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Question Bank

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: When we are trying to preach Krsna consciousness to others, in the process there is a chance that we get affected by recognition and a devotee gets caught in that position of fame and gets envious of other devotees. How should one do preaching without falling in these traps?

Jayapataka Swami: Lord Caitanya taught us that we should take out the weeds in our devotional service. Nisidachar, kuti nati, jiva himsa, labh, puja, pratishastasha joto upashako golo.. Breaking the regulative principles, political dealings, being envious against...

Question: When we are preaching we feel very low when we do the program and not very many people come? How do we keep the mood of preaching always high?

Jayapataka Swami: You see someone looked through the window when Srila Prabhupada started preaching in New York in the store front in Matchless Gifts. He saw Prabhupada waving his hands and speaking very emphatically. He thought there must be a big crowd there. He...

Question: How Lord Caitanya’s movement will go forward for the next ten thousand years?

Jayapataka Swami: According to the Brahma Vaivarta purnana all the sacred rivers approached Krsna before His departure that He may take them back. The Ganges took the position as the spokesperson for all the thirthas and holy rivers. So Krsna smiled and He said, 'let...

Question: What is the importance of initiation and after initiation how do we serve guru and Krsna?

Jayapataka Swami: Initiation is the beginning of our spiritual life. We shouldn’t expect that someone after initiation is very advanced.  Initiation is called the spiritual birth. So if you want to remain unborn, then don’t take initiation. But if you want to be born,...

Question: How could we please you guru maharaj?

Jayapataka Swami: I asked this question to Srila Prabhupada. He said, I am very pleased if I see my disciples develop love of Krsna. Maybe that is a future goal, but we should try for that. And I am very pleased when I see the devotees trying very hard to spread the...

Question: What are the five instructions that you want to give all your disciples?

Jayapataka Swami: Five? Why five? (Devotee said first five and guru maharaj did Ooosssh!). See, the first five are mentioned at the time of initiation. Ha! Chanting 16 rounds of Hare Krsna maha mantra, which comes to one crore names a year! In India they say, kaun...

Question: How one initiated devotee can connect to spiritual master in the physical absence of the spiritual master?

Jayapataka Swami: Guru has gone back to Vaikuntha or is not in Guwahati and gone to another place? (The devotee said: Not in Guwahati). I am trying to start a ‘E Care’ for my disciples. This class is being broadcast on Facebook. I have Facebook in English, Bengali and...

Question: You have many courses and in one of the courses you said that the devotees should act as nuts and bolts in ISKCON. Could you please explain that?

Jayapataka Swami: Everybody, all the congregational members and all the devotees in the temple, are part of the machine that is serving Krsna to help bring souls back to Godhead. And so we should all feel part of that effort. Someone is doing arati for the deity,...

Question: How one initiated disciple is constantly attached to his spiritual master and how he is devoted for preaching in his spiritual life?

Jayapataka Swami: Very naturally I am very grateful to Srila Prabhupada, he saved me from the materialistic life. My grandfather was a multi-millionaire but my father and uncle they did not know what was the purpose of life. So I am very grateful that Srila Prabhupada...

Question: Can you please tell about your first visit to Assam, like how you constructed the Rukmini Krsna temple and how you made the preaching possible in Assam and your experience?

Jayapataka Swami: Many years ago, about forty years ago, right?! We had some life members who were helping us and they would contact the municipal people and in various ways help us. One of them was, he was believing in the Sankaracarya philosophy, which was that the...

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

જીવનની ઈચ્છાઓને ક્યારેય પણ ઈન્દ્રિયતૃપ્તિ તરફ વાળવી જોઈએ નહીં. મનુષ્ય માત્ર તંદુરસ્ત જીવન અથવા આત્મસંરક્ષણ ઈચ્છવું જોઈએ, કારણ કે મનુષ્ય પરમ સત્ય વિષે પૃચ્છા કરવા માટે નિમાયેલો છે. તેના કાર્યનું અન્ય કોઈ ધ્યેય હોવું જોઈએ નહીં. સંપૂર્ણ પણે મૂંઝાયેલી ભૌતિકતાવાદી સંસ્કૃતિ...

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...

જપથોન ૨૪ × ૭

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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श्री श्रीमद् भक्ति चारु स्वामी के शिष्य

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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,...

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Question: When we are trying to preach Krsna consciousness to others, in the process there is a chance that we get affected by recognition and a devotee gets caught in that position of fame and gets envious of other devotees. How should one do preaching without falling in these traps?

Jayapataka Swami: Lord Caitanya taught us that we should take out the weeds in our devotional service. Nisidachar, kuti nati, jiva himsa, labh, puja, pratishastasha joto upashako golo.. Breaking the regulative principles, political dealings, being envious against...

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Question: How could we please you guru maharaj?

Jayapataka Swami: I asked this question to Srila Prabhupada. He said, I am very pleased if I see my disciples develop love of Krsna. Maybe that is a future goal, but we should try for that. And I am very pleased when I see the devotees trying very hard to spread the...

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Question: You said that everybody who lives or wants to live in Navadvīpa-dhāma, they should have one set of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam in their homes. So if somebody has a set of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, does that mean that the glories of the holy dhama are being established in that home?

Jayapataka Swami: To some extent that is also a dhama, but this comparison is not there. We know that if we are doing some service in Navadvīpa-dhāma, we get thousand times the benefit. The scriptures say that if one has the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, that place is likened to...

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Question: Sometimes in life there are so many such unsolvable problems, which so much disturb us and without the Lord’s mercy, we cannot get rid of them. So in that case if we take shelter of the holy name and pray to help us, is that also offensive?

Jayapataka Swami: So we pray to the Lord that we render pure devotional service, that is not offensive. If we say we are fallen and we want to reach the perfectional stage, that is not offensive. If we want some material benefit by chanting, it is like a business, it...

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Question: You have mentioned in the class that one should chant the holy names, even with offences, because it is better than not chanting the holy names at all. My question is that sometimes when we are speaking to senior Vaisnavas, sometimes unknowingly or even without us wanting, sometimes we break the etiquette. So in that case do we come under offences?

Jayapataka Swami: I am not able to understand the comparison that you are making, because I spoke about chanting, and how you can compare it with Vaisnava aparadha? If you think that you have committed an offence, then you can approach that Vaisnava and beg for...

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Question: Today you spoke about how you want all your disciples to go home back to Godhead and that you want them to chant without offences. And my question is that, if a husband and wife, if both of them are initiated disciples, and if the husband beats the wife or give her some psychological harassment, or inflict atrocities on her psychologically or physically sometimes beat her sometimes to such an extent that she has to be hospitalized, in such cases, is the husband performing Vaisnava aparadha? Or not and how does it affect the guru?

Jayapataka Swami: Certainly if one is inflicting atrocities on a Vaisnavi, it is a Vaisnava aparadha. If one will act in this way, how will he go back to Godhead, back to the Lord? The Bhāgavatam tells us that a husband should never fight or quarrel with the wife in...

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Question: In the verse Srimad Bhagavatam 1.10.21 explained that the human beings remain asleep within the body of the Lord until there is another creation of the material world and then they arise to take up their unfinished work. The Lord is pavitra paraman, the purest, so when the jīvas enter or merge into the body of Mahā-Viṣṇu, they are with the Lord. Why are the living entities not getting cleansed of material contamination, even though they are with the Lord. Kindly explain why do they still have to continue with the material existence?

Jayapatākā Swami: You see whatever the desire of the living entity they achieve. Those who want to be with Kṛṣṇa, they go back to the spiritual world. Those who want to be in the material world, they go into Mahā-Viṣṇu. And just like in the stores today there is a...

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Question: You have mentioned that it is better to make devotees than temples. Devotees are so important but despite such importance of devotees, we criticize devotees, we don’t care for devotees. How can we be very careful and caring for the devotees?

Jayapatākā Swami: There are 8 to 9 billion people on the planet. Out of them how many devotees are there? These are devotees, why we should not consider them to be really dear to us? We understand that they are dear to Kṛṣṇa, He says that a devotee is more dear to Him...

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