Who is the perfect living being?

prabhupada said, one time that basically if he is born a worm in the stomach of a devotee, basically this is what he is requesting that at least that time that way you can get little mahaprasad. The devotee should be taking prasad whereas by him even brahma he won’t even get mahaprasad. So actually the devotee of the lord is only perfect living being. All the good qualities of Krishna are also present in a devotee.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Representative of Srila Prabhupad – The GBC

In any case we should always be in the attitude of the servant, but normally we have seen in the history that, when the spiritual master leaves and then the other disciple becomes the spiritual master, they may always have that there is no physical check on them being in the proper attitude. Its just their own responsibility to be in the service attitude. But here in the case of having a Governing body, the Spiritual master the GBC, who ever there are; they always see that, since Prabhupada said that the GBC is my representative. It is supposed to represent Srila Prabhupada, whatever he have taught us, to represent that. Therefore we can always remain in the service attitude to Prabhupada and to his representative.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Systematic movement of Srila Prabhupad

Prabhupada is very merciful that in the Krishna Conscious movement, when he left that, he gave us a system that was handed down from Bhakti Siddhanta and Bhaktivinoda Thakura, of governing body so that he didn’t want that there should be one appointed acharya over the whole movement. He said that, ” cream arise to the top “, if someone is a good preacher or if they are very sincere then naturally that will become self manifested, there is no need for administratively appointing someone in some kind of exclusive position as over the entire movement.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Follow Srila Prabhupada

Prabhupada is our founder acharya. So we are to be completely dedicated to preserving all the things that Srila Prabhupada gave us. And to expanding all of the desires and the instructions which he has given to us. We do not have the mandate to change things he has given us. We should preserve what he has given. Then as the preaching expands and we come into other levels of preaching, then there will be some areas which are in common will have to consider what to do. Like when the whole world is Krishna conscious, they have to consider on a Krishna Conscious government and things, so on and so forth. That falls under Prabhupada’s broad instructions to organize the world under varnashrama. But our principle is that we have to follow Srila Prabhupada. This is the attitude of the servant of the servant of the servant.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


The passionate Prabhupada books


Preach to the ignorant people we can take these teachings Prabhupada has given us. He put all these books, are actually his personal ecstasy. His writing wasn’t like someone who writing and translating, like you hire a translator. Actually his purports were his own personal ecstasy. At the present moment all human society is laboring under the bodily conception. Therefore in the sastras people in this age are referred to as dui pada pashu – 2 legged animals. No one can be happy in a civilization conducted by such animals. Our Krishna Conscious movement is trying to raise fallen human society to the status of spiritual understanding. Prabhupada is writing this in a complete transcendental mood of compassion and ecstasy trying to bring the entire human civilization up.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Get atleast an Akshara

It says that even if one gets a syllable from a guru, what to speak of a whole mantra a person is eternally benefits… just to get one letter, one akshara, one letter from a spiritual person, you becaome, for that spiritual gift you become unlimitedly indebted. Here we are getting so many 1000s of verse of the Srimad Bhagavatam with so many purports which have 1000s and 100s of 1000s and millions of aksharas or letters. Then how great is our…Everyone in the future who receives these books, how deeply they are indebted to Prabhupada for what he’s given us.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


The spiritual bath

All these lessons are actually Prabhupada’s special instructions for all of his followers so we can carry on the movement of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, if we can know what was His desire. So we need to read his books every day. Nityam Bhagavata Sevaya – we need to remind ourselves every day. Like a type of spiritual bath for every day, we read Srila Prabhupada’s words and they fix in our consciousness what is our purpose, what is our objective, what is the proper frame of mind to have in order to be free from bodily concept, to be fixed in devotional service and thus to be blissful.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Implement the desire of Srila Prabhupada

Our only purpose is to implement Prabhupada’s desires. Not to implement the desires of the massive Americans or Europeans or anyone or implement the desire of Indra or Ganesh or anybody. Simply implement the desire of Prabhupada. If we’re fixed on that particular “What did Prabhupada want? What would he have done? What’s his desire?” If everybody thinks that particular thought then better chance that we’ll come up with the right conclusion. So of course we see that in the movement there’s so many tests that come up. And that in preaching Prabhupada has advised us to watch out for different.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


The world peace – a futile attempt

Prabhupada has very clearly said that all this propaganda about world peace, is a futile attempt. So long as people are addicted to this kind of materialistic activities, unless the principles of religion are established, unless the principles of irreligion are eradicated from society, the call for peace is just so much hot air. Ultimately speaking, nothing is going to come of it. What’s needed is that these principles of Brahmanical culture – austerity, cleanliness, mercy and truthfulness should be established. Unfortunately, just the opposite is evident. Development of pride, actually people are so proud, although people are going to die any minute, yet they are very proud of their scientific advancement.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


If everybody had one idea, there’d be no war.

Prabhupada told one devotee that who’s father owned a factory that he should make his factory Krishna conscious, have his tapes playing, programs. So, the point is the especially the Brahmanas would be following all of the principles, and he would try to get everyone to follow all the principles, at least, as many as possible, and yes, people would take up the different occupations. Definitely there would be an Army, everything. In this way, it’s essential that we have qualified Brahmanas, people who know the philosophy who can, dissolve the people’s doubts. Of course, if the whole world becomes Krishna conscious, then, you still need an army just to keep out the thieves and rogues, but there’s always going to be some rogues, there’s always going to be some anti-social elements. You’re going to need a police force and an Army in this world.

Even in Svarga, they have their full Army. Even the heavenly planets they have an Army, so what to speak of here. But obviously, it wouldn’t be… it would be less… it wouldn’t be over done to the extent that it is today, if there’s no conflict. The one, when I was leaving the radio show, the person after me was a schoolteacher, Glen something. He said, “Well, if everybody had one idea…” And he said, “Or if people were like this…” Joe Culotta said, “If people were like this, then there’d be no wars in the world.”

He said, “Well, if everybody had one idea, there’d be no war.” That was his intellectual adjustment. That was… the thing is there are some places you can get islands. You can make it your own country. But then if you do that, then… the nature is you see, then if you’re your own country, then who protects you. There’s pirates in most places. There’s pirates and they’ll just come and rob you and they have the arms, and cannons, and bazookas and all kind of stuff.

So, if you’re your own country that means that there’s… you know, then you got to have your Army, you got to have your defense, you have to have everything. That’s why a lot of these small countries are like called Protectorates. They’re under you know, bigger like Britain, or Engl… or America or something. Bhutan has got a defense agreement with India. So, if you have a country, you got to have an Army, at least to defend yourself from… If you don’t you’re just like open prey. There, people come and take advantage.

H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1984, 28th May, SB Class, New Orleans @ USA


No time to hear about our immortality

Prabhupada pointed out, that people have not time to hear about their immortality. They are racing so fast to death, the time is so short, before they are going to die, they have no time to hear about their immortality. How Prabhupada has written in his books, “They have no time to hear about their immortality.” Because they are going to die any moment, they are going to rush, you see, they have no time.

They’re immortal; they are not going to die. But the illusion is so strong that they think, “I have no time. I have no time to hear about my immortality.” Just see the foolishness.

H.H Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

26th Dec, 1982 SB class @ Atlanta,


Adding the prefix

“Today people are much too absorbed in various material pursuits. Prabhupada just wanted to add Krishna to the material things, which are like mere zeros. If you put one before the zero, it becomes ten; or one hundred, one thousand or even a lakh, depending upon how many zeros there are. There may be many zeros, but without the digit 1 preceding them, all the zeros are useless. We must add prefix Krishna to the zeros, if we want all the zeros to become valuable.”

His Holiness Srila Jayapataka Swami Gurumaharaj
24th April, 2019
Mumbai, India


Special source of inspiration & strength

“Srila Prabhupada has left us countless instructions in the form of his books and other personal instructions and letters. Therefore, we can take his vani and associate with them and remain always in connection him by serving his instructions. And this should be our special source of inspiration and strength.”His Holiness Srila Jayapataka Swami Gurumaharaj4th June, 1985Atlanta, USA


THE GLITTERING WEARS OFF..

“Prabhupada said that generally one is supposed to go the holy dhama three days, because after three days, the glitter wears off, then you start finding fault with the dhama-vasis, and that can be detrimental to one’s advancement.”

His Holiness Srila Jayapataka Swami Gurumaharaj

17th October, 1982 | Orlando, USA


GETTING EMPOWERED.

“Srila Prabhupada, he has shown, by both writing and distributing and explaining: everything he did single-handedly. So we can pray to Srila Prabhupada for his special mercy that we may be empowered to distribute and to preach these transcendental granthas or books and make our lives sublime, make our life perfect.”

His Holiness Srila Jayapataka Swami Gurumaharaj

20th December, 1980 | Bombay, India


OUR SOURCE OF INSPIRATION AND STRENGTH.

“Srila Prabhupada has left us countless instructions in the form of his books and other personal instructions and letters. Therefore, we can take his vani and associate with them and remain always in connection him by serving his instructions. And this should be our special source of inspiration and strength.”

His Holiness Srila Jayapataka Swami Gurumaharaj

4th June, 1985 | Atlanta, USA


Real freedom fighter – Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswathi Thakura

Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, he was very dynamic. And he had utmost faith in the chanting of Hare Krishna. Somebody told me today that he met Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. He told him he was a freedom fighter. He was trying to get freedom from the British.  I am also a freedom fighter but I am trying to save the soul, to free the soul from the material nature, and give the soul eternal life in the spiritual world. Haribol! So like this Prabhupad told us many times that how he met Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur in Ultadanga Road. 

Excerpt from a talk given by HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaja on 24th February 2019 at Sridham Mayapur


Srila Prabhupada on cheating propensity of people

Srila Prabhupad always told us, don’t believe everything that you read in the newspapers. Material people can tell you something and when lot of people say, they take it as true but it is not necessarily true. Like they could be cheating you, or they could have imperfect senses, or they could make mistakes, or they could be in illusion. So just as ten people turned Bhagavan into a ghost although he is alive, similarly we can get cheated by some news, they all say the same thing, we may think it is true.

Excerpt from a talk given by HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaja on 24th February 2019 at Sridham Mayapur


Eternal Home

“I want Mayapur Chandrodaya Mandir to be the ashram that cares. We want to see to it that all our devotees, when they come back here, feel that this is their real home and that they are just temporarily working in some other places, but that this is their eternal home.”

His Holiness Srila Jayapataka Swami Gurumaharaj
4th March, 2014
Sridham Mayapur


Question: How can the youths preach effectively so that people can understand us and take us seriously too? What are the limits on what we should do and we shouldn’t do, so that we can contribute more to Srila Prabhupada’s mission and his movement?

Guru maharaj: Well, Srila Prabhupada said he was an elderly Indian and could get away with chastising people, since he was elderly. Young people cannot imitate Srila Prabhupada. But they can show by their enthusiasm, by their happiness, that Krsna consciousness works. Usually youths are interested in enjoying the senses, only. But if the youth is interested in spiritual life, that is very, very, impressive and motivating for the adults. So if they see that the youths are Krsna conscious, then they think, what am I doing? I am not doing anything for my spiritual consciousness. Hare Krsna! Also the youths are the pillars, the youths should engage in kirtan, dramas and things that they will like, so in the future they can become leaders of the Krsna consciousness movement.

HH JAYAPATAKA SWAMI
28th June 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia