1. Professional Bhagavata reciters; better slow but sure

    Without understanding, if you follow like a storm, that is no use. That is no use. Slow, but sure. Go slow… And that is the defect in the modern. If somebody can recite Bhagavad-gita like storm, it is to be understood he has perfected himself. No. Let him explain at least one word of Bhagavad-gita. That is wanted. Slow, but sure. That is going on. The professional Bhagavata reciters, they jump over Krsna’s rasa-lila. The rascal does not explain the first line of Bhagavad-gi…, Bhagavatam, janmady asya yatah [SB 1.1.1]. It requires many years to understand that one word, janmady asya yata, and he jumps over: “Bhagavata recitation means rasa-lila.” That is going on. That has spoiled the whole atmosphere.

    Srila Prabhupada, Morning Walk — April 4, 1974, Bombay