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Date of Birth - April 9, 1949 (the ekadasi after ramanavami) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Parents - John Hubert and Lorraine Erdman Birth name - John Gordan Erdman
Education - At 14, he graduated almost effortlessly in the very top of his class from St.John’s academy, a college preparatory school. He was offered full scholarships including tuition, books, fooding, lodging plus incidental expenses by several major universities around America.
Searching for a spiritual teacher Search for the Hare Krishna devotees Meeting with Srila Prabhupada First Initiation – 1968, Montreal (Jayapataka dasa brahmachari). Srila Prabhupada told him he would be the victory flag of Lord Krsna.
2 nd Initiation – In New York As pujari and then president of Montreal temple Journey to India At Calcutta, Maharaj began to learn Bengali by going out to buy fruits and vegetables.
Sanyasa Diksha - 12th sanyasi disciple of Srila Prabhupada - Tridandi Biksu Jayapataka Swami on Radhashtami day in 1970 Entering Sridham Mayapur like Akrura entered Vrndavan
Agriculture in Sridham Mayapur to support devotees Life in Mayapur in initial days
Cobra in Srila Prabhupada’s toilet Instruction from Srila Prabhupada - to distribute 10,000 big books and 100,000 small books every month.
“I have given you the kingdom of God. Now develop it” – Srila Prabhupada
Accepting Disciples “You are a sannyasi so sannyasi is authorized to take disciples. That’s what sannyasa means but you don’t take in the presence of your guru.” - SP
Books Written by His Holiness – - Vaishnava ke? - The rtvik-maya-vada-sata dushani - Spiritual Truths from Cyberspace - …
Mission: His Holiness's mission is to double congregational members every year and Srila Prabhupada personally instructed him to make 50,000 devotees.
“This young man, Jayapataka prabhu is an eternal associate of Lord Caitanya! He will always be in India, he will preach in India, he will have thousands and thousands of disciples who will be Indians. They will be from Bengal, he will preach in Bengali language.” – Srila Prabhupada
Mood - Guru Maharajah has taken over the mood of Lord Nityananda. And hence his attention goes to weakest of the weakest souls. He is looking to somehow deliver the mercy of Lord Caitanya to these unfortunate souls who are otherwise not much attended to by others.
Class - Guru Maharaja classes are directed to the most newest and weakest devotees in the audience