(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Nama Tattva Lecture, part 3, Japa Workshop, Helsinki 2011)

 Transcribed by Dahani dd

Life is short and we don’t want to miss the boat, also… So, Lord Caitanya was not just in the mood of a psychotherapist, and it’s not that it says in Caitanya Cartitamrita: … and then Lord Caitanya went up and held the hand of the people and said: “Do you feel like chanting maybe? I mean, if you are really motivated…Yeah?” I didn’t find that in Caitanya Caritamrita, there is no chapter like that.

It’s sort of like: “Jiv jago, jiv jago, Goracadra bolo”… “Wake up, sleeping soul, you’re sleeping in the lap of the witch Maya.” That’s there… “Chant, chant!”  There is some element of urgency. “You’re drowning in the ocean of nescience. Take the rope!” It’s not like: “Well, ok. You can first put one hand on the rope and then…” No! “You’re drowning! Take that pole before the sharks eat you, take it!”

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