*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 culmination of knowledge

we don’t know we are the spirit soul , we don’t know we are the eternal jeevatma then it is tamas it is real ignorance we lose everything , the meanwhile we die again we start all over in ignorance , animal is in the “tamas” animals are in ignorance but human being got more intelligence to come out of ignorance ,but being a human being if we don’t come out of the bodily concept , we don’t realise that we are the eternal spiritual soul then what we understood in life knowing that spirit is culmination of knowledge.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


The Reflection of Krishna

There is no proof that there is no life after death , they can’t prove that, that is their own speculation , so pure science means anything you say you should prove it by observable facts , so how they can say that something that they are not able to prove as a fact they can’t prove that God doesn’t exist because they can’t observe him , does this mean that he does not exist , actually scientists are not able to see the atoms they can only see a reflection of a electron by electron microscope but they are not actually able to see the atom similarly we can see the reflection of God ,we can see the reflection of Krishna.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


There’s a life after death

If someone thinks that at death i am finished they think that I don’t have to be worried about what I do ,I can do anything , if some how or other I escape from being caught then when I die it is finished then no problem but every religion says that there is some punishment or reward after death , a hindu or vedic dharma as well as Buddhism accept the laws of karma and reincarnation and in Christian they say you go to heaven or hell , I think that also in islam they say heaven or hell isn’t it so all the religion says that there is life after death or some sort or another but Andhtamisra mean that we think that there is nothing after death so modern science is often telling people that after death there is nothing we are not against science we are against what some scientists says that there is no life after death which is only unscientific.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Mahamoha vs. Mahavidhya*

In Sanskrit or hindi they call a high school as vidyalaya college as mahavidyalaya and university as the visvavidyalaya , “vidya’’ meaning knowledge ‘’alaya’’ meaning a place , ‘’maha’’ meaning great , ‘’visva’’ meaning universal or university but actually it seem that they should call it moha vidyalaya ‘’place of teaching moha illusion’’ or maha moha or it says here Maha mohalaya because they are training people how to be mad after after material life without giving any information that we are the spirit soul , material knowledge is necessary but material knowledge without understanding the spiritual knowledge is useless because such material knowledge will be used for ignorance.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Add Absolute Truth in your life

The point that Prabhupada made : people are not happy, because there is imbalance . It’s not properly balanced . We can use all these things in Krsna’s service , if we have the higher objective. These are like so many zeros. We have to put the digit 1 before them. If we put number 1 before them, then all the zeros have meaning . Without number 1, without the Supreme Absolute Truth , everything is simply zero. In the end, it all gets perished.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Listen, when Krishna teaches you humility


we are tested at different times and it is up to us to take these tests in stride. Sometimes someone says something to us. A new person comes, they have to learn so many things, it is a new environment, and someone chastises them why are you eating with your left hand? Why are you doing this and they get little ego, why are they always on my case? These are all false ego that we have to give up. Even if someone may be very gentle, like you very much. Someone may be a bit inexperienced and say it in a very harsh way. We just take it alright, this is the mercy of Krishna, it is just to teach me some humility.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


The ultimate act of knowing the supreme*

First we should know what is the *truth* , what is *illusion* , what is *knowledge* , what is the *material world* , what is the *spirit* and who the *Supreme Spirit* is and then knowledge of the Supreme Spirit should develop into *surrender to Him.* Simply knowing God and not surrendering to Him is of *no use.* You may know maybe the lawyers know the laws of the country but then they are dishonest, so what is the use?

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Punya the bank balance

Punya means what? That’s your… that’s your bank balance, you can get what you want. If you have a good punya and you want to do a bad thing, you can get the power from God to do it, but then you use up your punya. Then after that when it is used up you fall down. So previously in the world people were doing more and more. They were doing many pious activities. All the fore fathers, other they were doing, so some punya are there. So they are able to do something. But now they are doing so many sinful activities. Gradually the punya is going down and the pap is increasing. So this whole civilization can crumble, it can destroy itself.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Belief in God

People may believe in God but then they say God is formless, so what is that believe? So like this we have to refine our belief in God. I don’t say that you don’t believe in God, but then if you believe in God than you should know how to refine, how to improve and how to expand in that your belief of God so that it becomes complete and it becomes totally satisfying to you.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


The Reinforced Faith.

In the material world specially in America, that one of the biggest problem is depression. That everyone suffers depression in one case or another, by death of relative or by business failure or by frustration of this kind… all suffer depression and during the time of depression there is the danger of suicide, danger of violent acts, danger of drug addiction, danger of business further collapse, so many things that are very great. They found… they couldn’t find any devotee who suffered any symptom of depression. This is the actual thing, that because the abhaya caranaravindra re, this fearlessness, when you develop in your relationship with Krishna, you know that He is reciprocating, one devotee can feel that, in many ways. some person may say this is superstition or someone else may say it is imagination, but whatever over a period of time the devotee feels not only personal satisfaction, not only feels a personal peace of mind which is real but they also feel that Krishna is personally reciprocating in various ways and they become fearless. Their faith is reinforced by different things that happen. So in this way, they don’t have depression, whatever reason you can say, they don’t have depression.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


The crippled age of Kali

The age of Kali, three legs of religiosity are crippled, cleanliness, austerity, mercy. Only truthfulness, in some percentage remains, as a principle, that people try to maintain. We can see that, in the modern world, people think that, free love, sex life, intoxication, all these things, they consider to be quite,… meat eating, … quite unobjectionable. No body things that these things are wrong. In the general, modern society. But they complain, if a leader misrepresents the truth to his followers. In America, when Nixon lied, he was impeached. When one minister in England didn’t tell the truth and he was caught, he had to resign. So, still this idea that a person should be truthful is something which society accepts in principle. In practice, it’s something else. But, they don’t even accept the principle that you should not eat meat, or you should not be able to mix freely with women, or that you should not take intoxication, simply the degree is there. Intoxication is accepted, but whisky is okay, Heroin is not. Or, sex is alright, but, then they have certain limitations in some place and some place they have none. In this way, these principles, give us an idea, how the age of Kali is actually progressing. We can see that although, this is written five thousand years ago, that it’s evident today. With so many examples, how this is right on. This is giving the exact explanation of our situation today.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1986, 27th April, SB class @ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Is it true? The reincarnation.

No one can quote the Bible in America, and say, is it true or fake? No one can do that. Even if there is not a law against it, the people will ah.. burn that persons house or do something, they will become… they are more fanatical maybe, but we are more tolerant, but somehow or other they will make a protest, then how you can say that is it true or false. You can say, that if science has confirmed it or not ? But we are very happy that people will say, “well they are putting something about reincarnation, because it’s a pluralistic society, you have to write.” Of course there are so many scientific basises, but in a country like India where 80% of the people or more believe as a religious teachings, and where science has already proved that 90% of the people in the rest of the world accept reincarnation due to scientific basis. Even in America, which is very conservative, 50% of the people accept reincarnation. But there is not one university in the entire world which teaches what is the science of reincarnation.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


The cynical attitude towards our vedic culture

If we are offering fire sacrifice and we are offering the swaha, if some fool is there offering the…, you can ask our panditji or his assistants. If the fire has already gone out, and it is just the ashes, what does it do if you put ghee on the dead ashes? What a funny example, but actually this is the example given, that if the society has lost the spiritual objective, and we are going and saying now we have to give so much development work, just like this article came out, I was reading, “Reincarnation, Times Of India,”, illustrated whatever, illustrated weekly India, then can say reincarnation is it true or fake? Within a country a 80% people, ascribed to vedic culture or Hindu Dharma, which is the very first verse they quote is the Bhagavat Gita, they say janani that, just dehina smin yatha dehe, we are changing our bodies, dehanatara prapti dhiras tatra na muhyate, we are changing our body from one stage to next and finally from one life to the next. Then they say, in this country this is real or fake. That same title you can find in New York. But how India, that they have the journalist take such a cynical attitude, that they take the attitude that our Vedic culture is of no value, or it is ah…, or is it true or fake. In a country where 80% of the people ascribe to Bhagavat Gita, and the Bhagavat Gita says that there is reincarnation. Do they take an attitude, is it true or false? That means that the people are being programmed, they are being conditioned, they are being trained to doubt their own scriptures.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Balaram – The source of all spiritual strength..

Lord Balarama has got extrodinary bodily strength… He has all transce… not only bodily strength… of course he’s saying this for Nanda Maharaja, but actually Lord Balarama, He’s the first expansion of Krishna. There’s no difference between Krishna and Balarama. Basically, they have everything exactly the same, potential the same, pastimes except Krishna is original. He is the original, and Balarama is His first expansion. Krishna is black. Balarama is whitish. Transcendentally white. So, that Krishna and Balarama, they are glorified by… by Jayadeva as together. They appeared at the same time. The original personality and His original expansion. Narayana expansions, the Maha-Visnus expansions, these are all coming from Lord Balarama. So, Balarama, He is the source of all spiritual strength. He is the… by His in His form of Sankarsana, in His form, He is maintaining all of the material and spiritual universes. They’re all being held up by a fraction of the strength of Lord Balarama.

So, also we can get spiritual strength for serving Lord Krishna from Lord Balarama.

H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1984, 6th June, SB Class, New Vrindavan @ USA


Godhead is not a creation of the material world

The mayavadis, simply think that the personality of Godhead is a creation of the material world. They want to say everything is impersonal. So for those students of the Vedic literatures, in this chapter it has been irrevocably established that before Brahma could create, that he was able to have the audience with Lord Nārāyaṇa, the expansion of Krishna, and it is only by Nārāyaṇa’s mercy that he was able to create. What to speak of creating Nārāyaṇa, only Brahma could create by getting the mercy of Nārāyaṇa.

Nārāyaṇa exists before the creation, during the creation, and after the dissolution of this material world. So, those philosophers should have no doubt that the Supreme Personality of Godhead is beyond this material creation. Even Sankaracharya, who is their founder so to speak, he has clearly said, nārāyaṇaḥ paro ’vyaktāt, that Nārāyaṇa is beyond the material, unmanifested state. That means that Nārāyaṇa is in the spiritual state, beyond the material world.

H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1983, 31st, October SB Class @ Honolulu, Hawaii


Bhakti is not something zero or sentiment

Bhakti means its affection. That affection is translated into practical work, not something zero or just sentiment, but there some real knowledge behind it. That’s why Prabhupada’s name is Bhaktivedanta: Devotion, or affection with transcendental knowledge. So these two are combined, and one true knowledge is able to distinguish what is Maya. What is actually giving my affection to the wrong thing, to something which is indirectly connected to Krishna, and what is directly connected with Krishna? So if we have direct connection, concentrating, giving our affection to Krishna, His pure devotees, His loved ones. If you want to love Krishna, love those whom Krishna loves.

H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj.

1983, 30th October SB class@ Honolulu, Hawaii.


personality of Godhead is beyond the range of our own discovering techniques

Before the creation of the universe, or before the creation of all the bodies in the universe. Brahma, was meditating on the Supersoul but could not find the origin of the Supersoul. Natural that someone wants to know, “Who am I?” more children ask their parents who am I. They know that, it’s the identity crisis that is being suffered is nothing new. When Brahma, was born he was suffering identity crisis. There he was sitting on top of the lotus. He didn’t know what he supposed to do. He didn’t know where he came from and there was nobody else in sight. He had an identity crisis. So what? But he was better than other… than other hypocritical people, who kind of just follow on with the rat race, and don’t bother to find who they are. He thought that the first priority was to find his origin, so he tried to seek out his origin, but he was born directly by the Garbhodakasayi Visnu. So therefore, one can find out uh, Visnu by one’s own searching. God is beyond the… personality of Godhead is beyond the range of our own discovering techniques; however, He can reveal Himself. After trying to searching through the normal, empirical methods, Brahma failed, but then he was thinking what should he do.

At that time there were two syallables that came through the ether, they were ta, pa. Tapa means do penances, do austerities, so he started to do penances, meditating, and performing certain austerities, and this way he was able to get the favor of Lord Krishna, and so the Supersoul has now appeared before him as uh… or was it Garbhodakasayi Visnu? In a personal form. quite smaller form, visible form, normal size. So, now He is explaining that, “I am the supersoul of every individual, as the supreme director, and the dearest, people are attached to the gross and subtle body, but they should be attached to Me only.” Of course then He tells Brahma to do the creation, but here it’s in a nutshell. People should be attached to their self, and to the Supersoul, not attached to the body. Just like a person tries to get from one place to another, a car, if the car breaks down then you have to go for another car. In a similar way, we are in these bodies; they’re like rented cars. After one breaks down, when it’s no longer usable, what you do is you get another one.

H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj.

1983, 30th October SB class@ Honolulu, Hawaii.


The four sampradayas – teachings are all bonafide..

There are cases of the four sampradayas. Vishnu swami is Vallabhacharya. There is, He has followers. Ramanujacharya is uh, in South India they have many temples, followers. And uh, Nimbarka also. Nimbarka Swami, Goswami, he has followers. The point is that, sometimes the sampradaya will have a great acarya person, will have pre… preachers present , and they will be preserving those teachings and broadcasting, and sometimes it’s like they come in like a wave. They come in an ebb where somehow the material nature has uh, subdued the preaching effort of that particular sampradaya. So, in that sense, there is a lot of compromising being done in different sampradayas, but the teachings are all bonafide.

The original teachings are actually, the teachings which give some real information about God realization, you see. They actually present the Supreme person as being above the material world, and they present the living entity as being permanently in some connection with Him. What that connection is and how they have slight shades of difference, which lead one to a different conception about the four ultimate form of God, whether His ultimate form is majestic or intimate or what the ultimate type of service, you know, but in the…that’s like very fine focus, that’s very fine focus which the ordinary materialists, they won’t be able to uh… comprehend any of those things, but once one is already on the liberated platform then there is different ways that people approach God or see Him. So those fine, philosophical differences are there, but because they all agree that Krishna and Vishnu is in the transcendental position and living entities are ultimately also in the transcendental position, they are in… the material world is, subordinate, therefore there is no contradiction. There is no contradiction with them. So we accept… in the kind of basic issues we all agree, you see. So, we accept, but in terms of their active uh, having a lot of life or spirit now, it’s like they are at the… at the present time at the end of their enthusiasm. It’s like they are running from the previous momentum, but… we said Lord Caitanya came to that particular sampradaya Lord Caitanya came in the most recent incarnation… It’s always that Krishna comes to re-establish the religious principles. So then, He came and in His teachings He has actually taken the essential aspects of each of the other Vaisnava sampradaya. He has taken two essential teachings from each, and combined them. That’s why the teachings of Lord Caitanya, although He came in the line of Madhvacarya, the Brahma-sampradaya, that in spite of that, His teaching are somewhat different, because they combine all the different essence of all the different sampradayas.

Therefore He describes it separately as Gaudiya Vaisnava… Brahma Gaudiya Vaisnava Sampradaya. Brahma Gaudiya. The different… Gaudiya signifies Lord Caitanya, and He take the four sampradayas and combining them together, so it’s predicted in the Padma Purana that these four sampradaya’s will unite and become one in the Kali-yuga, and that someone will initiate this effort who would be born in Jagannatha Puri, and it’s significant that actually it was Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura who was born in Jagannatha Puri, and he initiated this, he build the temple in Mayapur with the four sampradayas represented on each corner of his temple there. And he preached, went to South India, preached that all the sampradayas, uh, should be united in this way, and then of course he empowered Srila Prabhupada, who was specially sent by Krishna for furthering and actually manifesting the message of Lord Caitanya all over the world. So, many of the uh, Gaudiya Vaisnavas have accepted that. Bhaktisiddhanta was the prediction for… fulfilment of the prediction for uniting the four sampradayas for initiating that, and in any case they are all to combine within Lord Caitanya’s sankirtana movement and that is happening more and more. By Prabhupada’s mercy, this preaching is being accepted by all the Vaisnava sampradayas.

H.H Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

26th Dec, 1982 SB class @ Atlanta,


The really Selfish person

vimudhatma means is a special… special quality of a foolish like an ass. Especially foolish. That they don’t take the time to really find out their real self-interest. They are not selfish. The really selfish person, or one who really has his real self-interest at heart, is the devotee. He is saving himself, really, but he’s also selfless, because in his absolute world all the contradictions meet, you can be the most selfish person and be the most selfless person, simultaneously on the absolute platform. All the contradictions where they unite, if you have two parallel lines, where they unite, that’s the absolute truth, where everything unites. So, there all the contradictions, they are also uniting.
H.H Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

26th Dec, 1982 SB class @ Atlanta,