(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2005)
It is said that Srila Rupa Goswami was none other than Rupa-manjari. ‘Rupa-manjari….Who is Rupa-manjari?’
Rupa-manjari is the intimate servant of Lalita Devi …’Who is Lalita Devi?’ Lalita Devi is the direct associate of Srimati Radharani. So, Rupa-manjari is very close to Srimati Radharani. Therefore, Rupa-manjari is heading up our sampradāya. So Srila Rupa Goswami is the leader of our disciplic succession – coming down from Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and therefore we are chanting the verse:
sthāpitam yena bhū-tale
svayam rūpah kadā mahyam
One must take shelter of Srila Rupa Goswami. It is by taking shelter of Srila Rupa Goswami then one can fully….fully realise all the conclusions of devotional service!