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CONTINUOUS CHANTING FOR THE HOUSEHOLDER AS WELL AS RENUNCIANT
In the Vishnu Rahasya, Lord Brahma speaks to Narada at the end of the dialogue on masopavasa:
prabhate cardha-ratre ca, madhyahne divasa-kshaye
kirtayanti harim ye vai, te taranti bhavarnava
evam ekantinam prayah, kirtanam smaranam prabhoh
kurvatam parama-pritya, krityam anyan na rocate.
"A well-to-do householder Vaishnava cannot live like a person in the renounced order who completely takes shelter of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra. Such a householder should chant the Hare Krishna maha-mantra in the morning, at midday and in the evening. Then he will be able to cross beyond nescience. Pure devotees in the renounced order, however, should fully surrender to the lotus feet of Krishna and should constantly chant the Hare Krishna maha-mantra with great love and faith, always thinking of Krishna's lotus feet. They should have no occupation other than chanting and remembering the Hare Krishna maha-mantra.”