On chanting Loudly
PAMHO. AGTSA &SP.
On the 15th November in the Sunday feast Sa gave a nice story from his devotional life.
He was reading that Srila Haridasa Thakur said every time a thought came into his mind he started to chant louder. So was Srila Acaryapada following this instruction. So many thoughts came so he began to chant louder and louder on the end really screaming. He showed to us how loud he was shouting, but is was so loud that next day he had a little problem with the voice. Chanting in the temple room with the devotees really calling out the holy names, he really fried out most of them, since they felt disturbed. They went to make a complaint about this new bhakta shouting so loud.
Srila Acaryapada was called by Srila Prabhupada, He asked why he is chanting so loud. He gave the sastric evidence. Srila Prabhupada was dealing with his disciples very personally, caring for every devotees individuality. He instructed him that he should chant loud in the park near the temple. Since there were no joggers, he was alone with the rabbits, birds and other animals in the park. He said he would have felt shy to chant so loud before the joggers. So all the rabbits, birds and all the other animals were liberated.
Patita Pavana Srila Acaryapada Ki Jay! Patita Pavana Srila Prabhupada Ki Jay!