what to do on Ekadasi–SP

November 14, 2019 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

July 5 1975
devotee: Sometimes we have heard that ekādaśī is a inauspicious alignment of the planets and therefore one has to counteract this inauspiciousness by more chanting.
Prabhupāda: (laughs) No, no. It is the most auspicious. And chanting is more effective. [break] Yes.
devotee: I remember you were instructing once that all of your initiated disciples should chant twenty-five rounds…
Prabhupāda: Minimum.
devotee: Minimum on this day. Is that a rule that we should all follow in our temples?
Prabhupāda: We are sixteen rounds.
devotee: No, I mean on ekādaśī.
Prabhupāda: Oh yes. Ekādaśī, simply you should chant. No other business. Nirjala.
and yes, those beautiful winter squash……………