They are the only verses left personally written by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu —  with the majority of his philosophy being codified by his primary disciples, known as the Six Goswamis of Vrindavan. The teachings contained within the eight verses are believed to contain the essence of all teachings on Bhakti yoga within the Gaudiya tradition. The first eight verses of the following are the complete text of the Shikshashtakam, as written in Sanskrit by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Literal: In your divine names manifested various kinds of full potencies shaktis therein bestowed, with no rules according to time for remembering them, O Lord, you are so merciful, but it is my misfortune here that I have no anuraga interest in those names. By considering self lower than straw, more tolerant than a tree, giving honour to those devoid honour, always do kirtana of hari. No wealth, no followers, no beauty or poetic praise desire I; in birth after birth let there be devotion unmotived unto thee o ishvara. O Lord of the Universe, I do not desire wealth, followers, beautiful women, nor the flowery language of the vedas; let me have only causeless devotion to you, birth after birth. With eyes flowing tear-streams, voice faltering, words choked, with ecstatic feelings in body, when shall i be able to chant thy divine name? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This page is a candidate to be copied to Wikisource.
Sri Siksastakam. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is the most recent incarnation of Krsna. He appeared years ago in Bengal and in the form of Krsna's devotee in the mood of Srimati Radharani. He left only 8 slokas verses of his instructions in writing, and they describe the glories of the Holy Names of the Lord and the mood one must have to chant and to be a devotee. This sankirtana movement is the prime benediction for humanity at large because it spreads the rays of the benediction moon. It is the life of all transcendental knowledge. It increases the ocean of transcendental bliss, and it enables us to fully taste the nectar for which we are always anxious.
These eight verses clearly reveal His mission and precepts. These supremely valuable prayers are translated herein. O my Lord, when will my eyes be decorated with tears of love flowing constantly when I chant Your holy name? When will my voice choke up, and when will the hairs of my body stand on end at the recitation of Your name?
To deliver the souls, You have brought Your many Names to this world and taught everyone to chant Them. I, however, O Lord, am extremely unfortunate. The heart of Bhakti Vinod is overwhelmed with sorrow. Give up vengeance and nurture others. O Lord! This is my appeal at Your feet: I do not pray for bodily pleasure, learning, wealth, or followers. I do not pray for heaven, I do not pray for liberation, and I do not pray for any supernatural powers. Receiving any birth as a result of my piety and sins, birth after birth, let me sing Your Name and glories. My only desire is that unconditional devotion to Your feet always arises in my heart constantly.