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Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja often held gatherings in which he invited prominent Vaiṣṇavas, to discuss topics vital to Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism. In Varṣāṇā each Kārtika, the topic was rādhā-tattva. At the time of Jhūlana-yātrā, the topic was Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī. At other times, the topic was the true purport of Śrīmad- Bhāgavatam. It is in this same spirit that we are presenting in this book, words spoken or written by various pure Vaiṣṇavas in the line of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī.
Since establishing service to Śrīmatī Rādhikā was so integral to Śrīla Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja’s mission, and since we have access to so many of his recorded lectures and written articles, we have chosen a selection to comprise Part One of the book, and excerpts from his commentary on Śrī Rāya Rāmānanda Saṁvāda and his Śrī Harināma Mahā-mantra, to comprise Part Two. Part Three consists of thirteen articles by our guru-varga, and Part Four of kīrtanas and aṣṭakams to Śrīmatī Riādhārāṇī.
“Who is Śrī Rādhā? She is the tender, divine counterpart of the Supreme Personality, Śrī Kṛṣṇa. She is the personification of His potency, specifically His potency of bliss, and She kindly bestows that transcendental bliss upon anyone who takes shelter of Her. This has been fully realized by stalwart practitioners of bhakti, such as the exalted authors of the articles herein. It is their sincere desire to see others relish substantial, never-diminishing happiness, the path to which they skillfully reveal in Śrī Rādhā: Our Supreme Shelter.”