Q.: Which should we do first? Chanting or reading?

A.: First is chanting but you should do both. Chanting is most important. But reading is also important. Reading is as necessary as chanting but chanting is more important. One of the biggest problems these days in our congregation devotees is that they don’t read. These books are so sweet. It is said that Bhagavatam became doubly sweet when Sukadeva Goswami recited it and I say that Bhagavatam became triply sweet with Prabhupada’s purports. If we don’t read, we won’t make much advancement, we will just hang in but your surrender will be very restricted. And if that is restricted you won’t get much taste. If you want to develop higher taste you should find time to read.