Rupa Goswami used to perform bhajan in a place near Ter Kadamba in Nandagaon. He would come practically every day to visit Sanatana Goswami when they were both in the area, for Rupa Goswami considered Sanatana Goswami to be his spiritual master. He began the Sri Bhakti-
“Oh! A little girl gave it to me. She cooked it with Her own hands.” “Tell me about this girl.” When he heard the description, Sanatana Goswami chastised Rupa Goswami, “You have caused me to accept service from our worshipable object of service, Vrindavaneshvari, Srimati Radharani.” Rupa Goswami was very ashamed. But this is the way of Krishna Consciousness simultaneous joy and pain, meeting and separation. Though they were ashamed and feeling pain in their hearts due to having accepted service from Radharani, still they couldn’t stop eating the sweet rice. And that sweet rice was putting them in realms of ecstasy that will never be understood. That night Rupa Goswami was lamenting, but Srimati Radharani personally appeared to him in a dream to pacify him and tell him it was Her desire to teach the world through Her devotees how a devotee does not want to accept service from the Lord, but simply wants to offer service without expecting anything in return. This is the essence of Srimad Bhagawatam.
On 19 Sep 07.