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Question: 49 years of sannyas, you have created Mayapur in a huge, huge, way. You are known to be one of the most intelligent persons ever met by many of us here. Whether it is spirituality where you are a giant, information technology, you know well ahead of time. Whether it is architecture or whether it is languages, in everything you seem to have scored almost 99 or 100 or more than 100 also! I want to ask you this. Sitting in Mayapur, sitting in Krsna’s dhama, sitting in the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Srila Prabhupada, is that the only thing that has made you this? In every field, how do you manage it? There was no internet then, there were no books available, you didn’t have the time because you were working 24/7, 365 days, all the time. Where did you acquire this window to acquire so much spiritual plus vast material knowledge? You are a spiritual giant. You are law of knowledge. I know where I am, I know where you are. My base is minus yours is infinity. But more than this you know architecture, you know material, IT, you know geography, you know routing of airlines, you know finance, you know budgeting, in everything, when you talk to us, I get the feeling that 24/7 you are working in some multinational company. How do you manage to do this, sitting in Mayapur? That is the question. You are multi-tasking. You are working with people who are not from the same background. You are working with some who have not finished school, some of them are PhDs who have seen the spark of life and invested their lives at your feet to grow. But you are the same person but in the same background you are a giant in everything. How do you do this? Where do you get the time? Where does it come from?

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Jayapataka Swami: Srila Prabhupada said, Like father like son! Srila Prabhupada had this vision and I am his spiritual son. I was always wanted to do something, that I do various things. And not just have to do one thing. So somehow in this Krsna consciousness movement, I have this opportunity. Like at present we are trying to develop a spiritual town in Mayapur. We are trying to build the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium. And I thank all those who have helped here in Damodardesh. I personally am seeing the planetarium and the exhibits side. I am not a big expert but I bring all the experts together. And similarly I somehow got involved in various things like devotee care or outreach. I was sent in the 1980’s to America. That after becoming an Indian and I was in charge of south eastern USA. And they said because I could survive in India and Bangladesh, etc. they sent me to South America, which at that time was also a frontier. So we built a Vedic Temple in Lima, Peru. It has got Radha Krsna, Sita Rama Laksman Hanuman and Nitai Gaura Deities. And at that time I was a member of the BBT, the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, International. I am still a member of the Indian Trust. Then Srila Prabhupada left his guru dakshina money that in case of some emergency, that we should worship the Deities in Vrndavana, Mayapur, Bombay and Hyderabad. That is called the MVT Trust. So Srila Prabhupada also made me a trustee of that. Then five days before his departure, he made a Trust called the Bhaktivedanta Charity Trust with three main objectives. One is to develop Navadvip dhama, one is to develop the Gaura Mandala Bhumi and one to unite the Disciplic Succession of Srila Bhaktisiddanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupada. He made me the Lifetime Chairman. So like that I go on. So like that naturally I learnt how to speak Spanish and I learnt to do various things. I am not an expert in much of anything but I try to get the experts together!