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

Mayapur Co-directors’ Meeting

Mayapur co-directors’ had a meeting today, starting from 12.30pm IST, and lasted for almost 1.5 hours.

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...

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Srila Prabhupada Daily Quotation

“If there is lack of obedience then there cannot be discipline, and without discipline we cannot manage a huge world organization.” -- Los Angeles, June 19, 1972

Mayapur Co-directors’ Meeting

Mayapur co-directors’ had a meeting today, starting from 12.30pm IST, and lasted for almost 1.5 hours.

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...

Question: You said with devotees we should feel connected. Sometimes it happens that devotees hurt with their selfish behavior.

Jayapatākā Swami: So, especially you want to stay connected with your spiritual master and Kṛṣṇa. Temples Śrīla Prabhupāda said are like hospitals. In the hospital you find sick people. So we are not saying keep contact with the other rogīs, sick people. Keep contact...

Question: Why did Dhṛtarāṣṭra even though of all the processes of yoga, bhakti-yoga is the top, why did Dhṛtarāṣṭra opt for aṣṭāṅga-yoga and does Śrīla Prabhupāda support this?

Jayapatākā Swami: I had mentioned earlier that because Dhṛtarāṣṭra used to be enviously disposed towards the Pāṇḍavas, that is why he was very upset with the Pāṇḍavas and could not do devotional service to Lord Kṛṣṇa. That is why Vidura taught him how to perform...

Question: I am studying in college and want to join ISKCON being inspired by devotees and Śrīla Prabhupāda books. The ISKCON Youth Forum authorities have instructed me to complete my studies and then join. I am doing this. While studying I come across many prajalpa in the studies when the teachers in the class are teaching the studies. Under these circumstances how should I deal with this prajalpa?

Jayapatākā Swami: It is good to know which is prajalpa, which is useful for Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Unfortunately, maybe you have to learn some of the prajalpa examples to get a passing grade. The teachers think they are helping you. But you may think otherwise. But to...

Question: You often talk about devotee care. What should be the attitude when a Mātājī is taking care of a Prabhu, or a Prabhu is taking care of a Mātājī?

Jayapatākā Swami: Generally, Mātājīs, ladies, serve their husbands, and the men they help their wives. But apart from this, one should be very careful because ladies they have this affection and that affection can take other forms. Śrīla Prabhupāda said that ladies...

Question: Why do we celebrate the disappearance day of previous ācāryas?

Jayapatākā Swami: The previous ācāryas, they have returned to the abode of the Lord, back home back to Godhead. So when they were there in the material world, they had taught us at every step we can engage in the service of the Lord. So this way, the appearance day...

Question: What should we pray to Lord Kṛṣṇa in this New Year 2022?

Jayapatākā Swami: Best thing to pray is that we can serve Kṛṣṇa. We can awaken our dormant love for Kṛṣṇa. That we can help many people become fixed in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Some people pray that they can distribute a lot of books. Some pray that they can help the...

Question: You said we should not grieve for the departure of any material body when we know the soul is still there, but still being in Kṛṣṇa consciousness we shed tears and mourn for any material departure of near and dear ones. Please suggest how can we make ourselves understand those circumstances?

Jayapatākā Swami: If someone is a Vaiṣṇava, we feel separation. If they are not a Vaiṣṇava or otherwise we would like to do something like pinda dana or something else to relieve the soul. So we know that the soul is still alive so, if they died in Kṛṣṇa consciousness...

Question: There are so many challenges which took place in Māyāpur while you were building the temple and we still see so many challenges which are coming. So Mahārāja, how do you deal with all those challenges?

Jayapatākā Swami: Whenever A challenge came up, I remembered my spiritual master, tried to carry out his instructions and that made it very easy. 24-December-2021 Sridhama Mayapur, India

Question: What is your instruction for the next generation of ISKCON?

Jayapatākā Swami: Follow Lord Caitanya’s advice, follow Śrīla Prabhupāda’s advice, read Bhagavad-gītā, read Nectar of Devotion, Nectar of Instruction, Śrī Īśopaniṣad, Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Caitanya-caritāmṛta, do that systematically and you will find all the questions,...

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Question: Why did Dhṛtarāṣṭra even though of all the processes of yoga, bhakti-yoga is the top, why did Dhṛtarāṣṭra opt for aṣṭāṅga-yoga and does Śrīla Prabhupāda support this?

Jayapatākā Swami: I had mentioned earlier that because Dhṛtarāṣṭra used to be enviously disposed towards the Pāṇḍavas, that is why he was very upset with the Pāṇḍavas and could not do devotional service to Lord Kṛṣṇa. That is why Vidura taught him how to perform...

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Question: I am studying in college and want to join ISKCON being inspired by devotees and Śrīla Prabhupāda books. The ISKCON Youth Forum authorities have instructed me to complete my studies and then join. I am doing this. While studying I come across many prajalpa in the studies when the teachers in the class are teaching the studies. Under these circumstances how should I deal with this prajalpa?

Jayapatākā Swami: It is good to know which is prajalpa, which is useful for Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Unfortunately, maybe you have to learn some of the prajalpa examples to get a passing grade. The teachers think they are helping you. But you may think otherwise. But to...

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Question: You said we should not grieve for the departure of any material body when we know the soul is still there, but still being in Kṛṣṇa consciousness we shed tears and mourn for any material departure of near and dear ones. Please suggest how can we make ourselves understand those circumstances?

Jayapatākā Swami: If someone is a Vaiṣṇava, we feel separation. If they are not a Vaiṣṇava or otherwise we would like to do something like pinda dana or something else to relieve the soul. So we know that the soul is still alive so, if they died in Kṛṣṇa consciousness...

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Question: Śukadeva Gosvāmī was an impersonalist devotee before he heard the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam from Vyasadeva, but we also hear that Śukadeva was Rādhārāṇī’s parrot, that he was chased by Lord Śiva when he heard the Bhāgavatam, etc. so how is it that such a dear associate of Rādhārāṇī acted as an impersonalist worshiper, though he hears the Bhāgavatam from Lord Śiva, as well as Vyāsadeva when he was in the womb?

Jayapatākā Swami: We have to take the instructions at face value. When he was in the womb of his mother, he had impersonal realization. When he was instructed how by meditating on Kṛṣṇa, he could transcend the material world, so then he took birth and...

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Question: Mahārāja you mentioned that one should practice bhakti with determination, we see you as a personification of this condition. In so many years, you have been practicing and spreading Kṛṣṇa consciousness under difficult conditions, across the world. So what is the secret of your determination in your service to Śrīla Prabhupāda so that we can follow in your footsteps.

Jayapatākā Swami: You see, I told Śrīla Prabhupāda that My father he said he would turn my name over to the American Army to fight in the Vietnam war and die because he was very angry that I became a Hindu. Śrīla Prabhupāda said, “It is better to be in Kṛṣṇa’s army.”...

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Question: What is the best and easiest way to preach?

Jayapataka Swami:  I mean in one way, people say that to give out a book is a good way, because if a person reads the book, hours and hours and days reading, we cannot do that practically. So in some ways giving a book is a good way to preach. But what is the best way...

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