Question: There are many questions in my mind about His Holiness Bhakti Caru maharaj’s departure. Is it that so many prayers, so many sacrifices, Krsna has not heard any of this? How to accept this truth that we are not this body and we are the soul? How to accept about going back to Godhead? How to comprehend Krsna’s decision?

Guru Maharaj: Answer to first question: You know, we prayed to Krsna that if it is Your desire make Bhakti Caru Swami recover. Certainly Krsna heard all our prayers, but He has some other plan. Srila Prabhupada said, I have my plan, you have your plan and Krsna has...

Question: There are a few devotees who say that we have fallen from the spiritual world, and some devotees say that we never went to the spiritual world. Can you please clarify, what is right?

Guru Maharaj: Well Srila Prabhupada said both things. But more often he said, we fall from the spiritual world, and that is why our magazine is, Back to Godhead. So, there is a whole book on this. At different times, different things were said. When the question was...