TEXTS 48-49
keha yadi tanra mukhe sune krsna-nama
tanra mukhe ana sune tanra mukhe ana
sabe 'krsna' 'hari' bali' nace, kande, hase
paramparaya 'vaisnava' ha-ila sarva dese
SYNONYMS
keha—someone; yadi—when; tanra mukhe—from His mouth; sune—hears; krsna-nama—chanting of the Hare Krsna mantra; tanra mukhe—from the mouth of such chanters; ana sune—someone else hears; tanra mukhe—and from his mouth; ana—someone else; sabe—all of them; krsna—Lord Krsna's holy name; hari—another holy name of the Lord; bali'-chanting; nace—dance; kande—cry; hase—smile; paramparaya—by disciplic succession; vaisnava—devotees; ha-ila—became; sarva-dese—in all countries.
TRANSLATION
When someone heard the chanting of the holy name from the mouth of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and someone else heard this chanting from that second person, and someone again heard this chanting from the third person, everyone in all countries became a Vaisnava through such disciplic succession. Thus everyone chanted the holy name of Krsna and Hari, and they danced, cried and smiled.
PURPORT
The transcendental power or potency of the Hare Krsna maha-mantra is herein explained. First, the holy name is vibrated by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. When someone hears from Him directly, he is purified. When another person hears from that person, he also is purified. In this way the purification process is advanced among pure devotees. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and no one can claim His potency. Nonetheless, if one is a pure devotee, hundreds and thousands of men can be purified by his vibration. This potency is within every living being, provided he chants the Hare Krsna maha-mantra offenselessly and without material motives. When a pure devotee chants offenselessly, another person will become a Vaisnava, and from him another Vaisnava will emerge. This is the parampara system.

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