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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

PrabhupadaHis 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

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Happy blissful Radhasthami. I sent videos about today's auspicious Radhasthami celebration, in English, bengali, hindi and spanish.

Your well wisher always
Jayapataka Swami

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We have the responsibility of taking care of the body

"If we consider this body the property of Krishna, then we have the responsibility of taking care of it. Therefore, we try to solve our health issues as a service to Lord Krishna." His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Guru Maharaja 3rd August 2019 Chennai, India

Krishna consciousness means we try for super happiness

"In the material world we are going to have to enjoy and suffer the material life - we cannot avoid it. Krishna consciousness means we try for super happiness and we regulate our material life to be peaceful. Sometimes this is called, simple living and high thinking;...

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: Hare Krsna maharaj, PAMHO. 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: Satyameda Gauranga das. When we read Srila Prabhupada’s books, how do we get connected with Srila Prabhupada?

Guru maharaj: 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: Madhuri Mamatamayi devi dasi: What is the attitude that a devotee should maintain while engaged in serving his or her spiritual master? Either his vani or vapu?

Guru maharaj: 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 and...

Question: Suvradev Babu, Bangladesh: 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: Suvinayaka Nityananda das: 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? Rasapriya Gopika devi dasi

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: Ashwini Agarwal: Guru maharaj, why do we not celebrate Lord Laksmana’s appearance day? But we celebrate Lord Balarama and Lord Nityananda’s appearance days. Your servant, Aswasena Govinda das, Washington DC

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...

શરીરની સંભાળ લેવાની જવાબદારી આપણી છે

"જો આપણે આ શરીરને કૃષ્ણની સંપત્તિ ગણીએ, તો પછી તેની સંભાળ લેવાની જવાબદારી આપણી છે. તેથી, આપણે ભગવાન શ્રીકૃષ્ણની સેવા તરીકે આપણા સ્વાસ્થ્યના પ્રશ્નોને હલ કરવાનો પ્રયાસ કરીએ છીએ." શ્રી શ્રીમદ્ જયપતાકા સ્વામી ગુરુ મહારાજ ૩ ઑગષ્ટ ૨૦૧૯ ચેન્નઈ,...

કૃષ્ણ ભાવનામૃતનો અર્થ છે કે આપણે ઉત્કૃષ્ટ સુખ માટે પ્રયત્ન કરીએ

"ભૌતિક જગતમાં આપણે ભૌતિક જીવનનો આનંદ માણવા જઈ રહ્યા છીએ અને આપણને ભૌતિક જીવન ભોગવવું પડે છે - આપણે તેને ટાળી શકીએ નહીં. કૃષ્ણ ભાવનામૃતનો અર્થ છે કે આપણે ઉત્કૃષ્ટ સુખ માટે પ્રયત્ન કરીએ છીએ અને શાંતિપૂર્ણ રહેવા માટે આપણે આપણા ભૌતિક જીવનને નિયમિત કરીએ છીએ. કેટલીકવાર આને...

તમે કોઈ પણ સેવા કરવા સક્ષમ હોઈ શકો છો

"દરેક ભક્ત, તે જે પણ સેવા કરી શકે, તેને ફક્ત એ રીતે કરવાનો પ્રયાસ કરે જેથી કૃષ્ણ પ્રસન્ન થાય અને લોકો કૃષ્ણની વધુ ને વધુ નજીક આવે. એ જ પૂર્ણતા છે." શ્રી શ્રીમદ્ જયપતાકા સ્વામી ૧૭ મી ઑક્ટોબર ૧૯૮૨ ઑર્લેન્ડો,...

ભલે આપણે એક કામ સંપૂર્ણ રીતે કરી શકીએ

"ભક્તિમય સેવામાં ભલે આપણે એક કામ સંપૂર્ણ રીતે કરી શકીએ, પછી ભલે તે લેખન હોય, અથવા પુસ્તકોનું વિતરણ કરવાનું હોય અથવા ફક્ત અર્ચાવિગ્રહ માટે ભોગ બનાવવાનું હોય, અથવા સેવા કે સફાઈ કરવાનું હોય અથવા જે પણ હોય… એક ખાસ સેવા, જો આપણે તે ખૂબ સરસ રીતે કરી શકીએ, તો વાસ્તવમાં તે જ...

તેને લો, આનંદ કરો અને તેને દરેક જગ્યાએ ફેલાવો

"ભગવાન ચૈતન્ય આવ્યા અને તેમણે તમારા બધા માટે ભગવાનના પ્રેમના બીજ છોડ્યા. તેને લો, આનંદ કરો અને દરેક જગ્યાએ ફેલાવો !!" પવિત્ર જયપતાકા સ્વામી ૨૨ મી એપ્રિલ ૨૦૧૩ માયાપુર, પશ્ચિમ બંગાળ,...

શ્રીલ પ્રભુપાદે અવિરતપણે આપણને ઉપદેશ આપ્યો

શ્રીલ પ્રભુપાદે અવિરતપણે આપણને ઉપદેશ આપ્યો, તેમના શિષ્યો અને સામાન્ય જનતાને ઉપદેશ આપ્યો અને નવા વિશ્વની સ્થાપવાના કરવાનો પ્રયાસ કર્યો. વાસ્તવમાં તે પહેલેથી જ સ્થાપિત થઈ ચૂક્યું છે. તે તેમના મગજમાં પહેલેથી જ અસ્તિત્વમાં છે. તેમની તીવ્ર ઇચ્છાથી આખું વિશ્વ આ ભૌતિક દૂષણથી...

દરેક વખતે જ્યારે કોઈ એક પુસ્તક ખરીદવામાં આવે છે…

"દરેક વખતે જ્યારે કોઈ એક પુસ્તક ખરીદવામાં આવે છે, તો એનો અર્થ એ છે કે તેની સાથે નવા પુસ્તકો પણ પ્રકાશિત થશે, તેમ જ ભારતમાં પ્રભુપાદની પરિયોજનાનું નિર્માણ થશે. તેથી શ્રીલ પ્રભુપાદના વધુ પુસ્તકો ખરીદવા, પુસ્તકોનું વિતરણ કરવાનું આ એક વધુ પ્રોત્સાહન છે." શ્રી શ્રીમદ્...

અનર્થ-નિવૃત્તિનો તબક્કો

"ભક્તિમય જીવનમાં અનર્થ-નિવૃત્તિ નામનો એક તબક્કો હોય છે. આ તબક્કા દરમિયાન, એવું જોવા મળે છે કે આપણે કેટલીક વાર 'ઘટ્ટ' અથવા ઉત્સાહભેર સેવા કરીએ છીએ, અને અન્ય સમયે આપણે 'કૃશ' અથવા નિરુત્સાહીત રીતે સેવા કરીએ છીએ. આ રીતે, આપણી ભક્તિમય સેવા ઘટ્ટ અને કૃશ હોવા વચ્ચે વધઘટ થાય...

આપણે માયાથી સાવધાન રહેવું પડશે

આપણે માયાથી સાવધાન રહેવું પડશે. જ્યારે કોઈ ભક્તનું હૃદય ખૂબ નરમ હોય છે, ત્યારે તે ભક્તિનું બીજ રોપવાનું એક યોગ્ય સ્થાન બનાવે છે. તે ભૌતિક પ્રવૃત્તિના બીજ રોપવા માટે એક યોગ્ય સ્થાન પણ બનાવે છે. તેથી આપણે ખૂબ કાળજી લેવી પડશે કે જેથી ભૌતિક ઇચ્છાઓને અંદર જવાની મંજુરી ન...

આપણી સેવાને ભૌતિક રૂપે જોવી

"જો આપણે જપ અને શ્રવણ દ્વારા ચેતનાને શુદ્ધ ન કરીએ તો આપણે આપણી સેવાને ભૌતિક રૂપે જોવાની શરૂઆત કરીશું." શ્રી શ્રીમદ્ જયપતાકા સ્વામી ૧૨ ફેબ્રુઆરી ૧૯૮૬ ન્યૂ તાલવન ફાર્મ, સંયુક્ત રાજ્ય...

शरीर की देखभाल की जिम्मेदारी हमारी है

"यदि हम इस शरीर को कृष्ण की संपत्ति मानते हैं, तो हम पर ध्यान रखने की जिम्मेदारी है। इसलिए, हम भगवान कृष्ण की सेवा के रूप में अपने स्वास्थ्य के मुद्दों को हल करने का प्रयास करते हैं।" श्री श्रीमद् जयपताका स्वामी गुरु महाराज ३ अगस्त २०१९ चेन्नई,...

कृष्ण भावनामृत का अर्थ है हम उत्कृष्ट सुख के लिए प्रयास करें

"भौतिक जगत में हम आनंद लेने जा रहे हैं और हमें भौतिक जीवन भुगतना पड़ रहा है - हम इससे बच नहीं सकते। कृष्ण भावनामृत का अर्थ है हम उत्कृष्ट सुख के लिए प्रयास करते हैं और शांतिपूर्ण रहने के लिए हम अपने भौतिक जीवन को नियमित करते हैं। कभी-कभी यह सादा जीवन और उच्च विचार कहा...

आप कोई भी सेवा करने में सक्षम हो सकते हैं

"प्रत्येक भक्त, वह जो भी सेवा करने में सक्षम हो, बस उसे इस तरह करने का प्रयास करे जिससे कृष्ण प्रसन्न हो और लोग कृष्ण के अधिक से अधिक करीब आए। यही पूर्णता है।" श्री श्रीमद् जयपताका स्वामी १७ अक्टूबर १९८२ ऑरलैंडो,...

भले ही हम एक काम पूरी तरह से कर सके

"भक्तिमय सेवा में भले ही हम एक काम पूरी तरह से कर सके, चाहे वह लेखन हो, या पुस्तकें वितरित करना या सिर्फ अर्चाविग्रह के लिए भोग बनाना, या सेवा करना या सफाई करना या जो भी हो... एक विशेष सेवा, अगर हम इसे बहुत अच्छी तरह से कर सकते हैं, तो वास्तव में यही शुद्ध भक्तिभय...

इसे लें, इसका आनंद लें और इसे हर जगह फैलाएं

"भगवान चैतन्य आए और उन्होंनें आप सभी के लिए भगवान के प्रेम के बीज छोड़ दिए। इसे लें, इसका आनंद लें और इसे हर जगह फैलाएं !!" श्री श्रीमद् जयपताका स्वामी २२ अप्रैल २०१३ मायापुर, पश्चिम बंगाल,...

श्रील प्रभुपाद ने बिना-थके हमें उपदेश दिया

श्रील प्रभुपाद ने बिना-थके हमें उपदेश दिया, अपने शिष्यों को और आम जनता को उपदेश दिया और एक नये विश्व की स्थापना करने का प्रयास किया। वास्तव में वे पहले से ही इसे स्थापित कर चुके हैं। यह उनके दिमाग में पहले से मौजूद है। उनकी तीव्र इच्छा से पूरी दुनिया पहले ही इस भौतिक...

हर बार जब भी कोई एक पुस्तक खरीदी जाती है…

"हर बार जब भी कोई एक पुस्तक खरीदी जाती है, तो इसका मतलब है कि इसके साथ नई किताबें भी प्रकाशित होंगी, साथ ही भारत में प्रभुपाद की परियोजना का निर्माण भी किया जाएगा। इसलिए, श्रील प्रभुपाद की अधिक पुस्तकें खरीदने, पुस्तकों को वितरित करने के लिए यह एक और प्रोत्साहन है।"...

अनर्थ-निवृत्ति की अवस्था

"भक्तिमय जीवन में अनर्थ-निवृत्ति नामक एक अवस्था होती है। इस अवस्था के दौरान, यह देखा जाता है कि हम कभी-कभी 'मोटे' या उत्साही तरीके से सेवा करते हैं, और अन्य समय में हम 'कृश' या निरुत्साही तरीके से सेवा करते हैं। इस तरह, हमारी भक्तिमय सेवा मोटे और कृश होने के बीच...

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हमें माया से सावधान रहना होगा। जब एक भक्त का ह्रदय बहुत नरम होता है, तो वास्तव में यह भक्ति का बीज रोपण करने के लिए एक पका हुआ स्थान होता है। यह भौतिक गतिविधि के बीज को रोपण करने के लिए भी एक पका हुआ स्थान बनाता है। इसलिए हमें बहुत सावधानी बरतनी होगी ताकि भौतिक...

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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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THAT IS WHY I 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 smaartha 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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