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CC Madhya 9.7-8 (1975)

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


pūrvavat pathe yāite ye pāya daraśana
yei grāme yāya, se grāmera yata jana
sabei vaiṣṇava haya, kahe 'kṛṣṇa' 'hari'
anya grāma nistāraye sei 'vaiṣṇava' kari'


pūrva-vat—as done previously; pathe—on the way; yāite—while going; ye—anyone who; pāya—gets; daraśana—audience; yei—which; grāme—in the village; yāya—Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu goes; se—that; grāmera—of the village; yata—all; jana—people; sabei—all of them; vaiṣṇava haya—become devotees; kahe—say; kṛṣṇa hari—the holy names of Lord Kṛṣṇa and Hari; anya grāma—other villages; nistāraye—delivers; sei—He; vaiṣṇava—devotees; kari'-making.


As previously stated, all the residents of the villages visited by Lord Caitanya became Vaiṣṇavas and began to chant "Hari" and "Kṛṣṇa." In this way, in all the villages visited by the Lord, everyone became a Vaiṣṇava, a devotee.


The holy names of Kṛṣṇa and Hari, or the chanting of the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra, are so spiritually powerful that even today, as our preachers go to remote parts of the world, people immediately begin chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa. Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu was the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself. There cannot be anyone who can compare to Him or His potencies. However, because we are following in His footsteps and are also chanting the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra, the effect is almost as potent as during the time of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu. Our preachers mainly belong to European and American countries, yet by the grace of Lord Caitanya they have tremendous success wherever they go to open branches. Indeed, everywhere people are very seriously chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, Hare Hare Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare.