Rūpa Gosvāmī and Sanātana Gosvāmī often discussed with each other the glories of Śrī Śrī Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. On one such occasion, Śrīmatī Rādhikā noticed that it was already midday, and they had not yet eaten. Appearing as a teenage village girl, She came to Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī and said, “You have not prepared any foodstuffs today. Are you fasting? My mother has given Me some milk, rice, and sugar, so please make kṣīra (sweet-rice) for yourselves.” But Rūpa Gosvāmī had no time to make the kṣīra, because he and his brother were totally absorbed and sharing with each other Śrīmatī Rādhikā’s glories.
Therefore, Śrīmatī Rādhikā offered to make it for them. She brought some dry cow dung, and by Her mere desire a fire was manifested. In a moment, She made very beautiful, tasteful kṣīra, presented it to Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī, and said, “Please offer this kṣīra to your worshipable Deity, then give some to your brother, and then take some yourself.”
After tasting that remarkable kṣīra, Sanātana Gosvāmī began to wonder who the girl was. He questioned Rūpa, “O Rūpa, have you prayed to Rādhikā, requesting Her to come?”
“No, I have not.”
“But She came and cooked for us. Taste this kṛṣṇa-prasādam. It could only have been cooked by Her.”
As they each took some of the sweet-rice, they wept uncontrollably and cried out to Śrīmatī Rādhikā, “Now You have disappeared and we have lost our opportunity to offer obeisances and serve You. Instead, we have troubled You by having You cook for us.” Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī then told his brother, “Rūpa, don’t do anything like this in the future.”
How marvelous their devotion is! Let us try to follow in their footsteps. Remembering pastimes such as this, let us try to serve the Divine Couple, Śrī Śrī Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa.
―Śrīla Bhaktivedanta Nārāyaṇa Mahārāja