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When you come to the quality, you will feel yourself, "Why sixteen? Why notsixteen thousand?" That is quality, automatically. Just like HaridasaThakura was doing. He was not forced to do. Even Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Herequested, "Now you are old enough. You can reduce." So he refused, "No. Upto the end of my life I shall go on." That is quality.Have you got such tendency that you will go on chanting and nothing to do?That is quality. Now you are forced to do. Where is the question of quality?That is given a chance so that one day you may come to the quality, not thatyou have come to the quality. Quality is different. Athasaktih. Asakti,attachment.Just like Rupa Gosvami says that "How shall I chant with one tongue, and howshall I hear, two ears? Had it been millions of tongue and trillions of ear,then I could enjoy it." This is quality. Quality is not so cheap. Maybeafter many births. For the time being you go on following the rules andregulations.It is being done by force. Where is the quality? So you wanted to understandquality. This is the quality. You'll not be forced, but automatically you'lldesire. That is quality. I am writing books. I am not being forced byanyone. Everyone can do that. Why one does not do it? Why I get up at night,one o'clock, and do this job? Because I cannot do without it.How one will do it artificially? This is quality. Therefore they like mypurports. That quality is shown by Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Sunyayitam jagatsarvam govinda virahena me. "Oh, I do not see Govinda. The whole world isvacant." Sunyayitam jagat sarvam govinda virahena me. This is quality. Justlike we have got practical example. One man's beloved has died, and he isseeing the whole universe vacant. Is it vacant? So that is quality of love.So there is no formula of quality. It is to be understood by himself. Justlike if after eating something you feel refreshed and get strength, that isquality. You haven't got to take certificate: "Will you give me acertificate that I have eaten?" You'll understand whether eaten or not. Thatis quality. When you will feel so much ecstasy in chanting Hare Krsna, thatis quality. Not artificially -- "Chant. Chant. Otherwise get out." This isnot quality. This is in expectation that someday you may come to quality.That requires time. That requires sincerity. But quality is there.>>> Ref. VedaBase => Morning Walk -- November 2, 1975, Nairobi

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