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    Robert Lessenger
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    The name ‘Rupanuga’ means a follower of Sri Rupa Goswami, Sri Caitanya’s eternal associate who descended to this world to fulfill the inner most desires of Mahaprabhu, the propagation of raga marga, specifically manjari bhava upasana. As described in Sri Caitanya Caritamrta, Mahaprabhu empowered him to propagate His teachings of Sri Radha-Krsna bhakti by writing books on the pastimes, teachings and science of rasa. He wrote books like Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu, which descibes bhakti, the qualification for practicing devotion, sadhana bhakti, vidhi marga, raganuga and bhakti-rasa; Ujvalla-nila-mani, which describes madhurya rasa in detail, his plays on Vrndavana and Dwaraka lila which describes the love and separation of Sri Radha-Krsna; Utkallika Vallari, his prayers in his mood as Sri Rupa Manjari to Sri Radha-Krsna; Hamsaduta, Udhavasandesh and others. I am sure you are acquainted with these Goswami granthas, so my question was, do you teach the philosophy and techniques of raganuga bhakti as described by the Gaudiya Vaisnava acaryas like Sri Rupa Goswami, Raghunatha Das Goswami, Sri Narottama Das Thakur and Sri Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakur?

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    Robert Lessenger
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    Answer by Danavir Goswami

    We are of the persuasion that all the acaryas’ instructions for sadhana, raganuga, bhava, prema, etc. will be included in the teachings of the present acarya. For example His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada taught his students all these things. In particular he taught that by performing devotional service sadhana bhakti, gradually one’s consciousness will become spontaneous and thus his service becomes raganuga rather than vidhi. Then asakti, bhava, prema will appear as one advances.

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