Sankirtan means many doing kirtan together. Japa’s one. Kirtana’s a few. Sankirtan means everyone together. That means that they are all singing the same tune, they are singing the same mantra. They’er clapping and playing their instruments in time. The sankirtana means together. So this movement as long as it remains together , as long as everyone keeps a cooperative sankirtana mood, then people will be convinced and wherever you see in history that that mood of working cooperatively together was compromised, then they lose their potency for convincing people about Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Actually everybody is very easily convinced; it is just that they do not know anything. Because we’re very few, we’ve only reached a few. So if you go on telling people, if you’re convinced, and you tell people, in this same cooperative spirit, they will also be convinced. There is no doubt about it.
H.H. Jayapataka Swami maharaj
28th March 1983, Gaura Purnima SB class @ Mayapur