I remember the first time I saw devotees of Krishna chanting Hare Krishna. I thought to myself.. why are they all smiling? They all look so happy. Something must be wrong with them. They must be crazy or something. So many times after, seeing people chanting and just looking so ecstatic… I mean they MUST be crazy. It wasn’t until many years later that I understood why they were so happy, why they were so blissed and joyous looking.
Sing… chant… use your voice! And it just feels soooo damn good. Good for the mind, good for the heart, good for the soul. Especially for someone like me who is naturally very intellectual, very caught up in the mind. I’ve never met anything that can so thoroughly annihilate the mind and take me straight into the heart. Again and again and again… I dry out in the worlds of the intellect, then dive back into the sea, over and over and over, into the depths of the heart. The words drench my soul, blow my mind and swell my heart.
Thank God for the Chant <3