I'm new here...
...and interested in Krishna Consciousness. I am reading some of the books. I live about 2 hours from the nearest temple, and the temple I talked to said there are no devotees that they know of in my immediate area. I recite the maha-mantra as well as repeat it silently and listen to mp3's i've downloaded of it. I am wondering if one who recites the mantra [and/or repeats it silently] will have their consciousness purified to the point that they will be able to live the regulative principles if they aren't currently. I am also wondering if Krishna answers prayers.