1. You wake up humming the Hanuman Chalisa.
2. You’ve exceeded your internet data allowance watching kirtan livestreams.
3. You have at least one pet — or possibly a child — named after a Hindu deity.
4. Your family whispers behind your back because every time they see you you’re quietly singing Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare.
5. When the Jehovah’s Witness comes to your door, you try to convince them that Jesus and Krishna are the same…because, you know, Maharaji said so.
6. You know who Maharaji is.
7. You secretly fantasize about becoming a roadie for Krishna Das. Or Dave Stringer. Or Girish…
8. You’ve ever been stopped for speeding with a kirtan CD blasting in your car.
9. You dumped your boyfriend/girlfriend because they kept complaining that the only “music” you ever play is kirtan.
10. You’ve emptied your savings account buying plane tickets and weekend passes to Bhakti Fest, Omega Chant, and any other kirtan festival, retreat or event you can get to.
If any of these signs describe you, you might be a kirtan addict. There is no cure, but don’t despair: the treatment is simple…
Whatever you do, just…
And follow The Bhakti Beat, of course!