Jan 152013
 

Jayapataka Swami, with Giriraj Swami, addressed devotees and guests at the Laguna Beach temple.

“If you ask someone, ‘How did you spend your vacation?’ and he says, ‘I sang, I danced, I talked, and I feasted,’ you will say, ‘Oh, very good! You had a good time on your vacation.’ That is our process of self-realization: singing Hare Krishna, dancing, feasting on prasada, and hearing the pastimes of the Lord and some nice philosophy. This process was given by Lord Chaitanya, and that is why he is considered to be the most merciful of all the avataras — the crown jewel.” —Jayapataka Swami
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Jun 052010
 

Jayapataka Swami, Bhakti Charu Swami, and Giriraj Swami

At the Prabhupada festival in New Dvaraka, Los Angeles, His Holiness Jayapataka Swami, His Holiness Giriraj Swami, and His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami spoke on the theme of “Srila Prabhupada in India.”

“In Mayapur, Srila Prabhupada was staying in a straw hut, which is still there. At that time it had only a dirt floor covered with cow dung. It was very simple, very basic. Toward dusk, I entered. Srila Prabhupada was sitting alone, with no light on. He had tears in his eyes, and his voice was slightly choked. He said. “Krishna is so merciful; He is giving us all facility.” – Giriraj Swami

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Apr 102009
 

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Giriraj Swami gave this talk on “Mayavada, Ritvikvada, and Guru” at His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaja’s Vyasa-puja celebration in Columbus, Ohio, on April 6.