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Follow Shrila Rupa Goswami


          Among all the inhabitants of Vraja, Shrimati Radharani is the dearest of all. Shrila Rupa Goswami is the most confidential servitor of Shrimati Radharani, and is therefore very dear to Lord Chaitanya. The followers of the footsteps of Shrila Rupa Goswami are known as the Rupanuga devotees of Shri Krishna. Such Rupanuga devotees are eulogized in the Shri Chaitanya-candramrita (127) as follows:


astam vairagya-kotir bhavatu


tattvanudhyana-kotir bhavatu

va vaishnavi bhakti-kotih

koty-amsho ‘py asya na syat tad api

guna-gano yah svatah-siddha aste


nakha-jyotir amoda-bhajam


“Persons who are attached to the rays of the effulgent nails on the toes of the lotus feet of the beloved and dear devotees of Lord Chaitanya are by themselves fully qualified with all transcendental qualities. Even powerful renunciation, equanimity, sense control, fortitude, meditation, and similar other great qualities that are found in the devotees of Vishnu do not compare to even one-millionth of a part of their transcendental attributes.”