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Teachings of Sree Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Posted on: June 29, 2016 Posted By: Gaudiya Mission

Summary: The teachings of Shree Chaitanya Mahaprabhu bring some great values and profound wealth of peace to humanities even today. The article tends to focus on some of his invaluable teachings.


When you tend to unfurl the history or the root of Indian culture (especially that of West Bengal), one particular name will stand up with scintillating radiance. The name is Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. The very name is associated with the great sankirtan mission which was mainly focused at spreading the glory of Lord Krishna all over the world. As a spiritual leader with Bengali origin Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has left an indelible mark on the lives of countless people. The teachings of chaitanya mahaprabhu show the real path that leads to prosperity and peace.


What is there in the core of the teachings of chaitanya mahaprabhu?

The teachings are mainly based on the spiritual or devotional prayers which were innovated as well as preached by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. The Bengali spiritual leader had shown the whole world how to carry on with loving devotion to the Lord Almighty. His school of thought is entirely based on unconditional love as well as devotion to the Lord Almighty. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is, in fact, regarded as the most merciful and gracious manifestation or reincarnation of Lord Krishna.


What is siksastakam?

The term is surely one of the most sacred words associated with sree chaitanya gaudiya math. As a matter of fact, it refers to the 8 major devotional prayers which Chaitanya Mahaprabhu created to sing the glory of the Lord Krishna. The significance of siksastakam is immense in Gaudiya Math. Every member of the math is supposed to adhere to siksastakam by all means.



What is to be precisely derived from the scriptures and teachings of chaitanya mahaprabhu known as Dasa Mula?

Dasa Mula is certainly a very crucial part of the teachings of chaitanya mahaprabhu. It contains some of the most important ontological, epistemological as well as theological beliefs that Shree Chaitanya used to cherish. To translate Dasa Mula in English it would read like ten maxims or ten roots. These maxims are integrally linked with the very essence of each and every Gaudiya Vaishnava. To present the essence of Dasa Mula in easy words, it would be like this-

• Lord Krishna is to be treated and respected as the real source of theology or rasa.
 
• Only Lord Krishna should be treated and respected as the one and only absolute truth.
 
• Krishna should be treated and respected as the only and true source of all energies.

• All the individual souls that walk the earth should be considered as various manifestations of none but Lord Krishna.

• It is because of the dominant and highly raking tatastha nature that each and every individual soul happens to be in some sort of a bound state.

• Whereas according to the scriptures of sree chaitanya gaudiya math, all individuals can be completely free from addiction or fascination of all influences when they happen to be in liberated forms.

• All righteous souls should find true form of peace in the practice of pure devotion.

• The materialistic or acquisitive world and all individual souls happen to be the various manifestation of Lord Krishna and thus together they complete the circle.
 
• Lord Krishna is nothing but a truly lovable source of blessing.

• Therefore the one true goal that each individual should have is nurturing true and pure love for Lord Krishna.


Author bio: The author has a very strong connection with the spiritual world of sree chaitanya gaudiya math. He takes the onus to edify and inform people about the various angles of the teachings of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.




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