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
Chanting for Sri Narasimha Caturdasi
Worldwide prayers and offerings for His Holiness Jayapataka Swami
Extra Rounds of Maha-Mantra
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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: Dear guru maharaj, Is the spiritual progress of a person dependent on his material status?
Guru maharaj: 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...read more
Guru maharaj: It depends. If devotees do service up to their capacity, that is very pleasing to me. Hanuman was throwing mountain tops in the water, and a squirrel, he was throwing only small pebbles. Hanuman told the squirrel, move aside, but Lord Ramachandra said...read more
Question: Dearmost guru maharaj, when bhakti yoga is the ultimate and topmost process, why is it kept rare/confidential? And why Lord Gauranga is gupt avatar if He is known in all the universes? Then all conditioned souls can easily be delivered but why He is rare?
Guru maharaj: Lord Krishna goes to every universe. Sometimes after Krishna Lord Caitanya comes. So I would assume that He visits every universe, since Krishna does. But He doesn’t visit every day of Brahma. Sometimes. You see, most people they pray to God to give them...read more
Question: If I have a material desire, but I also want to advance in Krishna consciousness, then can we do both the things? Why does one round of chanting have 108 repetitions?
Guru maharaj: One question at a time. We try to dovetail our material desire with Krishna’s service. Say we want to eat nice food, offer to Krishna nice food, take the prasadam. Say we want a nice house, so plan it that part of the house you can use for preaching....read more
Question: Can devotees who are not yet chanting 16 rounds keep Gaura Nitai deities at home for worship?
Guru maharaj: Srila Prabhupad when He was six years old, He was given small Radha Krishna deities by his father and he worshipped those as practice deities. They weren’t installed but they were worshipped. When he went to college, he gave those deities to his younger...read more
Guru maharaj: If you think, how much you owe your guru, then there is no problem to serve him. We can never repay the debt. Hare Krishna! HH JAYAPATAKA SWAMI 13th February 2019 Chennai, Indiaread more
Guru maharaj: If you apply them in your life, and you see that your life is improving, then naturally, you will have more and more faith. Like when you walk you put your foot ahead and you do not fall into a pit, then you think that the ground is solid, each step you...read more
Guru maharaj: Avadoot means He did things very spontaneously, like He would swim across the Ganges and back. Sometimes He went from Katwa to Navadvip by river and told Mother Sachi to immediately go to Shantipur and He jumped in the river and swam down to Shantipur....read more
Question: If a devotee who is initiated falls down…? Question: If a devotee who is initiated falls down due to enjoying sense gratification and breaks his regulative principles and has lost the holy name and vaishnava devotees, how can such devotee advance in devotional life ahead and what is his duty towards his spiritual master and how can he be sincere enough to get back to Krishna prema and serve Srila Prabhupad’s instructions again?
Guru maharaj: If one is initiated and breaks the principles, they are guilty of one of the offences to the holy name – disrespecting the order of the spiritual master. So there is no higher atonement than devotional service. So in that case one should repent for their...read more
Guru maharaj: It is not by any material qualification, neither BA, MA or PHD, not by any kind of money, not by any good karma, it doesn’t hurt to try to serve Lord Nityananda serve Lord Caitanya and His mercy is causeless! That whatever you are doing will not be...read more
Question: How do we inspire western bodied contacts to take up process of chanting Hare Krishna daily?
Guru maharaj: You see there is no stereotype or standard answer that works for all. Everybody is an individual. So we have to adapt for each individual and give them what they are looking for. The answers that they seek. That is why Prabhupad said that it takes...read more
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