Sammodana Bhāṣyam of Śrī Śīkṣāṣṭakam by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura

(Translated by Swami B.V. Giri)

Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura’s commentary on Mahāprabhu’s Śikṣāṣṭakam, the Sammodana Bhāṣyam (‘that commentary which gives bliss to the devotees’ ) was written in Sanskrit in 1886. The Ṭhākura gives a detailed explanation of each verse, starting with the mūlā-śloka (verse one), revealing the progressive stages of the sādhaka leading to prema.

* This translation is a work in progress and new chapters will be added frequently as soon as they are ready.

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Verse One

Verse Two

Verse Three

Verse Four

Verse Five

Verse Six

Verse Seven

Verse Eight