The Birth of Kirtan: The LifeTeachings of Chaitanya

The Birth of Kirtan The LifeTeachings of Chaitanya The Birth of Kirtan The Life and Teachings of Chaitanya is the biography of a mystic saint who pioneered devotional yoga Bhakti in sixteenth century India and started the practice of sacred chanting k

  • Title: The Birth of Kirtan: The LifeTeachings of Chaitanya
  • Author: Ranchor Prime Shiva Rea Radhanath Swami Jai Uttal
  • ISBN: 9781608871070
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Birth of Kirtan The Life and Teachings of Chaitanya is the biography of a mystic saint who pioneered devotional yoga Bhakti in sixteenth century India and started the practice of sacred chanting kirtan that has now spread around the world While Chaitanya s practice has become a global movement over the last five hundred years, little is generally known about thisThe Birth of Kirtan The Life and Teachings of Chaitanya is the biography of a mystic saint who pioneered devotional yoga Bhakti in sixteenth century India and started the practice of sacred chanting kirtan that has now spread around the world While Chaitanya s practice has become a global movement over the last five hundred years, little is generally known about this spiritual reformer, as the two principal texts recounting his life were written in Bengali in the sixteenth century In The Birth of Kirtan, Bhakti scholar and teacher Ranchor Prime adapts these two narratives into a moving and emotionally charged English language biography for a modern audience His poetic retelling is complemented by full color reproductions of never before published nineteenth century paintings of Chaitanya s life.

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    1. This is a condensed biography of the bhakti saint/mystic Shri Chaitanya. In Journey to Gorakhpur: An Encounter with Christ Beyond Christianity, about Shri Chaitanya, Christian theologian John Moffitt writes, "Of all the saints in recorded history, East or West, he [Sri Chaitanya] seems to me the supreme example of a soul carried away on a tide of ecstatic love of God. . . . His life in the holy town of Puri is the story of a man in a state of almost continuous spiritual intoxication. Illuminatin [...]

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