Let’s Chant with Lokanath Swami
Dated: 27 December, 2018
Venue: Jagannatha Puri
Chant with attention without offences. Chant as if you in a state of emergency. Just chanting is not the way. Caitanya Caritamrita also reminds us that we may be chanting, but if it’s with offences then even after many, many births and deaths, we will still not attain the prema dhana which is KRISHNA. Why chant with devotion, remembering His forms and pastimes without offences? Because it is an emergency. So many births are waiting for us.
Sadhana should be visible. We are all chanting together and when I see you chanting, I am happy. You can see me and the others chanting. So it’s visible. This is our prime sadhana and when we chant in presence of others, they can also correct you.
Srila Prabhupada would say: “Sit properly! Don’t sleep.” We can be corrected by Guru and others. Chanting together will help us when we don’t chant properly. There should be pradarsana. When we hear and chant in a pure state, with attention, then the Lord reveals more of His darsana to us. We prepare our eyes with chanting so that we can see.
O my Lord, when will my eyes be decorated with tears of love flowing constantly when I chant Your holy name?
I wish you all success in chanting with attention.