Srila Sanatana Gosvami (circa 1488-1558) was a chief direct disciple of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and the seniormost of the six Gosvamis of Vrndavana. He was born into a family of respectable Sarasvata brahmanas from the southern province of Karnataka. Sanatana's father, Sri Kumara, lived in what is now the Jessore district of Bangladesh, and had several sons, the last three of whom he named Amara (later Sanatana), Santosa (later Rupa), and Vallabha (Anupama).
In Volume One of Sri Brhad-Bhagavatamrta, the great sage Narada, a pure devotee of Krishna, travels from earth to heaven and the spiritual world in search of the greatest recipient of Krishna's mercy. As he proceeds on his journey, Narada meets many pure devotees of Krishna and gives evidence to show how that devotee has been favored by Krishna. Each devotee, embarrassed to hear himself praised, recommends that Narada visit another devotee.
Narada sees greater and greater manifestations of Krishna's mercy, until he finds those pure souls who embody the complete manifestation of Krishna's mercy--the exalted gopis of Vraja. Join Narada on his quest and discover his awe, love, and deepest appreciation as he grasps the gopis' position as Krishna's best devotees.
Kesava Bharati Dasa Goswami met Srila Prabhupada in San Francisco in 1972 and was initiated in early 1973. After distributing books and managing the Radha-Damodara book distribution party in different parts of America, he left his country of birth in October of 1977 to assist Tamal Krishna Goswami, who was managing Srila Prabhupäda’s care before His Divine Grace passed away in November, just a month later.