I am 35 years of age, married and have two sons.
My educational qualification is Diploma in Mechanical. Presently I am working in an MNC company as a Senior Engineer. I came to know about Krishna consciousness through the book of HDG Bhakti Vikasa swami.
Presently I face following difficulties in life. Request your advise.
1) I like to chant Hare krishna mantra. In fact for 6 months I would get up at 4AM and chant 16 rounds. But later I felt that I should utilise my time for continuning my education instead of chanting for 2 hours.
I got this feeling because all of my friends are continuning their education and going ahead in their material life (like job, salary, good post in the company etc).
2) In my work place I am cheated by my superiors (they pay me less and take more work). But whereas my other colleagues who dont chant or worship get good promotion, get good chance i.e time to continue their education. all these factors disturb my mind and I feel that Krishna is not caring for me. Hence i get disturbed very heavily when I decide to chant Hare Krishna.
3) Presently my job demands work for 12 hours. Hence I get very limited time to concentrate on my studies.
Now I am in a dilemma, whether should I decide to chant or decide to study, as i have only 2 to 3 hours in a day to do my personal things. Please advise which is better for me. I am totally lost!
The amount of wealth which we have to get is already destined by our karma.
So while doing our material duties better to think of our duties rather than money. When we do our duties with love and care then the quality of our work will be very nice.
Later people will love that person's qualifications in this one may start to earn nicely also.
So ask Yourself a question Prabhu:
What is Your dharma? Who You are? What is Your profession; what is Your duty before God and others?
And what You like to do mostly, for others?
How You want to help to others with which Your abilities.
Devotees at least chant minimum 16 rounds daily no matter what.
If our work is not allowing us to chant 16 rounds then we are doing over job. So we should find some solution.
If You want to have a better job then it is true You have to study Prabhu.
Why to work 12 hours? and do not have time for chanting? What is the use in such job?
Whole life will be spend for doing job and earning money.
Usually 8 - 10 hours job is better.
if You have nice education then You will have better job also, no?!
But NO MATTER WHAT 16 rounds should be done all.