Difference Between Japa and Kirtana

When a Vedic mantra is chanted within the mouth so that only the chanter can hear, the chanting is called japa. But when such mantras are chanted loudly, it is called kirtana.
Purport on Srimad Bhagavatam 3.14.32

Yajna Recommended By Lord Chaitanya

Lord Chaitanya, however, has recommended only one yajna, or sacrifice, called the sankirtana-yajna, the chanting of Hare Krishna, in which everyone can take part. Thus both devotees and fruitive workers can derive equal benefit from the performances of sankirtana-yajna.
Purport on Srimad bhagavatam 1.16.20

Being Very, Very Happy

If the surface of the globe is overflooded with the chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra, the people of the world will be very, very happy.
Purport on Srimad Bhagavatam on 4.24.10

Subject matter of Srimad Bhagavatam

So here has been described the activities of the brahmanas, ksatriyas, vaisyas and sudras, as it relates to the Personality of Godhead. This is sambandha- jnana. Understanding everything in relationship with the Personality of Godhead- – What is our position now, what is our desired position and how to attain that desired position, which is the subject matter of Srimad- Bhagavatam.

Lecture on SB 3.6.32 – About the Four Varnas – Vyasa Puja 2008 – 5th Jan'08 – Tirupati

Knowledge Given in Srimad Bhagavatam

Krishna is everywhere, Krishna is in everything. Srimad-Bhagavatam gives us that knowledge by which we can see Krishna everywhere and in everything, and understand where we are now and where we have to move to, by a scientific process — scientific process in the sense that if we follow the stipulations, then we get the result; and if we don't, we don't get the result. If we chant the holy names of Krishna without offenses, niraparadhe nama laile paye prema-dhana, then we attain love of Krishna; and if we don't — if we chant the names of Krishna with offenses-then, bahu janma kare jadi sravana-kirtana tabahu napaye Krishna-pade prema-dhana: even if we supposedly chant the names of Krishna for many lifetimes, we won't attain love of Krishna.

Lecture on SB 3.6.32 – About the Four Varnas – Vyasa Puja 2008 – 5th Jan'08 – Tirupati

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