Question: [Audio break] 2020 as inauspicious, due to the pandemic. But many devotees of Krsna and many new people are taking to the process of Krsna consciousness. So how should we see this Gurudev?

Jayapataka Swami: We see  People are saying this is inauspicious but if all the people were chanting what could be more auspicious? One may be inauspicious for sense gratification, maybe auspicious for achieving Krsna consciousness. So we want to use every opportunity...

Question: It is due to the sukṛti that me and my husband cannot live with the devotees and be happy advancing in our Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Is Kṛṣṇa who decided that? What can we do?

Jayapataka Swami: I don’t know why you and your husband cannot live with devotees happily. Is that because of you being positive with COVID-19, therefore you are self-quarantined to cure the disease? Unfortunately, this pandemic is going around the world, and if one...

Question: During this pandemic we see many negative things and hear the negative things. How do we stay fixed in devotional service and not get affected by such negative atmosphere?

Guru Maharaj: We know that this pandemic is due to breaking the laws of nature, breaking the laws of God. Therefore, different things will happen to people. Therefore, we should be very careful. And we should encourage all the people to chant the names of Krsna. I...

Question: How can we preach to our relatives and neighbors who generally think that earning money and caring only for the bodily maintenance is the goal of life? Chanting, following spiritual principles, etc., are waste of time.

Guru Maharaj: That is what we are doing At least they are your relatives, they will listen to you. You can see what works. flattery, or just hard heart talk. This time, there is pandemic in the world. People are dying. People are getting sick. Maybe you have some...