Question: I get more joy when I chant after mangala arati in the morning. But Guru Maharaj, if any other service comes at that moment, which one should be given more importance – service or chanting? While doing that service again, think that japa will not be good today. So there is no such interest in the service again. What will I do then?

Guru Maharaj: This is a relative question. Because I don’t know what the service is. If there is some emergency service, something that has to be done, then you have to do it. And so being a grihasta not possible every morning to do all our rounds. If your child is...

Question: Gurudev, this pandemic is really draining us. I feel what I am doing is very mechanical, like chanting, reading. Please tell how to overcome this. Your spiritual daughter, Sumalini Lalita devi dasi.

Guru Maharaj: I don’t know why you should be feeling that chanting is mechanical. Many devotees have told me that because of this pandemic, they are able to preach much more! Using the internet, they are giving classes with hundreds of people, thousands of people,...