Lord Caitanya

2018-03-22 06:00

IN 1486, India was suffering from rampant sense gratification, spiritual stagnation, strict caste consciousness and domination by rulers.

Seeing the need to spread Krishna consciousness more widely, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabha spent the rest of his manifest past time absorbed in ecstatic vision of Krishna in the mood of Radha.

According to the Vedic scriptures, time moves in continuous cycles of four ages or yuga.

In each yuga a specific method of spiritual practice is prescribed by the Supreme Lord.

Kali-yuga, the current age, prescribed dharma is nama-sankirtan, the chanting of the holy names of the Lord.

Caitanya Mahaprabhu came to expose the world to the highest aspects of spiritual love, which manifest in relation to Krishna. Caitanya Mahaprabhu gave a complete revelation of God’s love for the souls, and the soul’s love for God.

Caitanya Mahaprabhu wanted the greatest treasure to be given out to as many people as possible.

He taught a simple process which required sincere acceptance of one’s own position to serve the Lord, to offer service out of selfless love to Krishna.

Adherence to chanting in a pure manner leads directly to the highest goal which is pure love to Krishna. Caitanya Mahaprabhu encouraged his followers to distribute the name of Krishna freely to all.

He wanted to spread the word of chanting Krishna’s name and attain love of God. His movement can be summarised as “Taste the name and distribute the name”.

Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhus appearance day is on March 1.

He taught people how to perfect their lives by chanting Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare RamaHare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.

Devotees can observe this day by fasting and chanting the maha mantra.



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