Q: Why does the Shanti mantra bring so much noise both inside and outside?
Like ringing a bell during the Shanti mantra.
A: You know, Dilip, the bell is despised by all ashuras!
They can’t stand the noise!
In fact, I want to make such a racket that I can’t even hear the ashuras calling out,
“Hey, stop that, Swami! Stop that noise!”
Do you know how many voices are calling out to you every time you say,
“Shanti, shanti, shanti”?
You just want to say shanti louder than them!
And that’s why we make such a ruckus.