How can we receive the benediction from the holy dham when we are doing Navadvip parikrama?

Before this parikrama I was telling the pastimes of Lord Gauranga, and then we told the pastime how He gave mercy to Kolavecha Sridhar and how He gave Kolavecha Sridhar, the benediction of becoming a king but Kolavecha Sridhar said no, I don’t want it. He said He will give him all eight mystic powers, he said, I don’t want that. I WILL GIVE YOU THE MERGING INTO THE JYOTHI! I don’t want that, no, no! So you have to ask for something. What do you want? WHAT DO YOU WANT! Well if I have to ask for something, if I am qualified, I would like to supply all your vegetables and fruit needs of Your every avatar. I would see the brahmin boy with His mischievous smile come and take my bananas. But if I can’t be this, please let me born in a family of Your devotees. Then Lord Gauranga said, I give you love of Krishna! Haribol! Haribol! So if you go to a holy place, hear the glories and you should also get some blessings. Haribol! That story it says whoever hears the story also gets love of Krishna!

HH JAYAPATAKA SWAMI
13th March 2019
Sri Dham Mayapur, India


How will we experience the Dham?

Guru maharaj: We should get the blessings of Vridhan Shiva and Praudha Maya, and then we can get the mercy of the dham. This way, first we hear, by hearing we get the mercy of the dham. Then Krishna’s leela will appear before our eyes. Gauranga!

HH JAYAPATAKA SWAMI
11th March 2019
Sri Dham Mayapur, India


What should be one’s mood while doing service during parikrama?

Jayapataka Swami: You see Lord Caitanya, He married Lakshmi Priya, she was Sridevi and then He married Vishnu Priya, she was Bhu devi. In holy dham she is Niladevi. So you are walking on Lakshmi, Niladevi. You should be very, very, very, very devotional and the dham is an expansion from the spiritual world. Like an embassy is representative of a country so, here the holy dham is an extension of the spiritual world. So with utmost respect and devotion for the holy dham, we are entering the dham, with a service attitude. We want to serve all the devotees who are coming to perform the Navadvip parikrama. Tomorrow morning, we have the adivas ceremony, where we go to the Yoga pith, and say a sankalpa of the parikrama, because it says we should start and end our parikrama in Antardwip. Since we have many groups like six or seven groups, I don’t know how many groups this year. Since everybody goes out in different places, and goes around the dham. So we start off at the Yoga pith and we end here in the field in maha milan, in Antardwip. That Antardwip, Pancha Tattva are in Antardwip, and Radha Madhava are in Rudradvip. Bhakti Vinod Thakur, he saw a kirtan party turn into a raasa lila, here in Rudradvip.

HH JAYAPATAKA SWAMI
7th March 2019
Sri Dham Mayapur, India


Vaishnava Aparadha

Whatever pious deeds we do in Vrndavan the benefit is 1000 times, but if we do any sinful deeds the result is 1000 times more. So Jagannath das babaji said that there is more heat in Vrndavan, high heat. Not temperature hot but heat of sinful deeds. If one commits offence there, then one gets 1000 times more sinful result. 

But in Navadvip if one does service, they get 1000 times benefit, but much less result of offence. Even then one still has to stay clear of vaishnava aparadh, offence to the vaishnavas.

HH JAYAPATAKA SWAMI
10th March 2019
Sri Dham Mayapur, India


Sri Mayapur Mandala Parikrama

Here we have the birthplace of Lord Caitanya, you can see Sachi mata and Jagannath Mishra, carrying the baby Gauranga. Behind them is Vridha Shiva and He is the protector of the dham. Here the Durga devi is Praudh Maya, she is the protectress of the dham. And then we need their blessings to get into the esoteric vision of the holy dham. 

Every step you walk in Navadvip, every breath you, every time you lay down to sleep, it is not ordinary. Every step is more than an Ashvamedha yagna. Your sleeping is like paying pranam before the deity. Every breath you take is like chanting Vedic hymns. So we hope you will take advantage and perform this parikrama. It is very, very purifying and enlightening yagna. 

HH JAYAPATAKA SWAMI
8th March 2019
Sri Dham Mayapur, India