Feeling Your separation, I am considering a moment to be like twelve years or more. Tears are flowing from my eyes like torrents of rain, and I am feeling all vacant in the world in Your absence. He is completely free to do anything and everything, for He is always my worshipful Lord, unconditionally. Antya
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Translation[ edit ] Literal: by embracing with enraptment or trampling with feet, or breaking my heart by not granting vision, or flirting here and there as destined, master of my life is he, verily no other. Extra verse 9[ edit ] This verse was added to the 8 verses written by Chaitanya.
Brief commentary of first verse presented herein. This is the primary feature of Gaudiya Vaishnava spiritual practice sadhana.
This is particularly evident in the first three verses of the Shikshashtakam. The starting verse of Shikshashtakam states a number of reasons why sankirtana congregational chanting of the holy names of the Lord, which in Gaudiya Vaishnavism especially refers to Hare Krishna should be emphasized in spiritual practice.
This refers to an internal cleansing process. If we neglect to clean a room, soon dust will appear on the furniture and under the bed. But the dirt that the chanting of Hare Krishna cleans is the dirt of material desires within the heart. Otherwise, nothing is innately good or bad. But if we desire anything other than pleasing the Supreme Personality of Godhead , that is inauspicious.
And at last the soul awakens to its real inner treasure—a life of love with Krishna. Again and again tasting nectar, the soul dives and surfaces in the ever-increasing ocean of ecstatic joy. All phases of the self of which we may conceive are fully satisfied and purified, and at last conquered by the all-auspicious influence of the Holy Name of Krishna. And in chanting these names, there are no strict rules concerning time or place. Out of Your causeless mercy, You have descended in the form of divine sound, but my great misfortune is that I have no love for Your Holy Name. My only prayer is for Your causeless devotional service, birth after birth.
Chaitanya was born as the second son of Jagannath Mishra and his wife Sachi Devi. When travelling to Gaya to perform the shraddha ceremony for his departed father, Chaitanya met his guru , the ascetic Ishvara Puri , from whom he received initiation with the Gopala Krishna mantra. At that time He travelled on foot covering a lot of places like Baranagar, Mahinagar, Atisara and, at last, Chhatrabhog. Chhatrabhog is the place where Goddess Ganga and Lord Shiva met, then one hundred mouths of Ganga were visible from here.
Feeling Your separation, I am considering a moment to be like twelve years or more. Tears are flowing from my eyes like torrents of rain, and I am feeling all vacant in the world in Your absence. Text 8 ashlishya va pada-ratam pinashtu mam adarshanan marma-hatam karotu va yatha tatha va vidadhatu lampato mat-prana-nathas tu sa eva naparah I know no one but Krishna as my Lord, and He shall remain so even if He handles me roughly by His embrace or makes me brokenhearted by not being present before me. He is completely free to do anything and everything, for He is always my worshipful Lord unconditionally.