Jayapataka Swami: So you want to give synopsis of the question. Basically she is saying that how do we tell people the greatness in the month of Damodara from Srila Prabhupada’s books. So I will speak in English and you will translate in Bengali anyway. So through the different Vedic literatures the greatness of the month of Damodara is mentioned, but that is in the Padma Purana and other puranas, slightly mentioned in the Srimad Bhagavatam, but the most important thing is to engage in devotional service and then during these special months and special days we get multiple benefits. So to encourage people to engage in devotional service. We mentioned how Jagai and Madhai, by receiving the mercy of Nitai Gaura, they were able to achieve perfection in their lives. So have them take up the service of Nitai Gaura. Have them chant Hare Krsna. Have them discussing in the holy month of Damodara. Engage them in offering a lamp to Krsna, chanting His holy names and doing some services to the devotees of the Lord and the Lord. In this way, one may get a taste. Don’t be attached to the result. If the persons accepts or maybe the person does not accept. We don’t have the potency yet, then bring the person to someone who is more advanced and by their association that person might get changed. In the market of the holy name described by Bhakti Vinod Thakur, he said how some people sell the goods and some people act as brokers. They bring the people to the sellers of the goods. If you have the goods to sell, if you have the personal capacity to give Krsna, then you give. If you don’t have the capacity, you give Srila Prabhupada’s books or bring them to someone who is more advanced and then that person can hopefully be able to influence the person. But don’t be discouraged. Do as far as you can and sometimes may overtly show some disregard but later they change. But this question said, he or she really believes in what she says and therefore the person remembers. So the person may outwardly show disdain but inwardly he may be affected, that how this devotee, how Priyanka is so sincere, I don’t believe in anything. I was in one TV show in Montreal, Canada, and they paid me at that time 45 dollars, I had to play the part of a devotee. And ha! Ha! It was not difficult for me. My parents in the show they were trying to tell this kind of personal court. I was wondering if I got some tips from my father, how I would use it in the service of Krsna. Which I discussed. Alright, my father said, this acting father, if I give a gift I want my son use it, not give it to the organization to use it for Krsna. That was the whole thing. Then the judge, the personal judge was supposed to give his order. So naturally there was scope for advertisement. So during the stop the actor said, he really believes in what he is saying! I don’t believe in anything. That was his off the record comment. So the judge he found that I was right, ha! Ha! But it is a fact that most people don’t believe anything. That was an eye opener for me.
21-OCTOBER-2019 SRIDHAM MAYAPUR, INDIA