Question: When the soul leaves the body with a certain mentality, he the soul, will get a body keeping the same mentality? Even though he had been chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa for years?

Jayapataka Swami: If the person had been chanting the holy names for years, why would he have the same mentality? Naturally, his mentality should change. Bharata Mahārāja, he had left the empire of the world, to engage in austerities and practice of spiritual life....

Question: I find it very difficult to balance my academic studies and Kṛṣṇa consciousness. If I study for long hours, I feel as if my mind is completely absorbed in the subject matter. How to maintain the Kṛṣṇa conscious mood all the time?

Guru Maharaj:  Do your academic studies as one of your services to Lord Kṛṣṇa. Then it should be easy for you to remember Kṛṣṇa. Since having an academic degree may help in serving Kṛṣṇa, so in that way we try to increase our service to Kṛṣṇa. Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī, he...