

Jayapataka Swami: Don’t be involved in non-devotional activities. Always remember Krsna and never forget Him. Everything we do, we try to dovetail that in Krsna’s service. We think how can I do this to please guru and Krsna. Therefore, everything we do, we do it to...

Question: How to control the anartas?

Jayapataka Swami: By practicing Krsna consciousness after taking initiation, we have the next stage which is called anarta nivritti, which is the freedom from anartas. So this is a natural process which one does after taking initiation. 22-JULY-2019 CHENNAI,...