Reflections On Sacred Teachings 1

Sri Siksastaka

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Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu instructed His disciples to write books on the science of Krishna, a task which those who follow Him have continued to carry out down to the present day. The elaborations and expositions on the philosophy taught by Lord Caitanya are in fact most voluminous, exacting and consistent due to the system of disciplic succession. Although Lord Caitanya was widely renowned as a scholar in His youth, He left only eight verses, called Siksastaka. These eight verses clearly reveal His mission and precepts.

His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder Acarya for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)

Nearly five hundred years after Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu walked amongst us, the Sri Siksastaka verses continue to lead all Vaisnavas ever deeper into the science and experience of pure, spontaneous and enveloping love of God.

His Holiness Bhakti Tirtha Swami explores these verses from a contemporary perspective and helps modern devotees derive strength and realization from this timeless message, while reminding us of the important role we must play in carrying Lord Caitanya’s legacy to future generations.

O Govinda! Feeling Your separation, I am considering a moment to be like twelve years or more. Tears are flowing from my eyes like torrents of rain and I am feeling all vacant in Your absence.

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Sri Siksastaka 7