1. You must finish sixteen rounds a day

    Once at a lecture in the temple room in Los Angeles in 1970, just after moving into the building, Srila Prabhupada asked the assembled devotees, “Is anyone not chanting sixteen rounds? ” Only one boy raised his hand. It was Bhakta dasa. Prabhupada said, “You are not finishing sixteen rounds? ” “Well, Srila Prabhupada,” he said, “I’ve been working until late at night and only sleeping four hours, so I haven’t had time to finish.” Srila Prabhupada replied strongly, “Then sleep only two hours, but you must finish sixteen rounds a day.”

    From Prabhupada Nectar by Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami