SHRI CHAITANYA CHARITAMRITA, SRI CAITANYA CARITAMRIT
The life and teachings of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu in 17 volumes featuring Bengali text, English equivalents, translation and elaborate commentary. Profusely Illustrated. Original 1974 edition (NEW REPRINT).
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SRI CAITANYA CARITAMRTA, 1974 EDITION, COMPLETE SET, ORIGINAL (UNEDITED), 17 VOLUMES in ENGLISH
SHRI CHAITANYA CHARITAMRITA, SHIRI CAITANYA CHARITAMRIT. (NEW REPRINTING OF THE ORIGINAL EDITION) .
The life and teachings of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu in 17 volumes featuring the Bengali text with English equivalents, translation and elaborate commentary. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of beautiful paintings and photographs. Original 1974 edition.
The Chaitanya Charitamrita is one of the primary biographies detailing the life and teachings of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, written by Sri Krishna Das Kaviraja Goswami.
Sri Caitanya-caritamrta is the principal work on the life and teachings of Sri Krishna Caitanya, the Supreme Personality of Godhead appearing as His own devotee. He was the pioneer of a great social and religious movement beginning in India about 500 years ago that has directly and indirectly influenced the course of religious and philosophical thinking throughout the world. While the west was exploring the physical world, in India Sri Krishna Chaitanya was exploring inward, exhibiting unparalleled spiritual potency, and discovering the truths of consciousness and transcendental reality.
As a young boy Sri Caitanya overwhelmed and astounded scholars, establishing His own school at the age of sixteen. Within His lifetime He 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 Chaitanya-Charitamrta presents Sri Chaitanya as the Golden Avatar, the incarnation of Krishna in this age in the form of His devotee. Lord Chaitanya introduced the chanting of the holy names of God as the prescribed method of God-realization for our time. He began what is today called the Hare Krishna movement, since the movement's founder, Srila Prabhupada, comes in the Chaitanya line of spiritual masters.
This English translation with commentary by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, reveals his consummate Bengali and Sanskrit scholarship, his intimate familiarity with the precepts of Sri Caitanya, and his pure devotion to God. This is a great opportunity to get Srila Prabhupada’s original Sri Caitanya-caritamrta set for a very reasonable price. This is limited printing so please take advantage of it as soon as possible. Many devotees have been asking for the original Caitanya-caritamrta set since it went out of print in the 1990’s.
Srila Prabhupada says Bhagavad-gita is the introductory text on the science of Krishna consciousness, Srimad-Bhagavatam is the advanced course and Sri Caitanya-caitamrta is the post-graduate study of spiritual life: “So study this Caitanya-caritamrta. Now we have got this English edition, very elaborately described, following the footsteps of our Guru Maharaja, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada. So there is no such edition of Caitanya-caritamrta, very elaborately described. But it can be understood by the advanced student. It can be… And so…
“Advanced, you can, anyone, you can become advanced. Advanced means at least one should understand that Krsna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. If you simply understand these two words, that Krsna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, then you are advanced. It is not very difficult. Everything, all Vedic literature, they are meant for understanding Krsna. Vedais ca sarvair aham eva vedyam [Bg. 15.15]. So if you simply understand… What is that understanding? That Krsna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead… if you accept these few words, then you are advanced student, immediately. Take it from me, that simply this conviction, that “Krsna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead,” then you are advanced student in spiritual life.” (from Srila Prabhupada’s class on Cc. Adi 1.1, Mayapur March 25, 1975)
Exact Reproduction of Original Books: This Caitanya-caritamrta set is an exact replica of the first printing by Bhaktivedanta Book Trust in 1974-1975. All original color plates are included.
The pastimes of Lord Caitanya are divided into three divisions: Adi-lila (the pastimes in the beginning), Madhya-lila (the pastimes in the middle) and Antya-lila (the pastimes at the end). Adi-lila Volumes 1-3:The Spiritual Masters, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, The External Reasons for Lord Caitanya's Appearance, The Confidential Reasons for Lord Caitanya's Appearance, The Glories of Lord Nityananda Balarama, The Glories of Sri Advaita Acarya, Lord Caitanya in Five Features, The Author Receives the Orders of Krishna and Guru, The Tree of Devotional Service, The Trunk Branches and Sub-branches of the Caitanya Tree, The Expansions of Lord Nityananda, The Expansions of Advaita Acarya and Gadadhara Pandita, The Advent of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Lord Caitanya's Childhood Pastimes, The Lord's Pauganda-lila, The Pastimes of the Lord in His Childhood and Youth.
Madhya-lila Volumes 1-9:The Later Pastimes of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, The Ecstatic Manifestations of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's Stay at the House of Advaita Acarya, Sri Madhavendra Puri's Devotional Service, The Activities of Saksi-gopala, The Liberation of Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya, The Lord's Tour of South India, Talks Between Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Ramananda Raya, Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's Travels to the Holy Places, The Lord's Return to Jagannatha Puri, The Beda-kirtana Pastimes of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, The Cleansing of the Gundica Temple, The Ecstatic Dancing of the Lord at Ratha-yatra, Performance of the Vrndavana Pastimes, The Lord Accepts Prasada at the House of Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya, The Lord's Attempt to Go to Vrndavana, The Lord Travels to Vrndavana, Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's Visit to Sri Vrndavana, Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Instructs Srila Rupa Gosvami, Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Instructs Sanatana Gosvami in the Science of the Absolute Truth, The Opulence and Sweetness of Lord Sri Krsna, The Process of Devotional Service, Life's Ultimate Goal-Love of Godhead, The Sixty-One Explanations of the Atmarama Verse, How All the Residents of Varanasi Became Vaisnavas.
Antya-lila Volumes 1-5:Srila Rupa Gosvami's Second Meeting With the Lord, The Chastisement of Junior Haridasa, The Glories of Srila Haridasa Thakura, Sanatana Gosvami Visits the Lord at Jagannatha Puri, How Pradyumna Misra Received Instructions from Ramananda Raya, The Meeting of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Raghunatha dasa Gosvami, The Meeting of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Vallabha Bhatta, Ramacandra Puri Criticizes the Lord, The Deliverance of Gopinatha Pattanayaka, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Accepts Prasada from the Devotees, The Passing of Haridasa Thakura, The Loving Dealings Between Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Jagadananda Pandita, Pastimes with Jagadananda Pandita and Raghunatha Bhatta Gosvami, Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's Feelings of Separation from Krishna, The Transcendental Madness of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Tastes Nectar from the Lips of Lord Sri Krishna, The Bodily Transformations of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Rescuing the Lord from the Sea, The Inconceivable Behavior of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, The Siksastaka Prayers, Concluding Words.
This edition of the Sri Chaitanya-charitamrta, with elaborate commentary, is the most widely read and authorative translation available to the English speaking world.
With translations and elaborate purports by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
Original Edition (NEW REPRINT)
Bangla Text and English equivalents
Complete Glossary, Subject Index and Appendices
Hundreds of Beautiful Full-color paintings and Photographs
Author: His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Publisher: Krishna Books Inc. (KBI), New Reprint of the Original 1974 Edition
ISBN 10: 0-912776-63-3 0912776633 ISBN 13: 978-0-912776-63-7 978-0912776637 9780912776637
Format: Hard Cover, 17 Volume Set, 5.8 inches × 8.3 inches (148 × 210mm)
Pages: ≈ 6600, Approximately 400 pages per Volume
Weight: ≈ 10 kgs