From the Course
"Chanting is not just a process, it is a relationship. You and the holy name are together for two hours every day. If you are conscious of this while you chant, your chanting will dramatically improve."
"We all know there are things we can immediately do to improve our chanting. And we intuitively know what they are. So why aren’t we doing them? Perhaps it’s because we are willing to accept a lower standard of japa."