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Śrīla Prabhupāda Uvāca

Gaudiya Vaiṣṇava Philosophy

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CC Ādi 1.3 — What the Upaniṣads describe as the

impersonal Brahman is but the effulgence of His body,
and the Lord known as the Supersoul is but His localized
plenary portion. Lord Caitanya is the Supreme
Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa Himself, full with six
opulences. He is the Absolute Truth, and no other truth is
greater than or equal to Him.

CC Ādi 1.5 — The loving affairs of Śrī Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa are
transcendental manifestations of the Lord’s internal
pleasure-giving potency. Although Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa are
one in Their identity, previously They separated
Themselves. Now these two transcendental identities
have again united, in the form of Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya. I
bow down to Him, who has manifested Himself with the
sentiment and complexion of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī although
He is Kṛṣṇa Himself.

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CC Ādi 1.4 — May the Supreme Lord who is known as the

son of Śrīmatī Śacī-devī be transcendentally situated in
the innermost chambers of your heart. Resplendent with
the radiance of molten gold, He has appeared in the Age
of Kali by His causeless mercy to bestow what no
incarnation has ever offered before: the most sublime
and radiant mellow of devotional service, the mellow of
conjugal love.

CC Ādi 1.6 — Desiring to understand the glory of

Rādhārāṇī’s love, the wonderful qualities in Him that She
alone relishes through Her love, and the happiness She
feels when She realizes the sweetness of His love, the
Supreme Lord Hari, richly endowed with Her emotions,
appeared from the womb of Śrīmatī Śacī-devī, as the
moon appeared from the ocean.

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"One who executes Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s mission

must be considered eternally liberated. He is a
transcendental person and does not belong to this
material world. Such a devotee, engaging in the
deliverance of the total population, is as magnanimous as
Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Himself.
namo mahā-vadānyāya kṛṣṇa-prema-pradāya te kṛṣṇāya
kṛṣṇa-caitanya-nāmne gaura-tviṣe namaḥ

[O most munificent incarnation! You are Kṛṣṇa Himself

appearing as Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya Mahāprabhu. You have
assumed the golden color of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī, and You
are widely distributing pure love of Kṛṣṇa. We offer our
respectful obeisances unto You.. (CC Madhya 19.53)]
Such a personality factually represents Śrī Caitanya
Mahāprabhu because his heart is always filled with
compassion for all conditioned souls."
(Caitanya-caritāmṛta Madhya 15.163, Purport)

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He left us eight verses, called Śikṣāṣṭaka Prayers, in

which His mission and precepts are revealed.
First and the last verse of the Śikṣāṣṭaka Prayers are :
CC Antya 20.12 — ‘Let there be all victory for the
chanting of the holy name of Lord Kṛṣṇa, which can
cleanse the mirror of the heart and stop the miseries of
the blazing fire of material existence. That chanting is the
waxing moon that spreads the white lotus of good
fortune for all living entities. It is the life and soul of all
education. The chanting of the holy name of Kṛṣṇa
expands the blissful ocean of transcendental life. It gives
a cooling effect to everyone and enables one to taste full
nectar at every step.’
CC Antya 20.47 — ‘Let Kṛṣṇa tightly embrace this
maidservant who has fallen at His lotus feet, or let Him
trample Me or break My heart by never being visible to
Me. He is a debauchee, after all, and can do whatever He
likes, but still He alone, and no one else, is the
worshipable Lord of My heart.’

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CC Antya 6.227- ‘One who is subservient to the

tongue and who thus goes here and there, devoted to
the genitals and the belly, cannot attain Kṛṣṇa.’
CC Madhya 22.87- ‘A Vaiṣṇava should always
avoid the association of ordinary people. Common
people are very much materially attached, especially
to women. Vaiṣṇavas should also avoid the company
of those who are not devotees of Lord Kṛṣṇa.’
CC Madhya 18.30- ‘ I am not a brāhmaṇa, I am not a
kṣatriya, I am not a vaiśya or a śūdra. Nor am I a
brahmacārī, a householder, a vānaprastha or a
sannyāsī. I identify Myself only as the servant of the
servant of the servant of the lotus feet of Lord Śrī
Kṛṣṇa, the maintainer of the gopīs. He is like an
ocean of nectar, and He is the cause of universal
transcendental bliss. He is always existing with
brilliance. ’

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