Question: Externally we can see you are undergoing so many challenges and unstoppable. Is it because of your love for Śrīla Prabhupāda? Why cannot we develop such qualities to serve guru even 0.001 per cent?

Jayapatākā Swami: Why not? Śrīla Prabhupāda underwent so many difficulties to save us. I think I am not able to do enough to repay him! He wants to save everybody suffering in this material hell. So, that is the way I think. In 1989, in Madrid, one person cut my...

Question: Why do we need to practice Kṛṣṇa consciousness so seriously that we go back to Godhead in this life only? We could practice it little by little and in the next lifetime we can get devotee parents? Why not this way?

Jayapatākā Swami: I told the history of Bharata Mahārāja this morning. He took birth as a deer. There is no guarantee what your next life will be. Especially if you think like that, ‘oh let me take it easy, next life I could practice more if I have devotee...

Question: Is it a good practice to understand that everything good is happening in our life due to Kṛṣṇa’s mercy and everything bad is because of our bad karma. How to understand this right?

Jayapatākā Swami: You see it depends whether you are a devotee or not. If you are not a devotee, then it may be due to karma. If you are a devotee, you will think I should have suffered a lot but Kṛṣṇa only gave me a token something. So like that He may reduce it to...

Question: I was discussing with a devotee today. He told me that for every seva or preaching project we are engaged in we must have a vision for that. Guru Mahārāja, my question is if I am serving under the authority, can I have a vision for the project? What if our authority has different ways or visions?

Jayapatākā Swami: You see it may be different it may be the same. If you have a vision that you want to serve Kṛṣṇa, you want to spread the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement, maybe some individual differences, but if your reason is Kṛṣṇa conscious then it doesn’t matter....