Get the full effect of chanting

Once you chant Hare Krishna you continue committing offences, then the effect becomes neutralized in a certain way. You don’t get the full effect, you see. Therefore one needs the mercy of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Not that there are certain types of bogus sampradayas that they think that “Well Because Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s so mercy…” something like the Christians, who say, “Because Jesus died for our blood, so… for our sins, now we can go on committing sin.”

There’s Christian philosophies that say “We are so fallen that we can never become pure so just try to do good as you can and live a material life and remember Jesus, and that’s enough.” which in itself isn’t the worst instruction but it’s not… It just is a type of cop out, where people then, they don’t even try to become pure, you see. So the point is that one has to be sincere. One should try to come up to the platform, but Lord Chaitanya is so merciful that even if you are not up to yet, still He accepts your service because of your desire.

H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

28 Oct, 1982 SB class @ Thailand