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Teachings of lord caitanya Introduction
Originally delivered as five morning lectures on Caitanya-caritāmṛta – the authoritative biography of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu, by Kṛṣṇadāsa Kavirāja Gosvāmī ...
Teachings of lord caitanya Introduction
The word caitanya means “living force,” carita means “character,” and amṛta means “immortal.” As living entities we can move, but ...
Teachings of lord caitanya Introduction
But how is this living force displayed immortally? It is not displayed by man or any other creature in this ...
Teachings of lord caitanya Introduction
An analogy will help us understand the distinction between ourselves and God. From the ground we may see only clouds ...
Teachings of lord caitanya Introduction
Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu should therefore not be considered one of us. He is Kṛṣṇa Himself, the supreme living entity, and ...
Teachings of lord caitanya Introduction
In the Bhagavad-gītā (18.66) Lord Kṛṣṇa says, “Give up all your nonsense and surrender to Me. I will protect you.”
Teachings of lord caitanya Introduction
We say, “Oh, surrender? But I have so many responsibilities.”
Teachings of lord caitanya Introduction
And māyā, illusion, says to us, “Don’t do it, or you’ll be out of my clutches. Just stay in my ...
Teachings of lord caitanya Introduction
It is a fact that we are constantly being kicked by māyā, just as the male ass is kicked in ...
Teachings of lord caitanya Introduction
Māyā has many ways to entrap us, and her strongest shackle is the female. Of course, in actuality we are ...
Teachings of lord caitanya Introduction
If we wish to become fully Kṛṣṇa conscious, we have to give up the shackles of māyā. Or, if we ...
Teachings of lord caitanya Introduction
From the Caitanya-caritāmṛta we learn how Lord Caitanya taught people to break the shackles of māyā and become immortal. Thus, ...