Better be in Krishna conscious

Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur did all his social duties also but his primary drive was toward spreading the Krishna consciousness movement. And he used his position in such a way that this God consciousness was promoted in society. So although he was a government officer, although he was a grihastha, he is considered as an acharya in the disciplic succession and he is one of the greatest acharyas. Grihe thaako, boney thaako, sadaa Hari boley daako. We should see beyond externals and whatever situation we are in we should try to use that particular situation to be Krishna conscious.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1986, 29th Sep, SB class @ Toronto, Canada


Give your child the best

In the childhood it is easy to cultivate this God consciousness in the minds of children. They are more simple and open so the natural spiritual quality can be brought out by giving them Krishna prasadam, by chanting. So you love your child, it is alright. Now because you love your child you give your child the best. Try to free the child from the repetition of birth and death to give your child the God consciousness in addition to the material things that you have to provide. That is the proper dovetailing.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1986, 29th Sep, SB class @ Toronto, Canada


Give your child the best

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In the childhood it is easy to cultivate this God consciousness in the minds of children. They are more simple and open so the natural spiritual quality can be brought out by giving them Krishna prasadam, by chanting. So you love your child, it is alright. Now because you love your child you give your child the best. Try to free the child from the repetition of birth and death to give your child the God consciousness in addition to the material things that you have to provide. That is the proper dovetailing.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1986, 29th Sep, SB class @ Toronto, Canada


Cultivate your consciousness

A person has to cultivate whether in the grihe in the ashram or in the boney forest, everyone has to cultivate this consciousness not to do anything, nothing, if it is not for Krishna. Even the most subtle thing if it is not actually for the pleasure of guru and Krishna, it is for our own personal pleasure, it is maya. Therefore we have to eradicate that.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1986, 29th Sep, SB class @ Toronto, Canada


Utilise everything for Krishna

I use all these material environments to please Krishna. In this way I can go back to Krishna, I can be fully Krishna conscious even within this external complicated situation if I learn to do everything for the pleasure of Krishna then I will be delivered.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1986, 29th Sep, SB class @ Toronto, Canada


The Actual Test

Bharata maharaj, he got a bigger instruction and in his next birth he had to take birth as a deer due to his over attachment, due to his extensive attachment. So life is very complicated and a person he can cultivate Krishna consciousness in any situation whether grihe thaako, boney thaako, sadaa Hari boley dhaako. Whether he is in the grihastha ashram or whether in the more renounced orders, the vaanaprastha, the sanyasi or the brahmachari, ashram, but the point is that one should actually cultivate doing everything for Krishna.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1986, 29th Sep, SB class @ Toronto, Canada


The Renounced order of life

Prabhupad said that if we remember everything is for Krishna then there is no chance of being victimized by material activities. But if somebody thinks I am very renounced but they get attached even to their underwear, they get attached to their deer, someone gives up the whole world and then if someone takes their shaak they get very angry and are ready to beat someone. This is the illusion of maya. If we have everything we care and somebody takes our cloth, this or that happens, we should be actually detached. Otherwise there is no use in imitating the so called renounced order.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1986, 29th, Sep, SB class @ Toronto, Canada


£h€ ILLUSION free – Krishna consciousness

If there is a fog early in the morning, mist, when the sun comes out the sun takes away that fog, it disintegrates it. So like that when the illusion is there by the sun or by the consciousness of Krishna who is likened unto the sun, then we can see the things as they are. We can see it as it is.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1986,11th Nov, SB class @ Atlanta, USA


Are we really God?

The Vedas say we are God and we are not God . We are God in the sense that we are part of God, we are quality of God, we are just a small atomic part of God. But we are at the same time different because we don’t have unlimited qualities. We can fall under illusion but Krishna Himself doesn’t fall under illusion, He is always transcendental. This is the basic difference. He is known as Acyuta , one of the names of Krishna is Acyuta, in Sanskrit it means one who can never fall.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1986,11th Nov, SB class @ Atlanta, USA


Stay high forever

Generally the devotees of the Lord, the pure devotees those who don’t have the desire for material opulence or independance, they are protected from kind of attitude even though they may be in a controlling position in some cases, they remain in the attitude of being a servant of the servant. But there is a danger that we can loose that attitude, therefore we have to remain there so.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1986, 30 October, SB class @ New Talavan, USA


people’s consciousness becomes purified

many people don’t have any understanding about spiritual values at all, and if someone does have values, they don’t have the personal strength to implement them, or they just don’t care, due to sheer material attachment and weakness. So under this environment of hypocrisy and spiritual ahlackuna, there is a need for an injection of spiritual energy into the society. There is a need of some kind of an extraordinary revival, or rejuvenation, and that is what Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has brought 500 years ago, this process of chanting, Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, KrishnaKrishna, Hare Hare. Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. That by the widespread propagation of the congregational chanting of the Hare Krishna mahamantra, that actually people’s consciousness becomes purified.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1986,2nd October, SB class @ New Orleans, USA


The path of krishna conscious

The path of krishna conscious

There is always going to be a point where, unfulfilment is there. So the solution, both socially as well as nationally, internationally, individually, is that people have to be directed along the path of Krishna consciousness or the path of God realization. Unless at least they a good section or some section of the intelligentsia, are trying to actually achieve God consciousness as the goal of life, unless that…that goal has been the highest standard, absolute standard in society, whether everyone tries, at least it is accepted as a standard by the section of intelligent people. So, therefore that has an effect on the entire society.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1986,26th August, SB class @ Detroit, USA


Surrendering in mental platform

This chanting process is the most perfected means for awakening our Krishna consciousness. The whole purpose is to purify the mind. so someone may ask “how is that big big devotees who are doing so much physical service for Krishna how is that they fall down ??” the answer is that they obviously have been surrendering on the physical platform but not on the mental platform. it is most important to surrender in the mental platform.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1986,13th Sep, SB class @ Sri Mayapur Dhama, India.


Simple living and High thinking

High thinking is most important. We have to elevate the mind. Unless we elevate the mind we again have to take birth in material world. if we actually have the high thinking, high thinking means to think about Krishna, to think about Krishna’s devotees and his teachings. Thus the consciousness is really high and then we can go back home back to godhead.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1986,13th Sep, SB class @ Sri Mayapur Dhama, India.


Purgation of mind

We have to cleanse the mind and purify it from all kinds of envy, hatred and such. Material emotions which are not dovetailed in Krishna consciousness we have to purify the mind from material desires and material thoughts and engage the mind in pure Krishna consciousness. in this way the mind can become purified and then
we actually won the battle. until we liberate the mind our journey back home back to godhead is not finished.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1986,13th Sep, SB class @ Sri Mayapur Dhama, India.


OUR UNNATURAL STATE

By nature we are sadcidananda . Just like a man a man who had a car accident . He on coma. He cannot remember, he wants to know. Who am I? Who am I? What’s my name they may said you are Gopal you are Gopal shethy, this is your wife dipika, this is your son Dilip and so on . Then gradually the memory comes back. More questions want to find out. Because he is in unnatural state. we are in a unnatural state.Its not our natural state to be ill, our natural state is to be Sad cid ananda. That’s we have inquisitive nature why is this? why we are suffering. That’s human lives.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1986,15th August, SB class @ New Naimisaranya, India


The Real Realization

What is the purpose of life? pick up the practical spiritual activities, there different activities given in all the Vedas you takes up from practical spiritual programmers. Human beings have inquisitive to know what the answer is. Answer is not by hear academic paper study it’s known by realization.
rāja-vidyā rāja-guhyaṁ pavitram idam uttamam pratyakṣāvagamaṁ dharmyaṁ pratyakṣāvagamaṁ, prattaksa. You can felt pratyakhsa that means you can have personal realization that you can see by your own eye. Not the necessary physical eyes but with your own spiritual vision. You can realize by perception what and who you are who is the supreme lord everything you can realize then.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1986,15th August, SB class @ New Naimisaranya, India


The minute portion of krishna

Whatever any little thing you probably see, the sun set is beautiful, you see a woman is beautiful, you see a man is very powerful. Anything that you see has some good quality, it is an aspect of a minute portion of Krishna’s greatness. You see the big mountains or you see the vast qualities of nature these are all expansions of Krishna’s universal form. Then you have Krishna Himself – then that is the embodiment of everything. All perfections.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Krishna – The giver of fearfulness

Those who don’t believe in God or who don’t believe or believe that God is there but He is impersonal, that type of fearlessness that I don’t care what happens, I will do anything, that is not a productive fearlessness. We are talking about having fearlessness due to knowledge, fearlessness due to a higher spiritual realization. Someone says I am fearless, then he must be a devotee. Even he has fearlessness that also. yes that has been given to you by Krishna because that’s here in the verse that Krishna is the giver of fearlessness, He is the controller. So if someone has any fearlessness he is blessed by Krishna. I had a girl told me that… I was in San Franscisco and the girl said that, “I don’t believe in God, I don’t believe in any of these things, I don’t need these things, I am self-sufficient, so and so….she had a small child. All of a sudden there was there was a earthquake and sometimes in San Franscisco there are earthquakes, and the houses are shaking and things moving, and suddenly she starts screaming out, “I don’t want to die, God save me, God save me!” Within 10 minutes I was astonished, she is running out of the house saying, God save me. A minute before she was saying I don’t believe in God, I don’t care for others you know, and all of a sudden the house started shaking, then suddenly she got totally afraid, god save me! god save me! running out of the house, because people think God is an interruption in their enjoyment, so they say I don’t know God but when the fear come When the fear of death is there then they think this is a greater problem, then who is going to save me, then they say God.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1986, 22nd July, SB class @ Bangalore, India


Keep the mind fixed in krishna conscious

A person when they have Krishna consciousness, they don’t because their happiness is not dependent upon the body, similarly their suffering is not also body may be in some condition like that to warn us that, the body is week in condition, we have to build that up. But the consciousness is above that, it’s not ah… beco…doesn’t become depressed by that… neither if there is some temporary happiness, it doesn’t become overjoyed. Takes the things within stride. Its says.. the Gita says, “Just like so many rivers are going into the ocean, that for the self realized soul, so many desires they are coming in the mind but the ocean doesn’t overflow, similarly the mind doesn’t change it’s status, it remains fixed in Krishna consciousness.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1985, November 11th, SB class, Life Member House Mr.Patel @ Bangalore, India