The bit of chanting creates big change in life

Anybody can chant. You don’t have to change your lifestyle or anything.” I was interviewed also by one radio interviewer here in the West and uh, I suggested, “Why don’t you try meditating and chanting Hare Krishna.” He said, “Well I don’t want to shave my head.” “No, you can chant without doing all these things. You can chant any time, any place.” “Really? Well if that’s so, I’m more interested.” And people will… haven’t really understood that anybody can chant Hare Krishna and actually the people who are living in our temples, they’re very advanced. They’re yogis. They’re people who want to actually achieve perfection in this life, but everyone can begin on the path of perfection by chanting. Basically the nama-hatta movement, which has been uh, stated as the folk movement here in the West is to get everyone in their own houses, in their own villages and towns, cities, to chant

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna

Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama

Rama Rama Hare Hare

Srila Prabhupada, he said that there’s no reason why in every country… why every country of the world and every place in the world that every family can’t chant Hare Krishna every day. There’s no reason why somebody can’t chant Hare Krishna in their house. That simply it’s a question of promoting it and letting people know about this chanting of Hare Krishna. Those who are a little broad-minded, even a little inquisitive, they can try it, and by chanting, if they get even a fraction, just a little bit of chanting, they’ll be able to experience the most sublime change in their lives.

So, basically now due to their fear, their paranoia, their prejudices, they’re trying to keep this Hare Krishna mantra hidden. They’re not able to see the beauty of it. Just like Devaki was having such a great beauty, but due to Kamsa keeping her locked up in the prison, no one could see, so somehow or another, we have to break free from this prison, which the media and different uh, paranoiac people have placed whereby the normal… I don’t know normal, the common person is not able to take the advantage and see what is the real beauty of this Hare Krishna mantra. So that is only possible by all of you taking up the order of Caitanya Mahaprabhu and requesting everyone, from house to house, from person to person, to try and take up the chanting of

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna

Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama

Rama Rama Hare Hare

H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1983, 20th, December, SB Class, Orleans @ USA