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Lord Caitanya and the Renaissance of Devotion

Lord Caitanya and the Renaissance of Devotion

While Europe, as if weary of its medieval concepts of God, turned with new interest toward man and the mundane, a spiritual revolution in India—destined to spread worldwide—was revealing the…

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (Lord Chaitanya & His Teachings)

And as soon as one is able to cleanse the accumulated material dust covering one's pure consciousness from time immemorial one is able to extinguish the blazing forest fire burning…

Teachings of the Golden Avatar

Teachings of the Golden Avatar

Lord Chaitanya teaches that rational attributes of men are not capable of approaching the divine spirit. The religious sentiment in man, even in very small quantity, has the power to…

The Teachings of Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Lord Chaitanya confirms that if you want to know Krishna, then devotional service is the only way. Devotional service is transcendental.…

Lord Caitanya’s Instructions to Rupa Gosvami

Lord Caitanya’s Instructions to Rupa Gosvami

Instructions to Rupa Gosvami. On the bank of the Ganges at Prayaga, Lord Caitanya revealed the ocean of devotional service.…

Lord Caitanya Revealing the Land of Krsna

Lord Caitanya Revealing the Land of Krsna

While in Vrndavana, the Lord rediscovered many important places of Krsna's pastimes. Among such places are Radha-kunda and Syama-kunda, two ponds that featured prominently in Krsna's Vrndavana pastimes five thousand…

From Sadist to Saint

From Sadist to Saint

He enjoyed half-killing animals and watching them writhe in pain. But before long he wouldn't harm and ant... All because of meeting a great sadhu.…

Discovering the Lord Caitanya’s Birthplace

Discovering the Lord Caitanya’s Birthplace

Convinced that Navadvipa was not the actual birthplace of Lord Caitanya, Srila Bhaktivinoda became curious to locate the authentic spot. He set out to discover the yoga-pitha (birthplace). …

The Nectarean Teachings of Sri Caitanya (Part 2)

The Nectarean Teachings of Sri Caitanya (Part 2)

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura (1838-1914) was a pioneer in the distribution of Krishna consciousness in English. He dedicated much of his life to this effort. His mission has been continued and…

The Glories of the Golden Avatar

The Glories of the Golden Avatar

Since the beginning of time, avatars have descended from the spiritual world to impart transcendental knowledge. But none have ever distributed knowledge or love of God as freely as the…

The Appearance of Lord Caitanya

The Appearance of Lord Caitanya

The incarnation for Kali-yuga is Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, who is also called Gauranga or Gaurasundara because of His golden hue. His complexion is golden, and His activities engage everyone in…

Lord Caitanya’s Benediction for Humanity

Lord Caitanya’s Benediction for Humanity

An excerpt from Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, A new translation, with purports, by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.…

The Special Kindness of Lord Caitanya

The Special Kindness of Lord Caitanya

The Buddhists began to chant the holy names of Krishna, Rama and Hari in unison. Soon the Buddhist scholar regained consciousness and also began to chant the holy name of…

Sakshi Gopal: The Deity Who Was Called as a Witness

Sakshi Gopal: The Deity Who Was Called as a Witness

Coming before Gopala, the elderly brahmana said, "My dear Lord, please witness that I have given my daughter to this boy." In India the custom is to honor any promise…

Lord Caitanya – The Joy of Mother Saci

Lord Caitanya – The Joy of Mother Saci

An especially touching instance of Lord Caitanya's exemplary behavior was His loving relationship with His mother, Sacidevi. Theirs was the ideal relationship between an enlightened, loving mother and her Krishna-conscious…

Lord Caitanya Visits Sri Rangam

Lord Caitanya Visits Sri Rangam

On an island in the Kaveri River the Lord saw the city of Sri Rangam. He also saw the beautiful temple of Ranganatha, the largest Visnu (Krsna) temple in all…

The Logician and Lord Caitanya

The Logician and Lord Caitanya

Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya tested the transcendental condition of Lord Caitanya in the light of authentic scriptures. He checked His pulse, heartbeat, stomach movements, etc., and found that His bodily functions were…

The Liberation of Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya

The Liberation of Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya

Caitanya Mahaprabhu listened to the Bhattacarya's comments on the Vedanta philosophy for seven days without asking a question or even speaking a word. Sarvabhauma, therefore, could not tell whether his…

Lord Caitanya Takes Sannyasa

Lord Caitanya Takes Sannyasa

At twenty-four Lord Caitanya took sannyasa. He had become the most popular and influential person in Navadvipa, Why, then, did He leave His household responsibilities to enter the renounced…

Every Town and Village

Every Town and Village

A look at the worldwide activities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) President of Zambia Honors ISKCON Guru Lusaka, Zambia—President Kenneth Kaunda recently held a dinner here in…

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