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Sri Panca-Tattva


Sri  Panca-Tattva Sri  Panca-Tattva

In the age of Kali, intelligent persons perform congregational chanting to worship the incarnation of Godhead who constantly sings the names of Krishna. Although His complexion is not blackish, He is Krishna Himself. He is accompanied by His associates, servants, weapons and confidential companions. (Srimad Bhagavatam 11.5.32)

In the beginning I have discussed the truth about the spiritual master. Now I shall try to explain the Panca-Tattva. These five tattvas incarnate with Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and thus the Lord executes His sańkīrtana movement with great pleasure. Spiritually there are no differences between these five tattvas, for on the transcendental platform everything is absolute. Yet there are also varieties in the spiritual world, and in order to taste these spiritual varieties one should distinguish between them. (Sri Caitanya Caritamrita 1.7.3-5)