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