[The following is an excerpt from the upcoming Bhaktabandhav publication, Sri Harinama Cintamani]
Like an ant that becomes trapped in honey, the more the conditioned soul accepts māyā, the harder it is to escape. However, if we are engaged in vraja-rasa, then we will get strength, transcendental power, and the ability to easily cross over māyā. At that time, everything to do with māyā will appear to us like dead corpses or excrement. When one has greed for spiritual rasa, one will be taken across maya.
When someone chants harināma, having taken full shelter of svarūpa-śakti, he will be purified and will cross the modes of material nature and be established in śuddha-sattva. The devotee thus situated will not be disturbed by anyone’s abuses.
Haridāsa Ṭhākura did not become disturbed when the Muslim soldiers beat him in 22 marketplaces because he was situated in nirguṇa-tattva.
Haridāsa Ṭhākura was established in śuddha-sattva. If you can become like this, then you can always chant govinda-nāma and your environment will be very clean and favorable. Your nature will be always inclined to serve Kṛṣṇa. This is the process of chanting harināma.
Mahāprabhu had this discussion with Haridāsa Ṭhākura so that the living entities could understand the process of chanting nāma. This discourse took place in Śrī Kṣetra-dhāma. If you hear these instructions in Śrī Kṣetra-dhāma, you will gradually acquire taste for vraja-rasa, and will chant day and night. Then, rather than being engaged in māyā-rasa, you will go to Navadvipa or Vraja and be engaged in vraja-rasa.