Question: I am a banker. (Guru maharaj: WOW!) The job takes a lot of time. So changing job or going for higher education after resigning, is it a good option to give more time to bhakti process?

Guru Maharaj: Well, this is a very personal question. It is something that you should analyze. How much time – I don’t know what your position is in the bank? How much time it takes? If you have to go to college or university again and then get another degree, another...

Question: I am facing difficulty in practically applying the teachings of the Bhagavad-gita even though I have read a particular verse, when it comes to applying in a situation, I forget it. Need your guidance.

Guru Maharaj: You should take cow milk! Ha! You read something and we want to apply it, that stays with us. You say at that time you forget. What can I do? Then I used to go out and preach, and sometimes I would forget. And I would tell people, I will see you...

Question: How can we preach to our relatives and neighbors who generally think that earning money and caring only for the bodily maintenance is the goal of life? Chanting, following spiritual principles, etc., are waste of time.

Guru Maharaj: That is what we are doing At least they are your relatives, they will listen to you. You can see what works. flattery, or just hard heart talk. This time, there is pandemic in the world. People are dying. People are getting sick. Maybe you have some...

Question: If even after knowing, many a times, what would be favorable for me in Krishna consciousness, the desire to do it in proper mood to get the blessings of senior devotees is weak. How to respond in these situations?

Guru Maharaj: If you realize that you are weak in some area, then you want to pray to Krishna and get strength. Pray to Lord Caitanya, pray to Lord Nityananda, pray to Gurudev. It is like an athlete. If you don’t win, what do you do?  Give up or try harder, train...