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Dear Swami Gaurangapada Gurudeva,
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Please accept my humble obeisances.
i have one question regarding chanting the Holy Names. It is said that one should strictly stick to accomplishing one's fixed number of rounds every day. If one is due to some reason not able to do it then one should make it up the following day.
What about chanting some part of the rounds of the following day on the previous day? Means, if one knows one will have little time for chanting the rounds on the coming day, can one chant some rounds in advance on the previous day(s)?
Thank You very much.
Answer by Swami Gaurangapada:
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! I would personally not recommend it. We can surely chant extra rounds every day but those are for that day and not for the next day. Is it possible to eat food in advance for the next day? The best would be that we make our most sincerest attempt to somehow find time every day to complete our rounds. And in an extreme emergency when we simply can't do it, then we can chant those extra missed rounds on the next day to make up for the unrecoverable loss of one day without chanting. I hope that helps.
Daaso'smi, Swami Gaurangapada.