Don’t give up the spiritual principles

what we have is sufficient. If we get more , we work and we get more(automatically), without sacrificing our spiritual life, that’s all right. Everyone has a particular destiny. Someone may be wealthy or someone may not be. But by giving an honest day’s work whatever the return is, one should be satisfied with that. That is the brahminical system. Not to sacrifice one’s spiritual principles in order to just accumulate more and more. One’s never gonna be satisfied, anyway.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


The spiritual sacrifices

You will find that, for instance, people say, “Let me go out and do some independent business and I will give some donation to Krsna in the future. Just like they sacrifice their devotional service, sometimes they also sacrifice their spiritual practices–neglecting their japa chanting of hare Kṛṣṇa, or neglecting morning programs. And they think, “Well I’ll do this now and later on all will go.” But then they get out of habit, they become spiritually weakened and they become susceptible to maya. So there are no circumstances anything worth sacrificing our spiritual life.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


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


The Uncontrolled Senses

There are all types of desire . It is not that once you decide to enjoy material things, it’s not that it is just one thing– it is everything ; so many types of thing . It is not that that you just want a car : you need a color TV , a house , you need a little land , you need a swimming pool, you need a– it just goes on and there is never end , if the senses are uncontrolled. If the senses are controlled , well, then one can be satisfied even with the very simple bed . But how does one control the senses ? The senses are only able to be controlled if one is in pure devotional service because then, one is basically peaceful ;they can be satisfied with a small amount of material possessions.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


*The single pointed mind*

It is explained in the bhagavat gita: eke ha kurunandana– if someone has single point in devotional service and loving devotion , he is totally satisfied, their mind is one-pointed, but for someone who has material desires bahu sakha hy anantas ca, the desires are multi-faceted.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


The temporary Demands

We go all the way to Krsna ,we go to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, what is the use for asking some temporary thing? The idea is that you shouldn’t go to the supreme person and ask something and again and again– you have to keep going back . You should take what you need one time and that should be enough forever.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Ask the appropriate things

People don’t know what is the actual thing to pray for. So they go and ask for some temporary thing . Just like the yogi who got the benediction of the touchstone from sanatana goswami but later he wanted to know the real valuable thing from Sanatana Goswami , and then Sanatana Goswami gave him the hare Krsna mahamantra . So when we go to someone who is powerful, we should ask something appropriate.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Devotee – The perfect living being

prabhupada explained 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


Pain Free Spritual world

Where there is no separation between time and space. There’s immediate connection between everything. The soul is directly perceiving, but it has a form in order to act. But there, there’s no suffering, there’s no birth; there’s no death. But in the material world, that soul-form, becomes dormant and put back into a “spark” form, seed. And in the body, there’s a small seed. So when that … like a little star … a little light … But in the body … the body is going through these changes. It’s feeling that it’s going to be destroyed. So one feels the pain of birth, the pain of old age, disease and death, and then again re-birth. But this pain cannot exist in the spiritual world.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


The Lord’s Abode

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The Lord is the full-fledged form of eternity, bliss and knowledge, but the formless brahmajyoti is simply eternity and knowledge. The Vaikuṇṭha planets are also forms of eternity, bliss and knowledge, and therefore the devotees of the Lord, who are admitted into the abode of the Lord, also get bodies of eternity, bliss and knowledge. As such there is no difference between one and another. The Lord’s abode, name, fame, entourage, etc., are of the same transcendental quality.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


The best – bhakti yoga

In the Bhagavad-gītā, three principal subjects have been explained by Lord Śri Kṛṣṇa, namely karma-yoga, jñana-yoga and bhakti-yoga, but one can reach the Vaikuṇṭha planets by the practice of bhakti-yoga only. The other two are incompetent in helping one reach the Vaikuṇṭhalokas, although they can, however, conveniently take one to the effulgent brahmajyoti.
But one can reach the Vaikuṇṭha planets by the practice of bhakti-yoga only.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


*The Eternal Spiritual World*

In the material world the form and action is all under the time factor. Therefore, everything has a past, present and a future. So everything has a beginning and an end. But the time factor doesn’t exist in the spiritual world. There everything is perpetually existing, eternally. To create the material world, Kṛṣṇa has created an energy known as Time. Time does not exist as we know it in the spiritual world. Things go on there. It’s not this is the beginning. Everything always existed.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Total enjoyment brings total frustration

There’s no satisfaction in the material world. And the material world, if we try to enjoy unlimitedly, we get entangled in such a way we suffer every day. It’s the nature of the mode of passion. Passion looks enjoyable in the beginning and it brings suffering in the end. Goodness, there’s a little suffering in the beginning, but happiness in the end.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


*The greatest prediction*

Everyone has got a built in finishing date, but in the spiritual world, since everyone is eternal, there’s no limitations. To be able to achieve this shelter of Kṛṣṇa and this realization is considered to be the greatest benediction. One can easily achieve that by regular practice of Kṛṣṇa consciousness and by chanting the Hare Kṛṣṇa Maha mantra. Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare Hare, Hare Rāma Hare Rāma Rāma Rāma Hare Hare.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


The Material world – Krishna’s Resort.

In the material world everyone is under the control of time. We are certainly under the control of time, even great demigods like Brahma are under the control of time. In the spiritual world, time does not pass. There it is eternally present. In the material world., the Holy Dham in the material world is something like a resort area for Kṛṣṇa to come and visit to deliver the fallen souls of the universe.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


*The fourth dimension*

Bhagavan is something categorically different. So for someone who is too attached to the impersonal, they may have to go a very gradual understanding and first understand the greatness of God and then gradually come into understanding His personal feature. And someone who is more open minded, more intelligent, they can immediately see that this material world is a reflection of the spiritual world. Reflection is two dimensional, the original object is three, the material world is three dimensional, and the spiritual world is the fourth dimension. In the fourth dimension these inebrieties don’t stand. So the same problems we find here with form and shape, there we don’t have those difficulties because there form and shape are also not limited to size, it goes beyond that.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


The Absolute Truth

The material world is not permanent, it is asat and the spiritual world is sat or eternal. This material world is a reflection of the eternal spiritual world, it is a reflection. But the reflection is not permanent. Therefore from one point of view it is not real. It is not actually false, it is temporary. But temporary reality means it is relative, it is not absolute. So the person realizes that the form of God or Krishna is not temporary. It is sat cit ananda, it is not of the same nature at all. If one can eventually understand that then they will have no difficulty.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


The Devotional Doctor

Just like if we have a physical disease we go to the doctor and say I have a belly ache, what should I do? He gives us some pills and it gets cured.
We go to a doctor that I have a disease, I have a problem, I can’t get along with people, I am not happy when I do my devotional service or I don’t have an attachment for Krishna consciousness or these problems disturb my mind or whatever it may be, you go to the guru or representative of the guru, and we try to get these things purified by their advice.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Brahma Jyoti – The Spiritual Suicide

Brahma Jyoti, to a devotee when we hear that we think the material world is better, almost. It is like a spiritual suicide. Because in the material world there is a chance to go back to the spiritual world, the spiritual sky. But from Brahma Jyoti it is like a dead end. From there you can’t get out, you can’t go out anywhere except eventually you might fall back into the material world after indefinite period of unlimited time. So the thing is that anyone in this situation they should actually surrender to a bona fide spiritual master and allow the spiritual doctor, the guru to guide one in how to get over the difficulties. Otherwise if they try to speculate, I will do this, I will do that they are going to end up in some bad situation.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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


Recommendation of the Bhagavad Gita.

Point is that in the Bhagavad Gita it is said that we should avoid fear, anger and illusion as obstacles in devotional service. If someone heard about the spiritual world as having persons we become fearful that in this world I am having so much trouble relating with people, if I go to the spiritual world I will have the same problem so I would rather just merge or something else, that is fear or anger because someone tries different spiritual processes and then finds that maybe some guru is not true or somebody has some defect or something wrong and so they get angry that nothing is real, nothing is true, I give it all up, I am just going to stay here in illusion. So this illusion and anger and fear, this has to be given up.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

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