Question: In regard to ajñāta-sukṛti, is it possible for someone that has no intention to be Kṛṣṇa conscious, to become a devotee involuntarily? By the mercy of devotees or Kṛṣṇa Himself? A mouse in a temple approached a burning lamp that was about to get extinguished. At that moment, his moustache which caught fire, lighted the lamp again. And he died due to fire and because of this he was promoted to Vaikuṇṭha. How can the Lord seemingly favor one and not the other? Is not Lord Caitanya changing in a way, the statements made by Lord Kṛṣṇa in Bhagavad-gītā?

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Question: One of my friends has this question that every time she gets a new Tulasi at home, it doesn’t stay so long. Just for a week, something and dies. This has been going on for about two years till now. Before there was one Tulasi plant which grew very nicely and it was removed due to some changes in their home. She feels this is happening due to removing that Tulasi devi from home. How to understand this guru maharaj? Is she cursed by Vrnda devi not to grow again?

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Question: Guru Maharaj, Prabhupada and sastra say women should dedicate their lives to husband and children, and always engage in their service. But goal of life is to attain Krishna prema and for that a lot of bhajana, Harinama, and seva is required. So I am always anxious that the asrama duties would hinder me in attaining the ultimate goal. Is it possible for a woman to attain Krishna prema in one lifetime Guru Maharaj? If yes, kindly guide what we should do?

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Question: We are ever so grateful to you and to Srila Prabhupada, and cannot stop thanking both of you for your mercy. One question, please pardon me if it seems a little odd. You said the episode of Srila Prabhupada picking the cockroach by the back and a big cockroach, and then throwing it out of the window. Srila Prabhupada was very fearless and all, but guru Maharaj when I see a cockroach, the first thing that comes to mind is to kill it, say Hare Krishna and kill it. What should we do to be like you and Srila Prabhupada to be magnanimous and let that thing go. Flies and all are ok, but cockroach is deadly!

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Question: Every year this is a very blissful time for all the devotees and also many thousands of devotees come to the ISKCON temples. This time, very difficult to visit and have the association, participate in many services and honor prasadam. So that is completely missing this time. However, we are not feeling the same satisfaction despite, everyone understands that this is not a congenial time for that kind of association. How they can perceive the same blessings available online?

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Question: Hare Krishna Maharaj, Dandavat Pranam. Please accept my humble obeisances. Thank you for the wonderful lecture. I am from Atlanta, Georgia, New Panihati Dham. Maharaj my question to you was, you described Panchatattva enacting and mother Sachi passed out because she had ecstatic symptoms and then you said that the drama was performed so beautifully that everybody fell in love with Krishna.So I have a question that can we also enact dramas as devotional practice as a method of preaching to attract people towards Krishna Consciousness? Is that something which we can do at New Panihati Dham is that something you would recommend?

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Question continued by Shobhini Radha mataji: Maharaj, I am speaking to you from Phoenix Arizona in US, with this pandemic – we used to do big celebration for Janmashtami inviting lot of students from University and celebrate until midnight. So this year we are very heart broken that we cannot do it, so we need your blessings and mercy to continue to celebrate Janamshtami, and any guidance you can give us how to celebrate this special day Guru Maharaj ?

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Question: Jivana Gaura Hari das. (Guru Maharaj: My Tamil translator) PAMRO. In the pastime that happened at the house of Nandana Acarya, Lord Advaita claimed that He Himself and Haridasa Thakura were deprived of the mercy, whereas Lord Caitanya was distributing love of Godhead to others. But we see that the night pastimes occurred at the house of Srivasa Thakura. So why did Advaita Acarya mention that Haridas Thakura was also deprived of Lord Caitanya’s mercy?

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Question: (presented by one of the hosts, HG Chiranjiva Shyam das) In the Bhagavad-gita 16th chapter, purport, Srila Prabhupada mentions how the first qualification of a sannyasi should be Abhaya or fearlessness. And you did this when you moved to India at such a young age and accepted so many responsibilities. So how do we devotees cultivate this spirit of Abhaya or fearlessness, from our leading sannyasis in the movement for our preaching activities?

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Question: As per Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā and Caitanya-candrodayaNāṭaka, chapter 5, it is Nityānanda Prabhu who tricks Mahāprabhu and takes Him to Śāntipura. While Ācāryaratna (Candraśekhara Ācārya) is sent to Navadvīpa to fetch devotees to Śāntipura. Whereas in Caitanya-maṅgalaand Caitanya-bhāgavata, Nityānanda Prabhu is sent to Navadvīpa to fetch the devotees to Śāntipura. How to reconcile the difference in the narration?

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