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The six-armed form of Lord Caitanya is a representation of three incarnations of the Lord. The form of Sri Ramacandra is symbolized by a bow and arrow, the form of Lord Sri Krsna is symbolized by a stick and flute like those generally held by a cowherd boy, and Lord Caitanya is symbolized by a waterpot and

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Once, the great sage Narada Muni was passing through a forest and saw that many animals were lying, half-dead. The barbaric hunter Mrgari had hurt them. Narada told him, “Why are you half-killing these animals? It is a great sin. You will have to suffer very much for it. The hunter became thoughtful and asked, “What should I do?”

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Once, a brahmana’s wife gave birth to a son who immediately died. The same misfortune continued to befall the brahmana and his wife. Finally, when the ninth son died at birth, Arjuna, the intimate associate of Lord Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, promised them, “I will protect your progeny. And if I fail, I

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When The Supreme Lord Krsna was fourteen years old He left Vrndavana, His topmost abode of sweetness, and engaged in His pastimes in the city of Dvaraka. The residents of Vrndavana were always feeling the intense anxiety of separation from Him. Once, hearing that a total eclipse of the sun was soon to occur, people

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Once, the great sage Narada Muni was passing through a forest and saw that many animals were lying, half-dead. The barbaric hunter Mrgari had hurt them. Narada told him, “Why are you half-killing these animals? It is a great sin. You will have to suffer very much for it. The hunter became thoughtful and asked,

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In Puri, Lord Caitanya used to hold confidential talks on spiritual values with His three or four most intimate companions, and Sikhi Mahiti was one of them. Sikhi Mahiti always engaged in serving the Lord in his mind. One night, while he was rendering such service he fell asleep, and while he was asleep his brother and

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Srila Rupa Gosvami met Lord Caitanya at the holy place of Prayaga. During the ten days there, he was instructed by the Lord, who taught Him and empowered him to write many books about the science of the bhakti yoga, the devotional service of Krsna. Lord Caitanya said to Rupa Gosvami, “I have simply given

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Lord Caitanya performed playful pastimes with His associates in the water of the lake known as Indradyumna. The Lord personally splashed all the devotees with water, and the devotees, surrounding Him on all sides, also splashed the Lord. While in the water they sometimes formed a circle and sometimes many circles. From time to time

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 Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya was a very great scholar of Vedanta philosophy, who started a school of Vedanta study. Vedanta means the essence of Vedic knowledge, about which Särvabhauma Bhaööäcärya actually had no true knowledge. When Särvabhauma met Lord Caitanya, he asked Him to hear Vedanta philosophy from him. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu accepted this proposal, and for

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Raghunatha dasa was an intimate associate of Lord Caitanya. Following the order of Nityänanda Prabhu, he observed a festival by distributing chipped rice. Each and every one who was present was supplied two earthen pots: one of chipped rice soaked in yogurt and the other of chipped rice soaked in condensed milk. So many people

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Lord Caitanya sat down with His devotees in a garden. All kinds of prasada (the sanctified remnants of Lord Krsna’s food) was brought. Lord Caitanya said, “You can give Me the ordinary vegetable, and you may deliver to all the devotees better preparations.” However, the devotee who went to distribute the prasäda suddenly placed all

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One night Madhavendra Puri dreamed the Deity of Lord Krsna called Gopala was within the forest. The next morning he invited his neighborhood friends to accompany him to excavate the Deity from the jungle. He then established the Deity of Sri Gopala on top of Govardhana Hill with great pomp. A big festival took place.

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Boarding a boat in the waters of the Narendra-sarovara lake, the Deity of Lord Krsna, Govinda, performed His water-pastimes with all the devotees. Lord Caitanya then arrived with His personal associates to see the jubilant pastimes of the Lord in the lake. At the same time, all the devotees from Bengal arrived at the lake

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Once, the great devotee of Lord Caitanya named Nrsimha Brahmacari heard that The Lord was going to Vrndavana, the most holiest place in the universe. Since he had no material wealth, he began to construct within his mind a very attractive road for Him to traverse. He bedecked the road with jewels, upon which he

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Although there are many incarnations of the Supreme Lord, the Lord Himself sometimes incarnates in person. Lord Caitanya is not an incarnation, but the original source of all other incarnations, Lord Krsna Himself. One day Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu felt the ecstasy of the boar incarnation. He began to cry out, “Sukara! Sukara!” Thus crying out

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 While Lord Caitanya was on His tour in South India, one night Vasudeva the leper heard of the Lord´s arrival in his village. When he came to see the Lord in the morning, he was informed that the Lord had already left. The leper then fell to the ground unconscious. When he was lamenting due

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According to the Vedic system, small girls of ten or twelve years would go to the bank of the Ganges to take their bath. There, they would worship the demigods, especially Lord Siva, with prayers to get good husbands in the future. The young Lord, who was the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Caitanya, absorbed

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  Buy here Srila Sanatana Gosvami is an ideal disciple, and Lord Caitanya is a perfect teacher. Putting a straw in his mouth as a symbol of humility, and bowing down, Sanatana Gosvami clasped the lotus feet of Lord Caitanya. He spoke very humbly words and asked, “Why are there so many impediments? How can I

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When Lord Caitanya was in Benares, a brahmana approached Him and said, “My dear Lord, I have invited all the sannyasis of Benares to my home. My desires will be fulfilled if You also accept my invitation. Lord Caitanya was the only Vaishnava sannyasi in Benares at that time. All the other sannyasis were followers

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Buy here   The gopis of Vrndavana headed by Srimati Radharani, who are Lord Krsna´s dear associates, have the greatest love for Him. Krsna wanted to understand the glory of Radharani´s transcendental love for Him, and that is one of the reasons why He descended to this world in the form of His own devotee

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The great devotee of the Lord, Sri Madhavendra Puri, had been fasting to some time. In his ecstasy of love of Godhead, he felt no hunger. He sat beneath a tree to take his evening rest. While he was sitting there, a cowherd boy came with a pot of milk, placed it before him and,

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