We all have heard the common aphorism “practice makes a man perfect”. The ultimate perfection of life is to constantly practice to meditate on God. We can practice this meditation daily for all activities of life even to apparently mundane chores. For example, we are waiting in line to buy a train ticket, we can meditate on Krishna, or say the same line does not move forward and there is a problem, we may naturally get frustrated but even in that frustration we can meditate on Krishna for support. The idea is that we practice to meditate on Krishna for all things in life – be it good or bad, big or small, fix or no fix, we practice to meditate on Krishna to give us the strength and support to live our daily lives. This practice will keep us humble and relaxed in all circumstances of life knowing well who the ultimate controller is. Ultimately, at the time of death, the same practice will come naturally and we will meditate on Krishna at the final moment of this life.
In order for us to engage in this practice of meditating on Krishna for all things requires a sense of attachment to Him. This attachment comes from faith that Krishna will help us and this faith can be cultivated by chanting His Holy Names. Therefore by regularly chanting we can cultivate faith and attachment which will help us at the time of need.
Chant Hare Krishna!