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Final Rites Ceremony of HH Bhakti Charu Swami

live stream of the final rites ceremony of HH Bhakti Charu Swami will start shortly. Quoting from the recent GBC EC announcement: "Maharaja’s final rites will be performed on Sunday morning (Eastern US time) at a local funeral home that especially caters to special...

Urgent Message from His Holiness Jayapataka Swami

"Please encourage at this junction to offer intense prayers for HH Bhakti Charu Swami. The allopathy doctors said that he has high acid in the body and next 48 hours are crucial, so this is very important time that everyone should chant. We could have them read 12th...

Worldwide Japa Counter

Japa Counter for Global Chanting

Friday, August 7th, 2020 at 4:32pm
I had a meeting with Mathuresh Das Adhikari the #GBC Zonal Supervisor for Bolivia and Peru. We discussed the development of programs in his area and the observation of Krishna Janmasthami under this pandemic situation.

Gaura Purnima Message from His Holiness Jayapataka Swami – 8 March 2020

My dear Diksa and Siksa disciples, Please accept my blessings. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Tomorrow on Gaura Purnima, we would be completing Gourabda 533. The following day which is Jagannath Misra's Feast day would be the first day of Gaurabda 534. This is our...

Final Rites Ceremony of HH Bhakti Charu Swami

live stream of the final rites ceremony of HH Bhakti Charu Swami will start shortly. Quoting from the recent GBC EC announcement: "Maharaja’s final rites will be performed on Sunday morning (Eastern US time) at a local funeral home that especially caters to special...

Urgent Message from His Holiness Jayapataka Swami

"Please encourage at this junction to offer intense prayers for HH Bhakti Charu Swami. The allopathy doctors said that he has high acid in the body and next 48 hours are crucial, so this is very important time that everyone should chant. We could have them read 12th...

Question: How can we maintain the intense mood of praying? Also please bless me to have a deep intensity in my praying always.

Guru Maharaja: “How to have? Deep mood? Srila Prabhupada said, ‘What should you get from the Guru?’ And then he said, ‘You should get his vibration.’ His, you could say, his mood, his intensity. How can you get that intensity, is by serving your spiritual master and...

Question: Many times we are enthusiastic to take services for which we may not be capable or qualified, both materially and spiritually. So how can we decide because we don’t want to be a disturbance for your mission.  

Guru maharaj: We offer ourselves for service and whether they give us service or not, that depends on the guru and spiritual authorities. At one time we heard that Srila Prabhupada was criticizing Vrndavan, so we were ready to help in Vrndavana. And Srila Prabhupada...

Question: What does it mean to fix one’s mind in the lotus feet of the Lord? Is it to meditate on different symbols of His lotus feet?

Guru maharaj: You see, we think of the Lord’s lotus feet as a method of offering our humble service to the Lord. Not only the symbols on His lotus feet but just so we humbly relate to the Lord. HH Jayapataka Swami 26th August 2019 Sri Mayapur Dham, India

Question: What is more important: Chanting or Service?

Guru maharaj: There are nine practices of devotional service in bhakti yoga. First is hearing and second is chanting. So why are separating chanting from service? That is the first service we do. If we do that service, we purify the mind. Lord Caitanya said that by...

Question: When we read Srila Prabhupada’s books, how do we get connected with Srila Prabhupada?

Guru Maharaja: Srila Prabhupada wrote down his realizations from his heart. Krsna was speaking through him. So when we read Srila Prabhupada’s books, we should also be thinking of how Srila Prabhupada wrote these books. He is there in his instructions, in his vani. So...

Question: What is the attitude that a devotee should maintain while engaged in serving his or her spiritual master? Either his vani or vapu?

Guru Maharaja: Follow the mood of the Siksastakam, especially the third verse. The third verse tells the mood we should be in – humble, tolerant, offering all respect to others and not expecting respect for ourselves. One devotee had cleaned Srila Prabhupada’s room...

Question: Sometimes I don’t get taste and feel tired at the time of chanting but not able to find out the reason for this condition. So what process should I follow to get interest in chanting with taste again and again?

Guru Maharaj: Srila Bhaktisiddanta Saraswati Thakur, he would chant his japa walking up and down. So he was a very active person. He got his taste and chant walking. Some people chant sitting down, some people pace, there is no hard and fast rule. If you don’t find...

Question: What can be the reason for not having success in Bhakti Vrksa preaching in spite of trying?

Guru Maharaj: Well we are going to come out with a series of videos, from the most experienced and expert bhakti vrksa preachers. So this should be an inspiration. Sometimes people don’t actually do bhakti vrksa, but they call it bhakti vrksa. I don’t know, if what...

Question: Today is Srivas Thakur’s appearance day. Can you tell us what prayers we can offer to Srivas Thakur today?

Guru maharaj: Well, we observe Panca Tattva, Sri Krsna Caitanya Prabhu Nityananda Sri Advaita Gadadhara Srivas adi Gaura Vrnda. So Srivas, he is incarnation of Narada muni, and he is very dear to Lord Caitanya. So we could pray that he shower us with his mercy so that...

Question: Why do we not celebrate Lord Laksmana’s appearance day? But we celebrate Lord Balarama and Lord Nityananda’s appearance days?

Guru maharaj: Nothing that prohibits us from celebrating Laksmana’s appearance day, especially when we have Sita Rama Laksmana Hanuman. People can observe appearance day of Laksmana, there is nothing against it. It is not clear when Lord Laksmana’s appearance was. So...

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...

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Question: How could we please you Guru Maharaja?

Guru maharaj: 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: When devotees pray in the line of mama janmani janmananisware – let me serve you birth after birth – I was wondering this maya’s world is filled with risks that could distract one from pure service. Please reveal the mood behind this prayer?

Guru maharaj: The mood is that as long as we are in this service of vaisnavas, guru and Govinda, or Gauranga, that we will be free from the contamination of maya. So we don’t mind going to the spiritual world, as long as we can serve the Lord there. But for being in...

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Question: What do we do for Akshaya Tritiya?

Guru Maharaja: Do something special. One time I asked Srila Prabhupada what we should do on some of these special days. He said like well, just like the store has a sale, to attract new customers. You are already a regular customer; you are there every day. This is...

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Why do you wear a mask?

(I ASK FOR YOUR FORGIVENESS) One person was from Singapore and the other from Kolkata. But both of them did not survive! If one has a sickness and is suffering, then there is always a doubt if they will survive or not. Since I have a new liver and kidney, we have to...

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Question: We were reading Bhagavad-gita and Bhagavatam to a pregnant woman mother. Just two weeks before her delivery she lost her baby because of strangling of cord. People expect blessings for the baby and read. How to understand such unfortunate incidents?  

Guru maharaj: A child hears from the seventh month onwards. So maybe the child by hearing the Bhagavad-gita was already liberated! So why take birth? So much maya after you are born! Maybe the child was allowed to go back to Godhead right away. The child had prasadam...

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Question: How to develop vaishnava qualities?

GM: We should always be associating with the advanced devotees. We can do that by directly association or by reading. How the vaishnavas in the shaastra behaved in different situations. And we try to correct ourselves, we talk to our spouses or we talk to some guru,...

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Question: You were saying that the smarta brahmanas they follow the rules and regulations but they don’t have devotion. So what makes the difference if I follow the rules but I don’t have devotion. Won’t we develop devotion by following the rules and regulations consistently?  

Guru maharaj: They follow the rules which are given in certain scriptures, so that they can get good karma. So that is why they can enjoy material life. They don’t actually want to serve Krishna, and they don’t read or accept the vaishnava shaastras. So like in South...

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Question: What pleases you the most?

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...

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