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Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami: On Kirtana


From “On Kirtana” in Among Friends, Volume 2 #1 (1993):

“When I heard the question [how to keep the mind from wandering during kirtana], different phrases came to mind. One was: ‘Hear the wonderful chorus and let it uplift you.’ That chorus is a dimension in kirtana that is not available to us in japa. When we are chanting among sincere devotees, we can feel the upliftment. There is such an inspiring (and demanding) welling up of voices and we can ride that wave of sound.

“Another phrase that c

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