This book was written by Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī, one of the principle disciples of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. As Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu left behind Him the eight verses known as Śikṣāṣṭaka, Rūpa Gosvāmī gave us Upadeśāmṛta, consisting of 11 key verses, which illustrates how one can achieve Krsna Prema, love of Godhead. This course will be an in-depth study of the 11 verses and will be delivered in an interactive way.
This book is such an important part of understanding bhakti that Their Divine Grace’s Bhaktivinoda Thakur, Bhaktisiddanta Saraswati Thakur and Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada all commented on this literature. What is really striking is that all personalities sought shelter from the illustrious personality of Srila Rupa Goswami, who is the chief of our Bhakti movement under the shelter of Lord Caitanya.