Jayapataka Swami: In the seventh canto of Srimad Bhagavatam there is a chapter on Ideal Family Life. I don’t know how many of you have read up to the 7th canto. Everybody says they don’t have time to read. But these questions are answered in the Srimad Bhagavatam! There are various aspects. One thing is that the house should be centered around Krsna, and that all the food we eat should be offered to Krsna. You should train your children to become nice devotees. Here is a child of devotees, and he has become an MBBS doctor (Guru Maharaj, gesturing to the devotee who was serving Guru Maharaj, sitting at his lotus feet.) and today he also took initiation. So we want people to advance both materially and spiritually. So that is the internal family affairs. Externally they could invite people and go out and preach in bhakti vrksa groups, and they can help the temple in various ways. Even we have the Mayapur Institute, you can have your Bhakti Sastri and other degrees. They asked me what is the best thing? That was the question. But we like the family being organized holistically in all the different aspects, that husband and wife work together, practice Krsna consciousness and spread it. Haribol!
20-SEPTEMBER-2019 BALARAMDESH