Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī fulfilled the heart’s desire of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, by establishing the glories of parakīya- rasa in this world. Śrīla Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī is his one-pointed follower, and a special recipient his affection. In Vraja, he is Rati Mañjarī. He is under the shelter and guidance of Lalitā-devī, and is fully trained by her in all arts and loving moods of service.

Śrīla Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī wrote prayers like Vraja- vilāsa-stava, Vilāpa Kusumañjali, and Mukta-caritā on the bank of Rādhā-kuṇḍa. In order to bring the loving moods of Vraja into this world, Dāsa Gosvāmī requested Śrīla Kṛṣṇadāsa Kavirāja Gosvāmī to write Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta. He told him everything he had collected from Śrī Svarūpa Dāmodara Gosvāmī’s notes and helped him realize everything.

Rati Mañjarī manifested Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s heart’s desire in this world. Those who aspire for the qualification to attain vraja-bhakti should take shelter of Śrīla Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī. Then it is possible to receive the mercy of the eternal Vrajavāsīs. Let our heart always be fixed at his lotus feet.

Raghunatha das Gosvami - Bhaktabandhav
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