And without the seed there is no way at all that you can grow the plant of bhakti in your heart. It is true that the cities are not very conducive to Krishna consciousness but on the other hand there are a lot of people in the cities so they are good for book distribution and preaching…. God is not our order supplier. A very good example of this is the narration of the life of the pure devotee Prahlada Maharaja and his demonic father Hiranyakasipu. God exists and He is not going to stop existing because you do not believe He exists. (2) The initiated devotees should chant a minimum of 16 rounds every day. But actually Vishnu and Krishna are both siddha-sattva, transcendental to material goodness. He sends His pure devotee to the material world to act on His behalf and if we want to get to Krishna we have to go via His pure devotee. This disease is common in India and when one gets it he looses his taste for sweet things. If you want to become a pure devotee of Krishna then you have to find a pure devotee of Krishna and accept him as your spiritual master. But you have to chant at least 16 rounds a day, not 2, if you are serious about becoming Krishna conscious. You are doing the right thing, chanting Hare Krishna and trying to follow the regulative principles. Please help , what to do …? i can say now i am strongly believing in lord krishna and while chanting i hope thatlord krishna is there with me and he will protect from all the problems(materialsitically and all) and will provide me lot of courage to solve all the problems. Read Prabhupada’s books and chant Hare Krishna and be happy! Please explain the intoxication of tea and coffee. The prākṛta-sahajiyā mistakenly take the pure devotees and Vaiṣṇava ācāryas to be mental speculators or fruitive actors. I request all the devotees to memorize all points of offences against chanting given at the end of this article  & avoid them so as to get the best out of chanting and achieve the Mercy of Krishna! Hare Krsna Madhudvisa dasa prabhuji. If you associate with friends who are all interested in having sex then that association will contaminate you and you will be practically forced to have sex because of this bad association. So these people will never be able to become God realized. I feel uncertain of this, it seems like it would be offensive to chant the holy name without believing in the holy name, I don’t feel good about this person’s intention and I feel I have heard and been taught that this would be offensive, but I’m not certain. You can not take your chanting beads into the toilet. Actually in the beginning we can not chant the Hare Krishna mantra purely. Thankyou your newsletters and posts are very helpfull. And plus even with the devotees what type of association should i have if i encounter. So do it… Chant Hare Krishna and be happy. So if you simply surrender to Srila Prabhupada and actually chant at least 16 rounds of the Hare Krishna mantra daily and read Srila Prabhupada’s books and strictly follow the four regulative principles (no illicit sex, no meat eating, no gambling and no intoxication) then you will become Krishna conscious and everything will change in your life and by your good association your parents and family members will also advance in spiritual life. You don’t have to prove yourself to anyone except Krishna. But they use whatever knowledge they may have for materialistic purposes. In fact he is still on non veg foods (not everyday, it can be once a week) and if he prepares food, he still add onions and garlic. So it is false. Yes. All we have to do is chant Hare Krishna and be happy…, “If we are thinking that we can make any advancement in Krishna consciousness without coming to the platform of chanting at 1east 16 rounds of the Hare Krishna mantra daily and strictly following the four regulative principles we are simply deluding ourselves. Life took a turn and i left going to iskcon and got into the materialistic world. I went through your article pointing out the ten offences and in this regard i am an offender since i smoke cigarettes a lot and am a bit alcoholic which clearly indicates the gact that i am eternally not permitted to chant those golden spells of my God. To become Krishna conscious you must follow the four regulative principles, and one of those is ‘no illicit sex’, so if you are having illicit sex you will not be able to become Krishna conscious. This type of ‘preaching’ is very questionable. Yes. And to maintain our determination and to give us real transcendental knowledge we need to read Srila Prabhupada’s books at least 1-2 hours a day. Whenever you cook you must be cooking for Srila Prabhupada and Krishna and you need to offer the bhoga to Srila Prabhupada and Krishna and then offer the prasadam to your husband. They are giving some contribution to help in the spreading of the Krishna consciousness movement so that will be very purifying for them and that will be their qualification to read and understand the book and by associating with Srila Prabhupada and Krishna through the book they will be purified. This world is full of problems and everyone’s life is full of problems and disappointments and difficulties. All we have to do is try to DEVELOPE A TASTE IN CHANTING. Read Srila Prabhupada’s books, and that will arm you will all the knowledge you need. But we can overcome maya by surrendering to Krishna. As long as you keep chanting Hare Krishna there is good hope, even if there are problems with the other things…. I hear many excuses and many people can’t even chant 16 rounds. they feel iam wasting my time .they get afraid when i dont get good marks . Most people will act like demons in the association of demons and will act like devotees in the association of devotees. So we can become addicted to sugar and then for us sugar becomes an intoxication, an addiction. Well i very much doubt it. This is not the standard of rāgātmikā, or devotion. Can I chant holy Hare Krishna mantra in my office sitting on chair and wearing shoese, with or without beads. We give up all these personal interests and are no longer interested in doing things for ourselves and we become interested in doing things to please Krishna and the amazing thing is that if Krishna does become pleased by our puny offerings then automatically we are also satisfied in every way. When Srila Prabhupada was present on the planet no one could ‘take’ him as their spiritual master. Krishna consciousness has nothing to do with Hinduism. I have been associating with a small group of Devotees in my city, and learning bit by bit. If you can not get the mercy of a bona fide pure devotee of Krishna then you can not get Krishna. You will find everything you need to know in Srila Prabhupada’s books. Sex life for pleasure is a sin. Then, who are going to marry these Krishna-conscious Hindu women if marriage is not important for Krishna-conscious Hindu men? 16 rounds is very little. If you leave it alone it will go away quickly, but if you scratch it it will become infected and be a great problem. First of all, is this type of kirtan necessary, Prabhu? sir it is said that hare krishna maha mantra saves one from becoming an animal in next life is it true ? Can chanting the mahamantra with faith help absolve sins from millions of births It does not matter, from the material point of view, living or not living. First become Krishna conscious yourself. The more I am knowing about lord Krishna the more I am getting attached and attracted towards Krishna. demons, ghosts, goblins and witches) as does the mantra: om namo bhagavate vasudevaya? I am not following the four regulations of Srila Prabhupada. We have to be patient. But you can keep on chanting Hare Krishna all day. But generally we will do it many more times than that. Could you inform me how to find a bona fide guru? If you find it difficult to focus your concentration on chanting,  you may keep a picture of Krishna or any of His forms in paper/mind while chanting,  so that you can avoid thoughts  material things, people, worries, dreams, etc! Chanting at least 16 rounds of the Hare Krishna mantra every day, strictly following the four regulative principles: no illicit sex, no meat eating, no gambling and no intoxication and reading Srila Prabhupada’s books at least 1-2 hours per day. I mean how could i answer his question of where it says about masturabation and stock market is gambling. Hare Krsna Madhudvisa dasa prabhuji. Srila Prabhupada is not at all interested in cheap disciples. Krishna consciousness is a way of life. Hare Krishna! If we miss this opportunity we may be stuck in the material world practically eternally…. To make advancement in Krishna consciousness one needs to take it very seriously and we have to at least follow these basic points. That should be our only consciousness. So as Krishna is the Supreme Lord, sometimes we also desire to be the master. then why god …. This 3 rounds, 2 rounds is a custom only. As I mentioned before association is very important. Go Back to Home Page ==> CHANTING TIPS ==> CHANTING HARE KRISHNA MAHA MANTHRA – IMPORTANCE, TIPS AND COMPLETE PROCEDURE! answer my question Hare Krishna. I have never seen Srila Prabhupada mention about using a Guru pranam mantra in Japa practice or repeating the Panca-Tattva Maha Mantra before every round (of course, I could have missed something). It is for the husband and wife and children to become Krishna conscious. But we should never feel hopeless. But certainly you can chant Hare Krishna in any situation with or without beads. You can sign in at Krishnaconnect.com. Plz reply to me .. You have to help yourself by reading Srila Prabhupada’s books and chanting Hare Krishna, then Krishna will help you. Because I hve heard in iskcon they don’t eat oignon. Even in the beginning, however, because they are chanting the holy names of nitāi-gaura, their swift advancement on the path of love of Godhead is very prominently visible.”. Hare krishna prabhu. I feel this like an insult to Krsna and I am the cause for it and then regret why on earth did I try to preach when it only results in offence to Krsna. This is essential if we want to become Krishna conscious. But you don’t really have to worry about this because without becoming at lest a little bit Krishna conscious that would seem impossible. Now! Yes. Also, if I eat a vegetarian diet I cannot sleep. We can distribute Krishna prasadam and get them to take Krishna’s mercy in this way and it will act. So you can certainly accept Srila Prabhupada as your spiritual master because he has recorded his transcendental instructions in his more than 80 books and also recorded over 1000 hours of his discourses on Bhagavad-gita, Srimad-Bhagavatam, conversations with devotees and guests, morning walks, press conferences, etc. Think Prabhupada wrote his books but we do these things you will go ISKCON. Madhudvisa Dasaji, Hare Krishna maha Manthra – importance, TIPS and complete!! 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