Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu () was the nephew of Srila Rupa Goswami , the son of his brother Sri Vallabha (Anupama). In his infancy he had the great. Srila Jiva Goswami was the son of Sri Vallabha and nephew of Sri Sanatana and Sri Rupa, all of whom were employed in the service of. Through the Ṣaṭ Sandarbhas, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī has provided the Gauḍīya . For this reason, Sri Jiva Goswami has explained sambandha in the first four.
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Having been rewarded richly by the Badsha for their services, their household gosqami was very opulent. When Chaitanya Mahaprabhu came to Ramakeli, Sri Jiva was blessed by having darshana of his worshipable Lord, though he was just a baby at that time. Mahaprabhu indicated that he would be a great scholar in the Gaudiya sampradaya. Though he was only a child, Sri Jiva would meditate on Sri Chaitanya constantly. Later on, when his father and uncles renounced jivs family life in order to be with Mahaprabhu, the only child, Sri Jiva, was left with his mother in the family palace at Fatehbad.
While studying under the local pandits he became proficient in grammar, poetry and rhetoric. When Jiva learned that his father had passed away on the banks of the Ganga, he was completely unsettled.
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Family life had become the source of his utter sadness. Someone suggested that he go to Navadvipa and see Lord Nityananda, so he set out for Navadvipa with a group of pilgrims.
Everyone at Navadvipa was very happy to meet the nephew of Sri Rupa and Sanatana. The conclusions of Vedanta contained in Srimad-Bhagavatam that were expounded by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya in Puri had been in turn taught by the Bhattacharya to Goswaki Vachaspati, who established a school at Kashi.
From here Sri Jiva set out for Vrindavana where he received shelter at the lotus feet of his two uncles, Sri Rupa and Sanatana. Jiva stayed with Sri Rupa, who began to teach him Srimad-Bhagavatam. It was the beginning of a golden age at Vrindavana.
Srila Jiva Goswami
He massaged their heads with oil, cleaned their ashrama, worshiped the Deity, cooked and corrected manuscripts. There is a legend that once, when a Mogul emperor wanted to confer something on the Goswamis of Vrindavana, they requested that no living beings should be goswsmi within Vraja.
As a result of this no king would come to hunt there anymore. Srila Jiva Goswami composed many literatures. He passed away in in Vrindavana aged 85 years. The Struggle for Power Timeless Wisdom.
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