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Question: Guru Maharaj I want to know, you wanted to come to India, to Mayapur, and what training did Srila Prabhupada give you to come here?

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Jayapataka Swami: I learnt chanting! Ha! Cooking! Harinam! Bhagavad-gita, many things, guru seva. So, basically, Srila Prabhupada initiated me, trained me to be a devotee, I came to India, he gave me sannyasa, this is my 50th year of sannyasa running! So what didn’t I get from Srila Prabhupada?! Ha! If I have anything, it is due to Srila Prabhupada’s mercy! Otherwise, I would have been in – I asked Srila Prabhupada, that my father wants to turn me over to the Army, so I can fight in Vietnam and may be die! What should I do? He told me, better you join Krsna’s army! So I did that!! I am still fighting! Ha! Ha!