Question: It is said in Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Antya-līlā, 16.60, that the dust of the feet of a devotee, the water that has washed the feet of a devotee and the remnants of food left by a devotee, are three powerful substances. So how can we take them, without causing trouble to the devotee?

Jayapataka Swami:The point is that, if you are an initiated devotee, then it is very beneficial for you, and not so much trouble for the devotee. But sometimes people who are not devotees take the dust, and sometimes devotees distribute their guru’s prasāda remnants...

Question: Who is Swami Narayan projected as the Supreme source by the BAPS temple in Gujarat? When we are preaching to the Gujarati community here, they have brought this question. And they have quoted various scriptures like Visnu Purana, Skanda Purana, Visnu Dharmotara purana, to prove that Swami Narayan who appeared 250 years ago is an avatari of the Lord.

Guru Maharaj: I don’t know about such predictions. If you have those you can send the copy to me. I read the book where Swami Narayan said he was a devotee. But later on, his followers made him an avatar. So Srila Prabhupada requested that his status as a jiva never...
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