Who is Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu?
To fulfill His three desires that had remained unfulfilled in His own pastimes, Kṛṣṇa took the internal mood and golden hue of Śrīmatī Rādhika and descended in the form of Śacīnandana Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. He never opened any school, nor did He write any literature, nor did He establish any sampradāya. He only recited eight ślokas, which are known as Śrī Siksastakam, and He gave to the world the love of Śrī Radhika.
- Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja
Vṛndāvan, India: July 7, 2001
Issuing from the divine mouth of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, the eight verses comprising this Śrī Śikṣāṣṭakam shine as the supremely radiant jewel of transcendental literature. They are the very essence of all the Vedas and a necklace for all Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavas. This definitive edition, with the translation and commentary of Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja, features the soul-stirring commentaries of Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura and Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura.