(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2005, Durban, South Africa, Lecture)

We must chant our sixteen rounds early in the morning and not spread it throughout the day. This is the spirit! There is a big difference when we chant in the morning because throughout the day when we try to chant then we are distracted and interrupted, “Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna… (the phone rings) Yes, I see. Okay, I will call back later! Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna…” And like that, throughout the day we can get caught up in 101 things while chanting our rounds and it can get very difficult!

When chanting, we need to get into a mood of meditation where it is just Krsna and everything else we forget about. For once, let us focus on our eternal relationship with the Supreme Lord. Early mornings are very valuable, very important for that and in the science of devotional service, we know that if we do not rise early in the morning then it will be difficult – our spiritual life may suffer and the real quality will not be there…

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