Sri Chaitanya's Siskasatsam

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Jan K. Brzezinski. (2022). Sri Chaitanya’s Siskasatsam: Journal of Vaishnava Studies. Journal of Vaishnava Studies, 12(1), 45–57. Retrieved from


No short account of Krishna Chaitanya's life fails to note something like, "Chaitanya only left eight verses by which we can know his belief system." The authorship of even these has been cast into some doubt by scholars on the basis of statements by Karnapur and others, who declare unequivocally that Chaitanya wrote nothing at all. Over time, a number of works have been attributed to Chaitanya, but few of these claims are credible. Even the most resiliently attributed text, has not been accepted as Chaitanya's own writing by the tradition. In any case, a perusal of the works in question, where they are available, shows little of interest that would strike the hearts of the devotees as the work of the Supreme Lord himself.

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