Eight Seminal Verses of Instruction composed by Lord Sri Chaitanya. Siksastakam Verse 4. na dhanam na janam na sundarim. kavitam va jagad-isa. Siksastakam Verse 7. yugayitam nimesena. chaksusa Sri Chaitanya.
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Just like if one takes bath dipping into the water, he feels refreshed immediately. Knowing the Purpose of Life. So everything-advancement of spiritual life, culture, tapasya-is meant to cleanse the heart. Marjanam means “cleanse,” and darpanam means “mirror. Idam hi visvam bhagavan ivetarah Bhag. These are not at all essential, because my body will change.
It is so nice that once situated in this state of ziksastakam, one thinks that “I am fully satisfied. Similarly, this spiritual life increasing joys day after day makes one feeling that he is fully satisfied. He gives the example that the heart is just like a mirror. Even not diksastakam, it will begin to be removed. So I can understand that these bodily concerns are siisastakam my real business.
Our G uru Maharaja has commented that in this verse, wealth, followers, women, and scholarship represent duty, wealth, sense pleasure, and salvation dharma, artha, kama, moksa. We should try to move in this direction. Text 4 na dhanam na janam na sundarim kavitam va jagad-isha kamaye mama siksastakxm janmanishvare bhavatad bhaktir ahaituki twayi. Just as we measure the distance of the planets and stars by light years, here the transcendental temperament is being measured by such a standard.
There are not even hard and fast rules for chanting these names.
He left only 8 slokas verses of his instructions in writing, and they describe the glories of the Holy Names of the Lord and the mood one must have to chant and to be a devotee. My thirst will be quenched, and I will feel some ease and satisfaction within me. The dust means this misconception, accepting this body or the mind as self. Text 6 nayanam galad-ashru-dharaya vadanam gadgada-ruddhaya gira pulakair nichitam vapuh kada tava nama-grahane bhavishyati. His complete concentration will be on Krishna.
Just as life in this material world has its beginning in material sound, similarly a spiritual life has its beginning in this spiritual sound vibration. When one is influenced by the external energy of the Lord, his heart is impure.
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These eight verses clearly reveal His mission and precepts. Your email address will not be published.
This is the primary feature of Gaudiya Vaishnava spiritual practice sadhana. This is the spirit of a genuine devotee. In such a state of mind one can chant the holy name of the Lord constantly. Unless one is very expert in such yoga, the best course is to adopt the ways and means of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Sri-Krishna-sankirtanam. We should not hesitate to give ourselves to Him.
There are not even hard and fast rules for chanting these names. It is just like a ocean, but still it increases. So we increase our volumes of joy because proportionately we increase the volume of our knowledge.
Feeling Your separation, I am considering a moment to be like twelve years or more. When will my voice choke up, and when will the hairs of my body stand on end at the recitation of Your name? We are spirit soul.
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They are believed to be the only verses left personally written by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu —  with the majority of his philosophy being codified by his primary disciples, known as the Six Goswamis of Siksastaakam. Text 6 nayanam galad-ashru-dharaya vadanam gadgada-ruddhaya gira pulakair nichitam vapuh kada tava nama-grahane bhavishyati O my Lord, when will my eyes be decorated with tears of love flowing constantly when I chant Your holy name?
He understands that he is not this body-that he’s a spirit soul, and that his business is therefore different from merely material concerns. The blazing fire of material conditions, or the blazing fire chqitanya material miseries, immediately becomes dissipated. Ceto-darpana-marjanam bhava-mahadavagni-nirvapanam sreyah kairava candrika vitaranam vidyavadhu jivanam anandambudhi-vardhanam pratipadam purnamrtasvadanam sarvatma-snapanam param vijayate sri-krsna-sankirtanam.
Chaotanya will the hairs of my body stand on end while chanting Your Chaitanga Name? As soon as the whole material contamination is washed away by this process of chanting, all desires and reactions to material activities become immediately vanquished, and real life, peaceful existence, begins. One should chant the holy name of the Lord in a humble state of mind, thinking oneself lower than the straw in the aiksastakam one should be more tolerant than a tree, devoid of all sense of false prestige and should be ready to offer all respect to others.
The elaborations and expositions on the philosophy taught by Lord Caitanya are, in fact, the most voluminous, exacting, and consistent, due to the system of disciplic succession. Text 2 namnam akari bahudha nija-sarva-shaktis tatrarpita niyamitah smarane na kalah etadrishi tava kripa bhagavan mamapi durdaivam idrisham ihajani nanuragaha O my Lord, Your holy name alone can render all benediction to living beings, and thus You have hundreds and millions of names like Krishna and Govinda.
Immediately one understands his real identification as spirit soul, he becomes joyful. Views Read Edit View history. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. But here in the material world, we have got experience that ocean does not increase. If we neglect to clean a room, soon dust will appear on the furniture and under the bed. This sankirtana movement is the prime benediction for humanity at large because it spreads the rays of the benediction moon.
Text 2 namnam akari bahudha nija-sarva-shaktis tatrarpita niyamitah smarane na kalah etadrishi tava kripa bhagavan mamapi durdaivam idrisham ihajani nanuragaha. It is the life of all transcendental knowledge. That means here in the material world, whatever joy we accept, it will decrease. Similarly, the spiritual life, the spiritual joyful life increases like the moon rays day after day, day after day, till it reaches the full moon night, yes.