Jayapatākā Swami: You see Lord Caitanya, He taught that you can achieve perfection whether you are a vairāgī or a householder. So, if you are a householder you should try to keep Kṛṣṇa in the center. I saw one drama from the Chennai youths. One girl and one boy were playing Yamadūtas and one lady, girl was playing Yamarāja. She painted her mustache as Yamarāja. The Yamadūtas they were complaining. ‘Yamarāja! What do we do? These Kṛṣṇa conscious devotees have deities in the houses, they chant Hare Kṛṣṇa, they read Bhagavad-gītā, what do we do? We cannot take them to hell! Maybe need a way to find another chākrī, another job!’ So it was very interesting to see the Yamadūtas complaining. Actually, one family in Kolkata, the mother, children, were all initiated, everyone but the father. He was dead against. But then he was diagnosed with cancer. He was in bed and he saw two hairy people with leather ropes walk through the wall. He said, “No, no, no, no! No, no!” Somehow they left. He called his wife, “I want the neck bead. I want the Bhagavad-gītā, I want the japa mālā.” ‘What we were trying so long, the Yamadūtas in few minutes they changed him.’ So he became very Kṛṣṇa conscious after that.
15-May-2022 Sridhama Mayapur, India