Cleanliness is essential for making advancement in spiritual life. There are two kinds of cleanliness: external and internal. External cleanliness means taking a bath, but for internal cleanliness one has to think of Krishna always and chant Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. This process cleans the accumulated dust of past karma from the mind.
Bhagavad Gita 13.8-12,
You just accept the holy name, then Nityananda Prabhu will be responsible for taking you across this material world.
To chant the holy name and dance in ecstasy is so easy and sublime that one can achieve all the benefits of spiritual life simply by following this process.
Srimad Bhagavatam 6.2.11,
Of sacriﬁces I am the chanting of the holy names [japa].
Bhagavat Gita 10.25
Any person who is chanting the holy names of Krishna (Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare) in course of chanting without offenses feels some transcendental pleasure and very quickly becomes puriﬁed of all material contamination.
Bhagavat Gita 9.2,
The sound vibration of the Hare Krishna mantra, although presented in the ordinary alphabet, should not be taken as mundane or material.
Srimad bhagavatam 4.9.4,