Question: How to encourage a devotee to render unalloyed service to the Lord? And in doing that, how can I have that state of mind, of being patient, and help that devotee to serve and love Krsna?

Jayapataka Swami: Rendering unalloyed service to Krsna is a very rare thing. And we heard that, out of millions of people, one person looks for spiritual life. Out of thousands of those who seek spiritual life, one finds it. Of those thousands who find it, it is rare...

Question: What is the meaning of serving Vaiṣṇavas according to the instructions of Śrīla Prabhupāda? Should we fulfill all the desires of the devotee, or this is limited to certain types of service?

Guru Maharaj: How we can fulfill all the desires of the devotees? We are not Bhagavān,but we can serve devotees,we can appreciate them. We can do what is in our capacity to do. Even offering sweet words will also, it’s also considered as devotee care. We heard today...

Question: My friend has left Kṛṣṇa consciousness, I don’t know how to communicate with her now, because I am afraid to adopt the wrong mindset. But at the same time, I hope that she will return and somehow, I try to keep in touch. Dear Gurudeva, please kindly tell me how to act in this situation?

Guru Maharaj: You said that she is your friend. So, if you relate with her as a friend, then that should be appropriate. Then you can, as a friend, if you see the opportunity, you can encourage her to practice Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Anyway, if she is your friend, you...