Sri Caitanya-caritamrta

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Sri Caitanya-caritamrta was written by Krishnadasa Kaviraja Goswami. This section of BVML contains the unabridged original Bengali text, Roman transliterations, synonyms, translation and elaborate purports by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. This is the definitive history and biography of Sri Krishna Caitanya. Here is a description of Sri Caitanya's life and teachings.

Sri Caitanya pioneered a great social and spiritual movement in India over five hundred years ago, which today continues to spread its profound influence worldwide. While man in the West was exploring outward in the physical universe, in India Sri Krishna Caitanya was exploring inward, exhibiting unparalleled spiritual potency, and discovering the truths of consciousness and transcendental reality. As a young boy he overwhelmed astounded scholars, establishing his own school at the age of sixteen. Within his lifetime, Sri Caitanya transformed India in four respects: philosophically, by defeating the greatest philosophers of his day; socially, by opposing the blindly rigid caste system; politically, by organizing India's first civil disobedience movement against repression by the Mohammedan government; and spiritually, by freely distributing nonsectarian love of God. Sri Caitanya-caritamrta presents Sri Caitanya as the Golden Avatar, the incarnation of Krishna in this age in the form of His devotee.

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