The Complete Science of Bhakti Yoga 6
Nectar of Devotion—Vrndavana, 30, October,1972—
1240) Whether I know while chanting how much I must be cautious and respectful, not neglectful! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
————————- So this näma is also another incarnation of Krsna. Näma-rüpe kali-käle krsna-avatära. Name is… Because name and Krsna is not different. Abhinnatväd näma-näminoh. There is no difference. Here, in the material world, there is difference between the name and the substance, but advaya-jnäna, in the Absolute world there is no such distinction. The name and the person, the same, identical. So actually, when we chant Hare Krsna mantra, we directly associate with Krsna, because name is the incarnation of Krsna. Näma-rüpe krsna-avatära. Therefore, if we are sensible, then we should take very much respectful attitude to the name, because name and Krsna, the same. Suppose Krsna comes here. How much respectful we shall be, immediately. So similarly, when we chant Hare Krsna mantra, we should know Krsna is there. Therefore we should be very much cautious and respectful, not neglectful. That is offense. That is offense. ——————–——–