Lord Caitanya's Siksastakam

By ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya

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12 Hours


90 Minutes/ Session

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About the Teacher


ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya

ISKCON Bhagavat Mahavidyalaya aims to provide a facility for its members to study, practice, and disseminate the teachings of Srimad Bhagavatam, along with the writings of the Gaudiya Vaisnava acaryas and the branches of Vedic philosophy, culture, music and science in the context of Srila Prabhupada’s teachings. ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya is located in Sri Govardhan dhama to systematically propagate the teachings of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and Caitanya-caritāmṛta to the society at large.

To accomplish the above mission, ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya will facilitate philosophical training for adult residential and non-residential students through the traditional Vedic educational methods. ISKCON Bhagavat Mahavidyalaya has been inspired by the service and efforts of His Grace Gopiparanadhana Prabhu and His Holiness Gaur Krishna Gosvami Maharaja. Their dedication toward the study and the dissemination of the teachings of Srimad Bhagavatam is the torchlight guiding us forward to serve this mission.

Course Overview

Lord Caitanya's Siksastakam - A Necklace of Eight Beautiful Instructions

Course Overview:

Welcome to the self-study course on Lord Caitanya's Siksastaka, a profound and confidential series of eight brief prayers composed by Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. These verses, although short, hold the power to transform your life by guiding you from the most fundamental level of spiritual realization to the most exalted.

Just as the chanting of the holy name encompasses all knowledge, the spiritual world, and rasa-tattva (the truth of spiritual relationship), these eight prayers encapsulate everything. The Siksastaka represents the essence of Krishna consciousness and the culmination of all the Vedas, making it a spiritual necklace that should be kept close to our hearts. These verses are essential and should be viewed as integral to our spiritual life.

Course Contents:

Eight Verses of Siksastaka: Explaining the spiritual journey of a practicing devotee from the level of Sraddha (faith) to Prema (pure love of God).

Course Materials:

Primary Text: Sri Siksastaka

Target Audience:

Devotees and followers of the ISKCON Society.

Assessment Plan:

An examination will be available at the end of the course to test your understanding and assimilation of the material.

Course Requirement:

None – Open for all.

Learning Outcomes:

  • A deep understanding of the Siksastaka prayers and their significance in the journey of spiritual realization.
  • Insights into the progressive stages from Sraddha (faith) to Prema (pure love of God).
  • Enhanced ability to incorporate the teachings of Siksastaka into daily spiritual practices.

Important Guidelines for Students:

  • Dedicate Regular Study Time: Set aside regular times each week for studying the verses and their explanations.
  • Reflect and Meditate: Spend time reflecting on and meditating upon each verse to internalize its meaning and relevance.
  • Practical Application: Try to apply the teachings in your daily life and spiritual practices.

Why Should You Attend This Course?

  • To deepen your understanding of Krishna consciousness through the profound teachings of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
  • To enrich your spiritual practice with the essence of the Vedas encapsulated in these eight verses.
  • To achieve a more intimate connection with the divine by keeping these essential teachings close to your heart.

Solving Students' Problems:

  • Spiritual Growth: This course will help you advance from the basic level of faith to the highest level of pure love of God.
  • Understanding and Clarity: It provides clear and concise explanations of each verse, aiding in a better understanding of their depth and significance.
  • Practical Guidance: Offers practical insights on how to incorporate these teachings into your daily spiritual practice.

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