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.
The Gift of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu
This short treatise describes Śrīman Mahāprabhu’s extraordinary compassion upon the souls of Kali-yuga. It focuses on His identity, the three purposes of His advent, a unique description of the eight unprecedented distinctions of His compassion, and His most sacred gift to the souls of this age. Śrīman Mahāprabhu gave full freedom to His unprecedented mercy potency, telling her, “Karuṇā, I surrender unto you. In whichever direction you choose, however far
In Murwillumbah, January 1997, devotees eagerly gathered daily to hear Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja’s enthralling descriptions of pure devotees’ love for Kṛṣṇa, with a higher level of devotion being introduced each successive day. “Come with me,” he would begin, and all sat in submission as he gradually presented the pinnacle of devotion: being an unalloyed maidservant of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī. These classes, based on the fourth verse of Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta’s Ādi-līlā, articulate the purpose of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s advent with inspiring precision, thus facilitating a clear understanding for all.
Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu
This authoritative book is an anthology of evidence from the Upaniṣads and Purāṇas like Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam establishing Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu as the original Supreme Personality of Godhead and the source of all incarnations of the Supreme Lord.
In the case of discerning the truth about the Lord’s incarnations, only two kinds of evidence are acceptable. The first is evidence extracted from the bona fide scriptures, and the second is taken from the realization of great devotees, who are expert in the philosophical conclusions of the Vedic scriptures and who have had a direct experience of the Absolute Truth. This book is a limited collection of both kinds of evidence.