Happy Guru Purnima

The Māyāvādīs worship their Guru on this day; we Vaiṣṇavas generally worship our Guru on his appearance day. But this day, since it is a general Guru Purnima, like Father’s Day, it is something that we respect all the Gurus today.

Question: Today I was reading His Holiness Sacinandana Swami Maharaj’s glorification about You. There Maharaj mentioned that he had instructed devotees don’t let anyone steal Your bhakti. Would you kindly explain what it meant?

Jayapataka Swami: There is a prayer by Srivas Acarya where he says that one should protect their creeper and he describes the different enemies of the creeper. Like the thieves who would come up and steal it, like the pickpockets who try to take it by the hand and...