Sri Rupa Goswami’s Siksha
Through Srila Rupa Goswami, Supreme Lord Sree Chaitanya Mahaprabhu taught the world about Lord Krishna’s Vrindavan pastimes and the process for attaining Sree Krishna in Vrindavan.
Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami writes,
“Through the mercy of Sri Sanatan Goswami I have learned the devotional doctrines, while by the grace of Sri Rupa Goswami I have been able to discover the extensiveness of the divine aesthetics of devotion.”
(Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita 1.5.203)
The Lord taught about sacred rapture and Vraja’s pastimes of love through Srila Rupa Goswami.
Who can effectively describe the subtleties of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s lila?
(Chaitanya Charitamrita 3.5.87)
kalena luptam nija-saktim utkah |
sancarya rupe vyatanot punah sa
prabhor vidhau prag iva loka-srstim ||
Just as the Lord enlightened the heart of Sree Brahma with the details of the creation and thus made the manifestation of the cosmos possible, so did Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu eagerly impregnate the heart of Srila Rupa Goswami with spiritual potency so that he could revive Sree Krishna’s Vrindavan pastimes which had almost been lost to memory. (Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita 2.19.1)