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Question Bank

Get help by reading important Questions and Answers by His Holiness Jayapataka Swami on various topics.

Happy Vasanta Pancami

Today is the Vasanta Pañcamī, Sarasvatī Pūjā day, appearance of Viṣṇupriyā devī, appearance of Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi, Raghunandana Ṭhākura, and Dāsa Raghunātha Goswami, as well the disappearance day of Visvanatha Cakravartī Thakura. We wish everyone a very blissful...

Chest Therapy

His Grace Mahāpurāṇa das Adhikārī performed the chest therapy on my two sides, and my chest, so that I could breathe better.

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Gaura Purnima Message from His Holiness Jayapataka Swami – 8 March 2020

My dear Diksa and Siksa disciples, Please accept my blessings. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Tomorrow on Gaura Purnima, we would be completing Gourabda 533. The following day which is Jagannath Misra's Feast day would be the first day of Gaurabda 534. This is our...

Happy Vasanta Pancami

Today is the Vasanta Pañcamī, Sarasvatī Pūjā day, appearance of Viṣṇupriyā devī, appearance of Puṇḍarīka Vidyānidhi, Raghunandana Ṭhākura, and Dāsa Raghunātha Goswami, as well the disappearance day of Visvanatha Cakravartī Thakura. We wish everyone a very blissful...

Chest Therapy

His Grace Mahāpurāṇa das Adhikārī performed the chest therapy on my two sides, and my chest, so that I could breathe better.

Question: What time of the day should we do the tarpana for Bhisma deva? Morning or noon?

Jayapataka Swami: You see in Mayapur we go at noon time and take bath in the Ganges. I don’t think that here there is a place to bathe in the Ganges. It is cold outside. I don’t know, there is no specific thing that this time you should do the tarpana, pranama, aargya...

Question: Did the associates of Lord Caitanya know they were incarnations? Did Haridas Thakuir know he was an incarnation of Brahma? Did Sarvabauma Bhattacarya did he know at some stage that he was an incarnation of Brihaspati?

Jayapataka Swami:  Lord Caitanya revealed to some who they were, like He showed Murari Gupta that he was Hanuman. So some of His devotees were shown who they were, but we are not clear that every devotee knew who they were, but they showed those qualities. So if he...

Question: How do we continue our devotional service with uninterrupted, unmotivated way when we have some material problems? When everything is going good, it is easy to go on with our service in an uninterrupted and unmotivated way but when we have problems, how do we do that?

Jayapataka Swami: Thank you for asking your own question. You see, bhakti is not that everything should be easy. Yasoda was worried about Krsna that all the paths had stones and Krsna’s soft feet would get hurt. So we have to go through different tests. The final test...

Question: Though I don’t feel taste in material contamination or violation of regulative principles, but sometimes my mind throws the idea of contamination. What should I do to stop my mind throwing ideas of impure actions?

Jayapataka Swami: As soon as your mind deviates and thinks of some impure activity, you should withdraw your mind and put on the pastime of the lotus feet of Lord Krsna, and that is where you need to discipline your mind, that the mind should stay fixed on Krsna and...

Question: If I get Srila Prabhupada’s used clothes as prasada what should I do?

Jayapataka Swami:  Keep it very respectfully. You can use it above your waist, it should not go below your waist or touch your feet. It is considered a sacred cloth. You can either keep it in a museum type setting or you can use it on your head, above your waist. And...

Question: On Gopastami we dress Radharani as gopa. Is it okay to dress Krsna as gopi?

Jayapataka Swami:  Ha! On some days they dress Dameswar Gauranga as a gopi. I don’t know if it is correct or not. But this is the tradition in Navadvip that every Friday they dress Lord Caitanya as a gopi. I really don’t know if this is allowed to dress Krsna as a...

Question: How does one stay sane within Krsna consciousness?

Jayapataka Swami:  Well, reading the Srimad Bhagavatam helps one to maintain sanity and therefore Srimad Bhagavatam is recommended for all the human beings and one of the side benefits that helps one to maintain and regain sanity. Hare Krsna! 04-NOVEMBER-2019 KOLKATA,...

Question: Someone mentioned in Facebook question and answer that Govardhana is in Koladvip? Kindly clarify.

Jayapataka Swami: You see Krsna said all the holy places will be called to Navadvip so in that way in a part of Koladvip, in the southern part of Koladvip, there is a place that is said to be non-different from Govardhan. 04-NOVEMBER-2019 KOLKATA, INDIA

Question: What is the correct time for Damodara arati? Is morning arati alright?

Jayapataka Swami: I think any time in the day is alright. Generally, devotees offer either in the morning or in the evening, but it mentions offering in the month of Kartik. In the evening, if we have time we chant the Damodara ashtakam and that is a special chanting....

Question: What are the different types of souls? Lord Supreme Soul and Super Soul and Soul and Jiva atma.

Jayapataka Swami: There is Parasar muni the father of Vyasadeva, he studied all the different personalities and He came up with a study that Lord Brahma had 50 qualities in some supply (?) The living entities can have up to 50 but generally much smaller than Lord...

માલદા પશ્ચિમ બંગાળની ઝૂમ પર મુલાકાત

વ્રજરાજ કાનાઈ દાસ માલદા શહેરના બે મંદિરોમાં અમને લઈ ગયા. લક્ષ્મી નારાયણ અને નિતાઈ ગૌર મંદિર અને રાધા ગોકુલનાથ મંદિર. અમે ૨૩૫ જેટલા ભક્તોને મળ્યા, વિવિધ ભક્ત સમુદાયના સભ્યોએ મને પ્રસાદ અર્પણ કર્યો અને બંને મંદિરોમાં બધા સુંદર કૃષ્ણ કેન્દ્રિત ગૃહસ્થોને જોવાનો સારો સમય...

સમાજને ગેરમાર્ગે દોરવામાં આવી રહ્યો છે

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અગાઉની મહામારીનો ઈલાજ જપ દ્વારા કરવામાં આવ્યો

જો તમે ભગવાનનો અનાદર કરો છો, તો પ્રકૃતિ અથવા સૃષ્ટિ તમને ઘણી બધી રીતે તકલીફ આપશે. અને જેટલા જલદી તમે વિનમ્ર બનો છો, પૂર્ણ પુરુષોત્તમ પરમેશ્વર, કૃષ્ણને શરણાગત થાઓ છો, ત્યારે વધુ કોઈ પ્રાકૃતિક ઉપદ્રવ નહીં થાય. મેં ૧૯૦૦, ૧૮૯૮ માં સાંભળ્યું છે - મારો જન્મ ૧૮૯૬ માં થયો હતો...

શ્રીલ પ્રભુપાદની વિશેષ કૃપા

શ્રીલ પ્રભુપાદે મને નવદ્વીપ પરિક્રમાને વિકસિત કરવાની સૂચના આપી હતી. નવદ્વીપના નવ દ્વીપો વૃંદાવનથી અભિન્ન છે અને દર વર્ષે વિભિન્ન સમૂહો ધામની પરિક્રમા કરે છે, એટલે કે ૫ કોશ પરિક્રમા, ૮ કોશ અને સંપૂર્ણ નવ દ્વીપોની પરિક્રમા કરે છે. ઘણા બધા પવિત્ર સ્થળો લુપ્ત થઈ ગયા છે....

શ્રી શ્રીમદ્ ભક્તિ ચારુ સ્વામીના શિષ્યો

ભક્તિ ચારુ સ્વામીના દીક્ષિત, આશ્રય અથવા આકાંક્ષી શિષ્યો મને લખી શકે છે. અમારી પાસે તેમના માટે એક ખાસ ઇમેઇલ છે, bcs.jpscare@gmail.com. જો તમે શ્રી શ્રીમદ્ ભક્તિ ચારુ સ્વામીના કોઈપણ શિષ્યોને જાણો છો, તો તમે તેમને આ સુવિધા વિશે જણાવી શકો છો. હરે...

શ્રી શ્રીમદ્દ જયપતાકા સ્વામી તરફથી તાત્કાલિક સંદેશ

"કૃપા કરીને આ સમયે શ્રી શ્રીમદ્દ ભક્તિ ચારુ સ્વામી માટે ગહન પ્રાર્થના કરવા માટે પ્રોત્સાહિત કરો." એલોપેથી ડોકટરોએ જણાવ્યું છે કે તેમના શરીરમાં એસિડની માત્રા વધારે છે અને આગામી ૪૮ કલાક નિર્ણાયક છે, તેથી આ ખૂબ જ મહત્વપૂર્ણ સમય છે કે દરેક વ્યક્તિએ જપ કરવો જોઈએ. આપણે...

શ્રી શ્રીમદ્ ભક્તિ ચારુ સ્વામી મહારાજ માટે પ્રાર્થના

"હું આપ સૌને વિનંતી કરું છું કે તમારી એકાદશીનાં ફળ પ.પૂ.ભક્તિ ચારુ સ્વામીને સમર્પિત કરો." શ્રી શ્રીમદ્ જયપતાકા સ્વામી શ્રી માયાપુર ધામ ૩૦ જૂન,...

કયો સંબંધ વાસ્તવિક છે?

"જે વાસ્તવમાં આધ્યાત્મિક ગુરુ પ્રત્યે સમર્પણની ભાવનાનો સ્વાદ અનુભવે છે તે એક અબજ ડોલર માટે પણ વ્યાપાર નહીં કરે! અથવા કંઈપણ ભૌતિક અથવા મુક્તિ માટે, કારણ કે ગુરુ-શિષ્યના આદાન-પ્રદાનથી જ્ઞાન પ્રાપ્ત થાય છે કે આવો સંબંધ જ વાસ્તવિક છે. અન્ય બધા સંબંધો ભૌતિક છે." શ્રી...

ડિજિટલ રથયાત્રા

ઇતિહાસમાં પ્રથમ વખત ૨૪ કલાક ૧૦૮ રથ ૬ ખંડ અસીમ કૃપા ઇસ્કોન માયાપુર પ્રસ્તુત કરે છે શ્રી ધામ માયાપુરથી વિશ્વની પ્રથમ ડિજિટલ રથયાત્રા. શ્રી રાજાપુરના જગન્નાથ શ્રી બલદેવ, સુભદ્રા મહારાણી અને સુદર્શન દેવ સાથે તમારા ઘરે આવી રહ્યા છે. ભગવાન સમગ્ર વિશ્વના પ્રવાસ પર છે. એ...

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મહામંત્રના એક અબજ વધારાના જપ કરવાનો એક દુર્લભ અવસર. અમે તેને જળથી ભરેલા કળશમાં અર્પણ કરીશું. આ દિવ્ય જળનો ઉપયોગ વિશ્વના લાભ માટે નૃસિંહ યંત્રના અભિષેક માટે કરવામાં આવશે. કૃપા કરીને અન્યને પ્રેરણા આપવા માટે તમારા લાઈવ જપને જપથોન ૨૪/૭ પર શેર કરો...

मालदा पश्चिम बंगाल की जूम पर मुलाकात

व्रजराज कानाई दास हमें मालदा शहर में दो मंदिरों में ले गए। लक्ष्मी नारायण और निताई गौर मंदिर और राधा गोकुलनाथ मंदिर। हम २३५ या इतने ही भक्तों से मिले, विभिन्न भक्त समुदाय सदस्यों ने मुझे प्रसाद अर्पण कीया और दोनों मंदिरों में सभी सुंदर कृष्ण केन्द्रित गृहस्थों को...

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भक्ति चारु स्वामी के दीक्षित, आश्रय या आकांक्षी शिष्य मुझे लिख सकते हैं। हमारे पास उनके लिए एक विशेष ईमेल है, bcs.jpscare@gmail.com। यदि आप श्री श्रीमद् भक्ति चारु स्वामी के किसी शिष्य को जानते हैं, तो आप उन्हें इस सुविधा के बारे में सूचित कर सकते हैं। हरे...

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“कृपया इस मोड पर श्री श्रीमद् भक्ति चारु स्वामी के लिए गहन प्रार्थना करने के लिए प्रोत्साहित करें। एलोपैथी डॉक्टरों ने कहा कि उनके शरीर में उच्च एसिड है और अगले ४८ घंटे निर्णायक हैं, इसलिए यह बहुत महत्वपूर्ण समय है कि हर किसी को जप करना चाहिए। हम उनके लिए भगवद गीता का...

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"जो वास्तव में आध्यात्मिक गुरु के प्रति समर्पण की भावना का स्वाद लेता है, वह एक अरब डॉलर के लिए भी व्यापार नहीं करेगा! या कुछ भी भौतिक या मुक्ति के लिए, क्योंकि गुरु-शिष्य आदान-प्रदान से ज्ञान प्राप्त होता है कि ऐसा संबंध वास्तविक है। अन्य सभी सम्बन्ध सतही हैं।" श्री...

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इतिहास में पहली बार चौबीस घंटे १० रथ ६ महाद्वीप असीमित दया इस्कॉन मायापुर प्रस्तुत करता है श्री धाम मायापुर से पहली बार समग्र विश्व में डिजिटल रथ यात्रा। श्री बलराम, सुभद्रा महारानी और सुदर्शन देव के साथ श्री राजापुर के जगन्नाथ आपके घर आ रहे हैं। _भगवान समग्र विश्व की...

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महामंत्र के एक अरब अतिरिक्त जप करने का दुर्लभ अवसर। हम इनको जल से भरे कलश में अर्पित करेंगे। इस दिव्य जल का उपयोग विश्व की भलाई के लिए नृसिंह यंत्र के अभिषेक के लिए किया जाएगा। कृपया दूसरों को प्रेरित करने के लिए जपथोन २४/७ पर अपना लाइव जप साझा करें...

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Temple of the Vedic Planetarium

Srila Prabhupada’s vision of a Vedic Planetarium, which would present the universe according to the Srimad Bhagavatam, the essence of all Vedic literature and Vedantic philosophy
Question: Did the associates of Lord Caitanya know they were incarnations? Did Haridas Thakuir know he was an incarnation of Brahma? Did Sarvabauma Bhattacarya did he know at some stage that he was an incarnation of Brihaspati?

Jayapataka Swami:  Lord Caitanya revealed to some who they were, like He showed Murari Gupta that he was Hanuman. So some of His devotees were shown who they were, but we are not clear that every devotee knew who they were, but they showed those qualities. So if he...

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Question: How do we continue our devotional service with uninterrupted, unmotivated way when we have some material problems? When everything is going good, it is easy to go on with our service in an uninterrupted and unmotivated way but when we have problems, how do we do that?

Jayapataka Swami: Thank you for asking your own question. You see, bhakti is not that everything should be easy. Yasoda was worried about Krsna that all the paths had stones and Krsna’s soft feet would get hurt. So we have to go through different tests. The final test...

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Question: Though I don’t feel taste in material contamination or violation of regulative principles, but sometimes my mind throws the idea of contamination. What should I do to stop my mind throwing ideas of impure actions?

Jayapataka Swami: As soon as your mind deviates and thinks of some impure activity, you should withdraw your mind and put on the pastime of the lotus feet of Lord Krsna, and that is where you need to discipline your mind, that the mind should stay fixed on Krsna and...

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Question: Can I offer Radharani a watch in Mayapur?

Jayapataka Swami: I don’t know if Radharani wears watches! Ha! Ha! You have to ask that of the pujaris. She wears bracelets. So maybe a bracelet would do, but I don’t know if she wears watches. We don’t speculate. They did not have watches 5000 years ago. So before we...

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Question: At the time of death, if we think only of Lord Krsna or His incarnation, then we will either be liberated or get a human birth again, but as a rich or brahmana family where we can execute Krsna consciousness better. What if one thinks of his or her spiritual master only at the time of death?

Jayapataka Swami:  If you think of Krsna at the time of death, He describes that one remembering Him at the time of death, will go back to Him. Narayana anta smriti. Since the spiritual master is always thinking of Krsna, and is always trying to serve Krsna, so...

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Question: We get to learn in bhakti that we should not look at any devotee on a materialistic platform, but when a devotee looks at us on a materialistic plane and criticizes us, in what way should we view that? How do we deal with this situation?

Jayapataka Swami: We were discussing in the Temple Of Vedic Planetarium, there are two types of knowledge, ascending, going from down to up, and the other one is descending, coming down from up. Now modern scientists go from down to up and the Vedic scientists go from...

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Question: What can we do to protect mother earth?

Jayapataka Swami: You see, we like to do the needful so that mother earth is protected. If we take mother earth as a place of our residence, then we should not do anything to harm her. Here in Mayapur, I learnt from the local villagers, from different creeds. that...

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Question: So I am kind of a neophyte devotee myself and not having a great deal within my family. So I need to lie to them at times for example, simple Ekadasi fast, I need to lie to them. Till what degree it is better? And also, I have to step down from my principles sometimes, so what (audio break)

H.H.Jayapataka Swami: First degree, second degree, third degree, what degree? You know, in America (audio break) . Sometimes you can say I have to go to the library or I am not feeling well. And maybe you can go to the library. I don’t know how, what kind of lies you...

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