(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2011, Helsinki, Finland, Lecture)
It is said that from all services, the chanting of Hare Krsna is the first and foremost. It is the most important. Of course, we all may not always experience it like that. Somebody may just love cooking and they may feel, “Cooking is my life and soul! That’s what I love to do. I also chant my rounds but I’m always thinking about cooking and that’s just my nature.”
But if you just cook, that is not good enough. Cooking has to be accompanied by chanting!
The book distributor may think, “Books… books… books!”
But there has to be a time when he has to stop thinking about book distribution and think about chanting because during chanting, it is not good to think of one’s service! It is better to put everything out of the mind and try to just focus on Krsna!