In this very special multi-part livestream event, Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya shares with us the teachings of the great Vaishnava saint, Acharya and avesha-avatara known as Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486-1534). Though Sri Chaitanya was one of the most important and influential Vaishnava sages in recent centuries, he left us with only eight precious verses in his own writing, known as the Shikshashtakam (The Eight Instructions). In this series of talks, Sri Acharyaji comments upon these eight sacred teachings.
“O almighty Lord, I have no desire to accumulate wealth, nor do I desire beautiful women nor do I want any number of followers. I only want Your causeless devotional service, birth after birth.” (Shikshashtakam, 4)
“O son of Maharaja Nanda [Krishna], I am Your eternal servitor, yet somehow or other I have fallen into the ocean of birth and death. Please pick me up from this ocean of death and place me as one of the atoms at Your lotus feet.” (Shikshashtakam, 5)
“O my Lord, when will my eyes be decorated with tears of love flowing constantly when I chant Your holy name? When will my voice choke up, and when will the hairs of my body stand on end at the recitation of Your name?” (Shikshashtakam, 6)