many people don’t have any understanding about spiritual values at all, and if someone does have values, they don’t have the personal strength to implement them, or they just don’t care, due to sheer material attachment and weakness. So under this environment of hypocrisy and spiritual ahlackuna, there is a need for an injection of spiritual energy into the society. There is a need of some kind of an extraordinary revival, or rejuvenation, and that is what Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has brought 500 years ago, this process of chanting, Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, KrishnaKrishna, Hare Hare. Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. That by the widespread propagation of the congregational chanting of the Hare Krishna mahamantra, that actually people’s consciousness becomes purified.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1986,2nd October, SB class @ New Orleans, USA