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Teachings of Lord Caitanya is an introduction to the most advanced and esoteric subjects contained within the Bhakti philosophy, as presented by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. The text is a summary of the multi-volume biography Sri Caitanya Caritamrita, which contains some of the most elaborate, technical, esoteric, and ecstatic revelations of the science of God found in any scripture.
Mahaprabhu—who is understood to be Krishna Himself in the guise of His own ardent devotee—instructed His leading followers, such as the Six Goswamis, to write books on the science of God realization. He systematically explains how each of us naturally has a unique relationship of loving service to the Supreme Person which can be awakened through the practice of bhakti-yoga, such as chanting and meditation.
The author, Srila Prabhupada, wrote Teachings of Lord Chaitanya many years before completing the full-length Sri Caitanya Caritamrita or even the Srimad-Bhagavatam. As a representative in the line of disciplic succession coming down from Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, he competently explains the great significance of Mahaprabhu’s teachings; they give the world unprecedented access to the highest states of pure love of God.