(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Cape Town, SA, 19th Dec 2011) Lecture – SB 7.13.46

Haridāsa Ṭhākura would chant his rounds whilst preaching! He went out as a sankirtan partner with Nityananda, and he was chanting all the way. It was not like:

‘I’m in sankirtan, yeah! There is no need to chant!’

He was just walking there and constantly chanting. He would also give lectures. If you chant three hundred thousand names everyday then, you manage to find some time to give a lecture. One even can sleep a little, eat a little and take a bath and do all of those things. For us, even if we tried to chant three hundred thousand names, then we wouldn’t have the time. It’s like to chant sixty four rounds can take the whole day – it can take a lot of time! To chant a hundred and twenty eight rounds, and to chant hundred ninety two rounds takes serious time.

So Haridāsa is out preaching and chanting at the same time! And his lips and tongue were always moving! Even when Haridāsa was listening, his tongue was chanting! There were other associates of Lord Caitanya’s whose tongues were always chanting. This comes up in the Caitanya Bhagavta as a theme where the tongues that were always chanting!

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