Radhanath Swami on Narottam Das Thakur

Srila narottam das Thakur

Narottam Das Thakur was the only disciple of Lokanath Goswami. He was the son of a great king and he left everything to come to Vrindavan. By the time he arrived in Vrindavan, Rupa and Sanatana Goswami had already disappeared from this mortal world.

He approached Lokanath Goswami for initiation but was refused. Narottam Das Thakur served him menially for a year cleaning his stool and urine. Finally one day Lokanath Goswami found this out and asked Narottam why he was doing such a menial task. Narottam Das Thakur replied, “I have renounced everything of this world and have achieved the highest privilege and wealth of rendering personal service to my Spiritual Master.” Lokanath Goswami’s heart melted and on the instruction of Lord Caitanya he
initiated Narottam Das Thakur.