The everlasting knowledge

A person in transcendental knowledge, they have a transcendental perspective on things. They’re seeing things from the point of view of what’s pleasing to Kṛṣṇa, what’s eternal, what’s everlasting. When we lose that, then we see what’s going to make my body happy, what’s going to make my mind happy. What’s my…We start thinking in all kinds of material terms and we lose sight of our eternal, spiritual condition, and therefore we become fearful. And this fear puts us into great anxiety.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Do The Devotional Service

Sometimes, due to attachment, we fall down from our transcendental position, and we lose the perspective of what we should do and what we shouldn’t do. We become totally under the control of the material modes of nature. This is the danger of being in this material world. Māyā’s so strong, even sages and saints have sometimes become bewildered by the material energy. The only way to remain in transcendental knowledge is through devotional service.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


The Mercy through devotional service

Transcendental knowledge is the knowledge that you cannot get just by reading a book, but it’s the knowledge you get by the mercy of a pure devotee like Śrīla Prabhupāda. Śrīla Prabhupāda gives his mercy or through devotional service, and then somebody actually understands what this knowledge means, how to apply it. That makes you fearless, when a person is fearful, “What’s going to happen?”; when a person doesn’t know what to do, what not to do. This is a symptom of a lack of transcendental knowledge.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


The Touch of Krishna

Nothing happens without the sanction of Kṛṣṇa. But some may be of a different category : those things that happen due to our previous karmas not sanctioned by Kṛṣṇa. Therefore, depending on how we react to those things, we can also continue to advance in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. There are some things which are directly done by Kṛṣṇa, which is not according to the karma.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Fix your self in devotional service*

Maya is always there giving her ideas . Kṛṣṇa’s ideas are already there in the sastra , from the guru. We have to take our intelligence from the spirituality , then we won’t be affected; that is the test. Maya is always there and Krsna is always there , but the test is that in any circumstance, we have to take Krsna and reject maya. Where maya offers sense gratification or there is some apparent material misfortune that happens, we remain fix in our devotional service , we have to do our duties , we are not the ultimate controller of our situations , so in any circumstances, we have to remain fixed, fulfilling order of Krsna and the guru.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Develop the devotional service*

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prabhupada explained that one German scientist, when he was in India studying , he was asked, “What are you most impressed by? He said, “I am most impressed by pure devotion to Krsna. “Why is that ? Aren’t you impressed by the mystic powers of the great yogis in India, their ability to levitate and go to other planets and do great things ?” he was asked again. He said, “No, because I see that by mystic powers, they want to be able to see something at a distance. Scientists want the same thing ; we do that by telescope. They can become very small, we do the same thing by microscope. They want to go to other places by their mystic powers, we do that by jets . So it’s the same thing . It’s simply that we do that by mechanical means, and they are doing it by the psychic means. But it is same basic purpose. But I see that devotional service to Krsna actually develops the eternal relationship with the supreme lord, to go to the spiritual world.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


The Great Responsibility*

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Kṛṣṇa conscious devotees have the very great responsibility to practice and to preach, to live brahmana-style, teach by example to others. Lord Caitanya taught, “apani acarito drarma, poreke sikhao.” One should teach others by his own example.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1987, 13th August, SB class @ Bangkok, Thailand


The Natural Solution

In Hawaii they had the problem of rats, I think. So they decided to import mongooses to take care of the rats, but the scientist made a mix-up and they realized that the mongooses are day animals and rats are night animals. So the mongooses in the day never saw rats , and when the Hawaiian rats came out at night, they never saw mongooses. So the rat’s good or the mongoose good? The mongoose needs food. So they started eating–no snakes there– chickens and other things. So then they had mongoose problem. There was a suggestion to bring some kind of leopard to kill the mongoose but they thought that it might become another problem.
Always in the world, purely material solution just creates another problem. It just postpones the problem. The real solution has to be an integrated solution which includes the material and spiritual.. all the aspects. Then that is a natural solution.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Devotional Service – A great science

Someone is showing that I won’t touch money. So in this way they are trying to put forward some kind of impression that they are very renounced. But all these forms of subtle attachments to get name and fame is a great renunciant without practically educating people that money is something which is only bad when we only use it for material purposes. Therefore you can use money for promoting Krishna consciousness which is not bad. If you use it for material things, if you use it for sinful things then it is very bad. So all these things help to educate us that devotional service is a great science.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


See everything for Krishna

Better to be as a grihastha then offer everything to Krishna, they offer the food to Krishna, they use whatever they have to make it Krishna conscious when in the house and use as much as they can in Krishna’s service. If they see everything for Krishna then there is no illusion.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Service in the Right mood

We don’t see how Krishna is helping but He is there he is appreciating the mood of the devotee. one of the names of Krishna is bhavagrahi janadhana, the lord who accept the mood of devotion of the devotee, so Krishna he appreciates when a devotee takes on that attitude of service the desire to serve specially Krishna appreciates if someone wants to serve the devotees of Krishna by serving Srila Prabhupada by being the servant of the servant of servant of the Krishna that is more pleasing to Krishna, then he is more grateful that O, serving my devotee he is so dear to me and this way Prabhupada said we should be fixed even to be the servant of servant hundred times moved. gopi pada kamlayo das dasanudas.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Krishna is the servant of his Devotees

Devotees are trying to serve Krishna, he is thinking how to deliver these fallen souls … how to get them engage them in Krishna .. how to get them into sankirtan how to give them one of the transcendental literature of Srila Prabhupada so that they can be delivered and Krishna he also helps the devotee bringing in different souls who are ready to become Krishna conscious. Even sometime some demons create some obstacles.. somehow Krishna also helps the devotee in different ways.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Always be in the attitude of service

People will be recognised according to their own devotional service, not according to some kind of administrative position. or people will be given different services and it is up to them how they surrender to Krishna and expand in those services by the mercy of Krishna .So in this way it allows everyone to always be in the attitude of servant directly. Of course in any case we should always be in the attitude of the servant,

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Acquire the Attitude of $ervice

First of all servant, that’s always, then any other service, whether temple president, or GBC, sankirtan leader, spiritual master . Whether you have to guide other devotees in your service, or whether you are simply doing your own personal service, you don’t have responsibility for other people. In whatever case, we do everything in the attitude of service. For those who have to take leadership position, they always have to check their consciousness that they are in the proper devotional attitude as a servant .

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


The Art of servant Leadership

It is not like an optional constant, but in devotional service the idea, ” Gopī-bhartur pada-kamalayor dāsa-dāsa-dāsānudāsaḥ. ” being the servant of the servant of the servant of the Lord is essential “gurum evābhigacchet” (Mundaka Upannishad 1.2.12). Must have…. Must be serving a devotee of the Lord, Must be serving through the disciplic succession or guru parampara . So it says one should seek a pure devotee, a servant of the Lord, and engage himself in the service of such a servant. The more one becomes the servant of the servant; the more one becomes perfect.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Serve for the satisfaction of krishna

It’s not at all possible to see that to make things peaceful. When people are trying to achieve self-realization, God realization, when they are trying to become God conscious, Krishna conscious, then automatically those people become people, and others can see that, “Well, those people are peaceful”, and it starts to set up a whole new structure of values. Without that absolute value of serving Krishna for His satisfaction, then everything else becomes value-less.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Burden of love means it’s no burden at all.

If we start to take, if we start to see things in a different way when doing our service, it becomes a burden. Then we think that taking care of These deities is a burden.l Taking the spiritual responsibility is a burden. Then that means they were finished. Burden of love means it’s no burden at all. The mother carrying the baby she loves, she doesn’t consider it to be a burden. Everyone else, they can’t figure out what is the mother lurking around that bundle of whatever. But for the mother she loves her child. So for her it’s no no problem. She likes it. At least in the civilized society. So like that the Krishna conscious movement, we have to purify our consciousness so we see the things as labour of love and when we see then there is no difficulty is taking so much responsibility. Prabhupada took the responsibility to deliver the entire world.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Burden of love means it’s no burden at all.

If we start to take, if we start to see things in a different way when doing our service, it becomes a burden. Then we think that taking care of These deities is a burden.l Taking the spiritual responsibility is a burden. Then that means they were finished. Burden of love means it’s no burden at all. The mother carrying the baby she loves, she doesn’t consider it to be a burden. Everyone else, they can’t figure out what is the mother lurking around that bundle of whatever. But for the mother she loves her child. So for her it’s no problem. She likes it. At least in the civilized society. So like that the Krishna conscious movement, we have to purify our consciousness so we see the things as labour of love and when we see then there is no difficulty is taking so much responsibility. Prabhupada took the responsibility to deliver the entire world.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


The labour of love

we labour in the Krishna conscious movement but this labour is not labour of the body. It’s a labour of love. Therefore by serving in Krishna consciousness once if we keep our consciousness purified by chanting, we’re able to experience transcendental bliss with the labour of love. And we should work in that consciousness.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Engage ever in service

The type of frustration may help one in the beginning to make a few steps forward in Krishna Consciousness. But eventually unless one cannot develop their full Krishna Consciousness. They cannot be free from the influences of the material world. When one is fully, He is basically well situated, fixed in devotional service. Then they naturally are getting so much energy from lord Krishna. Then it is very easy to receive this Krishna Conscious movement.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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