Question: I try to chant the holy names of Kṛṣṇa sitting still with straight back. But no matter how hard I try I cannot stand it and I have to get up. I do not have enough patience to endure the pain of the body. What to do?

Guru Maharaj: In chanting the holy names, there is no hard and fast rules. Apparently, Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī Prabhupāda, He personally liked to walk and chant. So, it is not necessary that one has to sit down and chant. If it gives you pain to sit...

Question: I realized that my faith is shaking in testing situations. Gurudeva, I try to follow your divine example, remember Kṛṣṇa in pain. But it was not easy. Please guide me dear father.

Guru Maharaj: It is said that the most painful time is as we leave our body. Someone asked me yesterday that we heard at that the time of death, the pain is like as if we are stung by 40,000 scorpions at one time. Actually, do devotees have to undergo such great pain?...