On Chanting

14th September 2014 • Srila Prabhupāda

Room Conversation July 1973

As soon as we have got some time, chant Hare Krisna. Either loudly or silent… As far as possible loudly; if not possible, silently. But the tongue must go, Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. The tongue must work. And as far as possible, should be heard… That is… And officially, krkshaharama (Prabhupada chants very fast with words running into each other indistinctly). Not like that (chants again like that) Not like that. That will not… Every word should be distinctly chanted and heard, not official. So stress on this point. As far as possible, people should be encouraged to chant Hare Krishna maha-mantra and try to bring the ecstasy and dance. Even there is no ecstasy, dance, it will bring ecstasy. Dancing is so nice. Chanting, dancing and take prasadam.