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And the actual importance of the Hare Krsna chant, is that in saying the name?... Or is it a... continuous flow?

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Conversations and Morning Walks

1973 Conversations and Morning Walks

Yes. It is a... spiritual process... Yes. It is a spiritual process because Kṛṣṇa and the name Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa the person and Kṛṣṇa the name, They are nondifferent, Absolute. That is the God's special power. Just like in the material world, if you want water, simply by chanting the name "water," you'll not be benefited.
Interviews with Macmillan and various English Reporters -- September 12, 1973, London:

Haṁsadūta: Yeah. Do you have some questions?

Reporter (3): Yes, I have. What, what is the real relationship between Kṛṣṇa consciousness and other religions? Is it that God has many names and...? (Someone comes up, introducing someone)

Prabhupāda: (Chuckling:) That's all right. I thank you.

Indian Man: Mr. Bose, representing National Herald.

Haṁsadūta: Maybe you can move this...

Prabhupāda: Oh, ācchā. (Bengali) Now, now, Mr. Bose... Let him come first of all. Give him a chair. Mr. Bose, let him come.

Reporter (3): I'll come back later.

Prabhupāda: Yes, three minutes. He's old man.

Reporter (3): Yes.

Prabhupāda: (Bengali)

Haṁsadūta: Shall I take this away?

Prabhupāda: Yes. (Bengali)

Mr. Bose: (Bengali)

Prabhupāda: (break) She's waiting? Then I shall come.

Reporter (3): Right, well (indistinct) some publicity.

Prabhupāda: No, every religion has got God consciousness. Without God consciousness, there cannot be any religion. But somewhere we find the degrees of consciousness. Just like every living entity has got consciousness. A child has got consciousness, dog has got consciousness, and a human being has got consciousness, but there are degrees.

Reporter (3): Do people lose this consciousness, the God...?

Prabhupāda: Eh?

Reporter (3): Do people lose God consciousness as they grow older?

Prabhupāda: Yes, yes, unless a person comes to God consciousness, his consciousness is imperfect.

Reporter (3): And the actual importance of the Hare Kṛṣṇa chant, is that in saying the name?

Prabhupāda: Yes. It is a...

Reporter (3): Or is it a...

Prabhupāda: ...spiritual process.

Reporter (3): ...continuous flow?

Prabhupāda: Yes. It is a spiritual process because Kṛṣṇa and the name Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa the person and Kṛṣṇa the name, They are nondifferent, Absolute. That is the God's special power. Just like in the material world, if you want water, simply by chanting the name "water," you'll not be benefited.

Reporter (3): No.

Prabhupāda: But in the spiritual world, the name, "water," and the substance water, is the same. Similarly, Kṛṣṇa and Kṛṣṇa's name is the same. So if you chant Kṛṣṇa, you immediately directly contact with Kṛṣṇa.