The false designation

people may mistake that it’s religion that’s the problem. It’s not. It’s the lack of real spiritual understanding that is the real problem. And the fact that people are simply identifying with their bodies. So as conditioned souls they are considering that ‘I am a Muslim, I am a Christian or I’m a Hindu. Whether they practiced or not, it’s simply more designation than actually a belief that they deeply adheres to. So if actual spiritual knowledge were given, then people would become purified from these false designations.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1990, Jan 1st, SB class, @ New Talavan, USA


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


The spark Soul*

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The soul is described in the Vedas as being a Chit-kana a spiritual spark so how you see just like you can may be get a reflection of an atom by electron microscope becuse an atom is made of electrons and protons and things like that but same spark soul the atma is not made of electrons and protons it is not material so what type of microscope you can see with it , you can’t see it with any material microscope ,you can only see by the soul itself that is called self realisation , the Atma has to see himself by his own spiritual vision , can’t see the soul by anything material so how we know , we know the soul is there because when the soul is there, there is life.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Where is the question of Freedom

Prabhupada explains someone thinks he is free to smoke, free to drink alcohol; actually he exercises his freedom to become a slave to those habits. once he is surrendered to those habits he cannot stop. so he surrendered his freedom to serve those particular habits. where is the question of freedom? he has given up his freedom. the devotee does not remain subservient to any nonessential habit.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1987, 25th June, SB class @ Sydney, Australia


The body is a type of machine

Yantra rudani mayaya. That actually the body is a type of machine; we are situated in the heart. We are the soul, we are the spirit, we are the living force. So we spend our whole life. We may talk so many spiritual things. You find that there are those spiritual groups, so many people speculating about this and that but actually ultimately what they do with their time in life? They spend all their time in simply maintaining their body. Then what is the difference between them and any ordinary person? So the body is meant for a higher purpose. We should work and maintain the body but the goal should be to serve the supreme person, to become devotees.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1986,10th August, SB class @ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.