Question: Purity Enhances Chanting or Chanting Enhances Purity?
Does avoiding non-vegetarian food, intoxicants, gambling and illicit sex enhance chanting? Or is it that chanting enhances the avoidance of non-vegetarian food, intoxicants, gambling and illicit sex?
Answer: Both. So Now Become Perfect and See God
The answer is "both." So whichever way you approach the science of Krishna consciousness, if you will do it with sincerity, you will be successful. You will first attain the mode of goodness in which passion and ignorance are practically absent. And from there, if you continue steadily, you will make further progress to the stage where passion and ignorance are absolutely absent, the stage of unmixed sattva or suddha-sattva. And upon reaching this suddha-sattva stage you will always be able to see Krishna eye to eye by dint of pure affection for the Lord.