His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaja is an unparalleled spiritual leader in the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. He is a direct disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder-acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. Maharaja is a senior member of ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission, an initiating spiritual master with over 50,000 disciples and the senior most sannyasi in ISKCON today.
Maharaja has been facing multiple health challenges, one after another, since 2008. However, his spirit of sharing Krsna consciousness across the world hasn’t diminished an iota. If one wants to see how a pure devotee of the Lord is completely transcendental to the material world and how his devotional service cannot be checked under ANY circumstance, one just has to observe the activities of Jayapataka Maharaja for a few minutes. His indomitable willpower, unflinching faith in Lord Gauranga, unwavering determination, complete surrender to Srila Prabhupada’s mission – all are self-evident in the personality of Maharaja.
In a recent class, a devotee was glorifying Maharaja that he’s giving his 100% to Srila Prabhupada’s mission. Maharaja immediately said “As a sannyasi, even if I give 99%, I am fallen!”. Similarly another devotee praised Maharaja: “You have sacrificed your entire life from the age of 19”. Instead of receiving that praise, Maharaj immediately replied “19 years wasted!”. Such is the pure consciousness Maharaja radiates in his every dealing.
In case you were double-minded about attending the Sadhu Sanga this year, we hope this news tilts the scale and you don’t miss this rare opportunity to have such close and extended association with Jayapataka Maharaja for three days! We are keeping the registration open for a few more days due to this news. Please head over asap to https://www.sadhusangaretreat.com if you wish to register.
Govinda caran das & Rasika siromani dasi.