Official website of His Holiness Jayapataka Swami
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is a branch of the monotheistic Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition within Hinduism dating back 5000 years to Lord Krishna Himself. ISKCON was established in the West in 1966 by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Srila Prabhupada) and has since developed into a worldwide confederation of over 500 temples, centers, communities, schools, and restaurants with some 250,000 devotees. Read more on ISKCON.org
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977) is widely regarded as the foremost Vedic scholar, translator, and teacher of the modern era. He is especially respected as the world’s most prominent contemporary authority on bhakti-yoga, devotional service to the Supreme Person, Krishna, as taught by the ancient Vedic writings of India. He is the founder-acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. Read more on Prabhupada.net
The TOVP exhibits meeting decided to have the highest concepts expressed in SRIMAD BHAGVATAM in the simple language so the people who visit the planetarium can understand, in addition to have further research on the cosmology from the vedas in Mayapur University.
Worldwide prayers and offerings for His Holiness Jayapataka Swami
Extra Rounds of Maha-Mantra
Street Harinama Participants
The official website for JPS Office. Here you can download various initiation forms, philosophical test papers, questionnaires and checklists
The Official Database of His Holiness Jayapataka Swami. You will find links to audio recordings of the classes as well as transcriptions.
The Ministry actively collaborates with ISKCON affiliates worldwide to facilitate the spiritual growth of individuals and communities according to the teachings of Srila Prabhupada
The official YouTube channel of JPS Archives. Here you can watch most popular video uploads as well as playlists.
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: When there is a difficult situation in family life that brings lot of suffering, how being a mataji I can develop detachment?
Guru maharaj: Tough question! You see the secret is to be more attached to Krishna. It is natural that we have attachment, and ladies especially may have attachment. So if we can direct our attachment to Krishna, then that will naturally make us more resilient in the...read more
Question: When the soul departs a body and it needs to take shelter of another material body, does it immediately take the next body or can it be without a body for some time?
Guru maharaj: Well, sometimes a person is in what they call coma, for some time. At that time the higher authorities are trying to decide where they will go, or waiting for the appropriate body I mean appropriate opportunity to take the body they need. If a person...read more
Guru maharaj: What is the difficulty? How you can attain that in the material life, that will be tough. But in spiritual life it is natural to be humble, to be tolerant, offer respect to others, but not expect any respect for yourself. That is the devotional mood. Not...read more
Guru maharaj: We should get the blessings of Vridhan Shiva and Praudha Maya, and then we can get the mercy of the dham. This way, first we hear, by hearing we get the mercy of the dham. Then Krishna’s leela will appear before our eyes. Gauranga! HH JAYAPATAKA SWAMI...read more
Question: How can we receive the benediction from the holy dham when we are doing Navadvip parikrama?
Guru maharaj: Before this parikrama I was telling the pastimes of Lord Gauranga, and then we told the pastime how He gave mercy to Kolavecha Sridhar and how He gave Kolavecha Sridhar, the benediction of becoming a king but Kolavecha Sridhar said no, I don’t want it....read more
Question: What is the intimate secret of the relationships between Lord Gauranga and Nityananda? Why Nityananda is more dear to Lord Gauranga than His own life?
Guru maharaj: You see since Lord Gauranga is unlimited, Nityananda prabhu is unlimited, and we are limited, therefore we can never fully understand what goes on between Them. What we do understand is that it itself is very blissful. At one time mother Sachi said she...read more
Question: You said that Prabhupad told you to take care of your body. How can we as disciples visiting Mayapur, assist you in good health?
Guru maharaj: It depends whom you ask. If you ask Aakarshak Caitanya, he will say one thing. Depending on whom you ask, they will give different advice. My advice? If you are good disciples of your spiritual master, if you evolve your natural love for Lord Gauranga,...read more
Question: How a conditioned and extremely fallen soul like me can be saved from the sudden and acute attack of maya? Question: How a conditioned and extremely fallen soul like me can be saved from the sudden and acute attack of maya in the form of desire for sex and lust. What should he do at that moment to stop such type of thoughts immediately so that he can save himself from further fall down and the entanglement of maya? How can he develop strength to fight and win against maya?
Guru Maharaja: It depends a lot on how advanced you are in Krishna consciousness. Like Lochanadas t said, vishaya chariya shei raase mojhiya mukhe bolo Hari Hari! If you can absorb yourself in the rasa of Lord Nitai Gaur then you can let go ofr the sense...read more
Guru Maharaj: He is asking, ‘how to?’ How to depend on Krishna? These ‘how to’ questions, all these things are in the natural process of devotional service. Ho w to get a taste for chanting? How to practice dev service? It is in Nectar Of Devotion, it is in every book...read more
Question: Hare Krishna dear Guru Maharaj, how to keep our mind steady in Krishna consciousness when we are having family problems?
Guru Maharaj: The material world is such that even without you wanting it there will be some kind of problems. Maybe family, maybe health, maybe in laws, maybe other living entities, natural problems, tsunamis, earthquakes, storms. So we don’t want to stay eternally...read more
Question: For the Hams Vahan deity, when Lord Shiva comes to hear Caitanya Bhagavan, do you know anything of the speaker that told about Lord Shiva was coming to hear Lord Caitanya?
Guru maharaj: As far as I remember, it was Shukadev Goswami. Either Shukadev or Suta, I feel it is Shukadev. So Lord Shiva was so eager to come down that He thought His bull Nandi was going too slow. So He asked Lord Brahma if He could borrow his vahan, his vehicle....read more
Question: If someone selects a guru and he does not have eagerness to serve his guru, how can he get that eagerness to serve his guru?
Guru Maharaj: Strange question! You should select a guru, if you have eagerness to serve him. If you think, how the guru is helping you, then naturally you want to serve him. If you think how the guru is serving Prabhupad and previous acharyas, then naturally you will...read more
Question: As aspiring devotees how can we also have that desire that we want only pure devotion and we do not get affected by material benedictions?
We went for parikrama, we went to Kolavecha Sridhar’s house and we heard the pastime how Kolavecha Sridhar was offered so many benedictions but he didn’t want any benedictions and he wanted only pure devotion to Krishna. I wanted to ask, as aspiring devotees how can...read more
Question: I was just wondering, what is the best method to get rid of false ego? And how do you distinguish between what is our real ego and false ego? Could you tell?
Guru Maharaj: False ego has us identify, I am the body. This is me. I am skinny or fat, I am white or black, sometimes someone says your nose is too big. Oh no, I have been offended. Oh nooooo… You have a pimple on your nose. Oh no… I curse you! So we should not have...read more
How can we appear humble when we have received a little bit of mercy of the Lord? Because of this mercy, we are having the great desire of giving to others this message and we are trying show boldness and some enthusiasm, so sometimes people take this enthusiasm for...read more
No. Advancement in spiritual life is not dependent on anything material. If one is born in a rich family, the advantage is that they don’t have to struggle to maintain themselves, but there could be some situations which could be helpful, l but it is not essential, to...read more
Can we bring some serious issues to the court if devotees are involved, if we cannot solve the issue among devotees in a peaceful way, civil matters like money, heritage and property?
Obviously, this is a specific issue and without knowing the details, it is hard to say. I don’t want to be quoted, that oh, gurudev told me to go to the court, since I don’t know the details. Generally, we try to exhaust all the possibilities of mediation and...read more
If you know who you offended, you can ask them to forgive you. If you don’t know or if they don’t want to forgive you, you can take the dust from their feet, or you can take the dust from their shoes outside the temple. Or if you don’t know who you offended, you can...read more