Krishna's Inner Circle - The Ashta Chaap Poets

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These books represent a sacred archive of profound Bhakti knowledge documented by the prolific scholar and practitioner Shyam Das. These books are a treasure and published in limited quantities in India several years ago. They were stored in a sacred space near a 15th century temple in the Vrindavan area. Please note that some of these books may not look brand new as produced in a western publishing house.  Some of them may have minor stains in some areas. Kindly keep this in mind if  you are surprised at the condition of some of the books!

Krisha's Inner Circle recounts the lives and songs of the Ashta Chaap poets of Braj. For these 16th century poets, Shri Krishna was not an image, but the living Supreme Being.


Their poems reveal the intimate divine plays of the Lord, as well as his greatness. They are like mantras - able to evoke the seed of devotion and yield the divine fruit of bhava realization.

To learn more about Shyamdas (Stephen Ted Schaffer), visit The Shyamdas Foundation