Question: In a recent class we heard that if Krsna doesn’t desire, by all our endeavors, we cannot eat. And if He sanctions, even if we are in the forest, we can eat. So does that meant that one doesn’t need to put any endeavor to earn his livelihood because in any case he will get what is sanctioned?

Guru Maharaj: The point is that even if we work, we can only eat if the Lord sanctions it. That doesn’t mean that you should not work. We should think that even if we work, we need the mercy of the Lord. If we don’t work, out of false ego, and then the Lord may not...

Question: We can attain Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa by the mercy of Lord Gaurāṅga. What about those who live in Vṛindāvana? They all love Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa, but not so much about Gaura-Nitāi. Is it necessary for them to take shelter of Gaura Nitāi?

Guru Maharaj: The six Gosvāmīs, they had taken shelter of Lord Caitanya. Therefore, they developed natural love for Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. Nitāi Gaura give their mercy so that you can awaken your natural love for Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. Staying in Vṛindāvana, you get 1000 times...

Question: Hare Krishna Guru Maharaj: There are two days on which Janmashtami falls in some places in India. If someone follows the other day, not the Vaisnava day, will they get the same benefit? Anuttama Gandarvika devi dasi.

Guru Maharaj: Cannot say they will get the same benefit. Since in the puranas it says if the ashtami is with the saptami, this and that, it is not the same, as ashtami is with Rohini. One has to see astronomically. Certainly Krishna is a Person, and as far as they are...