Chanting: Time for Chanting

                                                                  Q. 1. My problem is that I have to spend most of my time for my academic studies and have very little left for chanting and other spiritual activities. This makes me very frustrated. Please advice me how can I advance in my spiritual life?

                                                                  Q. While chanting the Hare Krishna maha-mantra sometimes the mind deviates and I am not able to concentrate on the chanting. How to obtain the concentration while chanting the holy name of the Lord always? Please clarify.

                                                                  Q. I do 5 rounds everyday but sometimes I don't have time to do my rounds or I am just being lazy. Regarding my question, sometimes I am selective to follow instructions given by you how do I avoid being selective? I would like to practice not being selective in following my spiritual master's instructions.

                                                                  Chanting is the most important of all of our activities in Krishna consciousness and it is very important that we maintain a regular practice of chanting our rounds everyday.

                                                                  Q: I have severe Hereditary Bronchial Asthma, suffering from my childhood days. I started with Japa in the early morning for a few days. But during winter months I cannot do Japa attentively. What should I do since my health does not permit me doing Japa so regularly?

                                                                   

                                                                  If during the winter months you are not able to chant in the mornings, then whenever time permits during the day you should make sure to chant your japa.  You can also sincerely pray to Krishna to give you the strength and ability to serve Him. When Krsna sees our sincere desire to serve Him, He can award us situations which are conducive to carry out our service.