Question: Scriptures say that Deities or Arca Vigraha are eternal form, but Deities get hurt or some miscreants’ vandalize. So Gurudev, how do we comprehend Deities are eternal?

Jayapataka Swami:   There are eight kinds of incarnations mentioned. And one of those is the Arca Avatar, the worshipable Deity Form of the Lord. Just like a mailbox is authorized by the post office, if you put your letter there, it will get to its destination. But if...

Question: We understand that Srila Prabhupada is an uttama adhikari. Is it proper to say that Srila Prabhupada is a Shaktiavesh Avatar? Please explain what should be our understanding the tattva of Srila Prabhupada?

Jayapataka Swami:  Sometimes people would say that Srila Prabhupada was a Shaktiavesh Avatar. He didn’t deny it or he didn’t accept it. He said that Lord Caitanya empowers people to preach. No one can spread a Krsna conscious movement unless he receives the mercy and...
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