Make good use of this human form of life.

I was watching the ABC News yesterday. And they said, you watch the news you will be happier. So, the news was that in a big rock concert ten people died because they got crushed in stampede. So, I did not feel any happier! But they said you will feel happy, listen to our news. They could say any nonsense.But Vidura, he is speaking the Absolute Truth. And he is trying to get his brother into self-realization. The human life is to be utilized so that we can go back home back to Godhead. That will really make the people happier. Not this false news in the media.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj,

2021, Dec 11th, SB class, @ Śrī Māyāpur Dhāma, India.


An expiry Date

Everybody in the material world has its time limit, an expiry date! In this way we have to go away, leave everything, leave our wife, children, home, everything. Whatever bank balance and money we have, we have to leave everything behind and go. And after this life what birth, what kind of body we get who knows that. So being in a human birth we have a special opportunity to go back to Godhead. So, we should try for that, through one of the yogas. I think that Vidura is trying to get Dhṛtarāṣṭra to do the aṣṭāṅga-yoga. But for us the method is bhakti-yoga. Just by hearing and chanting the holy names we can go back to Godhead. And we should use this life trying to keep our mind on Kṛṣṇa, not on household luxuries.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj,

2021, Dec 11th, SB class, @ Śrī Māyāpur Dhāma, India.


Facility to go back to krishna

Human being is meant for spiritual development and if you want to just have sense gratification, ignorance is bliss, in animal life you can have sense gratification and don’t have to worry about it because there is no karmas or anything. Human birth is a facility to go back to Krishna, so someone doesn’t have really any desire to go back to Krishna, make relation towards that, then why be human being?

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj,

1997, Feb 12th, SB class, @ New Talavan, USA


The highest principles

In Thailand, where there are 200,000 monks, when the people hear about our principles, immediately they appreciate that this is the highest principle. That’s why they appreciate Krishna consciousness as abiding the highest principles not only of vedic culture but also Buddhistic culture. There is a very wide appeal. We can simply project our own image, what we actually stand for, purest standard of living. Srila Prabupad wanted us to make that sacrifice of not compromising on our principles.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj,

1990, Dec 3rd, SB class, @ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Gratify your senses by service to Krishna.

The strong desires, lusty desires are keeping people in this bodily concept of life. So Prabhupad states that you need to take this tendency and purify it by engaging them in the service to Krishna. The strong desire to satisfy, gratify your senses can be purified by service to Krishna. Instead of wanting everything for our senses, we should want everything for the satisfaction of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Srila Prabhupad wanted to have all the nicest facilities for Krishna.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj,

1990, Dec 3rd, SB class, @ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


The objective of Life

Prabhupad explains how if goal of life is not fixed that the human society become aimless society. Economics are the only objective of the human society when it becomes godless society demoniac society so many crimes against nature and god will be performed. If world is actual to be actually peaceful world harmonious balanced world the objective of life has to be fixed. The objective is to reach god. To serve god. To realize the self and the supreme self.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1990, 24th July, SB class, @ Bangalore, India


Mind your Mind

one can always work in the consciousness, ‘I am doing my duty for Krishna, as according to the instructions.’ Otherwise away by the chariot of the mind from one thing to the next. So when devotees lose this faith, commitment to follow higher instruction, their mind tricks them, their intelligence tricks them. That the mind tricks the intelligence that ‘I cannot put my faith in anyone’. I have to just figure out everything myself. So this way the mind remains in control. Such people, they are not peaceful.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1990, July 22nd, SB class, @ Hyderabad, India


*Obstacles – A part of lord’s plan*

When we are doing our devotional service, we shouldn’t be discouraged even if some obstacles come up. Rather a devotee considers this as a part of Lord’s plan. Somehow he wants to engage someone in devotional service or a devotee may consider it due to my carelessness. So there is a lesson to learn, not to be careless in the future and to be more careful and be conscious.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1990, July 22nd, SB class, @ Hyderabad, India


Make perfect your human form of life

Priyavarta is managing the government, but he is considered to be properly situated because he is doing it on the direction of his spiritual master. So slowly we must perfect our human form life. We need to do everything based upon higher instructions. Anything that we do, but the desire of sense gratification is bound to entangle us in the material world. There is no compromise actually. Any compromise means that we are entangled to be in maya.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1990, July 22nd, SB class, @ Hyderabad, India


The key for perfection of life

Prabhupada explains how thinking of the lotus feet of the Lord is the cause of liberation from material attachment. How doing our devotiolnal service, always meditating on the lotus feet of the Lord is itself the perfection of life.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1990, July 22nd, SB class, @ Hyderabad, India


Act As An instrument

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The devotee never forgets that everything that the devotee is able to do is simply by the mercy of Guru and Krishna. In the Bhagavad Gita there is an important verse- find it savyasaci, is the word that comes there is not used very often , where Lord Krishna tells Arjuna that he is a ‘nimitta matram’. That he is simply via media for manifesting the Lords -or instrument for manifesting Lord’s mercy, Lord’s will. We should act as an instrument. So it’s because we forget, we think that we are the doer, therefore we get into the difficulty.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Give up the superficial designation

When we realize the glory of Lord and we realize the eternal relationship as the servitor of the Lord then all the other temporary designations recede to the background. We become purified. This is very important because nowadays there’s lot of problem in the world due to these superficial designations, Upaadhi. Upaadhi means designations or body consciousness. Someone thinks they are white or black or someone thinks they are Jew or Catholic or protestant, someone thinks that they are Asian or American or European or Latin or whatever and this is already creating problems in the world.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Books – the spiritual wisdom*

The solution for the racial prejudice in the world that people should become devoted to the Lord. Then they become free from all this temporary designations. How this happens? This happens automatic by the mercy of the Lord. So Srila Prabhupada once said that his books should go to every person. If they can read his books they can understand easier- what is devotional service, may be they can even become fixed in devotional service. This is special benediction of the Lord, especially in this age Lord Caitanya has made this opportunity very accessible.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


*The Love for Krishna*

When you have transcendental knowledge of the Lord, then naturally you feel affection, you feel attachment to the Lord. Unless you have transcendental knowledge, you cannot know the Lord. And if you don’t know the Lord, you can’t love the Lord.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1989, 13th October, SB class, @ New Talavan, USA


The Success lies in Surrender

Through the intelligence, through the important teachings, just how Gajendra, he used the situation to shelter of Kṛṣṇa, similarly we should use every circumstance that happens to just surrender more and more to Kṛṣṇa. Sometimes it takes a very heavy situation, like the one of Gajendra where it is a life-and-death circumstance to force one to surrender and become serious about devotional service. Why should we wait for such a difficult situation? There is danger at every step. Better to surrender right away. Why delay?

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


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


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


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


*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 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