"krsnokirtana-gana-nartana-parau" (Sri Sri
Sad-Goswamy Astaka, by Srinivasa Acarya). The six
goswamis of Vrindavan gave us the process of chanting;
"Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare
Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare".
They said udh-kirtan. Udh-kirtan means loud kirtan.
Actually, when we are speaking out loud, you are speaking
from your heart. If you speak very mildly, then you
might be hiding something in your heart, so just mumble,
But no, just speak out from the top of your voice.
And you have to put out an effort as if it were pumping
out the air from the stomach. It's an intensified
kirtan. "krsnotkirtana-..-nartana..", dancing
also, because it lets loose our sentiments. These
are not sentimental aspects of one who is resting
simply on the mind. Rather, these are the sentiments
of the heart and spirit. And one has to do this kirtan
to keep himself purified.
Chanting of the holy name, its efficacy and everything,
is very well explained in a very scientific way and,
in our tradition, we have to study so we can develop
a proper understanding of why we are chanting Hare
Krishna Mahamantra, what is the functionary aspect
of chanting (meaning how the chanting should be done),
and what is the ultimate goal of chanting...