Question: We have heard that demigods, being Krishna’s administration team, help the vaisnavas for progress in Krishna bhakti. But here we see the demigods are creating many obstacles. How can we reconcile with this?

Guru Maharaj: The devas, the demigods are sakama devotees. They have some material desires. Because they are afraid that Dhruva would take over their posts, therefore they gave him different obstacles – in one way they were testing him. So if you don’t want a position...

Question: I have heard or read somewhere that Srila Bhakti Vinoda Thakura had said that there are 20 different pastimes of Lord Krishna by which we can overcome 70 difficulties in our devotional life. What are those 70 different obstacles in devotional life?

Guru Maharaj: So Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura did not tell what the 70 obstacles were? To mention all the 70 would take a lot of time, and is not part of the present lecture. So I will have to look it up. There are various obstacles in our spiritual life, and so hearing...