(H H Kadamba Kanana Swami, 27th March 2012, Cape Town, South Africa) Lecture: B.G. 2.17 Of course, there are some days where you wished that you had never gotten up, and it leads from one thing to … more
In the chanting of Hare Krsna, there is no question of being a master.
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu said that He was never the master of the Holy Name or the master in chanting the Holy Name, but rather He was always the servant of the Holy Name.
So it is not possible to master the art of chanting and to become expert in chanting the Holy Name.
There is no question that anyone is ever expert in chanting the Holy Name- it doesn’t arise. One can simply realize before the Holy Name that:
One is helpless,
One is incapable to properly make the offering of chanting,
One simply depends on the mercy of the Name.
Only in that mood of dependence.
Srila Prabhupada said depending like a child calling out to his mother, in that mood of dependence it is possible to actually chant the Holy Name.
So there’s no question of being a master of the Holy Name.
Thus humility and successful chanting are hand in hand.
Thus Lord Caitanya’s movement is depending on this principle of humility and we see it being emphasized throughout.
Transcribed by Savitri Devi Dasi
(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Germany 2009)