Nityananda’s fruitful blessing

Raghunath Das went back to his house, but from then onwards he did not enter the third zone of the house. In those days, in rich people’s homes, there were three zones. The women lived in the third zone. In the second zone lived the masters’ rank, and in the first zone lived all others. After receiving Nityananda Prabhu’s blessing, Raghunath Das stayed only in the first zone of his father’s house. But still his father kept twelve guards around him. Then one day, by the grace of Nityananda Prabhu, he got an opportunity, and he escaped. From his home it took Raghunath Das twelve days to reach Mahaprabhu in Puri Dham, and almost the whole time, day and night, he ran to reach there. That is another history. The point is that by the grace of Nityananda Prabhu, Raghunath Das Goswami got relief from family life and attained the service of Sri Chaitanyadev.

Before he met Nityananda Prabhu he could not leave his samsara, but by the blessing of Nityananda Prabhu he attained Mahaprabhu’s lotus feet. And even more than that, Mahaprabhu accepted him as His exclusive servitor and gave him the position as one of the pillars of His conception. He became the Prayojan-tattva-acharya, the exemplary distributor of the topmost perfection of Mahaprabhu’s highest service ideal. He showed the world the ultimate destination, the very summum bonum of life.