A devotee who is fully busy in office work how can he be trained for initiation?


Question: A devotee who is chanting 16 rounds but following 4 regulative principles and fully busy in office work, no time to read scriptures , so how to train for initiation? (Asked by Sudevi Rani devi dasi, Dubai)

Jayapataka Swami: Sudevi Rani devi dasi ….Dubai, Bangalore, Mumbai, these are cities well known for traffic jam, so they can all get all our books in the spoken format and those who

ride on the car they can also play the tapes of the books in this way they can read by hearing. Also the house wife devotees , they can listen to the books,listen to the lectures while they cook so there are ways also to listen.In the sat sandarbha dipika it describes the different ashrams and the grhasta ashram is called the responsible ashram, because they have more responsibility, they have responsibility for family, children, society, local temple and many different responsibilities, at the same time Lord Caitanya says that whether you are a grhasta or whether you are vairagi you should all chant Hare Krishna

“Grhe thako vane thako sada hari bole dakho”

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

Some of our grhastas like to work and make money and use it to help the Krishna conscious movement. So this is also , their work is devotional service, their work is worship because they translate the work to money and money they use to worship the Lord. At the same time the grahstas have altars in their home, they can do some bhakti vrikshas, namhatta , so there are many things to do

especially if the husband and wife are both devotees, it becomes very easy to perform some spiritual activity but this is big topic, a lot was said in in the 7th canto of Srimad Bhagavatam, there is section “Ideal Family Life”. you can read that.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami
Coimbatore, 31st Jan 2011