THE PRACTICE OF GOD'S REMEMBRANCE AND THE REPETITION OF HIS NAME
Think of God as soon as you wake up and before bedtime. Repeat his name (japa-nama) through out the day. Completely surrender to God (saranagati).
Japa-nama: repetition of a mantra, such as Om, Om Namo Narayanaya, Om Namah Shivaya Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya, Hare Krishna Hare Rama, Hari Om or Gayatri, according to your taste or inclination, from one mala (108 times) to 200 malas (21,600 times) daily. Gradually increase up to 200 malas. Set two-three times every day fixed hours to do japa-nama meditaiton
Have constant satsanga (company of wise men). Completely abandon bad company, smoking, meat and alcoholic beverages. Not develop bad habits.
Instead of japa-nama you can chant the name of God (Kirtan).
WHAT IS A MALA:. Mala beads are a string of beads used to count mantras (Sanskrit prayers) in sets of 108 repetitions. The large bead (which represents Mount Meru or Abode of the Gods) provides a starting and ending point on the mala for counting the repetitions. Mala beads are an ancient tool that was developed to keep the mind focused on the practice of meditation.