Sunday, March 16, 2014

Gaura Purnima: Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu — The Golden Avatara

Lord Chaitanya [is] the boy genius, who casually defeated the greatest scholars; the young revolutionary, who organized India’s first civil disobediance-movement; the social reformer, who transcended the rigid hindu caste system; the supreme renouncer, to whom common people, religious leaders, and even kings bowed; and above all, Sri Chaitanya is the perfect devotee, who blessed the world with sankirtan — congregational chanting of the names of God. [---] In 15th century Europe, the Renaissance was turning people’s vision from God to man, from religion to humanism, from a search for the self to a search for unexplored continents. But in India, Sri Chaitanya and His associates were to shift people’s vision back to God, and make God’s love accessible to everyone.” 

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