The clouds of anarthas and the fog of ignorance are obstructing our experience of the Holy Name of the Lord. The process for clearing away these clouds is to chant the Holy Name and hear the pastimes of the Lord in the association of devotees. By hearing such narrations, we awaken our faith in the Lord. The whole purpose of maintaining this body, and the goal of everything that we do, should be to awaken this faith.
June 6, 2001, Ekaterinburg