Act As An Instrument

Although I am most insignificant, most fallen but somehow by guru and gauranga mercy I was able to act as an instrument, and Kṛṣṇa’s mercy could pass through me and these conditioned souls could take Kṛṣṇa’s mercy in the form of transcendental literature.” Or, if the distribution didn’t go so well, “Oh, how I’m not surrendered, how because I’m so fallen I am not able to act as an instrument. I should surrender more. I should become more determined in my devotional service.” Everything that happens, we can go either way. We can go Māyā’s way, or we can go Kṛṣṇa’s way.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1989, 20thSeptember, SB class, @ Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK


The Mercy of Guru and Krishna

Māyā will give us always reasons why to become bitter, why to become materialistic… Right? If we’re doing sankirtan/ book distribution, if we have a good day, Māyā can give us an impetus to say, “You’re such a great devotee. You’re so wonderful. You’re so expert. This that. You’re better than everybody.” And get puffed up. The next day we don’t do so good and, “Just see this devotional service is no good. You should go back home and quit, and things are better.” Or if we do good, we can hear the words of the Bhāgavatam, and the Guru and the Vaiṣnavas, that, “This is simply the mercy of Guru and Kṛṣṇa.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1989, 20thSeptember, SB class, @ Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK


*Surrender to the Idea of Surrendering*

In the teaching of Gajendra … how an ordinary, material, dangerous situation was transformed into a catalyst or an impetus for Gajendra to take the full shelter of Kṛṣṇa; of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and then how he was delivered. So, similarly, in all the different things that may happen in each of our lives, we need to take everything that happens as an opportunity to surrender to Kṛṣṇa more.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1989, 20thSeptember, SB class, @ Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK


The capacity to experience

The ecstasy or the realization of pure devotional service is like a vast sky. According to each bird’s capacity, they can fly high in the sky. Some eagles are there, they can fly miles high. Some sparrows, they can only fly a few hundred yards. So according to one’s capacity, they can realize or experience. It’s like some fish can go deep in the ocean, some can only go on the top. But everyone can experience some nectar if they give their full consciousness and attention.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1989, 20thSeptember, SB class, @ Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK


Tests at every step

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Lord Kṛṣṇa tests at different stages. Devotees … they’re compelled to surrender, more and more. And become more fixed in devotional service. Depend on Kṛṣṇa more. Totally. It’s like a refining process.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1989, 20thSeptember, SB class, @ Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK


There’s Nothing but Krsna

I remember one time, Śrīla Prabhupāda, when he was giving a lecture on Queen Kuṇtī, in Māyāpur, and he was talking on the verse niskincana gocara. Kṛṣṇa is only known by those who have nothing. And Śrīla Prabhupāda explained that how wonderful it is to have nothing. And he made a facial expression … How wonderful it is … to have nothing. And it was so expressive, it sounded very deep. Having nothing doesn’t mean of course in an external sense, but actually realizing that everything is Kṛṣṇa’s. That there is nothing but Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa’s energy and Kṛṣṇa. That everything is the property of Kṛṣṇa.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1989, 20thSeptember, SB class, @ Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK


The Teachings of Bhāgavat

The danger or the difficulty is over, then people tend to forget the Lord. And they concentrate on their materialistic activities. But here we see in Gajendra that in the different prayers, that he’s saying that, “If I get out of this danger, then I don’t want to remain in ignorance anymore. I don’t want to remain just in materialistic consciousness anymore. Please bless me that I can actually be not only liberated from this danger, but that I can be liberated from the material ignorance, and that I be situated in Your eternal relationship. This is the special teaching of the Bhāgavat.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1989, 20thSeptember, SB class, @ Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK


The Mercy of the Lord

If somebody just turns to the Lord when they’re in distress, or just turns to the Lord when they’re in need etc. , that they’re only the partial recipients of the Lord’s mercy. The pure devotees are always taking shelter of the Lord, under all circumstances – in failure, in victory; in danger, in success, in all different situations. So, the pure devotees have the mercy of the Lord all the time, whereas others are only partially getting mercy of the Lord, and partially not.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1989, 20thSeptember, SB class, @ Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK


The spiritual spark

One is able to have the machine working and body is even the liver is taken out putting in the liver transplant , heart transplant , kidney transplant , still the things are going but something happens to it doesn’t work anymore things start to the brain wave stop moving , so far they don’t have machine to make the brain go even when a brain stop because the soul leaves the body , the soul leaves no matter you can’t keep the body alive ,you can keep away from decomposing microbes for sometime but it is not complete , you turned the machine off it is dead mini (not getting) just the machine is keeping things work , modern science doesn’t have the explaination because the soul is described in the Vedas as being a Chit-kana a spiritual spark.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1988, 25th December, SB class @ Butterworth, Malaysia


The Codes of Justice

Prabhupada quotes from manu samhita in the purport , he says a person he murders somebody and he is hanged up materially punished so he is liberated from that sinful activity , what about the karma spiritually because materially he was punished ,no it says here that”o patrha how can a person who knows that the soul is indestructible ,unborn ,eternal ,immutable can kill anyone and cause anyone to kill this is the verse explaining that the body is only killed but soul is indestructible so in the purport Prabhupada says that the violence has its utility how to apply violence rest with the person in the knowledge. although the justice of the peace of awards capital punishment if the person is condemn for murder ,the justice can’t be blamed because he orders violence to another person according to the codes of justice.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1988, 31st October, SB class @ Atlanta, USA


Clean up your karmas*

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you can rid of karma also by chanting Hare Krishna ,dancing , doing tulasi parikrama you take Krishna prasadam all this things can rid the karma by serving the devotees so in this way you get rid of karmas by surrendering to Krishna fully then he will take responsibility for your karmas and all these systematically taken away getting rid of karma is one aspect other aspect is we have to also develop our spiritual attraction , develop our spiritual knowledge , spiritual love for Krishna so that attraction to Krishna that attachment to Krishna that love for Krishna will pull us out of the material world.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1988, 25th December, SB class, @ Butterworth, Malaysia


*’Find a Bonafide Guru’*

You have to actually take a proper cure ,you have to awaken up out of ignorance , you have to find a bonafide guru and you have to follow the prescription he gives , someone has got sickness he is taking some capsules just like this hiding the symptoms but sooner or later they have to actually cure the disease , they should find a guru they should be cautious they can before taking a commitment with a guru permanently they can follow the process they can understand they can go deeper into they can ask question they should have their doubt eradicated when one is convinced he takes shelter and they go to a higher level completely eradicate the ignorance , om ajnan timirandhasya , taking away the ajnan and all this form of ignorance timirandhasya , tamisra ,andhatamisra tamas ,moha , and mahamoha.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1988, 25th December, SB class, @ Butterworth, Malaysia


*Nobody can live Forever*

A big hero in a sober screen when he got ill he called a doctor and he told the doctor you have to cure me ,the Doctor said I am sorry but I am afraid to say thatI think that now nothing I can do , you are about to die now that same hero he became very anxious , he grabbed the doctor’s hand and “Doctor !Doctor save me! Save me I don’t want to die !! ” and he died so the news paper man they came and they said Doctor your patient grabbed your hand , he is begging you, you save him and just saying he died holding your hand , what you have to say about that , How do you feel not be able to save your patient , He said , he requested me many times and every time I saved him only one time I failed so we have to forgive the Doctor that one time they are going to fail every life ,because no body can live forever.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1988, 25th December, SB class, @ Butterworth, Malaysia


The transcendental Science*

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When we mentioned earlier was that transcendental science is beyond the range of human experience that transcendental science is revealed to us from the Vedas so any spiritual movement should be according to the Vedas , according to the vedic literatures it should actually lead us to the absolute trurh so any given time we may find it is better than what i have now so we go to that but we still not satisfied we find that there is some deffciency we find that better Idea we go vedic philosophy is based upon our progress until you reach the absolute truth.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1988, 25th December, SB class, @ Butterworth, Malaysia


*An Appropriate Anger*

Even in transcendental activities sometimes the low grade mentality of tamisra continues , as tamisra is the envy or anger sometime you find a devotee become very angry why does senior devotee not giving me my position ,why senior devotee not feels wider at them ,why shoul they become they remain angry so this is the condition of ignorance which is not appropriate for a devotee to be angry in this way , we are only angry when Krishna is offended ,when guru is offended ,we don’t become angry for all these material things sometime the devotee showing this anger is not appropriate for transcendental life ,it is a type of immaturity in spiritual life so we should apply this anger in the devotional service.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1988, 25th December, SB class, @ Butterworth, Malaysia


The cycle of birth and death

Vedas says that you have to die again we have going to be born, whoever die he is going to be born,whoever born is bound to die this is the fact , Buddhist also accept this action the Vedas also tell us that if you become fully God conscious , Krishna conscious then we don’t have to take again birth in material world we go back to the spiritual world ,this is the real purpose of life is go back to home to Godhead I f we develop love for Krishna then it is as good as being now in this world is good as being in the spiritual world for someone who has love for Krishna they don’t care whether they living or dying they are living with Krishna they are dinning with Krishna ,ultimate peace and happiness we can achieve in one second if we develop our pure devotion for Krishna that counteracts all the ignorance , one point just in conclusion.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1988, 25th December, SB class, @ Butterworth, Malaysia


*From Ignorance to Experience*

while we are preaching there always be some people ignorant ,who object ,who will be upset so we try to see things in a least agitating manner at the same time if we don’t(not getting)how the people wake up when you are waking from ignorance they are bound to be little reaction but once they awake they say why don’t you wake me up earlier now I am late , I missed so much time , why don’t I understand earlier that I am not this body I am eternal spirit soul so I don’t have to be dependent on so many material things to be happy ,I can be happy very simply so the devotees are doing the most important welfare work by distributing Prabhupada books the Vedas the essence of the Vedas Gita, Bhagwat and uncovering the people from their ignorance those is actually saving the life.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1988, 25th December, SB class, @ Butterworth, Malaysia


The Krishna conscious sight

Devotees are preaching to people to become detached from material ignorance they become angry with the devotees this is tamisra , why you are telling the people to become detached from material ignorance , ignorance is bliss ,they want everyone to remain in ignorance so in the beginning because of this type of ignorances,when the devotee used to preach people are sometime object , they objectbecause they don’t have the proper understanding because they are faithless so gradually by association by giving some knowledge by purification when they understand what is actual the Krishna conscious sight then the very same people they show oh I made a mistake “this is very good ”so this urges are thankless tasks.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1988, 25th December, SB class, @ Butterworth, Malaysia


*Mad after material enjoyment*

By chanting if people feel happy without taking cigarette and getting cancer then why should I take cigarette , they say any intelligent person could understand but someone who is in mahamoha who is mad after these things just a (not getting) that i live without these things they get frightened they say no better i don’t chant Hare Krishna they haven’t use their intelligence to think that these people are happy also more happy than I am bit they are happy without doing all of these things, someone is in Mahamoha they won’t think like that this is the problem in material life life.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1988, 31st October, SB class @ Atlanta, USA


The spiritual peace

The devotees purpose is to save the people from this five types of ignorance , to free them from ignorance so they can achieve their real spiritual peace and happiness, a person is in ignorance how can he be peaceful , if there is no peace how is there happiness, specially human beings because human has more intelligence if you are an aniomal you are so much in ignorance you don’t even think about it but being a human being you know that there is death , you know that there is a future what the future holds being a human being you have the opportunity to solve this ignorance , so why should one act like an animal , so when we preach to people the idea is that to wake them up from ignorance so they can achieve their real happiness they can know who they are ?

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1988, 25th December, SB class, @ Butterworth, Malaysia