Mind during Chanting

Question: When you chant, your mind’s always better? Does it ever roam?

Jayapataka Swami: In the beginning the mind goes here and there. And one has to just like a little puppy dog running here and there, and you have to bring the mind back to chanting. Then you see in the beginning I could uh, remember that there were times when I could be chanting and my mind would think of other things. And although I was chanting so many beads my mind would be going you know but then I would gradually… Prabhupada trained that we had to bring our mind back.

See now when I chant I can’t do anything else. If I chant I can’t think of anything else. I can… if I start thinking of anything else I will stop counting on the beads. Automatically and if I am trying to make some other program or someone is chanting immediately my mind will be drawn to that chanting. Soon as I hear Krishna’s name my mind fixes.