Question: When we are in the conditioned state and trying to worship Deities at home, is there any way to know if the Deities are pleased or not with our worship? Is there any way to ask for forgiveness?

Jayapataka Swami: We can ask the Deities forgiveness by prayer. The Deity is a person and the Deity can hear you praying. Once Srila Prabhupada asked the pujari, is the Deity happy? And the pujari was bewildered! And Srila Prabhupada said the pujari should know! So...