Jayapataka Swami: It would be nice if you always had your japa mālā. I never heard particularly that we cannot chant on other malas. We know that, of course if someone chants on other malas, they may leave some offence there. That is why we chant the Pañca Tattva mantra, and then we chant Hare Kṛṣṇa. So that shouldn’t be a problem. Anyway, so in the temple it is not nice to use a counter. I allow disciples to use it when they are driving in a motor vehicle or doing morning walk or something. But in the temple they should use the beads.