Shikshastaka Prayers

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In the last chapter of Sri Caitanya Caritamrta, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu recited the eight more important verses for His followers. Not only He recites, but He also explains each one of them. The words and verses that comes from Lord’s mouth are sweet as immortal nectar.

He would recite His own verses, expressing their meanings and emotions, and thus enjoy tasting them with these two friends.

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Those who going through the entire Sri Caitanya Caritamrta can relish the meaning of the Antya Lila 20th Chapter. In this chapter Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu stablished the Chanting of the name of Krsna as the supreme process of self realisation of the age of Kali.

In great jubilation, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu said, “My dear Svarupa Damodara and Ramananda Raya, know from Me that chanting the holy names is the most feasible means of salvation in this Age of Kali.

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The power of Chanting, the effects of chanting and the internal attitude of the chanter is described and cleared up by the most merciful Lord. His only concern is to make sure that the unfortunate living entities born in Kali Yuga take complete advantage of His mercy,  given through His names.

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