Question: We have two twins aged ten months and I am not able to chant and do my services to the Deities properly any longer. Sometime back I had a dream in which Lord Jagannātha came and said ‘you don’t need us any more, you have a son and daughter.’ what should I do? Please guide me.

Jayapatākā Swami: One lady had written a letter to Śrīla Prabhupāda that because I have a child, therefore I have some problem in serving the Deities. Śrīla Prabhupāda said that ‘the Lord has given you a child, if you are not able to do both the services, child and...

Question: As you said that in this material world, at every step there is danger, and we should give this hope that it would be a nice place. But Guru Mahārāja, if the whole world becomes a devotee of Kṛṣṇa just like Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu predicted that in every town and village My name will be chanted, then still this material world would act in its own way, and remain a dangerous place? Or will it become better?

Jayapatākā Swami: If the whole world chants Hare Kṛṣṇa, then the whole world becomes Vaikuṇṭha. Just like when Rāma was the king, the whole world became Rāma conscious, but the Ayodhyā-vāsīs, they were transcendentally situated. When Rāmacandra left the world, they...

Question: Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu is Kṛṣṇa with the mood of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī then how could He feel the rasa of emotion which happened during Kaṁsa-vadha?

Jayapatākā Swami: He liked the pastimes of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa the most but we see that Gadādhara Prabhu was the incarnation of Rādhārāṇī, he would read the pastimes of Dhruva Mahārāja, of Prahlāda Mahārāja and Lord Caitanya would be in great bliss. So anything which...

Question: In the śāstra it says that the ideal disciple is one who does not talk about his material aspects to the guru. Then will the disciple not be able to ask the guru questions to get solution for any of his problems?

Jayapatākā Swami: Guru is meant to answer spiritual questions. But if the disciple wants some material advice which stock market to buy, which horse to bet on, what lottery ticket to buy, all these things are not the area of the guru. And if they also break the...