Five hundred years ago, Caitanya Mahaprabhu gave the gift of love of God to everyone He met. Now is your chance to take the gift He came to give you.
Lord Caitanya spearheaded a spiritual renaissance in sixteenth-century India that had as its foundation the chanting of the Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra. Five hundred years before Gandhi, this remarkable personality inaugurated a massive nonviolent civil-disobedience movement.
He introduced a revolutionary spiritual movement based on the world’s oldest and most comprehensive religious scriptures, the Vedas. This movement, He taught, would have universal appeal because it was based on the Absolute Truth, which transcends sectarian notions of race or creed.
Teachings of Lord Caitanya, which is a summary study of Sri Caitanya Caritāmṛta, documents Caitanya’s conversations with the great scholars, kings, saints and mystics of His day.
Throughout the ages, many avataras—divinely inspired teachers and incarnations of God—have appeared in the world, but none has ever distributed spiritual love as freely as the golden avatar, Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
Caitanya Mahaprabhu (Mahaprabhu means “the great master”) appeared in Bengal, India, in 1486, and he lived for only 48 years, yet He began a revolution in spiritual consciousness that has profoundly affected the lives of millions. Renowned as a great saint even in his youth, Lord Caitanya left His family and friends at the age of 24 to teach the forgotten essence of ancient Vedic wisdom throughout India. Although He himself was a fully renounced mystic, He taught how one can act in spiritual consciousness even with ones home, occupation, and social affairs. Thus, His teachings, although timeless, bear special relevance for today”s world. This book tells about the extra ordinary life of this great saint and explains the essence of His teachings.