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Question: If children are reluctant to chant the holy name of the Lord, can we force them to chant? How to train them?

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Jayapataka Swami: I saw in New Talavan, Mississippi, USA, that one of the teachers had a plate of mangala arati sweets! And had all the children sitting around with a plate of sweets in the center. She said, please chant one round, then we will distribute the sweets. So the kids were in samadhi, watching the sweet! And they were chanting Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare, sweet, sweet! Ha! Maybe they were sweet conscious! Ha! But at least they chanted Hare Krsna! Afterwards they gave the sweets out! Even in the Garuda Purana it says if you want to please a child give the child a sweet, if you want to please a vaisya, give money! Ha! Like that they give different things for different people.