Śrīla Bhakti Siddhānta Saraswatī Ṭhākur explains the means to follow Śrīla Rūpa Goswāmī.
Translated from a Bengali quotation
published in Śrī Gauḍīya Darśan,
Volume 1, Issue 9,
on Tuesday, 10 April 1956.
Only when the soul becomes a follower of Śrī Rūpa will the glory of Śrī Gaurasundar be manifest in their sleeping heart. Overstepping Śrī Rūpa, everything you go to do will effect your own misfortune. If you desire to understand the nectar of devotion (bhakti-rasa) described by Śrī Rūpa, who was taught by Śrī Gaura, then live a life of pure devotion. Associate with sādhus by trying to understand the difference between the way of following Śrī Rūpa observed by Śrīmad Bhakti Vinod Ṭhākur and the conceptions and opinions of other persons; then, certainly, you will enter the path of pure devotion.