Question: What do you want your disciples to avoid?

Jayapatākā Swami: That we have them promise to avoid breaking the four principles at the time of initiation. They should avoid not chanting 16 rounds. They should avoid the ten offences to the Holy Name. 22-August-2022, ISKCON Hyderabad, India

Question: Spiritual master does so much for us, he is so merciful, but my heart is so contaminated. I am stonehearted, I don’t feel anything for him. What should I do to increase my love and devotion to him, dear Mahārāja. Please enlighten me.

Jayapatākā Swami: Interesting question. We don’t want to be a kṛpaṇa – a miser. You are saying how you understand the guru is doing so much for you! But you don’t feel grateful! Is that the way to feel? If someone saves you from a car accident, should you feel...