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02.23.15_05.Initiations_Vdvn“Ultimately Krishna wants to hear some love within our chanting. He wants to hear our heart. He is not really interested to hear some material mumbling. Krishna wants to hear the call of our heart. Therefore the definition of this last offense is that somebody who is chanting without priti—without paying attention, without giving importance to chanting, without understanding that this is the most important thing he can do—he is adhama, the lowest of mankind. And if you give importance to chanting, it is not difficult to chant all the time. If something is really important to you, you will do it all the time without any trouble. If the child is important to the mother, she will take care of it twenty-four hours a day. It is not that she will just take care for one and a half hours, looking at her watch, and then think, ‘That is it—now the rest of the day is mine to enjoy.’ The point is not sixteen rounds; the point is to give importance to this process. The point is to put your heart into this process. Then the offenses will not be there. Unless we really put our heart into this process and do it in the proper mood, our chanting will be offensive and will not bring satisfaction, and then we will have to look for satisfaction somewhere else.”

—Bhakti Vijnana Goswami Maharaja

Bhakti Vijnana Goswami
Giriraj Swami
Initiation Ceremony