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As sometimes even if i wake up in the morning what happens is 2 problems i m facing :
1. Can not complete chanting even if i wake up early, since have to prepare aarthi plates and everything in my house. So if i chnt in the office silently so that no one else can hear - is it okay???
2. I came to know that while in Pooja/Aarthi you must have clean stomach(evacuate) but in my case it doesnt happen at all.Can you suggest some Ayurvedic method or some Yogasanas...
It would be very helpful.
HariBol, Your Servant
Hare Krsna Prabhuji,
Chant on excel prabhu. Then, for the uninitiated, you are working and for you andthe lord, you are chanting. Ho wto cahnt on excel - open an excel sheet and start chanting the mahamantra. After each time, type hk or any such thing on Row1, ColumnA. The second time, type on Row 2, coloumn 1. Continue this way until you reach Row 108. Then one round is over, chant the panch tattva mantra again and now start with Row 108 and work your way up in Coloumn B forthe second round. I have to do this frequently when I cannot complete my rounds at home. I know this is not the ideal way to chant, but it ensures that I can complete my rounds for the day.
Drink water in the morning before brushing your teeth - start with 2 glasses and increase to 6 glasses or 1 and half litres of water in the morning. Then this problem will be solved. Of course during the day, you haev to increase your water intake.
I'm sincere prabhu. please gothrough the last msg of mine.
Hare KRsna Prabhujis,
Thought I'll share with you the bad effects of chanting in the office. Yes, I have got a bad name that I am a Krsna devotee. A lot of people take advantage of me in the name of new found profound devotion, which disappears the moment their work is done. Experience teaches everyone, it has taught me also - now I try to differentiate between the so called devotees and the sincere sadhakas.
Second, because of the bad name, one lady and I are consistently spending 10 min in eating our lunch and the balance time reading on the net - vedabase - we have so far completed Bhagavad Gita As It Is, Sri Isopanishad and are currently on Chapter 19 of Canto 1 of Srimad Bhagawatam. The entire office knows I do this - including my bosses in Mumbai and somehow, by the grace of the lord, we are continuing. Some people in office have got inspired and are now following ekadasi - with the condition that I tell them 1 or 2 days in advance when ekadasi is.
Some people did try to make fun and create trouble taht we are reading in office, by the grace of the lord, there were some wellwishers also who adequately snubbed them and nipped the problem in the bud.
Maybe it helps that I am in a regional office and one of the seniormost over here and absolutely ambitionless. To me, it is simply the arrangement of the lord. It wasnt like this always - nor was my resolve to pursue spirituality so strong then.
What I am trying to say is that the lord sees our sincerity in attempting to serve Him and makes arrangements for us to be able to do so. Yes, there are challenges and struggles. Every time there is a struggle, I tell myself that my struggle is pleasing to the lord and continue with a smile.
In spirituality, the act remains the same, the consciousness matters. If we are spending our non office time with friends and movies and other such things, and then chanting in office, naturally the effects will be opposite. That you have to decide based on your condition in life - both in office and outside. The sincerity is important - not the act. If you are chanting in office as a desperate attempt to fulfill your commitment towards the lord and towards all the duties you have taken on yourself in terms of service to be rendered, household responsibilities of wife and daughter in law (in my case), and still want to do your sadhana, then the lord sees. Thats why His equation with each of us is so unique. It is very personal and very unique. What works for me need not work for anyone or everyone. Just told you what I think and do.
I dont know how much of this is making sense to you - after reading the other posts on this thread, I just thought I will clarify. I am not belittling your remarks at all - I quite agree taht chanting has to be attentive. To me, chanting is important - if you are sincere, the quality will also come. Just be desperate to please the lord, thats all.
Actually I wakeup at 4 AM in the morning. Almost 1/2 hr for daily tasks(bath, etc.) and then complete my 8 rounds. Then Aarthi at 5.30 AM. then Bhagwatam Class at 6.45 AM. then since 9AM I've to leave to office, I really am not getting time to take proper rest since I goto bed at 10PM-10.30PM(I know its late but schedule doesn't allow), so whatver rounds are pending I previously tried to attend in the evening but they don't work since evening Tamasic nature starts and time passes by quickly with some multitasking and all.
Since, I want sincere chanting I earlier used to getup by 2.30 and complete my rounds before Aarthi itself but due to Kaliyug I couldn't practice for a long. So, that's the reason I asked...
Nice One Mataji !! Dandvat Pranaam !!
Hare Krishna subash prabhu,
I think one should definitely feel sorry for not completing the rounds.You are right about the fact that it's not the ultimate goal but that is the thing which will lead to the ultimate goal.
If numbers were not important then prabhupada won't have stressed on the necessity of 16 rounds.I think one may hide behind the excuse of chanting with love and chant may be 1 round per day!!
There is a reason why vaidehi bhakti marg is in place for us devotees.Jumping directly to spontaneous devotion marg[chanting with love if you will!!] won't bring any meritorious results.
Having said this, it might be just me and please forgive me if I said anything offensive..
well dean prabhu I guess you didn't get what I was implying to say..
Jumping directly to raganuga bhakti is not possible only..
the ones who make a showcase of this without understanding a d of devotion don't do anything good to themselves or others..
incase you still don't have a whiff of what I am talking about then you should know that I am talking about sahajiyas..
Hare Krishna Girish Prabhuji!
Prabhuji i have read all comments and i find them genuine from their own way. If you are committed for your 16 round then you can start your chanting anywhere as per your comfort level and no to disturb others at the same time but make sure that the 16 round you are completing should be perfect & offence free, it is a difficult task but still try offence free chanting.
As Subhash Prabhuji said that there should purety in chanting weather it is xyz rounds you do. He is also telling correct, Prabhuj if you would take my opinion then i would say that first of all we need to adopt the message of Bhagwad Gita which is given the Lord to us and the message is Love. If we really consider that we are the pure devotee of Lord Krishna then we need to be a true human being who loves all kids of God weather it is animal,insect or Men/Women. We should not hate anyone, we should not pride in our devotionalship. We should be very humble for everyone and see the Lords existence in all living entity. Our vision should be similar for chandal or brhaman.
Prabhuji if we follow the actual message of Lord and apart of that we do chanting,Morning Aarti, Doing all Devotional Services positively then it means We are very dear to Lord.
And one more thing that Lord is siting in our heart in the form of paramatama who knows everything about us.
Your Humble Servant
Bhuwan Dutt Bawari
Drinking Triphala before bed maybe also helpful in addition to drinking some glasses of water.
You have to breath with Your stomach and always walk with straight back.
During day times try to sit in padmasana or siddhasana as much as possible.
My Guru Maharaj says that CHANTING should be given foremost priority.
So if we do not have enough time then no need for aratis or even Bhagavatam but chanting our minimum 16 rounds.
And read Bhagavatam at the office.
But this chanting we have to hear ourselves with full attention.
At home i cannot sit and chant, because everyone around is sleeping i also feel asleep so i walk for two hours from one side of the room to another.
But when Sun rises i come to Temple, sit and chant along with Devotees.
So we have to act according to time place and circumstances.