Question: Very humbly want to ask, what would Srila Prabhupada comment if he saw that hundreds of people are walking with shoes to Srila Bhakti Vinoda Thakura’s Bhajan Kutir “Bhakti Kutir” which has turned into a restaurant?

Guru Maharaj: Interesting question. On the first floor, there is a temple of Radha and Krishna and Srila Bhakti Vinoda Thakura. Everyone leaves their shoes and goes up. In the temple, no one wears shoes. But it is an interesting point. To maintain the temple, they...

Question: While preaching to smarta brahmanas often times it becomes difficult to make them unlearn and learn newly, the teachings of Lord Caitanya. How should we practically deal with such challenges?

Guru Maharaj: You see, smartas have a very partial understanding of the Vedas. And many smartas who met the disciples of Narottama das Thakura, and others. Actually the Vedas are very clear, that we should do devotional service. Somehow, they never see those verses...

Question: How can we practically adopt time management following in the footsteps of Srila Bhakti Vinoda Thakura, knowing well that our mind is not willing to stay in a single place?

Guru Maharaj: Just like Srila Bhakti Vinoda Thakura, we have to make our devotional service as our priority. Because as a grihasta, he had to give time for everything. He had to do his work, had to guide his family, had to do some service, had to do some japa, he...