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Issuing from the divine mouth of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, the eight verses comprising this Śrī Śikṣāṣṭakam shine as the supremely radiant jewel of transcendental literature. They are the very essence of all the Vedas and a necklace for all Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavas. This definitive edition, with the translation and commentary of Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja, features the soul-stirring commentaries of Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura and Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura.
This Siksastaka is the very essence of all the Vedas. Although its Sanskrit language is quite simple, its import is so profound that even if one studies it throughout his life, his study will not come to an end. Each time one reads and deliberates on this subject, newer and newer meanings come to light. Therefore it remains eternally fresh. This Sri Siksastaka is a veritable necklace for all Gaudiya Vaisnavas.
Contents: Preface, Introduction, Prayers to Lord Caitanya, Verse One- What is the most excellent form of sadhana? Verse Two- Why is the holy name so accessible? Verse Three- What is the process of chanting the holy name? Verse Four- What is the desire of the sadhaka? Verse Five- What is the instrinsic nature of the sadhaka? Verse Six- What are the external symptoms of perfection? Verse Seven- What are the internal symptoms of perfection? Verse Eight- Steadiness in perfection, Concluding words by Srila Narayana Maharaja, Glossary, Verse Index.
TITLE: Sri Siksastaka - English
Translated from the Hindi Edition of Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja (includes additional commentary)
PUBLISHER: Gaudiya Vedanta Publications.
ISBNs: 9781935428473 978-1-935428-47-3 1935428470 19-35428-47-0
Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number: 2011963396
EDITION: Fourth, 2013.
Pages and Size : 170, 8.5" X 5.5" with 7 color plates.
SHIPPING WEIGHT: 400 grams.
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