Q. If the heart desires to sing praises to the Lord in a loud voice (especially during the day), should there be a consideration if female that there are no bramacharis around? I mean, is it wrong for a female to sing when there are bramacharis in the arena?
We are Vaisnavas and we are not concerned in one sense about bodily conception of male or female but yet the separation of men and women is desirable. Canakya Pandit said that every man should see all other women except one's wife as mother, and similarly a woman should see all men other than husband as sons. This kind of culture keeps everybody protected from unlawful desires.