Question: I am confused about my duty. We girls always busy in serving our family, do not get time for service to guru and temple. Devotees say that taking care of our family members is also service to guru. Is it so gurudeva? But I am feeling bad that I am not doing any sevā for you. Is it ok gurudeva? If I do my sādhana at home and serve my family, and do no to do any service to temple? Please bless me guru maharaj to get time and strength and chance to do sevā at your lotus feet.

Jayapataka Swami: It is not clear that you are married or not? In the question you only wrote about mother and father. Definitely a mother has a duty to train her children in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. And that is also a service to guru and Kṛṣṇa. If one is able to help the...

Question: Could you please let us know whether we try to develop material assets for our child, or do we try to leave it to karma of our child? Do we consider this the duty of a parent?

Guru Maharaj: It costs money for higher education. Basically, you want to equip your child to deal with this world. But the most important thing, the real duty of a parent, is to promote the child’s affection for Kṛṣṇa. At the same time, basic education and things,...