Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji
Nanadhanar (the devout bhakta of Lord Siva) spread the path of Nama kirtan across all sects of the people. Ever since people joined Nanda in singing Nãma Sankirtan none went to attend to their work on the fields on time. So those affected by this tried to bring 'sense' into Nanda through a local leader of their hutments.
All of them joined together and approached Nanda. "Nanda! You are forever singing the Nãma. Will singing the Nãma earn food?" ('Nãmam pãdi kondirundãl soru kidaikuma?')
What does Nandhanar reply?