Please share how you see chanting as part of a daily practice or sadhana.

  • Jesus

    September 21, 2023 at 6:22 pm

    I see chanting as the core of my daily spiritual practice since it allows to think of Krishna, have Him present on my mind and it also allows me to clean my heart gradually everyday.


    September 26, 2023 at 4:30 am

    I notice with chanting that really gives me the ability to see Krsna throughout my day. Not directly, but His hand, His influence in my life.
    Chanting itself does not (usually) produce some kind of mystical experience, but the consistently daily chanting opens myself up to be able to perceive directly Krsna’s influence in my life.

  • Jesus

    September 26, 2023 at 10:18 am

    Nice reply, prabhu! Well, I have just started chanting four rounds a day. When I start chanting japa is like I want to finish already but as the time goes by I get used to it and I start enjoying that moment of meditation in Krishna. I would like to start chanting six rounds daily.

  • Jesus

    September 26, 2023 at 10:28 am

    Hare Krishna! I forgot to add that sometimes I don’t feel like chanting but I chant anyway. Does anyone know if that’s maya trying to catch me?

    • Godruma

      September 26, 2023 at 10:38 pm

      Well, chanting is a process of cleaning your heart. Like an unused room in your home, it can get dirty. Nasty even. Sometimes just the thought of cleaning it repels us, even the first pass with a broom can be unpleasant. But the more we clean, and the more frequently we do so, the more pleasant the experience becomes, and we start to think, “I kinda like this room, maybe I can turn it into a study or office or something.” So chanting can be like that. Sometimes you need to push yourself at first, but as your heart becomes clean the experience and the rest of your life in general, becomes more enjoyable.

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