Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Prabhupada’s love for Ananga Manjari is unparalleled. Just like Sukadev Goswami would go into Maha samadhi the moment He uttered Radharani’s name, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Prabhupada would become stunned just by saying the name Ananga. Once He was having a very formal and high profile meeting with some corporates, and He was explaining how our dhara is very sublime…it begins from Srimati Radharani, to Lalita Devi, then Rupa Manjari. But the moment He said Ananga, He could not speak any further. His voice choked up and although He tried to finish His sentence, He could not. He simply closed His eyes and remained in a stunned condition for a prolonged period of time. Finally He folded His hands and begged to be excused. He went into His room and did not come out for three days!!! His doors remained shut for three days and He did not even take His meals, bath, etc. This is how much love our Acharyas have for Jahnava Nitai! And yet some do not understand the connection of Nitai and Radha Krishna…ha Thakur Nitai!!!
@Nitaimanidas: Srila Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada: A materialistic Smarta who is opposed to devotion to Krsna should never be considered as a guru. Only one who is most dear to Krsna – krsna-prestha(beloved of Krsna), can be Gurudeva. Externally it may seem to be the same as being under the influence of a mundane guru (laukika) or hereditary guru (kaulika), but in actuality one is never deceived when he seeks refuge at the lotus feet of the guru who is krsna-prestha.
In the realm of madhura-rati, it is Srimati Varsabhanavi, Krsna’s ananda-dayini-sakti (pleasure-giving potency) who is considered to be the guru-tattva. She has two manifestations – one is Sri Nityananda Prabhu and the other is Sri Gadadhara or Sri Gaurasundara who has taken the heart and halo of Sri Radha. Those who take refuge under Sri Baladeva-gopi Ananga-manjari accept Sri Baladeva Nityananda Prabhu as their guru, and they also accept Sri Varsabhanavi-devi as guru. The reason is that except for allegiance to Sri Varsabhanavi, Sri Ananga-manjari has no separate fulfillment. Many have performed bhajana under the shelter of Sri Jahnava,