TEXT 35
kapata diya kirtana kare parama avese
pasandi hasite aise, na paya pravese
SYNONYMS
kapata—door; diya—closing; kirtana—chanting; kare—performed; parama—very high; avese—in an ecstatic condition; pasandi—nonbelievers; hasite—to laugh; aise—come; na—does not; paya—get; pravese—entrance.
TRANSLATION
This ecstatic chanting was performed with the doors closed so that nonbelievers who came to make fun could not gain entrance.
PURPORT
Chanting of the Hare Krsna maha-mantra is open to everyone, but sometimes nonbelievers come to disturb the ceremony of chanting. It is indicated herein that under such circumstances the temple doors should be closed. Only bona fide chanters should be admitted; others should not. But when there is large-scale congregational chanting of the Hare Krsna maha-mantra, we keep our temples for everyone to join, and by the grace of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu this policy has given good results.

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