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Radhanath Swami on Saintly qualties of Gopala Bhatta Goswami

on October 29, 2012 in Vrindavan Articles with 4 Comments

One day Lord Caitanya was in the Tota gopinath mandir in Puri with His associates wondering, “What happened to little Gopal?” Right at that time, a messenger brought a letter from Rupa and Sanatana. The letter said, “Today Gopala Bhatta has arrived in Vrindavan and we are like brothers living together for Your happiness.” Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was very happy and He sent this messenger back to Vrindavan with His wooden seat and His outer cloth as gifts for Gopala Bhatta Goswami.

Gopala Bhatt GoswamiKrishna Das Kaviraj Goswami was ordered by all the Vaishnavas to write Sri Caitanya Caritamrita. He felt himself unqualified and considered his only qualification to be the blessings of the Vaishnavas. So he went to each and every Vaishnava with great humility, not simply as a formality. When he came to Gopala Bhatta Goswami, he bestowed his heartfelt blessing but requested Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami, “Do not write about me in this literature.” What an incredible personality. For all time to come this was going to be the most important literature and the postgraduate study for Srimad Bhagavatam. But Gopala Bhatta Goswami simply wanted to see all the other devotees glorified. So Kaviraj Goswami very discreetly mentions his name in the Caitanya Caritamrita.

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  • Samir Paleja

    Srila Gopal Bhatt Goswami was embodiment of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s teaching of humble than a blad of grass and tolerant than a tree. All glories to this great vaishnavacharya.

  • Rajeev

    This is real humility, can not even think to imitate it, just pray to lord to aspire to have a smallest fraction of humility.

  • Arjun K Ramachandra

    Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami is the perfect example of humility – not being anxious to be honored by others.

  • Sumit Sharma

    Wonderful! I am deeply touched by the humility of Srila Gopal Bhatt Goswami! Thank you very much HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj for sharing these glories.

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