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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: Kuntī devī prayed to have calamities so that she always remembered Kṛṣṇa. Is this an ideal way to keep our mind on Kṛṣṇa instead of meditating on our problems?

Jayapatākā Swami: Write to me what you think your problem is. Kuntī Devī, whenever the Pāṇḍavas and Kuntī Devī had problems, Kṛṣṇa came and saved them. So whenever they had problems Kṛṣṇa came so she said she wanted to have problems all the time so that Kṛṣṇa will...

Question: How to deal with older devotees who are moody and ultimately cause fear in new people or community instead of motivation to serve?

Jayapatākā Swami: Good question. So it is important if they are senior devotees talk to them privately. Speak to them how you tried to enthuse these new people but if the older devotees express their doubts to the younger devotees that creates a bad taste. Explain to...

Question: We should surrender the body, mind, and words, but my mind is very uncontrolled. It is very painful that something which I don’t want to remember or think of again, keeps popping up in my mind which may be an offensive thought. Please kindly tell me what should I do?

Jayapatākā Swami: Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura has recommended that when one wakes up in the morning you should beat their mind with shoes 100 times. And before we go to bed beat your mind 108 times with a broomstick. In this way, you are not the mind, your...

Question: How did you feel connected to Śrīla Prabhupāda after his departure? How did you understand what would please Śrīla Prabhupāda in a particular situation? Which aspects of devotional service pleases you the most?

Jayapatākā Swami: Initially I was crying a lot. [inaudible] and gradually I realized that I have to follow Śrīla Prabhupāda’s instructions. I realized that since I was staying in Kolkata and Māyāpur, I had received many instructions from Śrīla Prabhupāda. I made a...

Why should we take second initiation?

Jayapatākā Swami: [inaudible] like all those pūjārīs of Jagannātha are second initiated. And we call it brāhmaṇa dīkṣā but it is actually pāñcarātrika-dīkṣā. Anyone who wants to cook for the Deities then they are second initiated. My primary cooks I requested them to...

Question: How can I progress in devotional life? Please kindly explain.

Jayapatākā Swami: We want to practice the nine processes of bhakti-yoga. And [inaudible] We want to finish our business in this life. That is why we have to remain very focused. [Inaudible] by gradually following the instructions of the spiritual master we cross over...

Question: How can we always remain fixed with the same frame of mind in practicing Kṛṣṇa consciousness till the end of our life?

Jayapatākā Swami: There is a saying “practice makes perfect”. So, to achieve perfection it may take you some years. Śrīla Prabhupāda said he achieved his siddhi prapti after twenty years. In the Bhagavad-gītā, Lord Kṛṣṇa said: bahūnāṁ janmanām ante jñānavān māṁ...

Question: We see Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s associates are all also mostly there in Kṛṣṇa-līlā. How is it possible that in the spiritual world, how one soul appears in Kṛṣṇa-līlā, in Goloka and Gaura-līlā in Śvetadvīpa?

Jayapatākā Swami: When you go to the spiritual world this will be revealed to you! The yogīs in the material world can expand themselves into eight forms. So simultaneously being in Kṛṣṇa-līlā, in Gaura-līlā that is possible in the spiritual world. 04-July-2022...

Question: Externally we can see you are undergoing so many challenges and unstoppable. Is it because of your love for Śrīla Prabhupāda? Why cannot we develop such qualities to serve guru even 0.001 per cent?

Jayapatākā Swami: Why not? Śrīla Prabhupāda underwent so many difficulties to save us. I think I am not able to do enough to repay him! He wants to save everybody suffering in this material hell. So, that is the way I think. In 1989, in Madrid, one person cut my...

Question: I am doing bhakti in all possible ways but still my anarthas are not going. Please advise me.

Jayapatākā Swami: Usually if you look back we see that many anarthas you have overcome. Anartha-nivṛtti starts to kick in very strongly after we take initiation. If you are initiated or you have a śikṣā-guru, then you can ask him how to overcome any anarthas that you...

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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...

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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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Question: How can we select the right guru?

Jayapatākā Swami: If the guru is able to help you, if you feel that Śrīla Prabhupāda is talking to you through the guru and you are able to cross over māyā, then that is the right guru for you. So you also get help from various śikṣā-gurus and Vaiṣṇavas. I have...

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Question: Lust is always bothering and affecting my mind, and stands as an obstacle from making me a good devotee. But I want to get out of this situation? How can I get out of this situation and how can I, under any situation, keep my mind firmly fixed on the lotus feet of Lord Kṛṣṇa?

Jayapatākā Swami: I just said that we should pray to Kṛṣṇa that whatever we do, we do service in a Kṛṣṇa conscious way. Firstly, you have to get married, and then the two should pray that you have Kṛṣṇa conscious children. Hare Kṛṣṇa! 17-April-2022 Sridhama Mayapur,...

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Question: Generally, it is considered that if a husband is always thinking about his wife, his children, it is not very Kṛṣṇa conscious. But if a devotee husband is thinking about his devotee wife, is that considered a deviation?

Jayapatākā Swami: It depends, what the thinking is. We saw in many households the wife is worshiping Deities, cooking bhoga and offering to the Deities. So like that the wife is showing a good example of serving Kṛṣṇa and if that inspires you and helps you to increase...

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Question: I heard pastimes where Śrīla Prabhupāda told you to go on chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa. Then you asked if you could chant Nārāyaṇa-kavaca because of some problems. I was facing a lot of obstacles in devotional service, serious health issues, not able to sleep peacefully in the night for many years, etc. And it is affecting my quality of chanting in the morning also. So should we chant Narasiṁha-kavaca and pray to Lord Narasiṁhadeva also? Is it a lower form of faith in Kṛṣṇa? Should we just go on chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa and everything will be alright? What do you suggest Guru Mahārāja?

Jayapatākā Swami: Śrīla Prabhupāda said chant Hare Kṛṣṇa and you can occasionally pray to Lord Prahlāda Narasiṁha, but as a regular practice chant Hare Kṛṣṇa. 17-April-2022 Sridhama Mayapur, India

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Question: We see you are so much attached to Śrīla Prabhupāda’s instructions and feel eternally indebted to Śrīla Prabhupāda and ready to give your life and soul to fulfill them. How can we also develop such consciousness and determination giving up desire for enjoyment in this world?

Jayapatākā Swami: See, if you read Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, it tells you how the material world is a kind of a jungle and the pleasure here is temporary. So we should side by side render devotional service. I was thinking how in this age of Kali it is recommended that most...

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Question: Sometimes devotees preach very harshly and condemn others particularly Indians who don’t completely understand the position of Kṛṣṇa as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. They approach me and ask how come they speak so cuttingly and harshly. This turns them away. How do we respond without condemning and blaspheming the devotee who spoke harshly, and at the same time encourage the person to take up Kṛṣṇa consciousness and not feel hurt by such harsh words and turn away from Kṛṣṇa because of this interaction?

Jayapatākā Swami: Of course, if we follow the advice of Śrīla Prabhupāda in these verses, he said that just like Lord Caitanya spoke very sweetly, we should also speak very sweetly. Maybe you could talk to the devotee who spoke harshly and show him the purport and the...

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