(H H Kadamba Kanana Swami, Prague, Czech Republic, 15th March 2012) Lecture: CC. Adi-lila 17.22
Umapati was one of Prabhupada’s disciples and he asked Prabhupada:
‘What comes from this chanting?’
‘From chanting comes more chanting!’
So it is like that, from, chanting comes more chanting! One simply feels that:
‘Yes we must do this again!’
When we get absorbed in chanting then we forget everything. Well maybe not everything, but it is sort of during the chanting and usually it’s okay. Afterwards the harsh reality returns, but still we think:
‘That chanting did give me a boost!’
So we must do it again, and that is the nature of chanting. Yes the chanting is non-different from Krishna. So we are meeting with Krishna, but our senses are just dull, they are not awakened. Therefore we have no taste!
So spiritual life is about turning to Krishna, and we can take material things and use them for Krishna! And all these material things become spiritualised – whatever it is. So we can do ordinary work for Krishna! Whatever it is, if you like to fix cars, fix Krishna’s cars! If you like to grow potatoes, grow potatoes for Krishna. If you like to make money, make money for Krishna. Or if you just have to suffer because of your karma, then suffer for Krishna! So somehow or other whatever it is, do it for Krishna. So that we live in the material world in that way. But that’s not everything, since then there are times when we spend directly with Krishna by chanting Krishna’s name and by hearing about Him, and these two things are very important!