Question: Gurudev, as a young grihasta currently, my focus is more to material commitments and temple seva is getting limited due to the commitments. Please advise how to balance both.

Jayapataka Swami: Srila Bhakti Vinoda Thakura, he was a grihasta, but he was very expert in time management. So he had a certain time for his japa. He was working for the British government as a district magistrate. But then he gave time every day for his family. He...

Question: While preaching to smarta brahmanas often times it becomes difficult to make them unlearn and learn newly, the teachings of Lord Caitanya. How should we practically deal with such challenges?

Guru Maharaj: You see, smartas have a very partial understanding of the Vedas. And many smartas who met the disciples of Narottama das Thakura, and others. Actually the Vedas are very clear, that we should do devotional service. Somehow, they never see those verses...