Question: I have a daughter who is 9 years old and I am running a company. I have lot of things to do service. Sometimes my daughter gets angry. As a grihasta how to make balance between services and grihasta life?

Jayapataka Swami: You seem to be doing a lot of seva. You are managing a restaurant, you are doing some translation work, at the same time you have a daughter. You said your daughter is 9 years old. Somehow you have to give some quality time to your daughter. 9 years...

Question: Guru maharaj you earlier referred to Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura preaching in very adverse circumstances, when the British were ruling India. Sometimes as grihastas, we may say these different kinds of opposition in some circumstances, some cultures may accept Krsna consciousness to different extents. How can we learn from Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, what were his strategies in dealing with opposition and successfully preach Krsna consciousness?

Jayapataka Swami:  As I said before, in his professional life or service for the government, he was very efficient and responsible. So for that reason the British, they were happy with him. At the same time, to the Bengalis, he preached Krsna consciousness. Like that...

Question:. You mentioned also how Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura reestablished Krsna consciousness in India in the 19th century. And he is known as the precursor of the revival of the sankirtana movement, in this modern age through the namahatta.

Jayapataka Swami: You see, Lord Caitanya’s movement continued to spread for about 200 years. But gradually, apasampradayas started to become prominent. There were 13 apasampradayas during the time of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, and basically no gentlemen would like...

Question: It was just read in your class that the scripture says that a mother who gives birth to a Krishna conscious child is glorious. But if the child grows up and does not perform Krishna consciousness in adult life, even though the parents do, can you give more insight on this topic?

Guru Maharaj: Well there is no loss for the parents. But as Srila Bhaktisiddanta Saraswati Thakur said, if every child could be a devotee, he would be a grihasta and have a hundred children. There is no guarantee, you can try your best and hopefully they will become...