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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: Today some of us witnessed a strange incident at the Kolkata Ratha Yatra. When you were there in front of Balarama ratha, waiting to do arati, all of a sudden the ratha started rolling. Everybody started panicking and we were worried that the ratha may hit you and also the devotees. It was so scary. But we noticed that you were so calm during the whole chaos. Really wonder what was going through your mind then?

Jayapataka Swami: I was thinking of Baladeva! But people moved me backwards quickly and they were announcing don’t pull the ratha! In the material world there is danger at every step. So we are used to facing different dangers and sometimes the danger is unavoidable,...

Question: How to get rid of negative energy? If we are suffering from that being a devotee and following brahminical culture, and still such things around us act effectively.

Jayapataka Swami: I am wondering if this is something imagining or something that is real? If the room you are staying in has kirtan in it, sometimes sprinkle Ganges water, chant the Purusa sukta and burn incense, frankincense at Sandhya, things like this can create a...

Question: In deity worship, is Lord Jagannath more forgiving of the offences than Krsna? Is Jagannath a more merciful form than Krsna?

Jayapataka Swami: Lord Jagannath is a very merciful aspect of Lord Krsna. And usual Jagannath Baladeva and Subhadra are merciful than, say Radha and Krsna. So that way, I was asking Srila Prabhupada that for a boat party which deity we should take – He said, take Lord...

Question: Seeing Jagannath on the Ratha Yatra one gets immense benefits. So what mood or what can we aspire from Lord Jagannath the most?

Jayapataka Swami: Of course the most important thing is to develop affection and love for Lord Jagannath, for Lord Krsna, and we should appreciate the Lord’s mercy, going out and seeing all His devotees and giving His merciful glance. So Lord Caitanya would chant in...

Question: If we should consider astrology as a guidance from Krsna for decisions related to material affairs?

Jayapataka Swami: Srila Prabhupada when he was told that some astrologer would give a reading, he would say, “I will take it with a grain of salt”. He would not depend purely on astrology to make a decision. He would take it with a grain of salt. He would take it with...

Question: Is it necessary to put our children in gurukul when parents are initiated devotees? Or can we make them study at home? Please guide me.

Jayapataka Swami: You can do either one. You see if there is a nearby school you like it or not. If there is. Otherwise you can learn how to do home schooling, then you can also do that. If you send your child to an outside school, you have to monitor what the...

Question: Can you tell us your experience at the San Francisco Ratha Yatra in 1968?

Jayapataka Swami: This was the first Ratha Yatra with a custom made ratha. In 1967 we had a Ratha Yatra, but it was a makeshift thing on the back of a pickup truck. But in 1968 we had a ratha which was designed to be a replica of the Puri Ratha, albeit a bit smaller....

Question: Just by glancing at Caitanya Mahāprabhu the Muslims started chanting. But on the contrary, when Mahāprabhu was personally leading the saṅkīrtana movement in Navadvīpa, why were many people, even the brāhmaṇas, did not take up chanting? Can you please throw some light on this guru mahārāja?

Jayapatākā Swami: Lord Caitanya took His saṅkīrtana party through Navadvīpa on the way to the Cāṅda Kazi, it is said that some atheist brāhmaṇas were on the way. When they saw Lord Caitanya dancing and crying in ecstasy, they also became overwhelmed and started to...

Question: How can I please Lord Nityānanda Prabhu so that He will give me the bhakti same like the associate of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu?

Jayapatākā Swami: By serving the guru paramparā, Lord Nityānanda is the original guru. So by pleasing the gurus in the paramparā He will be satisfied, and you can get the special mercy of Lord Nitāi. So if you can help expand the movement of Lord Caitanya, then Lord...

Question: Yesterday we heard that Lord Nityānanda prabhu also took prasāda in Rāghava Bhavana. He came to Rāghava Bhavana when He was in Bengal or He came to Rāghava Bhavana when He travelled with Lord Caitanya?

Jayapatākā Swami: I don’t remember, I don’t think Lord Nityānanda was with Lord Caitanya when He traveled from Jagannātha Purī. I don’t remember reading that. Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya, Rāmānanda Rāya, Gadādhara Paṇḍita, they were present. And I remember Gadādhara...

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...

समाज को गुमराह किया जा रहा है

जीवन की इच्छाएँ इन्द्रियतृप्ति की ओर लक्षित नहीं होनी चाहिए। मनुष्य को केवल स्वस्थ जीवन की या आत्म-संरक्षण की कामना करनी चाहिए, क्योंकि मानव तो परम सत्य के विषय में जिज्ञासा करने के निमित्त बना है। मनुष्य की वृत्तियों का इसके अतिरिक्त, अन्य कोई लक्ष्य नहीं होना चाहिए।...

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यदि आप भगवान की अवज्ञा करते हैं, तो प्रकृति या कुदरत आपको बहुत तरीकों से परेशान करेगी। और जैसे ही आप विनम्र बन जाते हैं, पुर्ण पुरुषोत्तम भगवान श्रीकृष्ण के प्रति आत्मसमर्पण करते हैं, तब कोई और प्राकृतिक उपद्रव नहीं होगा। १९००, १८९८ में मेंनें सुना है-मेरा जन्म १८९६...

श्रील प्रभुपाद की विशेष दया

श्रील प्रभुपाद ने मुझे नवद्वीप परिक्रमा विकसित करने का निर्देश दिया था। नवद्वीप के नौ द्वीप वृंदावन से अभिन्न हैं और हर साल विभिन्न दल धाम की परिक्रमा करते हैं, यानी ५ कोश परिक्रमा, ८ कोश और संपूर्ण नौ द्वीप परिक्रमा करते हैं। कई पवित्र स्थान लुप्त हो गए हैं। हम कई...

श्री श्रीमद् भक्ति चारु स्वामी के शिष्य

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...

श्री श्रीमद् जयपताका स्वामी की ओर तत्काल संदेश

“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...

श्री श्रीमद् भक्ति चारु स्वामी महाराज के लिए प्रार्थना

"मैं आप सभी से अपने एकादशी के फल को श्री श्रीमद् भक्ति चारु स्वामी को समर्पित करने का अनुरोध करता हूँ।" श्री श्रीमद् जयपताका स्वामी श्री मायापुर धाम ३० जून,...

कौन सा सम्बन्ध वास्तविक है?

"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...

डिजिटल रथयात्रा

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...

जपथोन २४ x ७

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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Question: Today some of us witnessed a strange incident at the Kolkata Ratha Yatra. When you were there in front of Balarama ratha, waiting to do arati, all of a sudden the ratha started rolling. Everybody started panicking and we were worried that the ratha may hit you and also the devotees. It was so scary. But we noticed that you were so calm during the whole chaos. Really wonder what was going through your mind then?

Jayapataka Swami: I was thinking of Baladeva! But people moved me backwards quickly and they were announcing don’t pull the ratha! In the material world there is danger at every step. So we are used to facing different dangers and sometimes the danger is unavoidable,...

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Question: Just by glancing at Caitanya Mahāprabhu the Muslims started chanting. But on the contrary, when Mahāprabhu was personally leading the saṅkīrtana movement in Navadvīpa, why were many people, even the brāhmaṇas, did not take up chanting? Can you please throw some light on this guru mahārāja?

Jayapatākā Swami: Lord Caitanya took His saṅkīrtana party through Navadvīpa on the way to the Cāṅda Kazi, it is said that some atheist brāhmaṇas were on the way. When they saw Lord Caitanya dancing and crying in ecstasy, they also became overwhelmed and started to...

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Question: Yesterday we heard that Lord Nityānanda prabhu also took prasāda in Rāghava Bhavana. He came to Rāghava Bhavana when He was in Bengal or He came to Rāghava Bhavana when He travelled with Lord Caitanya?

Jayapatākā Swami: I don’t remember, I don’t think Lord Nityānanda was with Lord Caitanya when He traveled from Jagannātha Purī. I don’t remember reading that. Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya, Rāmānanda Rāya, Gadādhara Paṇḍita, they were present. And I remember Gadādhara...

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Question: Here we can understand wherever Mahāprabhu says about worshiping Lord Nityānanda, can it be applied to our spiritual master, as he is Śrī Nityānanda prabhu’s personal manifestation for us? Thank you.

Jayapatākā Swami: Since the spiritual master is the representative of Lord Nityānanda we can think that He is the representative of Lord Nityānanda. Of course, to have Lord Nityānanda personally present is something incomparable, but I am very happy to distribute the...

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Question: Can we ladies, do Giriraj dandavat parikrama?

Jayapataka Swami: Ladies are not supposed to do shastanga pranam. They can do panchanga pranam. It would take a long time even then! Ha! It is not our policy to do dandavat pranam. We would like the devotees to engage in Harinam sankirtan and preaching. 28-AUGUST-2019...

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Question: In our home, my prabhu brought one Narayana murti from Muktinath. There one priest gave it to him. Can I do service to the Narayana murti or does my husband, prabhu have to do that? I have heard that ladies are not allowed to do seva to the Narayana murti. Is this right?

Jayapataka Swami: Are you brahmana initiated? I know that many ladies worship Narayana shila. I heard that there were some restrictions, but I did not read anywhere that is why I am not sure about this. As much as I know, you can do the worship, but if there are any...

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