What about chanting in other traditions?

Question to Radhanath Swami: In many other traditions – Christian and Buddhist traditions – there is chanting of a devotional nature. Through those chanting can one expect to gain similar results as gained through the chanting of the Mahamantra?
Radhanath Swami Answers: The power of transcendental sound has been accessed by various traditions, throughout history and throughout the world.

Can the mahamantra be chanted in any tune

Question to Radhanath Swami: We have been told that maha-mantra is the highest of all sound vibrations. Sometimes, what happens is that when we are in our locality or we are in our home, some of our relatives play Bollywood or Hollywood songs. So we are accustomed to that sound and so we start chanting maha-mantra in that particular tune. So will that give same benefit as we chant normally? And sometimes all the day long we chant mantra in that tune only. Is it beneficial?

Sound spirituality! Tune in please

Question to Radhanath Swami: Chanting and hearing are the basic principles in Bhakti Yoga. What is the logic behind this principle?


Radhanath Swami:  Anyone who is practicing Bhakti or Devotional service is the most fortunate on earth. If you are blessed with the seed of devotion, you must carefully take care of it. It is like a flower plant which should be watered regularly. The watering process for Bhakti is to water it with the sound vibrations of the glories of the lord produced by chanting….