Q. I really hope that you can help me with my problems. I heard the very last moments of a radio program where someone was talking about the chanting of Hare Krishna and how it has changed their life.I really need to change my life. Nothing in my life is working, and I know that I have to turn to God for help.How can this Hare Krishna mantra help me, and will it really change my life? Will it help with my material problems as well as helping me gain a deeper spirituality? Does it take many weeks or months to feel the effects of this practice in one’s life? I appreciate deeply any insight or comments that you can take the time to give me.
A. Chanting Hare Krishna is an excellent way to “turn to God” because it is composed of names of God, which are equal to God in potency. When you chant Hare Krishna, God is personally with you. In the beginning, because of our material conditioning we cannot fully appreciate this truth, but the more we chant the more God will reveal Himself to us in various ways.One side effect of developing a deeper spirituality is that our material problems will be solved without separate endeavor. The perfection is to serve God with spiritual love, and by chanting the holy names of the Lord, that truth will be gradually revealed.
Many chanters notice benefits right away. Why not try chanting the Hare Krishna maha-mantra fifteen minutes a day for a week and see for yourself?