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Constant Chanting


Sometimes we get caught up in our day-to-day lives and our minds become contaminated by the entangling modes of material nature. We forget the big picture of why we are here and what we should give our prime importance to. Māyā can creep in and leave us feeling dizzy.

Kṛṣṇa is so merciful though. He gives us a daily practice that we can all perform to take a step back from our other activities and fully concentrate on Him, giving us protection from the influences of Māyā. And we can do it as much as we like.

The Lord is like the sun; the sun's appearance means immediate dissipation of darkness, or ignorance, and the Lord's appearance within the mind of the devotee can at once drive away the miserable material effects. Lord Caitanya has therefore recommended constant chanting of the name of the Lord for protection from all contamination of the material world. Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.15.28 purport

We must chant, chant, chant—even when we don’t feel like it. This will make sure we stay on the path upwards until we are attached to the Holy Name and automatically feel like chanting constantly. That’s when the real nectar comes.

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