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Are there any references to the Brahma Samhita before Chaitanya Mahprabhu?

I have spent few days looking for any information on this and communicated with one reliable devotee of Sri Caitanya Maha Prabhu who spent several years in Vrindavana studying Sanskrit and some of the ...
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Did Chaitanya ever meet Parashurama?

Yes, here is what the Chaitanya Charitamrita says: At Durvaśana Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu visited the temple of Lord Rāmacandra, and on the hill known as Mahendra-śaila He saw Lord Paraśurāma. Here ...
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What are the scriptural evidences suggesting Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was the incarnation of Lord Krishna?

First that there is a covered incarnation in Kali-yuga is known from the below verse. Bhagavata 7.9.38 itthaṁ nṛ-tiryag-ṛṣi-deva-jhaṣāvatārair lokān vibhāvayasi haṁsi jagat pratīpān dharmaṁ mahā-...
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Why did Lord Chaitanya appear on earth?

Harinama Sankirtana (chanting of the Lord's names) is the prescribed spiritual duty for the people of Kali Yuga: kṛte yad dhyāyato viṣṇuṁ tretāyāṁ yajato makhaiḥ dvāpare paricaryāyāṁ kalau tad ...
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Did Chaitanya Mahaprabhu indeed say Mahavishnu was an incarnation of Krishna?

I am only answering the following question: Any proof in the Chaitanya Charitamrita that Chaitanya Mahaprabhu says Mahavishnu is an incarnation of Krishna? Yes, in Chaitanya Charitamrita, Madhya, ...
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What was Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's opinion on Madhvacharya?

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu belonged to the disciplic succession from Madhvacharya. The followers of the Chaitanya Mahaprabhu formed a separate sect called Gaudiya Vaaishnavas. As you have said in the ...
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What kind of position (importance) does Chaitanya Mahaprabhu enjoy in the sect called Gaudiya Vaishnavism?

He is the founder of the sampradaya (tradition) and the leader of it, the chief acarya (teacher) in the tradition as well. A follower of the tradition should not contradict the tenets of the tradition ...
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What is the full form of this sloka?

The full shloka is: न वायुः स्पर्शदोषेण नाग्निर्दहनकर्मणा । नापो मूत्रपुरीषाभ्यां नान्नदोषेण मस्करी ॥ ७२॥ It's from Sannyasa Upanishad. na vAyuH sparshadoSheNa nAgnirdahanakarmaNA . nApo ...
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Why Gaudiya Vaishnavas don't accept Advaita when Chaitanya Mahaprabhu accepted Sridhara Svami?

In the above conversation we don't get the full picture. We get full picture of Sridhara Svami as seen by Gaudiya Vaishnavas in Tattva Sandarbha work of Jiva Goswami. Text 27 of Tattva Sandarbha reads ...
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Who is a pasandi?

Pashanda (पाषण्ड) according to Sanskrit Dictionary means one who is heretical or impious or a person who does not follow the Vedas or a person who falsely impersonates a Brahmanical/Vedic persona. ...
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What does Sri Caitanya Carita 2.15-16 mean?

Here is the structure of Chaitanya Charitamrit(CC). CC is divided into three parts Adi Leela Madhya Leela Antya Leela Adi lila deals with Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's life before Sanyas(till the age of ...
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Why did Lord Chaitanya appear on earth?

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is only thought of as an incarnation of Vishnu by the Gaudiya Vaishnava sect, which includes the organization ISKCON. Other Vaishnava sects, like the Sri Vaishnava sect I belong ...
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Are there any references to the Brahma Samhita before Chaitanya Mahprabhu?

Recently I was browsing through the notes I gathered during the reading over the past years and I came across a few of them that gave me an idea to write the answer to this question. While I was ...
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What is the meaning of the term ''Mayavadi''? Is the term mentioned in any of the scriptures?

The earliest reference I can find is from the 8th century in Bhaskara's Bhasya on the Brahma Sutra. First see the remark made by Surendranath Dasgupta in the third volume of his History of Indian ...
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Where can I get the complete English translation of the Chaitanya Bhagavata?

You can read a complete English translation of Vrindavana Dasa Thakura's Chaitanya Bhagavata here. Note that the Kandas are out of order; you should read th Adi Kanda, then the Madhya Kanda, then the ...
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Why Lord Chaitanya is called "noder nimai"?

As long as I know Noder Nimai was a Bengali movie based on life of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's original name was Vishvambhar and was also called Nimai, since he was born under a ...
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Does the Chandogya Upanishad foretell the birth of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu?

I've come to the conclusion that the Chandogya Upanishad is definitely not referring to the birthplace of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, even from a Gaudiya Vaishnava perspective. Let me explain. The ...
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Were cows sacrificed in Gomedha Yagnas brought back to life as Chaitanya Mahaprabhu says?

I have read this reply by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu earlier also but I wasn't convinced earlier and even now also. According to Rigveda (6/17/1) Indra loves Cow/Bull/Buffalo/horse meat. "Indra used ...
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What exactly is meant by Harernamaiva Kevalam

Narada Muni was repeating to many other similar verses found in other Mahapuranas i.e., Vishnu Purana and Bhagavatam in different matters. The mode of worship change from time to time and yuga to ...
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Does the Chandogya Upanishad foretell the birth of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu?

You are discussing a wrong verse. We refer to Chandogya 8.1.2 tan-madhye daharam saksat mayapuramitiryate tatra vesma bhagavatas caitanyasya paratmanah tasmin yas tv 'antarakaso hy antar-dvipah sa ...
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Why Lord Chaitanya leaves his incarnation in Puri dham?

Well, as Lord Chaitanya, Sri Krsna accepts the mood of Srimati Radharani (and that is why Lord Chaitanya's color is golden, like the color of Radharani). Puri Dhama is a place where the vipralambha (...
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Any verse in the Chaitanya Charitamrita where Chaitanya Mahaprabhu says that Srimad Bhagavatam is the greatest of all puranas?

Yes, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu definitely recommended the Srimad Bhagavatam. Here's what he says in this chapter of the Chaitanya Charitamrita: One should associate with devotees, chant the holy name ...
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