“When anyone chants the name of the Lord that is like a bath. It is like a purification, just like standing in the water fall, it is mentioned – one is cleansed of all kinds of dirt. But then if one doesn’t take it seriously then it is described as a hati-snana – like the bathing of an elephant. The elephant goes in the water and bathes and when it comes out, he takes dust and throws it on itself.”

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami
20th July 1981
Chennai, India