1. When chanting is not pure devotion

    Hare Krsna means, “O Krsna, O Hara, Krsna’s energy, Radharani, Hara…” Hari, Hara. So this addressing, “O Krsna, O Krsna’s internal potency…” Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare, chanting, addressing: “O Lord Krsna, O the internal energy of Krsna.” So They will respond that “Why you are calling Me, or Us?” You have to submit, “Please again accept me as Your eternal servant.” This is the only prayer. Not that “Give me this money, this me that, this me that, give me that.” No. That is not pure devotion.

    From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.26.22 — December 31, 1974, Bombay