(Kadamba Kanana Swami, October 2014, Mayapur, India, Siksastakam Seminar: Verses 1&2, Part 1)

KKS_chanting japa

The process of glorification of Krsna through his name is actually our means of purification. So we are preparing to chant and the first reason why we chant, is for purification, whether it is in kirtan or japa. In japa, we are exposed because in japa we are alone. When you are in kirtan, you can become so swept up in the kirtan that you think you are almost approaching bhava! Then, when you are chanting japa, you realise you are a total neophyte, you have no taste for the name at all because during japa, you are alone with the name and there is no help from the music, there is no help from all the voices chanting to carry us…

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    Harekrishna. Dandabat prabhuji. we r perceived the essence of Jap and Kirtan.