Chant Pure and Without Offence

From Chapter 10 of the up and coming publication
by His Divine Grace Śrīla Gour Govinda Swami


uttama adhama kichu na bāchila
yāciyā dilaka kola
kahe premānanda emana gaurāga
hdaye dhariyā bola*


Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu never discriminates whether one is very elevated or most degraded, He offers kṛṣṇa-prema indiscriminately. He is patita-pāvana, the deliverer of the most fallen, most degraded. He gives kṛṣṇa-prema through the chanting of the holy name. Mukhya-pathe jīva pāya kṛṣṇa-prema-dhana, the chief result of chanting the holy names, hare kṛṣṇa hare kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare hare rāma hare rāma rāma rāma hare hare is to get kṛṣṇa-prema. If your chanting is not pure and offenceless then even though you may chant for hundreds or thousands of lives you will not be able to get kṛṣṇa-prema.

* Verse by poet Premānanda Dāsa