Controlling senses

Hare Krishna.

I am new to IDT, please forgive my words if I am making any mistakes.

I started geeting into Krishna Consciousness some years ago and I read Shrimad Bhagvad Gita 2 times and now I am reading Shrimad Bhagvatam First Canto. I do tha Japa for 1 time in morning, and whole day while working in my mind I am forever chanting. I want to increase my chanting rounds to 16 and the most important thing I want to ask is how can I get rid of sexual senses, I am 27 and unmarried. My aim is to read the complete Shrimad Bhagvatam and then I want to read Shree Chaitanya Charitamrit, All Vedas, I want to read all those books where I will get to know about Shree Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, and all past times and all things about Shree Krishna and some more and more. The main enemy for me is my sexual senses I just want them to vanish. I get up at 6 or 5:30 in morning. This also I want to improve and want to get up atleast at 4AM.


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  • Hare Krsna prabhu,

    It is good that you want to be in mode of goodness-satva guna. For developing satva guna you have to take extra efforts. Visiting temples , drinking charnamrit, associating with elevated devotees ( chanting more than 16 rounds) will help. Reading shastras all recommend but it is actually the satsang and the guidance of pure devotee which is required.

    • Hare Krishna Prabhuji,

      Thank you so much for your guidance, hopefully I'll get deep and deep into Krishna Conscious 

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    Hare Krsna Prabhuji,


    Very happy to note your sincerity in trying to read and understand the philosophy. The things to do are:

    1) Do not ignore the small and medium books written by Srila Prabhupada. Please include them in your routine. YOu will benefit immensely.

    2) Wake up 15 min before your usual time for a week. Once you are comfortable waking up at 5.15am, then next tryi to wake up at 5 am and so on until you reach waking up at 4 am. This way it will be gradual and more sustainable.

    3) Chant 16 rounds of mahamantra daily, preferably early morning. From your post I understood that you are chanting 1 round presently. Actually, all the devotional activity that we do are aimed at making us chant properly. So if we ignore chanting and simply try to understand the philosophy, we will end up getting puffed up with knowledge and we can make mistakes which will be detrimental to devotional life. You can maybe start with chanting 4 rounds of mahamantra for some time. Then increase 2 rounds at a time until you reach 16. On special days like today - dev uthni gyaras, you can chant 16 rounds. Keep the minimum commitment to 4 rounds. 

    4) If you are able to do the above, your sexual desires will automatically get controlled to a large extent. One thing - if you are 27 and unmarried, why not consider getting married. That is the best way to regulate this desire. Then you have one partner, preferably another devotee, and both of you can help each other progress spiritually and grow together. Wont that be great? If you need help in this area, please connect. Maybe I can help with websites and contacts where you can put up your profile. 

    5) Digitail detox - do not look at any digital media 8 pm onwards. This will help to a large extent. YOu will get to sleep also on time. Then waking up on time will not be a challenge. 

    6) Eat only Krsna prasadam - food which is offered to Krsna. Automatically it will be satvik food, without onion and garlic. This is a very powerful tool. 

    Try doing these things prabhu. I am sure it will help. Do as much as comfortable and maybe even one by one, so that you can elevate and grow in Krsna Consciousness.

    Best of luck.


    Your servant,

    Radha Rasamayi DD

    • Bahoot bahoot dhanyawad Mataji.

      I am trying to get more and more into Krishna Conscious. Your guidance will help me reach there.

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