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Throughout the ages many avatars, divinely inspired teachers and incarnations of God have appeared in the world, but none has ever distributed love as freely as the Golden Avatar, Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. This great master appeared in Bengal, India in 1486 and He lived for only 48 years. Yet He began a revolution in spiritual consciousness that has profoundly affected the lives of millions of people.
Renowned as a great saint even in His youth, Lord Caitanya left His family and friends at the age of 24 to teach throughout India the forgotten essence of the ancient Vedic wisdom. Although He Himself was a fully renounced mystic, He taught how one can act in spiritual consciousness even within one̢‰â?ã¢s home, occupation, and social affairs. Thus Lord Caitanya̢‰â?ã¢s teachings, although timeless, bear special relevance for today̢‰â?ã¢s world.
Lord Caitanya taught a practical process that anyone can perform to directly feel the ecstasy of pure love of God. This tape series tells about the extraordinary life of this great saint and explains the essence of His teachings. His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, a disciplic descendant of the Lord and the author of this work, is intimately familiar with the Lord̢‰â?ã¢s teachings. He is thus highly qualified to provide the reader with a genuine understanding and appreciation of them.
THE AUTHOR: Srila Prabhupada, a fully self-realized spiritual master, founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) and The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT). He wrote more than 60 volumes of authoritative translations and commentaries on the philosophical and spiritual classics of India, and they have been translated into many languages. Highly respected by the academic community for their depth and clarity, they are used as text books in numerous college courses throughout the world.
THE NARRATOR: Amala-bhakta Swami is a direct disciple of Srila Prabhupada and an ordained minister of ISKCON. He has been teaching yoga in general since 1958 and Bhakti Yoga in particular since 1976 and has recorded many of Srila Prabhupada̢‰â?ã¢s books. Inspirational and uplifting, these recordings are sold in stores and broadcast on radio stations around the world.
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