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PROCESS OF CHANTING HARE KRISHNA MAHA-MANTRA
Take the japa - mala in the right hand, holding it between the thumb and the middle fin-ger (see the diagram). The first finger is not used, as it is considered contaminated. Start at the bead next to the head bead. Before chanting Hare Krishna Mahamantra, chant the pancha-tatva mantra: sri krishna-caitanya prabhu nityananda sri-advaita gadadhara srivasadi-gaura-bhakta-vrinda..
Now chant the maha-mantra: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Harel Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Harel I. Then move onto another bead. After chanting 108 times, you will again reach the head bead and will then have completed one mala or 'round'. Now turn the beads around without crossing the head bead and start another round by again chanting pancha-tatva mantra
Chanting is simple but should be performed properly for best results. Chanting should be at least loud enough that a person next to the chanter can hear it. While chanting, concentrate on hearing the maha-mantra. This concentration is mantra meditation and is powerful for cleaning our hearts. It is difficult to stop the mind wandering but as with anything else practice makes perfect. Note that the mantra should be chanted distinctly so that each syllable can be clearly heard.
The best time to chant is early , in the, morning(during the brahma-muhurta, the auspicious period before sunrise). One can chant in any situation - on a train, while going to work or walking on the street - but it is best to finish our fixed quota of chanting with full concentration early in the morning, before starting one's routine daily activities.
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare