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:

How Napoleon and Gandhi are like Raghunatha dasa Gosvami
Sastra recommends to become lazy
Reciting rasa-lila
Remain under Krsna, like a wife under her husband
How to become a pure devotee
If you cannot do anything, do this
Don't think these boys' life is being spoiled
Effects of reading KRSNA book
Srila Prabhupada inherits a curse (and passes it on)
The difference between Western and Eastern culture
Srila Prabhupada's chilhood and Krsna's childhood
Part demon, part devotee
Effect of sincere chanting
Shining Devotees
Difference between demigods and demons
 

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