Mundane Chanting..

Recently I was thinking why my japa is getting so mundane and boring..


I thought of an analogy (be it material) if you like a movie or a tv show or anything a street or a house or a town or city and say..

Agni-path Agni-path Agni-path Agni-path Agni-path Agni-path or

Above you can say this all day but until you watch the movie you wont Enjoy the chanting or japa of Agni-path.

Gujarat Gujarat Gujarat Gujarat Gujarat Gujarat

The above would of course make you think of the state Gujarat. maybe some dhokra will pop into your head.


I have never really did hare krishna mantra and thought of any pastimes of Krishna. Maybe possibly I am waiting for some spark of some rasa. 

but then how can rasa come when I didnt think of any pastimes? Be it because possibly I saw them on a TV series not real Radha-Krishna.


I find reading Krishna Name in Bhagavatam and Gita better then the Japa I do, I am just repeating the Hare Krishna Maha-Mantra. I have zero taste for it and

to be fair I find it very boring unless I am looking at some interesting pictures of Krishna. 

I just cannot believe after all this time. and they all say Nitai-Gaura is most merficul in this age. SO i AM following Nitai-Gaura what exactly is the issue here? Am i over thinking it!!!?

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  • E-Counselor

    Hare KRsna Prabhuji,


    In addition to what Bharat prabhuji rightly pointed out, if you assoicate with devotees, do some service to devotees or deities in the temple, eat only Krsna prasadam and read books of Srila Prabhupada, the process dies get significantly speeded up.

    HOw we spend the balance 22 hours has an important bearing on how we chant those 2 hours.

    Maybe you could attend some japa workshop of HG Mahatma prabhuji. He has conducted atleast 5 times in 2021 for level 1. That really puts in perspective how we need to chant.

    If you can access any of his lectures on chanting, maybe you could hear. 

    THe need here is to go within and introspect what is goign wrong. 


    Your servant,

    Radha Rasamayi DD

  • Sevak

    Hare Krsna 

    syāt kṛṣṇa-nāma-caritādi-sitāpy avidyā-
    pittopatapta-rasanasya na rocikā nu
    kintv ādarād anudinaṁ khalu saiva juṣṭā
    svādvī kramād bhavati tad-gada-mūla-hantrī

    The holy name, character, pastimes and activities of Kṛṣṇa are all transcendentally sweet like sugar candy. Although the tongue of one afflicted by the jaundice of avidyā [ignorance] cannot taste anything sweet, it is wonderful that simply by carefully chanting these sweet names every day, a natural relish awakens within his tongue, and his disease is gradually destroyed at the root. (NOI 7)


    Chanting of the holy names of Krsna is not expected to be fun activity for us. It is to give pleasure to Krsna. It is not to give pleasure to conditioned souls. For us conditioned souls it is expected to cleanse our heart. But if we chant properly for without committing ofences we'll surely get taste for it. This is what Srila Rupa Goswami has promised. It will take time.. may be a life time. Meanwhile we should strive to avoid offences and cultivate humility. 

    Hare Krsna

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