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Caitanya Caritamrta Study Course Overview


Summer Session February 1996
Melbourne Mahaprabhu Mandir

DAY 1
Some history of the CC and Srila Prahupada (Dist. Books)
History of CC writtings and KKG

Adi lila Ch.1


The spiritual masters
- SP presenting the disciplic succession (Ch.1 Intro)
- Respects to the SMs members of the Panca Tattva(Adi 1 1-2-8-9-10-11-12-13)
- Gives the direct meaning of CM descent (5-6)
- Respects to the 3 presiding deities, shelter of all Gaudiya Vaisnavas (15-16-18)
- Meaning of the 3 deities’ functions and Their worshipers. (19)
- Meaning of Gaudiya
- Respects to initiating guru (35)
- Respects to instructing gurus 6 Goswamis (36)
- Respects to Rupa and Raghunath at the end of each chapter

DAY 2

Adi lila Ch.2


Lord Caitanya, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
- Establishes Lord Caitanya as the SPG

DAY 3

Adi lila Ch.3


The causes of the descent of Caitanya Mahaprabhu
- LC expresses His desire to descend (14-29) All incarnations can come and deliver the pious
and kill demons, but only LC can bestow pure love of God as a Vrajabasi.
- bodily descriptions of LC (36-48)
- Scriptures evidence of descent (49-52)
- The condition of Adwaita (96-111)
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DAY 5

Adi lila Ch.4


Confidential reason for descent of Lord Caitanya
- 1st and 2nd and 3rd meaning of descent (5 to 19)
- Meaning of Radha and Krishna combining as Lord Caitanya (54 to 76)
- Lord Caitanya in the mood of Radha and in spreading sankirtan
- Full meaning of descent (230)
- Krishna decide to taste Radha’s love and Adwaita calls (269-277)

Adi lila Ch.5


Glories of Lord Nityananda
- Identity of Nityananda (4 to 11)
- Relationship between Nityananda Caitanya (133 to 157)
- Story of Miniketana Ramadas and how KKG moved to Vrndavana (158 to 210)

DAY 6

Adi lila Ch.6


The truth of Sri Adwaita Acarya
- Identity, position and relationship (1 to 54) read p. t.28

Adi lila Ch.7


Lord Caitanya in 5 features
- Position and activities (1 to 28) p.4-5 / memo 23
- Meeting of Mahaprabhu and Prakasananda S. (40 to 156)

DAY 7

Adi lila Ch.8


Author’s receiving instruction to write
- Praising the glories of the holy name (1 to35)
- Praising Vrndavana das Th. (34 to 48)
- How KKG got to write CC (65 to 85)

Adi lila Ch.9


The tree of devotional service
- Mahaprabhu as a gardener and main trunk (1 to8)
- Madhavendra, Isvara puri seeds and the 9 main roots (9 to 16)
- The main branches and sub-branches (17 to 26)
- The fruits of love of God (28 to 32)
- Distribution of the fruits (33 to 54)

DAY 8

Cont’d ch. 9 and Adi lila Ch.10


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Branches of the tree (the main ones)

DAY 9

Adi lila Ch.13


Advent of Lord Caitanya
- Synopsis of the book (6 to 50)
- Pastimes in brief (52 to82)
- Pre-advent (81 to 98)
- Advent (99 to 124)

DAY 10

Con’t Advent and Adi lila Ch.14


Lord Caitanya’s childhood pastimes.
- Synopsis of pastimes listed