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Hare Krishna dear friends.

I had gotten some Tulsi neck beads and started wearing them before I was aware of the proper procedure for wearing them. I was so excited to become a devotee of Krishna. Therefore, I did not offer them to Krishna before wearing, which I read is an offense. That being said, I have not taken them off either, as I heard taking them off without cause is also a big offense.

A devotee in my temple recently came back from Vrindavan, and gave all of us some tulsi neck beads from her trip. 

What I would like to know, is now can I correct this offense? Should I remove these beads which I am already wearing, offer them to Krishna, and wear them again? Or would it be favorable to offer the other beads given to me as a gift from Sri Vrindavan Dham, remove the current neck beads, and wear these?

Friends, I am lost. Please help me.

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Hare krsna Mata and I offer my HUMBLE obesiances into ur lotus feet.
Pls KINDLY accept it.
So Mata ur a completely baffled. Right??
But the solution is very simple.
Mata solution is in ur question ONLY.
UR UNABLE TO SEE PROPERLY.
NOW U SAID THAT WEARING BEADS WITHOUT OFFERING TO KRSNA IS AN OFFENSE. OK, THIS IS OK.
BUT MATA U SAID THAT REMOVING BEADS WITHOUT ANY CAUSE IS ALSO AN OFFENSE BUT MATA HOW CAN IT BE AN OFFENSE???
BECAUSE U HAVE A CAUSE TO REMOVE, AND THAT CAUSE IS THAT U COMMITED OFFENSE BY WEARING IT WITHOUT OFFERING IT TO THE LORD.
SO U HAVE THIS CAUSE.
SO HOW CAN U TELL THAT U DON'T HAVE ANY CAUSE.
SO DON'T WORRY.
SO NOW U CAN REMOVE UR CURRENT BEADS AND WEAR THAT WHICH U GOT IN THE FORM OF GIFT. AFTER ALL MATA OFFERING TO THE LORD AND WEARING IS SIMPLY BEST BECAUSE BY DOING THIS U WILL NOT VIOLATE THE INJUNCTION OF SASTRA AND ALSO PLEASE KRSNA SIMILARLY.
I HOPE U UNDERSTOOD.
AND MATA KRSNA NEVER SEES WHAT WRONG THE DEVOTEE HAS DONE INSTEAD HE ALWAYS SEES WHAT GOOD THE DEVOTEE HAS DONE TO HIM AND HIS DEVOTEES.
AND HOWEVER MATA ITS NOT AN OFFENSE, BECAUSE U WERE VERY EXCITED TO BECOME DEVOTEE SO U FORGOT THE SCRIPTURAL INJUNCTION SO WHAT FAULT ON UR SIDE AFTER ALL U WERE EXCITED FOR KRSNA ONLY AND NOT FOR ENJOYING SENSE GRATIFICATION OR SOMETHING OTHER.
SO OUT OF EXCITEMENT FOR KRSNA ONLY U COMMITED OFFENSE AGAINST SASTRA( sastra means krsna only) so u commited OFFENSE AGAINST KRSNA FOR KRSNA ONLY FOR A TRANSCENDENTAL THING SO IT IS NOT AT ALL AN OFFENSE .
SO U HAVE COMMITED NO OFFENSE.
SO RELAX.
DON'T SAY U R LOST.
UR EXCITEMENT WAS TRANSCENDENTAL NOT MATERIAL, U CAN NEVER BE LOST.


MAY U ALWAYS LIVE IN RADHA KRSNA AND RADHA KRSNA MAY ALSO ALWAYS LIVE IN YOU.

UR DEMONIC SERVANT
CHARAN.
HARIBOL

Thank you so much prabhu. Your response really helped me.

Hare Krishna

Hare krsna Mata.
It's ok Mata.
Remember that out of Many, Many souls only one Achieves perfection ultimately.
So with great Determination, Dedication and Commitment Endevaour for Perfection.
Then u r guaranteed of Success.
Also remember that in this life itself u have to complete KRSNA CONSCIOUSNESS.
SO BE VERY SERIOUSSSSSSSSSSSS.
ITS ONLY A MATTER OF LOGIC.
I HOPE U UNDERSTOOD

Kelsey, you have not done any offense whatsoever. Do not worry & get carried away by anybody's any saying. Continue to do what you are doing. Krishna God knows everything. He knows you are very innocent & must be smiling at your confusion. Forget it. Krishna like innocents.   

Hare Krsna Mataji,

PAMHO.

The other beads that you got recently from your friend who visited Vrindavan, please offer those to the lotus feet of Krsna and then wear them around your neck. After that, you can remove the earlier neck beads. 

Please do not worry about the offence of not having offered the earlier set of neck beads to the lord. We all make mistakes and keep learning on our journey towards Krsna.

Its like a child who is learning to walk. First he will fall, then get up, take a step, falter, fall, then again get up. Like that only, we are also taking baby steps towards Krsna. It is natural that we will be making mistakes. The wonderful thing is - Krsna is mindful of our intention more than our action. 

So rest assured.

Haribol,

Your servant,

Radha Rasamayi DD

Thank you so much mataji for your sincere reply.

I just have one more question. Which prayers can I say when I offer to Krishna? I read somewhere that we should do prasadam prayers, and somewhere else that we should chant Hare Krishna mahamantra 3 times, and somewhere else we say mahamantra 3 times then Gayatri mantra 8 times. But mataji I am not initiated, so I think I cannot say Gayatri mantra.

What is your recommendation?

Hare Krsna Mataji,

PAMHO.

Honestly I don't know. We normally give to the priest in the temple to offer at Krsna's lotus feet. He returns with fresh tulsi leaves, some flowers and the beads.

I am sure Mahamantra is the "one size fits all" mantra for us, so it is to be chanted. That should suffice since you are not yet initiated.

Take care,

Haribol,

Your servant,

Radha Rasamayi DD

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