Haridas Thakur was asked, “What type of chanting is more effective, the silent chanting to oneself or the loud chanting?” He said, “Definitely, the loud chanting is hundred times more beneficial.” The devotee asked: “Could you explain?”
And he said “Yes, because by loud chanting, so many creepers, so many animals, birds and others..they are hearing that sound, therefore they are also getting the spiritual benefit; for that Krishna is gratified , He is grateful and His being pleased on the devotee destroys so many offences.”
Someone may be chanting, but there are so many offences thinking that the Holy Name is imagination or thinking that it is an exaggeration or not respecting the guru or the sastras properly, not surrendering to guru,not being attentive… just like this, so many offences are there.
So therefore the chanting, although it has the effect even one Holy Name can destroy all types of impediments due to our not fully throwing ourselves into the chanting, due to some offences, the full Name is not rising like the full sun in our heart, but just a little light is coming; you see. So by loudly chanting that destroys so many offences, that chanting is hundred times more powerful.
Similarly we can easily understand that when we are preaching the vani of Lord Chaitanya which is the reason why loud chanting is going into other living entities. So when we are giving other living entities this message, when we are somehow or another encouraging them to come and take some prasadam, to chant, then that is very pleasing to Lord Chaitanya and Krishna.HH Jayapataka Swami Arrival Address
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