In 1517, Shri Rupa Goswami and Shri Sanatana Goswami, his elder brother, came to Vrindavana to fulfill four orders of Lord Chaitanya's:
(1) Uncover Shri Krishna's lost pastime places.
(3) Write bhakti-shastras.
(4) Propagate the rules of bhakti-yoga.
Wearing only kaupina (loincloth) and kantha (patchwork quilt), Shri Rupa Goswami lived a mendicant's life absorbed in hearing, chanting, writing about Radha-Govinda's sweet loving pastimes in Shri Vrindavana-dhama. More details of his conduct and character are mentioned in Sanatana Goswami's biography.
Shri Rupa Goswami wrote practical yet profound transcendental books. He established Shri-Shri Radha-Govindaji, the beloved Deities of the entire Gaudiya sampradaya. Through extensive Vedic research Shri Rupa Goswami proved that Shri Chaitanya's teachings present the highest philosophy and the perfection of religion.
Gaudiya Vaishnavas are known as rupanugas, followers of Shri Rupa Goswami. Every raganuga Devotee aspires to become a servant of the servant of the lotus feet of Shri Rupa Goswami. Shri Narottama Dasa Thakura sings, shri-rupa-manjari-pada, se more sampada, sei mor bhajana pujana: "The feet of Shri Rupa-manjari (Rupa Goswami's eternal form as Shri Radha's maidservant in Vraja) are my only wealth. They are the only object of my service and worship."
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu commissioned Shri Rupa Goswami to write on the science of rasa-tattva. In Chaitanya-chandrodaya, Shri Kavi Karnapura says that Shri Rupa Goswami is the form of true love and devotion. Shri Chaitanya empowered him to explain His own love and devotion, and to propagate it to the world. Lord Chaitanya manifested His own pastimes through Shri Rupa Goswami.
He received the title bhakti-rasacharya (guru of devotional mellows) for his devotional classics, Bhakti-rasamrta sindhu, Ujjvala Nilamani, Lalita Madhava and others. Bhakti-rasamrta sindhu gives the essence of all Vedic scriptures regarding the kingdom of Bhakti. It refers to devotion and the love one feels for God. People indulge in Bhakti to gain spirituality or salvation
In great detail it explains how to advance in KrishnaKrishna
It is described that there are three aspects of the Supreme that must...
consciousness and attain prema-bhakti, pure unalloyed love for Radha-Govinda in Shri Vrindavana.
To understand the loving affairs of RadhaRadha
Radha, also known as Radhika and Radharani was a Gopi (milkmaid)...
and Krishna, says Narottama Dasa Thakura, you must serve the lotus feet of Shri Rupa Goswami with intense eagerness. Serving means hearing (studying), chanting and strictly following the teachings of Shri Rupa Goswami. Serving also means praying to, crying out to, meditating upon, and dedicating your entire life to the lotus feet of Shri Rupa Goswami (Shri Rupa-manjari).
Sadhana Dipika states that those on the path of devotional service must always associate with Shri Rupa Goswami's doctrines on prema-bhakti. By the grace of Shri Jiva Goswami one can understand the transcendental truths of Rupa Goswami's teachings.