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Question: How can I impress Śrī Śrī Gaura Nitāi and how can I be one of Their favorite servants?

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Jayapatākā Swami: I don’t know why you are asking me? Anyway, read the Caitanya-Caritāmṛta and see what pleases Gaura Nitāi! If you do that certainly you will please Gaura Nitāi! And onetime Lord Caitanya after taking sannyāsa He came back to Bengal and He visited the house of Śrīvāsa Ṭhākura. He said, “You don’t go out, how do you maintain your family?” Śrīvāsa clapped his hands three times and said, “I use this system.” Lord Caitanya said, “What is that?” “If one day we don’t have enough prasāda to eat, I clap my hands three times. Then I will go to the Ganges and drown myself.” Lord Caitanya said, “Even if Lakṣmī has to go begging door to door, you will never have shortage of prasāda in your house!” Śrīvāsa had the faith that as a devotee of Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa will provide, but he constantly did devotional service. We cannot imitate Śrīvāsa, he was a great devotee. 22-August-2022, ISKCON Hyderabad, India