Dear Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my dandavat pranams, All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva!
Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu says, niyamitah smarane na kalah i.e. there are not restrictions in chanting the holy name. And, following nice excerpt from a Srila Prabhupada's letter dated 22 April 1970, explains its meaning:
"Even when you are walking, you can softly chant Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, or even when you are on the bus going to somewhere you can also chant. When you are working with your hands you can also chant, and when you are resting or going to take rest you can also chant. Even in your toilet room while taking bath you can also chant. In this way there is no limitation or restriction for chanting the Holy name of God, Krishna, and His energy, Hara. In doing this business there is no loss, but there is very great gain, which is transcendental realization"
My limited understanding of first line '... are walking, you can softly chant... is that while walking you can chant is different from while chanting you can walk. In other words, we should try to chant the minimum number of committed rounds while sitting at one place. I remember once our Guru Maharaja saying that " we should chant at least five rounds while sitting at one place"
Thank you very much,
Yours aspiring servant,
Svayam Sphuraty Krishna das
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