Hare Krishna dear Prabhujis and Matajis,
PAMHO. AGT Srila Prabhupada! I have a question regading time management in Krishna C.
In a situation where you go to the temple for Aarati every morning, you chant 2 rounds walking there, two rounds walking back home (so you're up early in the morning hours to take advantage of the most auspicious time of the day), you chant until say 6am at the temple, total rounds for the morning, maybe 10 rounds, if you're fast and steady. Then you start your day of wife, mother, worker, until the end of the day (for those who don't have children, days are pretty full and usually stop around 8.30pm). With all that activity, you still have 6 rounds to go (4 rounds if you've been awesome and managed to chant during lunch break). At the end of the day, you're very tired, you go to bed around 8.30-9pm so that you can read for 30 mins one of Srila Prabhupada's books. Where do you fit the extra rounds that you haven't chanted yet?
Srila Prabhupada's books are the most important source of knowledge, he said so many times that everything is in the books. In order to make good Krishna Conscious decisions day in day out, you need to have a good knowledge of the books. So reading every day is a must in that sense. But chanting is the life and soul of a Vaishnava. So we can't compromise on that either. Going to bed later makes you sleep through the clock's alarm in the morning, so you can't compromise on the Aarati time either. Let alone the fact that chanting at night, you're likely to commit the offense of falling asleep on your japas...