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Counter-vow : An idea to regularize Chanting for new devotees

 Though the Holy Name is so full of nectar, but I am so unfortunate that I can not relish this nectar..  When I become regular in my Chanting for  a few days, Maya plays its tricks and I get some excuse for not Chanting one fine  day.. Though I know its not good to skip Chanting for any lame excuse, but its difficult to control my mind.  

   The other day I heard in a lecture that some devotees take a Counter-vow to regularize their Chanting. Which means that with the vow  of Chanting certain number of rounds daily, they take another vow that what they'll do if they'll not Chant their rounds on a particular day. It's a kind of punishment for not Chanting , and the thought of it gives an impetus to Chant daily..

   I applied this idea in my case. I took a counter-vow that if on a certain day I'll not finish my rounds, then on the next day I'll not eat anything till I finish all my rounds.. I cannot tolerate hunger, and cannot do without breakfast in morning. So just the thought that I'll not get anything to eat in morning if I'll not do my rounds is strong enough to make me do my rounds daily. 

  There might not be any devotee as fallen as me who'll need to apply this idea to Chant daily. But still I am sharing it here for my own purification. I hope I'll get the blessings of Devotees so that I can become regular in my Chanting and relish the nectar of Holy Name.

 

  HARIBOL!!!

 

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Comment by Neeraj Bhatia on April 25, 2011 at 7:42pm
HKJ...very inspirational...thanks for sharing...
Comment by Mohnish Goel on January 14, 2011 at 12:10am
Simple amazing. Thank you for sharing. Hare Krishna
Comment by Bhagavati devi dasi on January 13, 2011 at 11:16pm

Sharing is caring! Thank you!

Haribol!

Comment by pallavi agarwal on January 13, 2011 at 10:00pm

Thank you for your inspiration.

hare krishna

Comment by priyanka on January 13, 2011 at 10:50am

hari bol

so nice mataji u r inspiration 4  new devotees like me who can not chant regularly.

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