One should not foolishly adopt any of the slogans concocted by imaginative devotees

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“One should not foolishly adopt any of the slogans concocted by imaginative devotees. If one actually wants to derive the effects of chanting, one must strictly follow the great ācāryas.” (Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 7.168, Srila Prabhupada Purport)

“I want one student who follows my instruction. I don’t want millions. Ekaś candras tamo hanti na ca tara-sahasrasaḥ. If there is one moon in the sky, that is sufficient for illumination. There is no need of millions of stars. So my position is that I want to see that at least one disciple has become pure devotee.” (Srila Prabhupada Arrival Lecture — San Francisco, July 15, 1975)

bahu janma kare yadi śravaṇa, kīrtana
tabu ta’ nā pāya kṛṣṇa-pade prema-dhana

“If one is infested with the ten offenses in the chanting of the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra, despite his endeavor to chant the holy name for many births, he will not get the love of Godhead that is the ultimate goal of this chanting.” (Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Adi-lila CC Ādi 8.16)

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