Questions about INATTENTIVE CHANTING and answers by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura from his books:
Q. What is the main impediment blocking one from developing attachment for chanting?
A. If one gives up all the offenses in chanting but remains inattentive, he can never develop attachment for chanting. (Sajjana Tosani 11/1)
Q. What are the various definitions of inattention while chanting?
A. O Lord! All anarthas are produced when we do not pay attention to our chanting. The exalted devotees have defined inattention as indifference, laziness, and restlessness. (Harinama-cintamani)
Q. What is the symptom of a restless chanter?
“Please come here. Please come here, Your Holiness. Why do You sit
in that unclean place? What has caused Your lamentation?”
The Lord replied:
“I belong to a lower order of sannyāsīs. Therefore I
do not deserve to sit with you. “
Prakāśānanda Sarasvatī, however, caught Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu
personally by the hand and seated Him with great respect in the midst of the assembly. Prakāśānanda Sarasvatī then said, “I understand that Your name is Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya. You are a disciple of Śrī Keśava Bhāratī, and therefore You are glorious.
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