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: My question is even while doing service, the mind will say that current service is not good. While doing sadhana, mind tells us to do some service. Kindly guide me how to overcome this.

Guru Maharaj: I was chanting 32 rounds a day. I felt very proud. I was thinking I was doing sadhana. Srila Prabhupada asked me what I am doing? I said, I am chanting 32 rounds! I thought Srila Prabhupada would be very happy! He said, if you stay all day and chant, who...