|| Sri Krishna Chaitanya
Mahaprabhu appeared in this world in 1486, in Mayapur, West Bengal,
India. Srila Rupa Goswami has glorified Lord Chaitanya as being the
most munificent Lord, because He freely distributed life's most precious
gift -- pure love of Godhead. He is praised as being the most merciful
Lord because He distributes His mercy without discrimination to all,
without any consideration of whether one is qualified or not.
He is the Supreme Lord, Krishna, He posed as a devotee, and revealed
the most sublime sentiments and the natural disposition of a devotee.
He taught us by His own example how to establish a connection with
the Lord through the practice of pure devotion.
Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu appeared in this world, He brought His
dearest servitors with Him, personalities such as Lord Nityananda
Prabhu, Sri Advaita Acharya, Sri Gadadhar Pandit, Srivas Thakur,
and other exalted associates, and along with these devotees He spread
the Yuga-dharma, or the practice most recommended for the attainment
of pure love for Sri Sri Radha-Krishna. That process is Harinam
Sankirtan, or the congregational chanting of the Holy Names of the
Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
also see A Tragedy of
Separation for a description of Mahaprabhu's Sannyas ceremony.]