Will Chanting free us from Problems and improve our status?
Three Questions from three devotees:
(1) This is the discussion between me and a male devotee in FB message on 03.10.2020:
I fall down from devotional will get reduced reaction or I will get full reaction like karmis
If u start chanting again, your reactions will be forgiven. Start chanting again sincerely. You will be protected.
But I lost taste in chanting.iam trying to chant 1 round
Can’t you spare just 10 minutes to chant Hare Krishna?
I chanted 2 rounds
Good. Keep it up.
“I heard In prabhupada lectures even if i fall down from chanting krsna will protect me”
You should take efforts (to come up in life)
Now i am chanting 14 rounds since 2 days. will I get better food than now i am getting
I will reply in our site in 2 days.
Please help me. I was chanting earlier but now I stopped i feel it have offended many things during that time. I was chanting earlier every day. But still I did not come up in my life. So I have no faith or less faith in holy name and iskcon. Please help me.
Prabhu I have a question. Pls keep my name hidden. What is the benefit of chanting Hare Krishna Maha Mantra? M suffering huge problm in my personal life which is related to financial and relationship prblm. Is there any way to get rid of it or atleast getting peace in mind?
Hare Krishna Maha Manthra is to take us to back to Krishna. Not to be used to make more comforts in life. Chanting will free us from Problems permanently by stopping the birth and death and by taking us to Krishna Himself.
(ACHARYAS ON CHANTING THE HOLY NAMES OF KRISHNA! READ HERE!)
In every yuga, certain sadhanas or penances have been recommended to get Krishna’s mercy. In kaliyuga, Chanting the Lord’s Names has been recommended.
Any Name of Krishna including Hare Krishna Maha Manthra is Krishna Himself. Krishna lives in His Names in kaliyuga. There is no difference between Krishna and His names.
Nama and Nami are the same.
Therefore, Hare Krishna Maha Manthra is the purest one like Krishna. It is capable of relieving from the material life itself and taking us permanently to Krishna’s Kingdom. Instead of using Krishna’s names to get Krishna, if we use it to get material benefits, that means, we are using a Road Roller machine to make rotis.
(Will chanting protect us from the curses from others? READ HERE!)
Material problems are the outcomes of our past activities in our previous births. No problem comes from outside. We only are the cause for all our problems. We did something to others in the past; Now, others are doing the same for us.
You are trying to get material PEACE and REAL HAPPINESS in this material world that is never possible. So, we can pray to Krishna to give us strength to face the reactions of our past karma. Thus, we can successfully cross all our problems keeping Krishna with us.
You may have problems in relations and finance. How do you expect all the people have same nature like you. Every person is unique in character and approach. Therefore, we need to accept others with their unique characters. If there is any serious issue with anyone, we have to reduce or if possible, stop the association with him and talk only when it is required. In case he behaves negatively, we may follow silence and smile. There is no home in this world that has no issues in relations. The relation may be different – spouse, in laws, parents, brothers, sisters, friends, etc. But, the problems will be there atleast in one relation in every family. Therefore, if the other side is behaving like fire, you behave like water. Not like petrol.
(CHANTING HARE KRISHNA MAHA MANTHRA – IMPORTANCE, TIPS AND COMPLETE PROCEDURE! READ HERE!)
Financial issues can be resolved if we analyse ourselves, select a field of action accordingly, plan well to implement the idea in that field and implement with consistent efforts, we can plan well, try hard and earn well and solve the financial issues. Instead of doing that, blaming Krishna will not bring any solution.
Therefore, deal with the material problems by changing your approach and taking sincere efforts and keeping Krishna in mind. Accept whatever result you get after sincere efforts. This shows that you are expected by Krishna to do some other thing.
Chanting Hare Krishna, but taking no serious efforts, Krishna would not prefer to help us to come up in life, because Krishna has spoken extensively about working effectively keeping Him in mind and leaving the results to His discretion. Chanting will free us from Problems only if we take efforts.
When I was in serious debts long time back, I was continuing my sincere efforts. That is why, Krishna could make me earn sufficiently to clear the loans. Had I stopped working, how could Krishna have helped me? Should we expect Him to throw the bundles of money from the sky?
(THREE STAGES OF ATTAINING THE PERFECTION IN CHANTING! READ HERE!)
Therefore, Do the following keeping Krishna in mind:
(i) Chant as much as possible “from the heart with love” sincerely;
(ii) Review your strengths and weaknesses and skillful areas with a balanced mind.
(iii) After the review of yourself and your capabilities, decide which task or business or job you can do effectively;
(iv) After taking proper decision of what to do further, plan how to fulfill that task;
(v) Then, take sincere steps to achieve what you planned.
(vi) This planned and wise approach keeping Krishna in mind and entrusting the outcome to Krishna will help you to solve your issues (or) take care to prevent any further issues.
This is what I did in the past in my past.
(Why should we chant Hare Krishna Maha Manthra instead of Gayathri Manthra? READ HERE!)
If you take this website service to Krishna, I find that most of the readers do not review how every article comes sharply every morning without break for more than a decade (MAY BE A RECORD BY A SINGLE PERSON. SHOULD CHECK) from a person and his body and mental pains, pressures, future, etc. This is happening in almost all the temples also. A few will support the temple. Thousands will be catered. Those few are in fact the fortunate people chosen by Krishna. As said by Krishna,, only one fortunate in thousands will rightly think. Still, this service is successfully going on in spite of these uncertainties because I should not disappoint a Small Group of Premium Members who review the pains behind this service and reciprocate in different ways such as money , Using my Paid Services, sharing the posts in other media as much as possible, etc. The service is going on in a hope that Krishna will not allow this dedicated service to fail. This faith should be there in all our actions and services.
Similarly, put your faith in Krishna. Chanting will first clear your karma stage by stage. So, your problems will come down while the karma is coming down.
It may take time. Be patient and hopeful till that and continue to serve the Lord.
When you get a taste in chanting, you can not miss a day without chanting.
Chant for Krishna; Krishna will plan for you.
Hope you are clear about whether Chanting will free us from Problems.
(How to chant without diversions? Do we need a guru to start chanting? READ HERE!)