Poem for Mar 19

Japa Poem

One should never give up regular chanting in the context of other activities: “If you stop pouring water on a plant, it will dry up; it will not produce any fruit. Similarly, even if you are highly elevated in Krishna consciousness, you cannot stop this process of hearing and chanting because maya is so strong, so powerful, that as soon as she sees, ‘Ah, here is an opportunity,’ at once you will dry up. . . . If you continue this chanting and hearing process, you will grow and grow and actually reach Krishna’s lotus feet and there relish His association.” (_Krishna Consciousness, The Topmost Yoga System_, pp. 105–6)

(_Begging for the Nectar of the Holy Name_)