One test of how well situated you are in in Krishna consciousness is how well you can maintain your Krishna consciousness in any and all situations. The key for doing this successfully is to carefully and faithfully follow these guidelines:1. Regularly chant your prescribed number of rounds of the Hare Krishna mahamantra every day on your japa mala beads as early as possible in the day, ideally before sunrise. For initiates this is at least 16 rounds daily. For others, it is according to their vows.
2. Strictly avoid illicit sex, meat eating, intoxication, and gambling because these pollute the consciousness making it difficult, if not impossible, to remember Krishna.
3. Spend as much time as possible every day reading and hearing the transcendental glories of Lord Sri Krishna (Krishna katha).
3. Render as much service as possible to the Krishna consciousness movement regularly contributing to it as much as possible in as many ways as possible.
4. Always pray to guru and Krishna that you can be saved from the grip of maya or illusion. If you will stick to the above principles, you will always be happy in ever-increasing Krishna consciousness in all situations. Sankarshan Das Adhikari
Krishna Consciousness in All Situations