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...

Question: Gurudev, this pandemic is really draining us. I feel what I am doing is very mechanical, like chanting, reading. Please tell how to overcome this. Your spiritual daughter, Sumalini Lalita devi dasi.

Guru Maharaj: I don’t know why you should be feeling that chanting is mechanical. Many devotees have told me that because of this pandemic, they are able to preach much more! Using the internet, they are giving classes with hundreds of people, thousands of people,...

Question continued by Shobhini Radha mataji: Maharaj, I am speaking to you from Phoenix Arizona in US, with this pandemic – we used to do big celebration for Janmashtami inviting lot of students from University and celebrate until midnight. So this year we are very heart broken that we cannot do it, so we need your blessings and mercy to continue to celebrate Janamshtami, and any guidance you can give us how to celebrate this special day Guru Maharaj ?

Guru Maharaj: Since there is the corona virus pandemic, actually in India also we decided to do the Janamashtami virtually, and they are expecting thousands of the devotees to watch the Abhishek of the Deities, and some of the things we do on Janamashtami like, in the...