Japa is not a ritual. It is not a mechanical, mindless robotic process. It is an offering of the heart, a pleading for mercy, a begging to be accepted by the Lord. It is a crying of the soul to be engaged eternally in the Lord’s service. The emotions these moods invoke nourish our chanting. Krsna is moved by love, not by parrot like repetition. Feelings and desires for Radha and Krsna are meant to be communicated through Their Names.