Process of Devotional Service: Vandanam or Praying

                                                                  Q. What is praying? Why do we have to pray? When should we pray? How should we pray?

                                                                  Prayer is an address to a superior in supplication. Of all those who are worshipable, the Personality of Godhead is the most worthy object of one's prayers, and so are His pure devotees who are His direct and confidential representatives.

                                                                  Q. Prabhupada told us to "Chant Hare Krishna and Be Happy". I have been chanting the maha mantra since two years and I am following the rules and regulations but I am still very unhappy. I guess that there is a problem somewhere with me. My life is a mess. Krishna gives me too many tests which I can't handle. I have been struggling with my spiritual life and I am tired now. I am helpless.

                                                                  Q. Is it wrong to pray to the Lord to help us in the situation that we are placed in? Is that considered totally material and why does it sometime feel that the Lord does not reciprocate? Is it some shortage from our side? How do we react to such situations?

                                                                  Q. I am a confused man, with lots of worries. I always hear Shri Ramesh Oza, and Pujya Morari Bapu, on cassettes. The time I hear I get emotional and happy. Next day I forget everything I heard, and the same routine continues.

                                                                  Please help me and tell me what I should do. I want to get deeper in to this. Your reply (in simple English) will be a utmost help to my soul.

                                                                  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: How does one properly engage himself in the service of Krishna?
                                                                   
                                                                   
                                                                  Nectar of Devotion describes nine processes of devotional service, beginning with hearing and chanting about Krishna under the guidance of a bonafide spiritual master, in the association of devotees, one can gradually achieve the highest perfection in serving Krsna with devotion.