|Canto 7: The Science of God||Chapter 7: What Prahlada Learned in the Womb|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 7.7.35
yada graha-grasta iva kvacid dhasaty
akrandate dhyayati vandate janam
muhuh svasan vakti hare jagat-pate
narayanety atma-matir gata-trapah
yada -- when; graha-grastah -- haunted by a ghost; iva -- like; kvacit -- sometimes; hasati -- laughs; akrandate -- cries loudly (remembering the transcendental qualities of the Lord); dhyayati -- meditates; vandate -- offers respects; janam -- to all living entities (thinking all of them to be engaged in the service of the Lord); muhuh -- constantly; svasan -- breathing heavily; vakti -- he speaks; hare -- O my Lord; jagat-pate -- O master of the whole world; narayana -- O Lord Narayana; iti -- thus; atma-matih -- fully absorbed in thoughts of the Supreme Lord; gata-trapah -- without shame.
When a devotee becomes like a person haunted by a ghost, he laughs and very loudly chants about the qualities of the Lord. Sometimes he sits to perform meditation, and he offers respects to every living entity, considering him a devotee of the Lord. Constantly breathing very heavily, he becomes careless of social etiquette and loudly chants like a madman, "Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna! O my Lord, O master of the universe!"
When one chants the holy name of the Lord in ecstasy, not caring for outward social conventions, it is to be understood that he is atma-mati. In other words, his consciousness is turned toward the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
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His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness