Question: Aren’t the people of Kali-yuga most fallen, yet most fortunate. We got the name of Hari, but still why is it sometimes so hard for us to chant, knowing that it is the only way back home?

Jayapataka Swami: Because the people of Kali-yuga are very fallen, therefore sometimes it is difficult for them to chant. But we should understand that by chanting, we can achieve all perfection. So, we should chant, and thus become fortunate. And just take it that,...

Question: I try to chant the holy names of Kṛṣṇa sitting still with straight back. But no matter how hard I try I cannot stand it and I have to get up. I do not have enough patience to endure the pain of the body. What to do?

Guru Maharaj: In chanting the holy names, there is no hard and fast rules. Apparently, Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī Prabhupāda, He personally liked to walk and chant. So, it is not necessary that one has to sit down and chant. If it gives you pain to sit...

Question: My question is even while doing service, the mind will say that current service is not good. While doing sadhana, mind tells us to do some service. Kindly guide me how to overcome this.

Guru Maharaj: I was chanting 32 rounds a day. I felt very proud. I was thinking I was doing sadhana. Srila Prabhupada asked me what I am doing? I said, I am chanting 32 rounds! I thought Srila Prabhupada would be very happy! He said, if you stay all day and chant, who...

Question: During this pandemic time, when we are inspiring the new person, they chant for some days, after than they are giving up gradually, despite follow up. How to convince them?

Guru Maharaj: We know that kal, desa, patra. Time, place, and circumstance. The person also, why that person stopped chanting? You may talk to him and know what his hesitation is and encourage him, when you know his reason. Most  people are just lazy in spiritual...