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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Compassion for People - Rupa Sanatana Anupama

In the Chaitanya Charitamrita it is described by Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami that there were three brothers - Rupa, Sanatana & Anupama. They are originally coming from Karnataka in South India. They are from Saraswat Brahmin community. But their anccestors some generations before migrated to Bengal. Now Rupa, Sanatana & Anupama they were so influencial & they were such powerful devotees of Lord Sri Krishna. They were so learned in every regard that they literally won the love of everyone. So when the Nawab Hussain Shah conquered Bengal it was very very atrocious Muslim invader. & he wanted all of the Hindus who were obviously the vast majority to serve him & beobidient to him as subjects as far as possible. He realised the only way this is possible is if Rupa, Sanatana & Anupama were to be his ministers. & by their example & by their instructions taught the citizens to be loyal to the King. So ofcourse they were not at all inclined. But when Nawab Hussain Shah approached them he threatened them. He said if you become my ministers, if you serve me faithfully & show the common people in general the proper way of being my subjects then i will give all freedom & facility to all the Hindus to worship their God. & i'll give you great great facility to teach them whatever you like. But if u do not take this position I will persecute all Hindus, I will destroy their temples, I will torture them & I will torture you as well.

So out of compassion, out of utter compassion for the people in general Sanatana Goswami became the Prime Minister & Rupa Goswami became a very high posted misnister as well as Anupam these three brothers.

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