When He Chants Properly
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This is a devotional exchange between the Lord, the supersoul and the jiva. And the guru is the via-medium between the supersoul and the jiva, atma and paramatma. So the guru teaches the devotee how to chant. And then the devotee chants, and when he chants properly, then he gets 2 things – enthusiasm and eagerness to serve and ideas for service.

From Process Of Improving Habits

The Japa Sailed Smoothly
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A rough start,
with the twinge in the eye.
Gradually came a clearing,
and the japa sailed smooth
like a fast sail boat
with no danger, just
clear going. The mantras
came quickly, with attention
and devotion to the practice.
The first eight rounds
were almost drowning,
but I can’t be blamed
for that. As soon
as the weather cleared,
I was on my way
pushing aside yesterday’s errant
thoughts and diving into
the present moments of
Hare Krishna mantra.
You pray to not be
pained when it’s time to chant.

From Bhajan Kutir #18
by Satsvarupa dasa Goswami

Chanting Produces A Taste
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Chanting produces a taste
for chanting. It becomes
an indispensable part of
your life, you can not
bear to go with out chanting
early in the morning. Prabhupada
said of his 1 A.M. rising
and writing his books, “This
is taste.” Similarly, this is
taste which drives me to
go around the beads for sixteen
rounds with out letup,
building the strength and
relishing the sounds, and
when I am extra fortunate,
con tem plating on Radha and
Krishna who stand together
on the altar and play in
Their pastimes in my mind.

From Viraha Bhavan #106

Letter From A Subscriber
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Hare Krsna Prabhu ji-..

As devotee’s life & common life We used to face many difficulties with material relations & many more.
Difference is.. Krsna always there in our life thru chanting beads.

As I don’t have any devotee brother in my life but you are.. So I decided to share something with you .. in expectation to get some solution.

As I always feel Krsna existing in my life & protecting me and they given me inteligence to share this with you.. In expection to have some solution .

since few time I am facing some problem with my life.

I belong to a hindu family & married in 2010 with a Christian girl. this was love cum arrange marriage.. that time we both were similar religious views as God is one who known with different face in different religion.

2 Years ago my wife’s family introduce her with different belief in Christianity & now she following the same called CHURCH OF GOD & AN SANG HONG is only GOD rest of all goddess (Incl Hindu Devi Devta) are devil entities.

Now she is not respecting our religion nor Archa vigrah of Krsna.

When I object this she left my home along with my 3 year old son.

I know Krsna protecting us at any circumstances.. Still I am worried for my little son for his future.. I don’t let him go into the vain..

I am looking for your holy words to getting out from this trap?

What should I do now?

Many thanks for time & consideration.


Dear Ajay,

Thank you for your message and it’s nice to hear from you again and nice to hear you consider me your older brother (currently 52!). I suggest you understand that the Lord moves in mysterious ways sometimes and it’s not always easy to understand.

It seems to me you need to chant Japa very seriously and follow the 4 regulative principles as enunciated by Srila Prabhupada.

See this as the Lord helping you escape a potentially hellish existence with her.

Hare Krsna.

Rasa Rasika dasa


Don’t Miss This Opportunity
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“But here is a tongue given by God. You can utilize it for chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa. Don’t miss this opportunity. That chewing facility, tasting facility, you’ll get even in cat’s life, dog’s life. But this chanting facility you’ll not get. This is in this life, human form of life. So don’t misuse it. Chant Hare Kṛṣṇa regularly and be happy.”

Initiation Lecture,
December 26, 1969 – Boston

One Can Chant While Sleeping
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One does not need any material arrangement to cultivate Kṛṣṇa consciousness. One can cultivate Kṛṣṇa consciousness anywhere and everywhere, provided he can always think of Kṛṣṇa. The mahā-mantra, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, Hare Hare/ Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare, can be chanted even within the abdomen of one’s mother. One can chant while sleeping, while working, while imprisoned in the womb or while outside. This Kṛṣṇa consciousness cannot be checked in any circumstance.

Srimad Bhagavatam 3.31.21

You Will Feel Ecstasy
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Bob: Can you tell me some more about chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa? I have for quite some time chanted, but never regularly—just a little bit here and there. I just got beads very recently, and once in a while I feel comfortable chanting, and once in a while not comfortable at all. Maybe I don’t chant Properly. I don’t know.

Śrīla Prabhupāda: Yes, everything has a process. You have to adopt the process.

Bob: The devotees tell me of the ecstasy they feel when chanting.

Śrīla Prabhupāda: Yes, the more you become purified, the more you will feel ecstasy. This chanting process is the purifying process.

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You Will Never Become Tired
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“If Krsna were different from the chanting of Hare Krsna, then how could we be satisfied chanting the whole day and night? This is the proof. An ordinary name, if you chant “Mr. John, Mr. John”, after chanting three times you will cease. But this Hare Krsna maha-mantra, if you go on chanting twenty-four hours a day, you will never become tired. This is the spiritual nature of the Absolute Truth. This is practical. Anyone can perceive it.”

Civilization and Transcendence Ch. 7

Try To Listen To One Mantra
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Although it’s true that we need Krishna’s grace at each stage, and if we hope to advance, we can still use our own free will properly and we must become determined to hear Krishna’s holy names. By our own efforts, based on our faith in the holy name, we should try to listen to one mantra—the mantra we are currently chanting.

From Japa: Nine Keys from the Siksastakam to Improve Your Japa
by Bhurijana dasa

You’re Happy And Content
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You’re chanting on cruise with no
impediments in sight. You’re happy and
content for a decent performance.
You try to catch up on your delayed
quota and don’t go very deep into
contemplation. But you’re satisfied,
not guilty, to be cruising down the road
of bhakti marga in japa high gear.
May the Lord accept me without
giving me a speeding ticket and
help me improve the balance of the quota

Taken from Bhajan Kutir #258
by Satsvarupa dasa Goswami