Question: Even if we don’t have position we still can have pride about the services we do very well, thinking that we do better than others. How should we protect ourselves from this pride?

Jayapataka Swami: Good question. A rickshaw driver, he also thinks he is the best rickshaw driver. He can think that I can pull stronger than others! Someone will think that oh, that bull, he pulls harder than me all day but I get the same money but I pull less! So in...

Question: In today’s class, you mentioned about pratista and devotees must always be humble to serve guru and Krsna. Question is that in spite of knowing these attitudes of being humble and tolerant, devotees, especially in leadership, find difficulty to follow. Kindly please tell us how to be humble and tolerant in all situations?

Jayapataka Swami: This is a great mystery! How will one be always humble even when they have great position? So that is why we think that, if we have position, it is because of the mercy of guru and Krsna, and we have to use this authority or position we have in Their...

Question: In Bhakti Rrasamrita Sindu, it is explained that a devotee can obtain Prema through nine ascending steps of progression. Now is it possible for someone to return back to Godhead without achieving pure love of Godhead in this lifetime? Where he perfects sadhana stage, i.e. he attains aasakti,attachment platform. Also without attaining bhava stage, can one chant shudda nama?

Jayapataka Swami: Krsna has said in the Bhagavad-gita that one who understands His appearance and karma are divine. Janma karma ca me divyam, so if one understands that then at the time of birth one does not have to take rebirth again. So it doesn’t say one has to...

Question: If I know that somebody is dying in front of me and I am aware that this person is not interested in Kṛṣṇa, God, but he is dying in front of me and because I know he has no interest in Kṛṣṇa, he will have to take birth again in this material world, what should be my duty at that time towards this devotee?

Jayapatākā Swami: If in some way you can get him to remember Kṛṣṇa, that will be very nice. By chanting the Hare Kṛṣṇa in his ears. At that time, you can chant the Bhagavad-gītā loudly. If you can get him to chant Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā mantra after this, it will be very...