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What does Hari bol mean

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A Vaiṣṇava desire is not exploitation.
Vaiṣṇava desire is that ‘How others will be happy.
How they will understand Kṛṣṇa.
How they will get happiness in this life and next life.’

What does “hari bol” means?

Prabhupāda: So Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s special feature, as you see in the picture, He would simply raise His hands and ask anybody to chant Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa. And people will, in the crowd, they will also respond to Lord Caitanya. So in this way, at Benares He was enjoying….

And the sound of “Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hari bol,” that become… According… There are two slogans. One Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa. And another, short, is Hari bol, Hari bol. You can practice also that. Hari bol.

Devotee: Hari bol.

Prabhupāda: Yes. Hari bol. That is a shortcut of Hare Kṛṣṇa. Yes. Hari bol. Hari bol means “the sound of Hari, or the Lord.” Hari bol. So whenever there was some greeting, Caitanya Mahāprabhu used to answer, raising His hands, “Hari bol.”

We, being part and parcel of God, it is our duty to understand our relationship with God and act accordingly, and then our ultimate goal of life is achieved. The ultimate goal of life is to attain eternal life, full of knowledge and bliss, sac-cid-ānanda vigraha. Sat means eternal, ānanda means bliss and cit means knowledge.
This is Vaiṣṇava.”

You chant Hare Kṛṣṇa and dance in ecstasy and everything will come within yourself gradually. Everything will come. You’ll practically feel how you are becoming reformed. There is no need of wasting time. This Hare Kṛṣṇa movement can be done at home, outside home, when you are working, when you are walking, every moment. So try to understand this movement and try to follow it.

Devotees are dear to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and the Supreme Personality of Godhead is only dear to devotees. On this platform only can one make progress in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Persons in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, or devotees of the Lord, can please everyone, as is evident in the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement. We invite everyone, without discrimination; we request everyone to sit down and chant the Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra and take as much prasāda as we can supply, and thus everyone is pleased with us. This is the qualification.

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