can we chant hare krishna during periods

I am blessed to be a hindu and devotee of GOVIND my lord….. Hare Krishna. iam chanting 64 rounds for 8hours.iam chanting each rounds 108 times how it is possible.but without beads iam chanting?when iam walking in road,when Iam travelling in bus. The point is we can not directly approach Krishna, we have to approach Krishna through the parampara, disciplic succession. “So this initiation means the preliminary chance for preparing oneself to achieve this highest perfection.”. This system of counting the number of rounds is called ‘numerical strength’ and it was introduced by Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. We never chant the Hare Krishna mantra without chanting the Panca-Tattva mantra first. Does that mean, we can never have sex w/one another, ever again?? We are declaring war against maya and practically everyone is fighting in maya’s army. Gambling is any time you risk something with the hope of some gain in the future. But there is actually a very great pleasure available from serving Krishna that is so much greater than the so-called pleasure of sex, that makes that so-called pleasure appear totally insignificant. We do not bother with them because preaching to an actual demon will make him more angry. You can chant Hare Krishna and advance in spiritual life together. It is not possible to go to Vrindavan by purchasing a ticket and traveling to that place. Take daily fresh fruits, vegetables, greens, grains, nuts and some chlorella, spirulina etc. Without becoming pure devotees of Krishna ourselves we will not have any potency to preach. You can chant more, you do not have to stop when you get to 16 rounds. i don’t know he was not being very good about it. Does working in a bank leads to breaking ‘No gambling’ regulative principle prabhu?Of course I will not enter into stocks,forex etc. You have to chant the Hare Krishna mantra yourself at least 16 rounds a day. Actually a real devotee is disgusted at the thought of material sense gratification. We have to surrender to the process. We return to our natural position as servants of the Lord, and ultimately the Lord reveals Himself when we sincerely chant this maha-mantra. We have to do these things and chant at least 16 rounds of the Hare Krishna mantra daily–that is the process. He threw Prahlada from the top of a big mountain but Prahlada did not die, he threw Prahlada into a pit with many poisonous snakes but they did not bite Prahlada, he put Prahlada into a pot of boiling oil but he did not die. I am very glad that you are already interested in the Krishna Consciousness Movement, and you will please chant at least 16 rounds daily, observing the rules and regulations. 3 15.25, “Our Vedic scriptures are not ordinary lawbooks of human common sense; they are the statements of factually liberated persons unaffected by the imperfectness of the senses.” Adi 17,157, “Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura states that one has to ascertain the right path for his activities by following in the footsteps of great saintly persons and books of knowledge under the guidance of a spiritual master (sādhu-śāstra-guru-vākya).” Bhhag 4,21.28-29. The first thing is we have to save ourselves. My apologies if I am asking below question which may be already answered in some form. Chanting is done by your tongue and hearing is done with your ears. No. The Hare Krishna mantra is unlimitedly powerful and we can chant it in any condition of life, even if we are very sinful, still the Hare Krishna mantra will help us. There is nothing wrong with it, and there is nothing wrong also if you want to chant guru pranam mantras before every round. I have tried to convience him to accompany me to Hare Krishna Centre for prayers but he has flatly refused on the ground that he has his own way of worshipping. Thant is the idea. I apologize if my queries are in any way rude or offensive. I have been confused for so long by so many different things I have read about this dilemma concerning finding a bona fide Guru. That is just the way it is. of rounds & do it! Is it an offense if I do so? I do not want to be this way forever I truly want these offenses to go away. So thinking about things in the mind, speculating, etc, is not very powerful. Everything is going on in the material world because of karma. Respected Prabhuji,Plse accept my humble obeisances.All the glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva. As long as we are attached to sex for our own pleasure we will not be able to become Krishna conscious and we will not be able to get free from the material world. Because that is the “Panca-Tattva Maha-mantra”, jai shri krishna chaitanya prabhu nityananda sri advaita gadadhara sri vasadi gaura bhakta vrinda. So that means following the four regulative principles (no illicit sex which includes no masturbation, no meat eating, no gambling and no intoxication) and chanting at least 16 rounds of the Hare Krishna mantra daily. But it can not take any longer than 4 hours and will reduce to 2-3 hours a day after some practice. It is a great struggle to overcome maya and become Krishna conscious. So we have to keep the body healthy as far as possible by regular bathing and so on. All these things are very powerful. Chanting the Hare Krishna mantra is the yuga dharma for this age, it is the only practical spiritual process that will enable us to become free from the clutches of maya [illusion] in this dark age of Kali. As you are his wife you really do not have a big say in this. The point is to chant at least 16 rounds and you have to fit it in and count them in some way that is possible for you. It is like the government actually cares about the prisoners. So in the beginning it is natural that we may be distracted and find it hard to control our minds and find our minds being distracted onto material things when we are trying to chant Hare Krishna. I am not able to believe that God exists. I have been chanting the Hare Krishna as much as possible throughout the day but then came across a website that recommends chanting the mantra om namo bhagavate vasudeva mantra for spiritual protection. This is against the instructions of Srila Prabhupada. Could you inform me how to find a bona fide guru? That will, of course, also force your mind to think of Krishna. That is not what Krishna asks us to do in the Bhagavad-gita. But, still, as humans, we have to eat, drink, work, have a sexual life (between married couples) and have a family life. This is the medicine to cure the material disease. Never stop chanting Hare Krishna, but that is not possible for us. pardon me for any inconveniences. I had the misconception that we had to be in the physical presence of a spiritual master, which troubled me because I do not live around any temples or like minded people. So 16 is the minimum and you can always chant more but 16 remains the minimum, if you chant more one day you can go back to chanting 16 rounds the next day. A man will often get on the mental platform and speculate and all this gets in the way of the simple surrender and service that is the essence of Krishna consciousness. No. You may be not able to do it but you should be trying to chant 16, not that you become satisfied that you are chanting 12 and that’s OK. NO. New people need to be offered sumptuious Krishna prasadam and have to be engaged in kirtans with pure devotees and need to be engaged in practical service in assisting pushing on Srila Prabhupada’s mission. The only problem i have is semen loss. There is no other alternative. Of course he has also instructed us to chant ‘Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya’ also before reading the Srimad-Bhagavatam. Of course I am not saying there is anything wrong with chanting “Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya” however the thing is Prabhu it is not about what we like. I can’t believe this is happpening to me! I have read this through. The only enlightened soul I am aware of at the moment is His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and he is living in his books so please read them and in this way you can associate with a completely enlightened soul 24 hours a day 7 days a week…. That is 16 * 108 = 1728 mantras * 16 = 27648 names. The ceremony is not the initiation. ”. But some devotees take this way too far. Chanting purifies our consciousnesss and keeps bad elements away from us. The way to Krishna is only through surrender to Krishna’s pure devotee. Tea and coffee are intoxicants. I don’t mean to offend you. If we just read Prabhupada’s books and chant Hare Krishna the taste will come back and again we will be dancing in ecstasy in the Krishna Kirtan, until maya smashes us again… Then we have to get up again. We have to understand this. We need to develop self-control. It is one thing to be fallen and to know it. Krishna consciousness is transcendental to this. We can only suggest to you what you need to do if you want to make spiritual advancement, it is up to you to choose if you want to make spiritual advancement or if you want to go to Hell. Otherwise you will suffer in maya forever… Which is not very nice. If we are unable to find a bona fide spiritual master within our lifetime for some reason, yet we still surrender to Krishna and follow the principles, will we be able to attain at least the Vaikuntha planets? That is 5-6 hours a day totally wasted on maya. (3) We should avoid taking Chanting Beads to Bathroom or toilet. Would that be acceptable as per the regulative principles. They can start from 2 or 4 or 8 and increase the number of rounds stage by stage. Using them in any form without his written permission has been prohibited. But i will. Then before chanting Hare Krishna we have to chant the Panca-Tattva maha mantra. Can we chant in our left hand as Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Said there is no hard & fast rules for chanting. So the idea is that it is pointless, preaching philosophy to non-devotees. Same NADI Marriage Possible! The main thing is we have to become pure devotees of Krishna ourselves. I am disturbed by NEGATIVE THOUGHTS while chanting. You can chant in your mind but that is not really chanting, that is remembering, and remembering, it is also one of the nine processes of bhakti, so it is good also. Therefore, before starting the chanting, we have to pray the exalted vaishnavas and acharyas to forgive these offences! We need to have the faith that we only need to work to satisfy Krishna and be very confident that if somehow we are able to satisfy Krishna then automatically we will be satisfied also. Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. I mean how could i answer his question of where it says about masturabation and stock market is gambling. But also a miracle since she is now passed the child bearing years. It is a cleaning process. I wish the same would happen also in regards to sex. There are no hard and fast rules about where and when you can chant the Hare Krishna mantra. Most people watch television for 2-3 hours. I’m getting confused. I’m nonstop! If you can chant 12 rounds then you can easily chant another four and that is 16, no problems. Also read:   32 WAYS OF HOW NOT TO CHANT. Due to bitter encounters throughout his life, he started to despise and avert God. And i don’t think it was at all fair of my father to hit me. Please accept my humble obeisances. Who do we trust as such? Why Krishna g does not save a gal from getting raped now a days.? No problem. There is no point whatsoever in preaching to a person who is not at least a bit submissive and a bit interested in hearing what you have to say. And like anything to advance in Krishna consciousness requires dedication and determination and it requires tapasya. There is Visnu-tattva and jiva-tattva. There will always be some imperfection in the work. They are not really devotees at all, they are not motivated by the desire to please Srila Prabhupada and serve Krishna. There will be many offenses for sure. It is like a lifesaver at the beach. Krishna knows what we want so we have to want the right thing. You can start on the small bead side or the big bead side, it does not matter. Which mantra should I chant and recommend to people who are clearly possessed by demonic spirits? I am not following the four regulations of Srila Prabhupada. Yes even offensive chanting can clear all sins.But we should gradually progress towards pure chanting(offenseless). Support this Service that enlightens you & Be dear to Krishna. I feel better now, and back on track. But everything connected to Krishna consciousness is good, however if you actually want to become Krishna conscious, you have to take it seriously and chant at least 16 rounds, follow the four regulative principles and read Prabhupada’s books. More of Krishna and less of Maya. I have read many of Srila Prabhupada’s books and instructions on the subject of Chanting the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra and Japa and that devotee seemed to have given me an accurate instruction. We have to chant at least 16 rounds of the Hare Krishna mantra every day, strictly follow the four regulative principles [no illicit sex, no meat eating, no gambling and no intoxication] and we have to be reading Srila Prabhupada’s books at least 1-2 hours a day. Yours servent. I have been drinking tea and preparing my food with garlic and onion. “Actually i want to know “Egg” is veg or non veg?” If it is a non-veg i will not join gym. But what my problem is – in past I used to watch many porn movies and was a great lover of all that bad things. You have to give up meat eating. Swamiji, would you kindly explain the significance ,if any ,of chanting the Maha Mantra sixteen times. That is the nature of the material world. There you’ll get devotee association, not 100% pure devotees association but a good devotee association! So all we have to do is try to surrender to Srila Prabhupada and seriously follow his instructions. So if you are not doing any sinful activities and you are chanting at least 16 rounds a day you can wear tulsi neck beads…, I was told by one of the devotee (In India) that only initiated devotee can wear 3 or more than 3 rounds of tulsi beads around neck…. I also hate today’s gurus who as you say just cheat innocent people. That is a very poisonous and very disastrous philosophy which has flooded India and now the whole world. One is to go with the flow and just let the mind wander. I am Bit in a confusion. He can engage everything, even the materialists and their materialistic knowledge in the service of Krishna. So just do that. It is a question of time. what to do to concentrate in spiritual life upto such an extent so that no offence will be there? After taking a bath and wearing fresh clothes, you must sit in front of an idol of Lord Krishna and then start the chanting using a Tulsi rosary. One can not advance in spritual life without reducing his materialistic sense gratification. I’m brand new to this, and I’ve only read The Science of Self-realization & it was great, but I’ve run into some issues. So that has to be there first. Everything will become crystal clear. If you chant Hare Krishna then you are going to become Krishna conscious. I am not aware of any true gurus except Srila Prabhupada. So if you tell him to surrender to Krishna he will just get angry and become blasphemous and become a bigger offender. But now it does not exist. How can anybdy not have time to chant 16 rounds? But really even if we are attached to something because we like the taste of it that is also an addiction. Yes. It is not very much. Thankyou very much for the newsletters Im just starting to read the books , follow the four regulations and chanting. That is important. If the spiritual master is actually a pure devotee, if he is actually qualified to be a spiritual master, then he will be able to absorb unlimited amounts of karma, for he is simply a direct link to Krishna. The rules are given by the spiritual master. Do we need a guru to start chanting? The point is the service must go on. I cannot describe in words how good it is to know that a fallen soul, like me, can accept Srila Prabhupada as my guide and Spiritual Master. I know that I am not a devotee having all the perfection but how can I engage myself more into the Lord’s service ? Because at the end of our life we have to remember Krishna, we have to chant Hare Krishna and our body will be sick. Krishna is not different from His name. He is simply a cheating rascal.”. So a devotee will prepare very nice offerings for Krishna from the four groups of food that is accepted by Krishna [fruits, vegetables, grains and milk products] and offer this to Krishna and be satisfied by accepting the remnants of the food offered to Krishna. This is not just something that you are facing, everyone is facing it. The vibration of the Hare Krishna mantra forces you to be remembering Krishna. Their association was such a strong thing, I didn’t realize it until they left. And He was making plans how they could also be swept up in the ocean of love of Godhead which was inundating the world because of His Sankirtan movement. Does it really matter us that krishna is supreme lord or not? Once you are practiced at this it will take 2-3 hours a day. I have tried to talk to him about Srila Prabupada teachings/Krishna conciousness to him about sex and that we must abstain from sexual intercourses for pleasure and enjoyment. i chant maha manthra not for the purpose of sinful activities and all. But it can be done and if we want to become Krishna conscious, if we want to go back home back to Godhead, we have to surrender to chanting at least 16 rounds, following the regulative principles and reading Srila Prabhupada’s books. All the Gosvamis used to do that. 3. It is not difficult and does not take much time. While doing my work, I just chant the mantra in mind and I don’t count how many rounds, just chanting inside my mind. Thinking of taking sannyasa is rather premature. We don’t care about the etiquette of a particular society. Selling vitamin supplements, protein bar or beauty products, etc are not potentially Krsna Consciousness. But Prabhupada has most likely already given you the Hare Krishna maha-mantra, anyhow read his books and follow the instructions you find him giving you as you read his books and this will please him. The spiritual master must be liberated otherwise he can not help his disciples become liberated. That is not accepted in Vedas. We have no other choice. We want to tell you about a Mantra that is very rhythmic and will inspire peace within you. I know everything I say is true because I simply repeat what Srila Prabhupada has said to me through his books and lectures. I have heard that a mantra must always be taken from a bonfide guru in person (for it to be effective). due to some work , fish eating ( forced to eat ), excess home work . What this really is is the Mayavadi contamination. Hare Krishna Prabhu. What is the importance of counting the holy name while chanting ? I am accepting LORD KRISHNA as the supreme master , but any advice or guidence would be helpful . It is not that i do not get it that i do. A pure devotee of Krishna, a bona fide spiritual master, is effulgent like the sun, when the sun rises in the morning you do not have to ask your friends if the sun is in the sky or not. If you associate with a true devotee he will tell you that you that you have to chant at least 16 rounds a day. Practically everyone is ignorant of Krishna consciousness, the preacher has to have the ability to differentiate between the envious, the innocent and the devotees. It is a great battle, to become Krishna conscious in the middle of the material world. He will be happy to be your guru if you surrender to his instructions and accept him as your guru. Could you clafify whether these too need to be completely abstained. I mean exactly??? Yes. If you cook a cabbage then you have to kill the cabbage to cook it. Please help me Prabhu Ji. The point is one can not become Krishna conscious without accepting some basic rules and regulations. Anyone, however, who tries sincerely to present Bhagavad-gita as it is will advance in devotional activities and reach the pure devotional state of life. Not for any other reason. Krishna is not available to anyone very easily. i have started chanting 16 rounds of hare krishna mahamantra and following 4 princepals. That is useless. thanks Madhudvisa Dasa i will read these books but how can we develop kirshna conciousness within the illiterate persons who are living with same environment they are unable to read and learn. 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! Involved in gambling ( watching movies a lot more, some problems, with or beads. Krishna mahamantra 2 rounds, some of Srila Prabhupada to accept my humble obeisances, glories. Kirtan we always have to surrender to Srila Prabhupada ’ s books of... 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