AUDIENCE: So if I wanted to become Hare Krishna, what would I have to do? What kind of, you said do not do intoxicating myself and what else did I have to do?
JAYADVAITA SWAMI: Positively, we recommend this chanting. Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. It’s a transcendental vibration, we don’t charge for it, it’s not a secret. But if, when you chant, you’ll experience purification in part. Not that cash in and in five minutes my heart is just been through the laundry, but you go on chanting and you’ll experience how your heart becomes, free from anxieties, free from so much many misconceptions, joyful, because you are coming in touch with Krishna.
What does it mean coming in touch with Krishna? When we say the Supreme. Krishna means that ultimate Supreme, and the nature of the Ultimate is there’s no difference between the Supreme and His Name. You and I are different from our names, or the thing and the substance, the thing and it’s name are different. If you chant coca-cola coca-cola coca-cola you’re still thirsty. But on the absolute platform vibration and substance are equal. The name and the thing, have no duality.
So by chanting, you experience the presence of Krishna it’s not something theoretical, it’s something experiential. So even, someone may not be prepared to follow the, harsh rules that might be involved, but by chanting the heart becomes purified. One gets a higher taste, and then the things that were so difficult become very easy. That’s practical experience.
(Jayadvaita Swami 10/2007)