Raghunatha dasa Goswami disapperance on 16th October.

“O my Lord Gaurahari, you are the abode of auspiciousness, which is as beautiful as the kirtana of Krsna. You are the ocean of elegance, you bestow a constant flow of devotion, and you are a mountain of love that is as bright as gold. Your beautiful features give soothing relief to the eyes of every living being, and you are mankind’s salvation form all lkind of misfortune. You are the center of the lila-vilasa and the life of the devotees. Be kind to me.”

Sri Bhakti Ratnakara Chapter one page 7

Raghunatha dasa Goswami was very dear to Lord Caitanya. He appeared in Bengal in a  wealthy vaishnava family. After getting the blessings of Lord Nityananda he could go to Puri to join Lord Caitanya there. His history of life is very interesting, although he was very rich with a beautiful wife and lovely parents, after  seeing Haridas Thakur chanting when he was just a young boy on the age of 15, he could not be peaceful anymore living an ordinary material life. He was always trying to run away from his family to join the devotees and live with them.

Raghunath das Goswami 's Samadhi in Vrindavan

Raghunath das Goswami ‘s Samadhi at Radha Kunda, Sri Vrindavan Dham

In Puri Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu placed him under Swarupa Damodara’s care and through him, He instructed all the devotees, specially those in the renounced order of life for all time to come.

Ragunatha das Goswami asked the Lord:

“‘I do not know my duty or the goal of my life. Therefore, please personally give me instructions from Your transcendental mouth.'”

” Smiling, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu told Raghunatha das Goswami , “I have already appointed Svarupa das Gosvami as your instructor.

“You may learn from him what your duty is and how to discharge it. I do not know as much as he.

“Nevertheless, if you want to take instructions from Me with faith and love, you may ascertain your duties from the following words”:

gramyakatha na sunibegramyavarta na kahibe

bhala na khaibe ara bhala na paribe

 “Do not talk like people in general or hear what they say. You should not eat very palatable food, nor should you dress very nicely.

amani manada hana krsnanama sada la

vraje radhakrsnaseva manase karibe

 “Do not expect honor, but offer all respect to others. Always chant the holy name of Lord Krsna, and within your mind render service to Radha  and Krsna in Vrndavana.

ei ta‘ sanksepe ami kailun upadesa

svarupera thani ihara paibe visesa

 “I have briefly given you My instructions. Now you will get all details about them from Svarupa Damodara.

trnad api sunicena

taror iva sahisnuna

amanina manadena

kirtaniyah sada harih

 “One who thinks himself lower than grass, who is more tolerant than a tree, and who does not expect personal honor but is always prepared to give respect to others can very easily always chant the holy name of the Lord.”

eta suni‘ raghunatha vandila carana

mahaprabhu kaila tanre krpaalingana

“Having heard this, Raghunatha das Goswami offered prayers at the lotus feet of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and the Lord, out of great mercy, embraced him.”

Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Antya Lila 6.232 to 240

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