What did Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī come to give? Because he understood the heart’s desire of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, he was able to establish Mahāprabhu’s mission on this earth. Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja, whose heart and soul are the teachings of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī, distils the essence of those teachings in this nectarean monograph. From parakīya-bhāva and bhakti-rasa to the characteristics of uttama-bhakti and prema-bhakti, all are explained and defended.
CONTENTS: The Distinctive Contribution of Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī (Mano ’bhīṣṭam the heart’s desire, Parakīya-bhāva the mood of paramour love, The Speciality of the Gauḍīya Sampradāya, Bhakti-rasa the form of devotion, Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī is Śrī Rūpa Mañjarī, Understanding the Heart of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, Uttamā-bhakti pure devotional service, The Characteristics of Prema-bhakti), The Life of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī Prabhu, Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī’s Instructions on the Attainment of Kṛṣṇa-bhakti-rasa, Uttamā-bhakti, Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī Kīrtanas (Yaṅ Kali Rūpa Śarīra Na Dharata, Viṣaya-vāsanā-rūpa, Śrī Rūpa Mañjarī-pada, Śuniyāchi Sādhu-mukhe, Śrī Gāndharvā-Samprārthanāṣṭakam), About the Author, Worldwide Centers & Contacts.