Historical Who is Who

CAITANYA

1486 - 1533
India
RELIGION

Inspiration of the Caitanya sect, better known today as the Hare Krishna Movement or the International Society for Krishna Consciouness. He was born into a Bengali Hindu family. In preference to formal brahminical training he sought to emulate the life of Krishna in a more demonstrative and ascetic life-style, expressed in singing and dance. The ecstasy of his devotion (bhakti) to God proved attractive to followers then and since - they were sensed as engaging with the divine source of all creativity and play in life and expounded theologically as such by his contemporary disciple (Rupa Gosvami) and subsequent tradition.

Life

http://oxfordindex.oup.com/view/10.1093/oi/authority.20110803095541828

http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Caitanya

http://www.stephen-knapp.com/sri_caitanya_mahaprabhu.htm

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Ml2H_z0E7bAC&pg=PA385&lpg=PA385&dq=CAITANYA&source=bl&ots=nZCIPl4Rnv&sig=F1KqrLwhJbr0-PWNrDmtgq_CNpo&hl=en&sa=X&ei=PCyTU8eWA4aq7QbpmIC4Dw&ved=0CEUQ6AEwBThk#v=onepage&q=CAITANYA&f=false

Writings

http://www.prabhupada-books.de/chaitanya/siksastakam_en.html

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