Sri Krishna Caitanya is perhaps the best example the world has seen of devotional ecstasy in love of God. He was a towering figure of golden complexion from whose lotus eyes hot tears of spiritual rapture poured constantly—a golden mountain erupting in ecstasy, its lava consuming everything in its path. He melted hearts as he heralded the holy name of Sri Krishna, swooning, dancing, and distributing the method to his spiritual madness— Sri Krishna sankirtana.
The eight stanzas of Siksastakam detail the spiritual practice of Sri Krishna sankirtana and the steps it takes its practitioner through in pursuit of spiritual perfection. Poetic and spiritually profound, these eight stanzas constitute the entire literary legacy of Sri Caitanya—an open letter of love of God that has the potential to drown humanity in an unprecedented flood of spiritual emotion.