Question: All the devotees from the spiritual world, Yaśoda, Nanda Mahārāja, etc. were nitya-siddhās who appeared in Gaura-līlā, but Śrīvāsa had a wife and children in Gaura-līlā, how do we understand this?

Jayapataka Swami: Śacī-mātā came in Gaura-līlā, she is non-different from Devakī or Yaśoda. So similarly,Śrīvāsa’s wife was Mālinī, and she was a great devotee of Lord Nityānanda. So, what’s difficult to understand this? that sometimes the Lord’s devotees come in...

Question: If someone, a grihasta is serving in the temple and taking Lakshmi for maintaining his family – my question is that what should be his mood? And could that service be selfless?

Guru Maharaj: If they are taking minimal amount, what they need for maintaining their family, so if the temple thinks it is worthwhile, then one should do that. And that would be considered as selfless service. Of course, if one is taking a huge amount and saving a...