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Question: Guru Mahārāja can you elaborate about the importance of accepting responsibility in our movement?

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Jayapatākā Swami: You see bhakti yoga is all about doing something for the pleasure of Kṛṣṇa. There is a verse which says, hrisikena hrisikesa sevanaṁ bhaktir ucyate – that we use our senses to serve the master of our senses. So taking some responsibility to serve Śrīla Prabhupāda and the guru paramparā is most important. And I remember that Śrīla Prabhupāda he would travel around the world and some people would follow him. He would declare in his lectures that those people who follow me are not the most dear to me, those who stay somewhere and take some responsibility they are very dear to me. So I took those words that if you want to be successful in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, you should take responsibility, and if you don’t want to take responsibility then you are like a bhajanānandī, you want your own liberation. Like Prahlāda mahārāja he preached even to the children of the demons. So that way he was put through a lot of tests he was put through but he took the responsibility to spread Kṛṣṇa consciousness even in the school of Hiraṇyakaśipu.
17-July 2021 Śrīdhām, Māyāpur, India