mali hana vrksa ha-ilan ei ta' icchate
sarva-pranira upakara haya vrksa haite
mali hana—although I am the gardener; vrksa ha-ilan—I am also the tree; ei ta'-this is; icchate—by My will; sarva-pranira—of all living entities; upakara—welfare; haya—there is; vrksa—the tree; haite—from.
"Although I am acting as a gardener, I also want to be the tree, for thus I can bestow benefit upon all.
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is the most benevolent personality in human society because His only desire is to make people happy. His sankirtana movement is especially meant for the purpose of making people happy. He wanted to become the tree Himself because a tree is supposed to be the most benevolent living entity. In the following verse, which is from Srimad-Bhagavatam (10.22.33), Krsna Himself highly praised the existence of a tree.
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