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Since few days I m not able to concentrate while chanting. Somebody please give me solution...sometimes I decide to give my 100% while chanting but that time I just don't chant...

I started feeling guilty and depressed. I want to be back on track..when I was doing chanting nicely and my whole day was going so positive and full of enthusiasm.

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SB 6.2.14One who chants the holy name of the Lord is immediately freed from the reactions of unlimited sins, even if he chants indirectly [to indicate something else], jokingly, for musical entertainment, or even neglectfully. This is accepted by all the learned scholars of the scriptures.
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Therefore, you dont need to worry.
Just chant Hare Krishna and be happy.

hare krsna danadavata mataji, all glories shrila prabhupada

as the pactictioner of the krsna conciousness sadhana bhakta, i would like to tell that firstly to being  aware about  not being able to chant without full concentration shows you are understanding the value of the chanting and putting some efforts to know the way. as the practioner no matter what happens we should NEVER leave our rounds or try to listen minds demands that always try to focus our energy apart form the chanting. from my realizations, i would read the glorifications of the holy name and the value and the important quailties of the holy name. this always inspire us to chant more and the deep. also trying to chant in the front of the tulasi devi early morning or at least chanting with the shrila pravupada tapes will empower you a lot. before going to the bed pray to lord shree hari, nama prabhu and specially the magnificient gaura nitai to chant their name in the humble state.. hope it will help if you need further assistence then do let me know.. soory for any mistakes

in your service

Hare Krishna , All Glories To Srila Prabhupada , Dandavats

From My Realizations i Suggest that Focus on Hearing the each word while chanting, Feel krishna in his name while doing japa , Do not Rush to Finish Your Rounds Enjoy your time With krishna (Enjoy your Japa) & whenever your mind wanders on material toughts wile doing japa repeat the pancha tattva Mantra and continue.

Hare Krishna Mataji!You put very nice question.This is obvious in the beginning stage. Do not worry. Keep chanting.

There are three stages of chanting:

!) Chanting with offenses 

2) Defenseless chanting

3) Chanting with pure stage.

So, you are in the first stage. What to speak of you, all great personalities also do commit same mistake what you experience. Even Arjun,the close friend and devotee of Krishna asked Krishna what you are asking about concentrating mind.

cañcalaṁ hi manaḥ kṛṣṇa
pramāthi balavad dṛḍham
tasyāhaṁ nigrahaṁ manye
vāyor iva su-duṣkaram BG. 6.34

The mind is restless, turbulent, obstinate and very strong, O Kṛṣṇa, and to subdue it, I think, is more difficult than controlling the wind.
But the sweet Lord  replied:
śrī-bhagavān uvāca
asaṁśayaṁ mahā-bāho
mano durnigrahaṁ calam
abhyāsena tu kaunteya
vairāgyeṇa ca gṛhyate B.G 6.35
Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa said: O mighty-armed son of Kuntī, it is undoubtedly very difficult to curb the restless mind, but it is possible by suitable practice and by detachment.
So, you have to keep on pulling your mind from different thoughts to chanting just like pulling of the head of a tortoise as mentioned in Bhagavad Gita. Keep doing like this, one day you will able to conquer your restless mind and fix it at the lotus feet of Krishna.
Thank you

Hare Krsna Mataji,

PAMHO.

What happened to distract you from chanting attentively?

The solution is to get up early in the morning and chant - if you cant do that, then chant after 9.30 pm (not recommended). The idea is that if there is some work to be done, naturally the mind gets distracted. So we take time out for chanting - then the mind is engaged in chanting.

Maybe you did some vaishnav aparadh - pls examine.

The diagnosis of the problem is important to arrive at the solution.

Dont be so hard on yourself mataji. Just chant - pray for the mercy of the lord and chant.

Haribol,

Your servant,

Radha Rasamayi DD

Mataji what is vaishnav aparadh..

THere are 10 offences which if we commit while chanting, we do not get the results.

 

Can u please tell me those offences...so that if I m doing that I will stop doing it
Mataji plz batao na
The offenses against chanting the holy name are as follows:

1) To blaspheme the devotees who have dedicated their lives for propagating the holy name of the Lord.

2) To consider the names of the demigods like Lord Siva or Lord Brahma to be equal to, or independent of, the name Lord Visnu.

3) To disobey the orders of the spiritual master.

4) To blaspheme the Vedic literature or literature in pursuance of the Vedic version.

5) To consider the glories of chanting Hare Krsna to be imagination.

6) To give some interpretation on the holy name of the Lord.

7) To commit sinful activities on the strength of chanting the holy name of the Lord.

8) To consider chanting of Hare Krsna one of the auspicious ritualistic activities offered in the Vedas as fruitive activities (karma-kanda).

9) To instruct a faithless person about the glories of the holy name.

10) To not have complete faith in the chanting of the holy names and to maintain material attachments, even after understanding so many instructions on this matter.

Every devotee who claims to be a Vaisnava must guard against these offenses in order to quickly achieve the desired success.

Hare Krsna Mugdha mataji,

My obeisances to all devotees, guru and gauranga.

Of the 10 offenses, we all have to make sure we dont commit the first offense. This is a serious offense and it can destroy our spiritual progress.

1) To blaspheme the devotees who have dedicated their lives for propagating the holy name of the Lord.

Vaishnav Apradh

Śhrī Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, while instructing Śrīla Rupa Gosvāmī, has compared the devotional service of the Lord with a creeper. A creeper has a feeble stem and requires the support of another tree to grow, and while growing, it requires sufficient protection so that it may not be lost.

While describing the system of protection for the creeper of devotional service, Śrī Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has especially stressed protection from offenses unto the lotus feet of Vaiṣṇavas. Such offenses are called Vaishnav Apradh. Apradh means “offense.” If one commits Vaishnav Apradh, all of his progress in devotional service will be checked. Even though one is very much advanced in devotional service, if he commits offenses at the feet of a Vaishnav , his advancement is all spoiled.

In the śāstras it is found that a very great yogi , Durvāsā Muni, committed a Vaishnav Apradh and thus for one full year had to travel all over the universe, even to Vaikuṇṭhaloka, to defend himself from the offense. At last, even when he approached the Supreme Personality of Godhead in Vaikunth, he was refused protection.

Therefore one should be very careful about committing offenses at the feet of a Vaishnava. The most grievous type of Vaishnav Apradh is called gurv-apradh , which refers to offenses at the lotus feet of the spiritual master. In the chanting of the holy name of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, this gurv- apradh is considered the most grievous offense. Guror avajñā śruti–śāstra-nindanam (Padma Puran).

Please read the pdf when you get time which talks on how to overcome obstacles in Bhakthi.

I find the below book very helpful .

http://kunjeshwari.com/sweettexts/English/obstacles.pdf

Chant and be happy.

Srila prabhupada ki jai..

Hare krsna

It might be helpful to put your eyes on the form of Krishna. Krishna is absolute, meaning if His picture is upright or on it's side it won't matter, just start by (honoring) Him w/bowing & focusing on His feet and gradually as the rounds progress let your eyes move progressively upwards. In this way even the eyes become engaged. Plus in looking at Krishna our eyes will grow to know more of His beauty & grace. This is highly recommended to in price & enhance ultimate experience & success in chanting! Good luck.

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