Question: Today during the class you mentioned that if the parents failed to make their children devotees according to the sastra they are called a swine, pig. My question is, what if the parents are making efforts in every possible way to make their children Krishna conscious, but the children are not taking up Krishna consciousness seriously. Are the parents still responsible for this?

Guru Maharaj: It is said that if you have one child who is a vaisnava, the mother is glorious, the family is delivered. If you have hundred children and none of them are devotees, then they are considered like piglets. But that doesn’t particularly reflect on the...

Question: Guru Maharaj, Prabhupada and sastra say women should dedicate their lives to husband and children, and always engage in their service. But goal of life is to attain Krishna prema and for that a lot of bhajana, Harinama, and seva is required. So I am always anxious that the asrama duties would hinder me in attaining the ultimate goal. Is it possible for a woman to attain Krishna prema in one lifetime Guru Maharaj? If yes, kindly guide what we should do?

Guru Maharaj: Lord Caitanya advised that we should do yukta vairagya. Everything we do, we do as an offering to Krishna. So, ideally the wife can marry a devotee of Krishna. Just by assisting him, she is directly doing devotional service. If she is not so fortunate to...