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CC Madhya 17.45

Text

‘hari-bola’ bali’ prabhu kare ucca-dhvani
vṛkṣa-latā — praphullita, sei dhvani śuni,

Synonyms

hari-bola — the vibration of “Haribol”; bali’ — chanting; prabhu — Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; kare — makes; ucca-dhvani — a loud sound; vṛkṣa-latā — the trees and creepers; praphullita — very jubilant; sei — that; dhvani — sound; śuni’ — hearing.

Translation

When the Lord loudly chanted “Haribol!” the trees and creepers became jubilant to hear Him.

Purport

The loud chanting of the Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra is so powerful that it can even penetrate the ears of trees and creepers, what to speak of those of animals and human beings. Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu once asked Haridāsa Ṭhākura how trees and plants could be delivered, and Haridāsa Ṭhākura replied that the loud chanting of the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra would benefit not only trees and plants but insects and all other living beings. One should therefore not be disturbed by the loud chanting of Hare Kṛṣṇa, for it is beneficial not only to the chanter but to everyone who gets an opportunity to hear.