(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 03 February 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.19.4)
There was one devotee who had sort of given up spiritual standards for a while and I was thinking of what to say to such a person without saying that you MUST chant Hare Krsna. Of course, that fell on deaf ears. Their answer was that they had no taste and could not do it. So I was thinking for days and finally I said, ‘You know, you have only two possibilities with your life. To either be a happy devotee or to be an unhappy devotee! It’s too late, you’re a devotee. Even if you don’t chant, you are still a devotee. But if you don’t chant, you will be a unhappy devotee. So better chant then you can become a happy devotee.’ And I left it at that with food for thought.
We should have full faith that all good will come, sarva-karma kṛta haya, (Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya-Lila 22.62), that all good will come from this chanting and from devotional service. So all we need to do is again and again turn to devotional service and to chanting the holy name. This chanting does not require anything else! It can be done anywhere, even in inauspicious places one can chant, no money is required. Even if you have lost your voice, you can whisper!
Somehow or other, time is running out, life is very short so we must take advantage because through this chanting, if we are sincere, we can go back to Godhead in this lifetime. Even if we made some mistakes in the past, if we correct ourselves and again take up devotional service then we are immediately properly situated. Immediately, we are again eligible to return back to Godhead. So we must be very optimistic, we must be very convinced that success will be there. All we have to do is chant Hare Krsna and serve the sankirtan movement!