Guru Maharaj:  Do your academic studies as one of your services to Lord Kṛṣṇa. Then it should be easy for you to remember Kṛṣṇa. Since having an academic degree may help in serving Kṛṣṇa, so in that way we try to increase our service to Kṛṣṇa. Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī, he could have gone directly to his spiritual master, but he thought it better he could get educated first, and then go. So like that if you see your academic studies as a part of service to Kṛṣṇa, and keep on chanting your rounds and do your other required duties, before reading your books chant oṁ tat sat and after reading, you chant oṁ tat sat, keep offering your academic studies to Kṛṣṇa.
14-Oct-2020 Śrīdhām Māyāpur, India