Purely chanting

    Posted on August 2, 2017

We must be purely chanting. But we should not be disappointed, even impure. Therefore we must have fixed chanting process. Because we are not in the pure stage. Therefore, by force, just like a boy in the school. We had this training in our childhood school. Our teacher would ask me, "You write ten pages, handwriting." So that means practicing ten pages, my handwriting will be set up. So if we do not even follow sixteen rounds, where is the question of chanting Hare Krsna? So don't be artificial; don't be a showbottle. Be real thing. And that is wanted. If you want real benefit of spiritual life, don't be showbottle. If one can chant purified offenseless, once krsna-nama, he is free from all material bondage. Once only.

From Srila Prabhupada's lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.16.26-30 — Hawaii, January 23, 1974

 

See also:

Nitya-siddha, Srila Prabhupada
The poet Allen Ginsberg praised Srila Prabhupada thus:
Krsna comes, feeling pain for us
The Lord's form
Why Krsna is called Paramesvara
All-knowing, all-powerful Krsna
Devotees who go away
Temporary relief work: a misleading deviation from our real duty
Srila Prabhupada came to give culture, including dress style
Akrura sees Krsna and Balarama
Read Brahma Samhita very carefully
Vedic religion means varnasrama-dharma
We cannot live under a tree as did Srila Rupa Gosvami
Following in the footsteps of Srila Rupa Gosvami
If sincere, a "bad" devotee is not bad
 

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