Question: What steps can we take to avoid offences to senior devotees or others in general, when we are in the neophyte stage? Should we stay from or keep distance from them in order to avoid such offences and only hear from a distance.

Jayapataka Swami: If by being close you commit more offences, then stay away. Otherwise, you can think of all the good things of that devotee and thus have a very favorable consciousness. 25-JULY-2019 CHENNAI, INDIA