we have a taste for canting and hearing of Bhagavatam and so simply hearing the Bhagavatam and chanting our mind is completely absorbed in spiritual uh, Krishna Consciousness, if that’s enough, then even without the formal worship, we can go on. But in the beginning stages when we don’t have a spontaneous attraction for hearing and chanting, to that full extent so that the form of worship is also very beneficial. And even advanced devotees to show example, they also perform this formal worship, and they also… it’s not that there is not transcendental benefit or relishment there. There’s also transcendental benefit there but an advanced devotee not only experiences it in the worship, but in all his service to the spiritual master.
H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
28 Oct, 1982 SB class @ Thailand