WHAT TO DO TO AVOID FORGETTING KRISHNA BECAUSE OF BUSY LIFE?
“Hare Krishna Prabhu. Being able to see your counselling and the pictures you share in this page is such a blessing.Thank you for that prabhu. I have a question. Due to my busy lifestyle with (work and classes) I tend to forget Krishna , during that period of time I don’t pray or chant..and it became a habit. What shall I do Prabhu?”
Actually, no one can forget Krishna, because everyone of us is athma and our actual orientation is towards Paramathma.
Then why does it seems that we forget Krishna? Because, we think that we are this body. We consider the pleasures experienced by this body as real pleasures. We feel for the pains of the body as our pains. But, we, the athma, have no pains and pleasures. We are falsely thinking that we are happy or suffering.
So, when work stress presses us, or worries disturb us, or when we enjoy bodily pleasures, we SINCERELY enjoy that or feel for that. So, we forget Krishna.
So, you should learn doing all the works thinking of Lord Krishna within mind. What is the problem in that. I am now typing this post thinking Krishna in mind. My lips are uttering Hare Krishna Maha Manthra while typing this post. I do not have any difficulty in this!
Except some works that needs 100% attention like operating sensitive machinaries in factories, performing sensitive operations in a hospital, etc, you can do two works at the same time: (1) Actual work (2) Thinking of Krishna or uttering His names.
In case of sensitive works, you can pray to Lord before starting that work and then concentrate fully in that work.
You can study keeping Krishna’s image & Name in mind.
You can cook keeping Krishna’s image & Name in mind.
You can iron your dresses keeping Krishna’s image & Name in mind.
You can eat keeping Krishna’s image & Name in mind.
You can clean the floor of home keeping Krishna’s image & Name in mind.
Thus, you can do so many works keeping Krishna’s image & Name in mind, except body cleaning activities. If you practice this , then, you will habitually remember Krishna in all your activities.
Let your lips utter the names of Lord. Let your mind is filled with Krishna. With this spiritual mindset, do any work.
Thus, you can remember Krishna most of the time. When you practice like this for atleast one year, this practice will become your habit and then, you can never forget Krishna.
Also have a sankalp (resolution) that you will never commit any prohibited activities in your life and do all permitted activities keeping Krishna in mind. If you do not have time to chant, get up one hour earlier in the morning as I do. I too am the busiest guy. But, I sleep just 5-5.5 hrs a day and save time for chanting.
Try for one year and tell me how effective it is!
HOW I AM MANAGING THE THOUGHTS OF KRISHNA?
For the past 15 days, I am facing some physical illnesses that prevent me from planning anything.
However, I have resolved that I should post some useful knowledge to the devotees of Krishna on daily basis on all the days in which I am available.
Thus, even yesterday, I had scheduled to go to the hospital for a check up.
What I did?
I typed two nice stories and posted for the devotees and went t the hospital.
After coming back from the hospital, I am typing for my tomorrow’s Posts now at 10 pm night even amidst the pains of sitting with illness.
Thus, I have managed my own follow up for health and also the service to the devotees.
This is what required. Just be alert that you should not miss your service to the Lord except on unavoidable situations.
Krishna will make your efforts possible.
Hope this helps.