(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:

‘śrī-caitanya-mano-’bhīstam
sthāpitam yena bhū-tale
svayam rūpah kadā mahyam
dadāti sva-padāntikam’

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!

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