Question: Can you please explain the significance of Tulasi neck beads of 1,2,3,4 and 5 rounds. Is it ok to wear 3 rounds of Tulasi neck beads before initiation? Can we wash our initiated chanting beads in the Ganges? I saw some devotees washing, so I had a doubt.

Jayapataka Swami: 2-5 Tulasi beads are worn around the neck. Some people wear one if they are bhaktas. I don’t think there is any evidence of such a thing. As far as washing the Tulasi in the Ganges, I haven’t heard of that specifically. You could ask such devotees if...

Question: We want to organize with Sarvajaya Madhava prabhu a worldwide chanting to cope with COVID 19, uniting people on ZOOM. What do you think of it? Please advise and bless us.

Jayapataka Swami: Organize a worldwide chanting. Any chanting is good. I was thinking today that somehow, if we can encourage people to chant all over the world. This is a way to purify the world. There is no cure and no treatment for the pandemic corona virus. So,...

Question: Some families according to tradition, they feel that children should listen to elders and elders should not listen to children. Can you please enlighten us how to handle such scenario?

Jayapataka Swami:  That is a normal social etiquette. But spiritual life doesn’t depend on it. Like Devahuti was taught by her son. He was an avatar. So, in spiritual life it doesn’t apply. Just like it is said, that we can take gold from any place, even a dirty...

Question: In this pandemic corona virus, where we are being advised to stay away from each other, even the Indian government has cancelled all visas. So a lot of us from the UK will not be able to come for the glorious Vyasa puja. How can we keep motivating each other in preaching?

Jayapataka Swami: I think that Janaki Ramacandra will have to work out some way to broadcast the Vyasa Puja so that people in the UK can watch it, people all over the world can watch it! So wherever we are broadcasting live, we also put a copy on You tube. So you...