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When chanting, you chant the name of Rama as well as Krsna. I do not see any photograph of Rama here. What is the thinking?

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Srimad-Bhagavatam Lectures

Hearing is also experiencing. Why do you want to see?

Lecture on SB 2.3.20 -- Bombay, March 24, 1977, At Cross Maidan Pandal:

Indian man (1): When chanting, you chant the name of Rāma as well as Kṛṣṇa. I do not see any photograph of Rāma here. What is the thinking?

Prabhupāda: You do not see, but can you hear?

Indian man (1): I do not see!

Prabhupāda: But you do not hear!

Indian man (1): Photograph, that we are seeing.

Prabhupāda: Hearing is also experiencing. Why do you want to see? You do not see your father who is dead.

Indian man (1): No, why? Why? Kṛṣṇa has so many...

Prabhupāda: No. Seeing and hearing is the same thing. Suppose you have grandfather. Are you seeing him? How do you accept you had a grandfather?

Indian man (1): I saw him all right.

Prabhupāda: That is hearing.

Indian man (1): No, I saw him also.

Prabhupāda: You saw... You did not see your great-grandfather. But how do you know? Hearing is also another process.

Indian man (1): My question is whether there is distinction between Rāma and Kṛṣṇa.

Prabhupāda: The distinction is that hearing is also a process of acquiring knowledge. Why don't you accept it? Simply seeing is not acquiring knowledge. There are so many senses, and hearing is the first-class sense to understand which you cannot see. (applause)

Devotees: All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda!