(Kadamba Kanana Swami, June 2013, Island Iz, Croatia, Seminar ‘A monk and his mantra’)

Radha_Syamasundar_15April2015Question: How can we avoid being inattentive while chanting the Hare Krsna maha-mantra?

The question that has been raised quite often, about the lack of attention and the mind wondering all over the place when we try to sit down and chant our rounds. Of course, there are many techniques that can help us to control our minds and focus on the holy name but the point is that when we become emotionally involved in chanting Krsna’s names, then we become attentive automatically. Emotionally involved means meditating on Krsna with appreciation. We have to come to the point of sincerely appreciating how nice Krsna actually is – so nice that he deserves to be put in the center of our lives!

 

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